Why this Go Girls season 4 finale has annoyed me on so many levels

by - Tuesday, May 08, 2012

currently: full of emotion.

First, sorry for the lack of posting. Things are crazy with uni - and when I say crazy, I mean my time management skills have been absolute shockers. But that's besides the point of this post.
What I want to discuss is Go Girls.

And I will warn now, SPOILER ALERT.

Firstly, let me say I ADORE Go Girls. My favourite Kiwi series ever, and I have been following it since season 2. I love all the characters, even Leo now, who I found an irritating prick first time around.
There's just something inspiring about seeing people work hard for their goals, whether it's seeing the strong-willed Cody try to help her family, seeing the ever so gorgeous Amy fight for her career, or even the beautiful Olivia deciding to find love and not use her head all the time.

I love the series.
And why do these North Shore people look so pretty? Even Leo got better looking.

Anyway, so the main story line that I have been yearning for this season is Britta and Brad. Oh Braddy. Call me super sappy (having a boyfriend has brought out the romantic in me) but Britta and Brad are my on again, off again One True Pairing (along with Amy and Kev.)

For those unfamiliar with the plot, here's the summary. Brad fell in love with the airy fairy Britta in Season 2. Britta was with another guy. Brad thought he was wrong for her, and then decided to fight for her by delivering things like a bouncy castle, giving her a dog, learning the songs in the musical Cats, and even painting his nails in order to win her love. And eventually he did. Oh Brad, you're adorable.

Season 3 went to continue Britta and Brad's relationship - and in that year, Brad's Go Girl Goal was to travel and Britta's was to advance her career. Well, you obviously can't do both when Britta works as the owner of her fairy entertainer company. So Brad and Britta broke up, he left for South America, and he was pretty much gone.

Until he came back for season 4, two years since he left the Shore and Britta. Britta now has a kid and is working as a solo mum. Brad's a changed man - and by changed man, I mean he's now kinda grungy, tattooed, bit of a stuck up, and in desperate need of a haircut. And initially he and Britta don't rekindle their relationship. This season, Brad and Britta have been more "friends with benefits" than anything decent, because Brad can't really deal with being a Dad figure while Britta knows her baby girl needs to come first.

But then we come to this finale episode. Where Brad FINALLY realises he wants Britta back. About time.
And he goes on this large manhunt to get Britta to call off her wedding to Banker Ross by getting her a better bouncy castle - which in this case meant finding Britta's estranged father. And he does that. She loves the gift.
But she doesn't stop the wedding cause apparently she loves Ross and sees him as a better father figure. And this is after TWO months of being together and deciding to get married.

So the adorable and loveable Brad can't stop the wedding.
and Britta gets married to Banker Ross.
It's like suddenly EVERY story line that exists is wrapped up within 5 minutes. Olivia has married Will, who'll be going off to rehab. Cody is moving in with NSB. Amy and Kev are together (Though I do love them). Brad's forced to accept the fact Britta's married. And then this weird scene comes up where Britta's irritating sister Candy has a scene at the beach where she is telling her friends about having year goals like her sister.

The only story line that hasn't been wrapped up is Britta telling Kev that her kid is hers.

For pretty much every situation to be solved in the last two scenes, without a kickstarter/cliffhanger for a possible season five is just irritating. All of it just built up for a quicky wind-up. (Like Pushing Daisies. :/)
And if Britta's sister is their chance for a spin-off and new cast - I WILL BE ANGRY. Had Candy been around for longer to create a transition towards the next season (if that's their plan) maybe I would be  more open to it, but it shouldn't have been done in the last minute of the scene.

But I think I'm just most annoyed with Brad not being able to get Britta.

That's just my rant that I needed to get out of the way. But credit to the Go Girls writers - you know you've created a good series when you have someone like me write a passionate frustration post about it.

So with that being said, would I watch a season five? Absolutely.
But that's cause Britta and Brad are like Friends' Ross and Rachel. They need to get together in the end.

And I will not be able to rest until I see it happen. Yes sir.

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  1. Here here!

    Just watched it and totally agree, while Britta married Ross for stability, I don't see him being her true soul mate, hopefully in season 5, if there is one she will see that and the Brad and Britta storyline will re-kindle.

    I don't like the Olivia/Will pairing either, I just don't see her falling truly deeply in love with a guy
    who was pretty wishy washy and with who their initial relationship was purely physical. What did he truly do to earn her complete and total love?

    Cody is always my fave, completely unwaivering, a soid character, she's been to hell and back with her family and I love her fighting spirit, the dude she's with now, at first I didn't like him but he proved himself especially when he played the knight in shining armour bit by pulling in a favour to get back at Rupert the Perv and helping Cody's mum Gwen find a place suited to her needs, so he's ok.

    And Kevin and Amy, I always believed that was the Romeo and Juliet central romantic plot line and so far things worked out well there.

    So yep, South Pacific Pictures, go for season 5, I'll stick around, want to see the Brad and Britta romance resolved, just hard to see Brad with anyone else that he could truly love.

    PS - this is my fave kiwi show, it's my guilty pleasure because the characters are so well defined and have so much depth and I feel like I know each one of them personally, so keep up the great writing work!

    1. I agree with everything you say too! I forget how much I adore Cody and NSB together. He's the guy she needs - wants her to be independent but can still be the support she needs.

      I feel like most of these characters are rushing into marriage too, like Will/Olivia and Britta/Ross. I think the biggest flaw is the lack of development. They seem to jump from step one to step 20 within 3 shows. And 3 shows is only 3 months. A bit ridiculous realistically.

      But anyway, thanks for commenting! I rarely get to share my love of Go Girls with anyone hahah (it's my guilty pleasure too ;D).

  2. It's nice to compare notes, hehehe.

    I agree with cramming in too much in too little time, you're right, 13 episodes is too short a timeframe to squeeze in well developed storylines and resolutions for every character.

    Is it just me or do the season finale's seem to end with weddings?

    I'll be looking out for season 5 if they have one.

    Enjoyed your blog post!

    1. Lol I just realised that wedding pattern!

      Season 1: Cody and Eli get married.
      Season 2: Britta almost marries Joseph, Amy gets engaged to Hans.
      Season 3: Kev and Amanda get married.
      Season 4: Britta/Ross and Olivia/Will

      Season 5 must mean either Amy or Brad then. One of them is due!

      The record of Go Girl marriages though is very bad haha.

  3. I love the show too, but always wanted Kev to end up with Olivia rather than Amy. I loved the season Amy was away and Kevin & Olivia kissed, complete with fireworks. Brad's brother was a pretty unlikeable character and a horrible choice for Olivia to marry in such a rush this season.

    Like everyone else, I wanted Brad to end up with Britta and am hoping that in Season 5, that Banker Ross's ex wife will show up and throw a spanner into the works.

    Cody's parents obvious love in the face of her alzheimers this season was a storyline that I really loved too.

    Brad's ex wife (Angelica?) was a character I missed this season, and I hope we get far more Kev time next season ... yeah, no, yeah.

    Roll on Season 5

    1. Yeah I gotta admit, I did find the Kev/Olivia plot during season 2 to be great, but there's just something about a guy waiting on a girl forever that always makes me want them to get together! I guess though that Kev kinda closed off his chances with her at the end of season 2 when he didn't stop Olivia.
      That being said - Olivia spontaneously jumping in to marry Will was a bit out of character. Kinda wanted Joel to come back - guess that won't happen.

      You have a great point about Banker Ross's ex wife! That's someone I'd love to see come up next season. Hadn't consider the possible cause of drama there.

      And Cody remains as the best figure on the show - and most realistic (after that gay husband plot closed anyway.)

      And I also agree, Angelina at the end of season 3 had some great developments, and it would have been nice to see how things went for her.

  4. You're in for a bit of disappointment. Season 5 is, indeed, based entirely around Candy and her friends with none of the original cast returning as regulars.

    1. Where have you heard that from?

    2. Not happy.boycott new series.

  5. On there officisl site now.not happy at all.goodbye girls oh and kev.i will miss u.not going to warch the new series.total crap!!!!!

  6. Geoff Ward (Auck)29 January 2013 at 10:49

    Man, they so need to get some decent actors on this show. Typical kiwi half witted portrayals of New Zealander's. Up the ante PLEASE!!!! A far cry from our Ozzie counterparts.