Entertainment

What's Next for Netflix's 'Ginny & Georgia' After Its Murder-Filled Ending?

The mother-daughter duo might be spending some time apart.

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This post contains spoilers for Netflix’s¬†Ginny & Georgia.

You can almost imagine the pitch meeting for Ginny & Georgia: “What if we do Gilmore Girls only with more sex and Lorelai’s a criminal mastermind?” By the end of the 10-episode first season of the new Netflix series, that’s basically exactly what the drama has provided. In the season finale, the lengths Georgia (Brianne Howery) has gone to defend herself and her family’s wellbeing are revealed, while Ginny (Antonia Gentry) has been labelled an outcast at her school after having slept with (for the second time) her best friend Max’s (Sarah Waisglass) twin brother, Marcus (Felix Mallard). Having learned from a snooping private investigator that Georgia is a murderer, Ginny takes her little brother Austin (Diesel La Torraca) and steals Marcus’ motorcycle, riding off into the night, away from her mom. It’s a dramatic conclusion for a very dramatic show. Where does it leave us headed into a potential Season 2?

So Georgia’s a murderer twice over…

Over the course of the series, the audience progressively learns¬†more about the dark backstory behind Georgia’s sunny exterior. She was abused by her stepfather, which led to her to running away as a teen. Ginny’s father Zion had parents who were willing to care for the child, but Georgia didn’t want them taking control, so she ran again, this time ending up working for a scumbag, with whom she started a poker ring. After getting arrested, she married said scumbag to avoid having Ginny removed from her care. He was controlling, so she took matters into her own hands, poisoning him and hitting the road again.

The second time-that we know of-in which Georgia killed was more recently. She witnessed her yoga magnate husband being creepy toward Ginny, so she mashed up some Wolfsbane into his smoothie, making it look like he had a heart attack. In Georgia’s head, her actions are rationalized by her determination to protect her brood, but when does self-defense cross over into sociopathy? The final moments of the season find her gloating. Should you be that confident when you have a body count if it’s just a matter of protection?

Has she killed more people? 

There are still holes in Georgia’s story and questions that remain unanswered. Among them: Where is Austin’s father, and why does Georgia have multiple guns in her house? Georgia’s not just really good at murder; she’s also an ace at embezzlement and other various fraudulent activities. What isn’t she saying? And for that matter, how was she able to make sure her ex-husband was exhumed from his grave before he could have been given an autopsy that might have implicated her in his death?

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Where is Ginny going? 

Ginny clearly has formulated her own escape route, so where is she headed with Austin in tow? To wherever Zion may be? Or does she have some other plan? Ginny & Georgia makes the (somewhat obvious) case that for as frustrated as Ginny gets with her mom, they are actually two peas in a pod. Ginny can be rash and conniving. She calmly contradicts the private investigator, Gabriel Cordova (Alex Mallari Jr.), who tries to tell her the truth about her mother, even though she is aware he’s onto something. At the same time, she runs away, seemingly less angry about her mom’s crimes than she is about her mom’s lies.

What’s PI Cordova’s next move?

He knows Georgia has killed! Does he continue to pursue her? Or does he just let this one go? We really don’t know anything about him other than he posed as the new boyfriend of Georgia’s work friend to get closer to her. What are his motives-other than money, of course?

How did Max’s production of fake¬†Chicago go?¬†

This is really irrelevant to the larger plot, but I’m obsessed with Sing Sing, the school musical Max is starring in that is basically Chicago, but¬†Ginny & Georgia¬†clearly couldn’t get the rights to Chicago, so it’s this weird fake Chicago¬†instead. I love it and I would like to watch the whole terrible thing.

Esther Zuckerman is a senior entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @ezwrites.

Entertainment

Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef,¬†Cuong Nguyen¬†will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.

Victoria

Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.

Queensland

BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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