“Welcome Home, Goodwins” Recap

As we open on Episode 2, Chloe (Becki Newton), Henry (Scott Foley) and Jimmy (TJ Miller) have just found out that they have to move home to the small town of Granby.

Welcome Home Goodwins

Welcome Home Goodwins

Jimmy sums up the entire series premise in a little monologue ending with “these things happen.” This is totally normal of course.

We also found out that the siblings aren’t allowed to tell anyone about why they’ve moved home and the money they are trying to win.

The Goodwins have a meeting with April (Melissa Tang), the family lawyer, to review the next tape in their father’s complicated games. He sets the stage by telling them that they have been out of each other’s lives for way to long and that they need to take care of each other.

Each of the siblings has their own unique problems that get resolved as the episode proceeds.

Chloe

Chloe learns that all of the friends she thought she had in high school secretly hated her. So she tries to throw a “Chloe Goodwin rager” for the town, but nobody shows up. We find out that Chloe used to be best friends with April, but became a mean girl and tortured her throughout high school.

Henry

Henry is playing the ex game by competing with Lucinda (Kat Foster) about who has the better fiance/boyfriend since their breakup. I loved Henry’s line “Everything’s a competition” which is usually the dirty secret nobody admits to when dealing with an ex. The dynamic between Henry and Lucinda is promising. I’m not sure what kind of minister or high priestess she is, but her sarcasm is great.

Jimmy

Jimmy owes a lot of money to a Frankie Steamroller and decides that the only way to get it is by stealing from a local business. Unfortunately, his old best friend, Keith, turns out to be the local cop investigating the case.

In the end, the siblings get each other out of trouble, Henry and Chloe offering good advice to each other, Jimmy getting people to show up to Chloe’s party, and Henry and Chloe returning Jimmy’s stolen goods to get the cops off of his trail.

One of the sweetest moments was when Chloe put cream cheese and mustard in her hair in an attempt to make amends with April. That was a genuine moment and actually gave me some hope for this show.

I also liked that Elijah showed up again at the end with the random clue. I suspect this will be a recurring theme in the show.

Overall, I’m still not sold on this show yet. Scott Foley redeems the show with his quick one-liners, but Chloe is just annoying. I am hoping that she will transform throughout the episodes.

On a side note, if you are interested in Chloe’s floral blouse it is the Signature Floral Symphony Blouse  from Equipment for $218.

Chloe's blouse

Chloe’s blouse

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Unfortunately, it is sold out, but here is a similar DKNYC Floral Print Blouse for less. It’s on clearance for $40.03. I think I even like this one better than the original blouse.

DKNYC Floral Print Blouse

DKNYC Floral Print Blouse

Her dress is the Alice+Olivia “Niki” Ruched Bustier Dress, buy it here for $278.

Alice + Olivia Dress

Alice + Olivia Dress

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Chloe struts her stuff around Granby in a pair of Valentino “Rockstud” Heels ($1,045):

Valentino Rockstud Heels

Valentino Rockstud Heels

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You can steal these look-a-like Prowl heels from Windsor Smith for only $88:

Prowl Heels

Prowl Heels

Chloe’s Burberry Brit Leather & Tweed Jacket is sold out, but I found two similar looks:

Burberry Jacket

Burberry Jacket

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 Wyatt Motorcycle Jacket on sale for $76.04:

Wyatt Motorcycle Jacket

Wyatt Motorcycle Jacket

Guess Military Jacket for $148:

Guess Military Jacket

Guess Military Jacket

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If you missed this episode you can still watch it online here.

What did you think of this week’s Goodwin Games?


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