The cold war rages on between the two leads of the show, Ginny and Georgia. Ginny is hell-bent on making Georgia divulge the truth about her past and the crimes she has committed, which she refuses to share with her daughter. Ginny knows Georgia is refusing to deal with the issues at hand. The third episode of “Ginny and Georgia” Season 2, will be about whether the cold war will come to an end or not. At the same time, Ginny is still being treated harshly by Maxine and her group, which she is getting used to. Will any of them have a change of heart in Episode 3?
Ginny And Georgia—The Cold War Continues
Paul, as advised by Austin, does not get involved in the fight happening between Ginny and Georgia. Paul decides to stay away from the conflict. Ginny does not want to let her mother off the hook about the credit card fraud she has committed. She is almost forcing her mother to reveal the truth so that Ginny can feel better, and Georgia can come off as someone who is not perfect the way she makes her life appear to be. Ginny is fed up with her mother not understanding her pain and trivializing every matter that Ginny has been through.
Georgia is in denial about why her daughter is angry. She feels she can resolve the matter through some jokes and funny conversation, which is old news for Ginny. Georgia believes she can crack Ginny because, at the end of the day, she is her mother. She knows Ginny well, or at least that’s what she thinks. In the case of Austin, she is told by his teacher that Austin is getting anxious, which is affecting his work in school. Georgia is again refusing to believe her child might have issues. She insists on the fact that she can help him work harder. Georgia openly admits she does not believe in child counseling as such and repeatedly stresses the fact that she will help Austin study harder. Georgia and Paul disagree on the following topic: Paul wants to believe what the schoolteacher said and wants Austin to be taken to a guidance counselor to help him with this anxiety, but Georgia sternly refuses, stating that he is her kid, and she knows how to manage him. For the first time, Paul feels out of place and asks her what his contribution as a stepparent would be. Georgia and Paul have also started disagreeing on the budget for the wedding. Where Paul wants a simple wedding, Georgia wants a lavish one. Paul is slightly uncomfortable with how Georgia is flaunting the power and money they now have, but he does not take it seriously. This is the first sign of the difference between Paul and Georgia. While Paul is a realist and a grounded civil servant, Georgia is all about flamboyance, denial, and not factoring in her own family in the decision-making process.
Ginny, on the other hand, starts conversing with Abby, for they gravitate toward each other because Maxine has been beyond cruel to them. She has got her job back at the Blue Farm, a coffee shop and bar that is run by Joe. Ginny is happy to have gotten her job back, and Marcus’s ex-wife Padma is also hired by Joe. Initially, Ginny and Padma find it awkward, but very soon, they get along. Marcus, on the other hand, also enjoys being with Ginny, and they openly hang out with one another, though they haven’t defined their relationship yet. Abby and Ginny see Max’s ex hanging out with a boy, and Abby informs Max of the same. Max disregards her, which makes her angry. Abby and Ginny’s hatred for Max’s rude behavior brings them together. They forgive each other and start hanging out more often. Abby and Ginny conclude that Max’s rude behavior has crossed a line, and she does not realize that she is overreacting over a trivial matter.
Why Does Georgia Reveal Her Truth To Ginny?
Bracia, Ginny’s other friend from school, brings up issues with the photograph that was taken of her for the play. She believes people of her race need to be photographed in a certain way to amplify their looks. Ginny introduces Bracia to her father, who is a professional photographer. Bracia is forever grateful to Ginny for this, as she realizes her father did a good job clicking many stunning pictures of not just Bracia but Ginny as well. As Ginny posts these pictures on social media, it triggers Hunter, Max, and their gang the most. Ginny has made a friend for a lifetime in Bracia, for she sees a lot of her. It is not just their race that brings them together, but the fact that they have a liking for the arts. Ginny gravitates toward literature and poetry, while Bracia loves being in the performing arts. Ginny and Abby’s mutual hatred for Max brings them closer, and Marcus also joins their gang. Ginny, in Abby’s company, starts bunking classes and smoking up just as an act of rebellion.
Ginny, though, does not want to let her mother off the hook for the trouble she has caused. Ginny cannot let go of her mother or the crimes she has committed. She wants answers, and she will have them sooner or later. If she doesn’t get her answers, she will continue this cold war, subtly blackmailing Georgia to let her know Ginny will never let go of this issue. Ginny mentions the name Mary in front of Paul, which confuses him. Georgia soon goes into panic mode and gets out of her home briefly just to feel better. Ginny heads out to meet Marcus and reveals her mother’s deed to Marcus. Marcus is unhinged by the revelations and informs her that maybe her mother had reasons behind committing the murder. Ginny understands where he is coming from but cannot come to terms with the fact that there could be any reason to murder someone. Marcus, though, is not shocked to learn about Georgia’s past, but he can see how much it affects Ginny. He promises to be by her side through and through.
Georgia is in her car, recovering from the panic attack. As Ginny enters the vehicle, Georgia goes into full rant mode, where she says she did all of it to protect her daughter and she would do it again if the situation asked her to. Georgia takes from her experience and mentions that her mother never saved Georgia from being raped by her husband. That’s why Georgia took it upon herself to hurt anyone who would hurt her only daughter and to protect her from a lifetime of bad memories and trauma. Ginny now understands why she went all the way to protect her, but she still is not convinced by her mother’s sacrificial trope she is using again and again. Ginny starts feeling like it was because of her that Georgia had to kill Kenny. Georgia, though gets emotional; she has still not given all the answers Ginny is seeking.
The third episode of “Ginny and Georgia” Season 2 finally gives a breakthrough narratively, and as an audience, we get to know what made Georgia take steps she never thought she would take. The narrative finally went forward with Georgia’s confession of why she killed Kenny. Ginny finally humanizes her mother and decides to see her in a different light and stop judging her for what she did. The third episode was interesting to watch. It will be riveting to see in the coming episodes how long does their relationship withstand.