Remember when we said last week on Good Behavior season 2 that Letty had hit rough bottom? Well, we somehow didn’t account for what could’ve happened tonight.
The penultimate episode of the season on TNT was a striking one, an episode that concluded with Letty finding herself surrounded by dead bodies of her own making. She doesn’t identify herself as a killer; yet, she killed in this case. She took out Teo after she felt like her life was threatened. Then, she also took out a security man who just turned up at the wrong place at the wrong time. He was an innocent, and we feel like this kill is going to be the one that is the hardest to swallow.
For most of the season, Javier has found himself at the center of a real struggle. He has shown signs of being interested in moving on with his life; yet, there are continuously roadblocks thrown in his way that keep that from happening. Much of these have to deal with his past — when you’re a hitman and killing is your business, you don’t just have an ability to wash your hands of all of this and move forward.
Teo showed up at the house after standing up Javier at the restaurant — he was trying to get the jump on him only to find Letty there instead. The showdown between Teo and Letty was genuinely frightening, mostly because she was trying to recover from her bender and didn’t quite know what his intentions with her really was. Teo, at least so far as villains go, was on a “listen to my monologue” variety. He really wanted to reinforce just how smart he was, and that is one of the reasons for his undoing. Had he played this differently and not been anywhere near so confident in his abilities, maybe he’d still be alive.
While Letty gets accustomed to her new surroundings…
She couldn’t be further away from where she was at the start of the season. Estelle is trying to protect Jacob from her and there isn’t any sign of her having a stable future. Maybe that changes in the finale but it’s hard to see it. You don’t recover from firing off bullets so easily.
We’ll say that we’ve probably found more episodes of Good Behavior entertaining from a comedy standpoint; this episode continued the trend from last week of being dark, foreboding, and leaving us shaking in our boots and unsure of where the story is going to go from here. It sets up the finale about as well as any episode could — but we’re pretty darn worried given that there is no season 3 renewal in place.
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