Ginny & Georgia 1×04 “Lydia Bennett is Hundo a Feminist” is more about the differences between Ginny and Georgia than about the similarities between them, unlike the first three episodes. Though, in the end, the message remains the same: you might think you can escape who you are, who your family shaped you to be, but that’s easier said than done.
For Ginny, Georgia is the woman who knows it all. How to behave, how to talk to people – to men – while Ginny is just awkward, an outsider. But if there’s one thing about Wellsbury is that it’s making Ginny less and less of an outsider, and the more she fits in, well, the more she starts to resemble the version of her mom she has in her head.
Ginny is becoming Georgia, in many ways, except not the real Georgia, but the pretend one.
“She always knows what to say, how to be,” is the impression, and that might indeed be the way Georgia wants Ginny, and everyone else to think. But no one’s confident 100% of the time, and the real question is …what is Georgia hiding behind all that bravado?
Let’s go deep into the Ginny & Georgia of 1×04 “Lydia Bennett is Hundo a Feminist”
Georgia’s got plans, big plans, and those apparently involve taking down Cynthia a peg or two. In a way, I’m glad, because Cynthia just gave me one of those vibes from the start, like she was judging everything about Georgia, and though Ellen might have come off like that at first and ended up being anything like that, you have to have at least one mean girl, and for Georgia, that’s Cynthia.
I’d be tempted to say Cynthia is a little too unlikeable, but I’ve met Cynthias before, so I’m just going to roll with it. Suburbia is scary.
Then, of course, there’s the Paul of it all, because Paul, like the rest of us, is just besotted with Georgia. It’s hard to look away from her, because Georgia is a survivor, and as such, sometimes she just makes things happen, things others hadn’t even considered were possible. You get pretty crafty when you need to learn to do things to survive.
And the problem with the Paul of it all is, of course, that Georgia is …less than perfect. And we’ve already seen her do some questionable things. Hell, Paul has caught her in some questionable behavior. Except, as I said before, Georgia spins a pretty tale and Paul, and everyone, falls for it hook, line and sinker.
I want to defend Georgia, I do, and I know she feels like she has absolutely no choice, but there are some lines she should not be crossing, especially when it comes to her kids. Protecting them is one thing, but this idyllic life she’s trying to build for herself isn’t worth some of what she’s willing to do for it.
But that’s a lesson Georgia’s gonna have to learn for herself, and hopefully she can figure it out before even more people get hurt.
Ginny spends the entire Ginny & Georgia 1×04 “Lydia Bennett is Hundo a Feminist” acting like her mom just so she can prove to herself, and to her mom, that she’s anything like her mom. Her romantic entanglements are entirely Ginny’s fault, because she keeps encouraging Hunter knowing she just doesn’t feel the same way about him. Because the truth of it all is that …Ginny likes the attention. She likes feeling wanted.
And when Hunter doesn’t give her immediate satisfaction, she, of course, turns to Marcus. Marcus who does care. Marcus who pays attention. But also Marcus who can’t be what she needs right now, because he isn’t even what he needs. Sometimes, especially when we’re that young, it’s hard to be the partner someone else deserves until we figure out how to be the person we can, and should be.
But of course, even though it would be easier if Hunter didn’t care, the truth is he cares, a lot, enough to make a grand gesture that basically ties Ginny back to him, just when the best thing for her would have been to take a step back from him, and you know, boys, not to mention being honest with her friend Max. But this is TV and things are never that simple, of course.
Here’s to Ginny figuring out, if not her shit, how to talk to someone about it before things get much, much worse.
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