Estimated reading time: 7 minutes
Life is complicated at 16. Life is complicated at any age, but it’s so much more dramatic when you’re a teenager. This is the message of Ginny & Georgia “The Worst Betrayal Since Jordyn and Kylie”
With Zion out of the picture, Georgia has accepted Paul’s proposal. She’s ready to settle in as a political wife. Ginny and Austin are settling in for their roles. They sit through a photo shoot and look like the perfect family.
Gabriel shows up and stands next to Nick, and knows that he’s got little to no chances left to nail Ginny for her crimes.
For Ginny, she wants to settle into her life. She wants to go to school and hang with her friends. But when she gets there, her group of friends wants nothing to do with her. She of course, has no idea as to what is going on. They just won’t talk to her.
She’s trying to figure out what is happening, but she can’t. And then in English, she experiences more issues with her teacher and she’s had it. She takes off and heads into the bathroom – when Bracia and her have a talk about everything that is going on and the microaggressions that she has experienced in Welsbury.
For the first time in her life, Ginny feels like she has a core group of friends and feeling lost without them is expected. MANG may be falling apart, but Bracia is right there to tell her that she’s there when she needs to talk. And honestly, I love that she’s got someone to talk to because we all need people.
It’s definitely been a day for Ginny. And later at work, it follows her there. She’s asking people if they know what is going on, but no one really is giving any answers. But then Hunter shows up and he wants to talk about how he wants to still be together. There is no time for this shit. Ginny has to figure things out, but Joe sees that she needs someone. So she unloads on him and then he tells her to take a walk.
When she’s on her way out, he notices Raybans that she is holding and she tells him that her Mom got them from someone – these glasses and half a sandwich changed my life.
Joe knows what we’ve all known all along! He’s the one that gave her the glasses. And you see this joy appear in Joes face, because Joe has liked Georgia. And if we’re being honest, I feel like the only person for Georgia is Joe. If you ship otherwise, I question your choices.
When Georgia comes in to find Ginny, Joe wants to talk to her. Brutal honesty is what he has always advised, but giving it may be a little harder than he thinks. Georgia has always known who he is, but honestly, I think Joe’s always known too. He’s just needed validation because he wasn’t sure.
And hey, he gets saved from having to admit it, because Ellen comes in and her and Georgia start gabbing.
And here we get to the showdown. Ginny goes to Max’s play and everyone is pissed. She’s trying to talk to Max, but Max isn’t wanting to hear it. Now I get it – she’s pissed her best friend slept with her brother and didn’t tell her. But if we’re being honest, I don’t think it’s that big of a deal and all life ending like Max is making it out to be.
Sure, I’d be pissed that I didn’t know, but in the same breathe, I wouldn’t want to know. I don’t want to know who my brother is fucking.
But shit hits the fan and Ginny thinks Abby is the one that told, even though she wasn’t. And when she tells Abby off in front of the other members of MANG, Max is pissed that she faked that didn’t know. But Abby said she didn’t want to hurt her.
LORD THE DRAMA! I live for it.
Hunter arrives, like a perfectly planned interruption and Abby blurts out that Ginny cheated on him. Well, let’s all be honest with each other – she enjoyed that shit way too much. Hunter is all traumatized, which hey I do get, but I don’t like him, so I feel no sympathy. Yes, I am aware that makes me an ass.
Marcus though, comes around and when Max confronts him – he says it was a mistake. Oh Lord, just when I thought you were redeemable dude.
And his sister isn’t done with him. When they go home, they go at each other – Marcus and Max equally dramatic in their own way. Ellen’s had enough and Max makes sure she knows that Marcus has been sleeping with Ginny. Ellen, being the Mom that she is – feels like she needs to tell Georgia what’s up. Only to find out that Georgia knew. She’s rightfully pissed – because as a Mom, she does have a right to know.
The only thing that I respect about Max and Marcus’s fight is that they told each other some shit about their personalities that they need to hear. Max needs to learn that she needs to stop being so selfish with her friends and that the world doesn’t revolve around her.
Georgia goes to talk to Ginny and confirm what she’s heard. Ginny is very defensive and turns everything back on her Mom in the rudest ways possible. She asks her if she realizes where she learned it from. Ummm… Ginny… you need to take responsibility for yourself. Ginny tells her that she sent Austin’s letters and put a return address on them, because he deserves to have a relationship with his Dad.
But if there is one thing that Ginny should have learned, is that she doesn’t know everything and should probably watch herself. She learned things she didn’t want to before and now she’s pissed again. So we’re retreating to the same old song – where Ginny wants to comment on how her Mom never tells her anything. But hey Ginny – even when you are told, you’re still doing dumb shit.
But Ginny’s had enough. The next day she marches into her English teachers classroom, calls him a racist and flat out blackmails him. I mean, I have respect for her telling him that, cause he’s an asshole and needs to be schooled. Also, I like seeing Ginny take control of shit and everything not be her blaming the way life is on everyone else.
Georgia is taking Austin to school and finds out that he’s been ditching school that week. His teacher wants to talk about somethings that she’s seen from him. I will say, I know that Georgia wants to protect her kids, but she needs to see she’s not going about things the right way.
Ginny, at work, learns who Gabriel really is. He dishes some harsh truths about her Mom. Shit that Ginny didn’t want to know and things that she’s finding hard to hear. All of the pieces are coming together in her mind and she knows deep down what he is saying about her Mom is true.
And the truth hurts.
But she’s not going to give him the satisfaction of telling him what he wants to know. And I can’t blame her. She’s been hit hard, but Ginny’s gonna take control of her own life. Whatever that means, she’s going to deal with her Mom on her own terms.
And that means running.
She has to figure out what is the truth and all she really knows is that her Mom is not who she claims to be. She runs into Marcus outside, who is filled with a bunch of apologies, but Ginny doesn’t want to hear it. She says they are okay.
We see Cynthia walk into her home, where her husband is attached to an oxygen machine and her son is laying on the couch. She may be bat shit crazy, but we see that she’s got things going on that the world doesn’t see. And it’s a reminder that we need to show people kindness, because we don’t know what anyone is going through.
Ginny has promised her Mom that she and Austin will show up, as Paul’s won the election. But Gabriel shows up and she puts him on notice that it takes something really big to “scatter the ashes of the past.” Oh Georgia, stop while you’re ahead.
Because Gabriel, he’s about to have a game changing moment. He gets a phone call and learns about Georgia’s New Orleans’ husband and how he’s a missing person.
The cards are coming down for Georgia. And she’s about to have even more crash around her, because little does she know her kids are on a motorcycle running away.
Ginny only knows one thing… she needs to do what Georgia taught her and keep on running.
Ginny & Georgia is streaming now on Netflix.
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