‘Ginny & Georgia’ season 2 sees the titular mother-daughter duo struggle to open up with each other amidst bubbling resentments and surfacing secrets of a haunted past.
Ginny reveals to Zion that she’s been self-harming for a long time, following which Zion sets her up with a shrink. She has a hard time with the sessions at first since she can’t be open about her mother’s murderous past deeds.
Georgia is busy climbing the Wellsbury social ladder while also preparing for her wedding, making several problems for Paul, both politically and personally.
Ginny and Georgia have an emotional confrontation and the latter comes clean about her murderous act and why she did it. Ginny realizes her mother’s situation and empathizes with her, but her issues are far from resolved.
Meanwhile, Ginny finally reconciles with Maxine after a long time of the latter just sulking and high-roading Ginny and Abby. Marcus and Ginny’s relationship becomes official until Marcus’s depression returns and the two break up.
Later, Ginny learns that Marcus has demons of his own to battle and realizes her mistake, promising to be there for him like he was for her when she needed him the most. The two call it off on their relationship but remain best of friends.
Georgia finally learns Ginny’s self-harm secret and the two have an intensely emotional confrontation as the floodgates open and the two bawl their hearts out, before finally having a breakthrough in opening up in therapy, and life outside it.
Gil returns and begins harassing Georgia, who’s eventually guarded by her children, with Paul later using his powers to fend him off, even after learning all about Georgia’s chaotic, virulent, and haunting past.
The wedding day arrives and the two get married, only for the celebrations to turn sour shortly, as Cordova arrives with the police who arrest Georgia for murdering Tom Fuller, an act Austin witnessed her commit but didn’t talk to anyone about.
Brianne Howey is a powerhouse as ever, etching out such a tremendously loud and animated yet so tender and personal performance as Georgia.
While Howey, much like her character on the show, is a force to be reckoned with, she’s surrounded by a large slate of talented actors.
‘Ginny & Georgia’ season 2 revels in the drama, and the drama in this series is a treat to watch even in its lower moments. With the two titular characters, there’s a strong core to the story that provides for the endless amount of the mother-daughter dynamic that makes it so binge-worthy.
Both Georgia are Ginny are victims of their upbringing, and while one has had way harsher of a time coping with life and all the hurdles it has thrown towards them, Ginny’s struggles are valid too.
And Georgia finally comes across to identifying and acknowledging them, without feeling like it vilifies her. The show also does a good job hopping from one set of characters to another, even if this dozen-storyline coverage in contemporary shows is a sensory overload.
Ginny and Georgia’s breakthrough in therapy should have been built upon more, with the acknowledgment of issues pertaining to the racial difference (and how the societal issues they face differ from each other) deserving more runtime, instead of some of the unnecessarily added-on subplots.
The show loses its grip when it tries to do too much, which is kind of the entirety of the second season. Georgia and Joe’s storyline should’ve progressed more than the few there-for-TikTok moments they share this season.
‘Ginny & Georgia’ season 2 is a binge delight, much like its predecessor, with some issues pertaining to the excess of drama holding it back from being a really heart-wrenching and heart-warming drama about the sweetest mother-daughter duo.
Ginny & Georgia season 2
Director: Alex Genn, Audrey Cummings, Danishka Esterhazy, Sharon Lewis, Rose Troche
Date Created: 2023-01-05 13:30