Spoilers ahead for the March 19 episode of NBC's Good Girls.
NBC debuted one of the most darkly entertaining -- or perhaps entertainingly dark -- new series on network TV earlier this year with Good Girls, starring Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman. The three suburban moms have spent the first four episodes breaking bad after they went too far with a robbery, and the latest hijinks revealed a connection to another NBC series: Superstore. The two shows seem to exist in the same universe, as the three ladies visited a Cloud 9 big box store. Take a look!
Beth, Ruby, and Annie got in over their heads in the episode when Rio dumped an injured henchman onto Beth's daughter's bed during the girl's elaborate birthday party. With a henchman bleeding everywhere, birthday celebrations ongoing, and a mission, the three women headed out to gather some supplies, and Superstore fans noticed right away that they went to a familiar store: Cloud 9.
Of course, given that Superstore is about the shenanigans of a group of big box store employees and Good Girls has its main characters getting themselves deeper and deeper into the criminal underworld, we probably shouldn't expect Beth, Ruby, and Annie to drop by the Cloud 9 in St. Louis to hang out with Amy and Ben and the others. That said, the appearance of Cloud 9 on Good Girls is much more than a quickie Easter egg connection to another NBC show. The store actually inspired Beth and Co. as to how they can help Rio exchange his fake bills for clean money.
They figured that they could buy expensive items like TVs with the fake cash, then return them for a full refund to be paid in clean cash. It's a new take on money laundering that would ideally prevent any more bleeding henchmen from crashing birthday parties. In a fun twist, the Good Girls and Superstore Twitter accounts started teasing the money laundering return scheme while the episode was still airing:
The preview for next week's episode proves that Good Girls isn't done with Cloud 9 just yet. Beth, Ruby, and Annie will shop their hearts out at the big box store (as well as Wal-Mart, by the looks of the footage) on big-ticket items, although it appears that they'll quickly discover that large bills are tested for counterfeit. Who knows? Maybe we'll see more and more nods to Superstore in the coming weeks.
Personally, I'm hoping that we see some Good Girls nods on Superstore, which just scored a renewal for Season 4. Superstore could totally show news broadcasts and headlines referring to an unexpected crime spree surrounding another branch of Cloud 9, right? The sky is the limit at this point.