Excuse me, but did this happen?
Boomer has been the central villain since this series’ inception, and it didn’t look like he was ever going to leave us, or the ladies, alone.
But something remarkable happened in episode 3 of season 2 of Good Girls.
Mary Pat ended up being the woman to do the one thing the ladies couldn’t quite accomplish.
SPOIL ALERT! Leslie “Boomer” Peterson is dead.
Everything that led to Boomer’s death becomes a blur unlike the second half of the episode.
After the Ladies failed another attempt to kill Boomer, things looked rather bleak. That is until they realized that Mary Pat was the key to finding Boomer’s whereabouts.
Boomer has lived his life in a despicable way. And even in his last moments, he was a disgusting creature who asserted his power over those he perceived to be weaker than himself.
He was forcing Mary Pat to marry him and yet was still delusional enough to think she owed him some kind of loyalty and respect.
There is no respect for a man like Boomer, and Mary Pat was within her rights to scold him.
But bruising Boomer’s ego only got him to lash out in a more horrific way.
The image of Mary Pat dazed on the floor, without pants and alone, was haunting.
That her son then came to her with such innocence, forcing her to slap the face and voice of someone who was perfectly fine and craved pancakes, was devastating.
Every episode of Good Girls includes moments of laughter, but I don’t think they get enough credit for the emotional beats they keep putting out of the park.
Here’s a woman who’s been back and forth to hell, and while she wasn’t perfect, most of all she tries to do her best for her family.
Mary Pat: What are you going to do? I mean, when you find it.
Beth: We’ll make sure he can never bully us again.
Mary Pat: You know what? I think you should kill him.
From the opening streak, we knew the plan to kill Boomer was still underway, but it was starting to look like it was doomed to fail.
So when Mary Pat runs over her with her car, it’s a really shocking moment.
As is the later account to Beth, Ruby and Annie.
His stoic storytelling technique and the increasingly horrified reactions from the ladies was a scene to behold.
Ruby mostly goes through thirty emotions and they are all present on her face.
Getting rid of Boomer’s body naturally turns out to be an incredibly horrible experience for a number of reasons.
The horrible sound of the body rocking in the trunk of a van could be the worst of all!
Is this something you’ve seen onscreen before?
The whole scene was both disgusting and strangely funny, if only to the ladies and their sheer disgust.
It was understandable that they decided to choose a random dumpster miles and miles from their homes to hide the bodies.
But the whole time they were slowly dragging this body around, it was hard not to be afraid that someone would see them.
So far, they seem to be safe, although it’s only a matter of time before they find Boomer’s phone in this random lake.
The lake scene is dramatic, but it’s unclear if it lands as emotionally as expected. It will be up to the public to decide.
Is it sad to hear the many voicemail messages Marion left for Boomer? Sure.
And it’s sad to think of his pain, as apparently the only person in the world he cared about.
But it wasn’t that heartbreaking moment, even with Annie’s tears.
Going forward, it looks like we’re on the verge of having Agent Turner on the Women’s Case for Thefts and now Boomer’s disappearance.
Mary Pat’s visit to her office seems likely to have been planned in conjunction with the ladies as a way to start covering everyone’s tracks.
But Agent Turner is still suspicious and he’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
Theft was something to be experienced and managed internally on a daily basis, but it is quite another thing.
Ruby’s confession to Sam on pretty much the same day was a way to let go of some guilt, even if it was only a tiny fraction.
Annie’s conversation with Sadie worked the same.
But is there ever a way to get rid of something like this?
Considering how fast things move in this world, there might not be much time to delve into the psychological effects this has on everyone, but it would be a powerful thing to explore.
- Allison Tollman was the MVP this week. She plays Mary Pat with such conviction that even when she annoys you, you still feel affection for her. This character could easily be a note, but she’s so much more than that, thanks to the writing and performance of Allison Tollman.
- We have new facts about Rio! He’s a dad who likes to give life lessons, plus he plays tennis!
- Why didn’t Beth take a full shower before going to bed with Kenny?
- When Ruby was looking at Boomer’s Facebook on the family computer, I wanted to scream! When he disappeared, didn’t she think Stan would remember him?
- The entire exchange between the ladies at the motel was one of the funniest scenes on the show.
Well, with Leslie Peterson now gone, feel free to give her the praise below!
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