Why Women Kill
Matt Roush says...
The second season of the darkly comic melodrama ends on an especially macabre note. Delusional garden-club wannabe Alma Fillcot (Allison Tolman, elevating a thankless role) has gone off the deep end, decked out as a Lady in Red while targeting more adversaries for murder, including her suspicious son-in-law (Jordane Christie as private investigator Vern) and her longtime nemesis, the humbled but vengeful Rita (Lana Parilla). Alma won’t let anything get in the way of her inauguration as Garden Club president, even exasperated husband Bertram (Nick Frost), who’s willing to take the fall, if she’d only slow down: “I can’t keep up with you,” Bertie cries. “You’re always a bloody murder ahead of me!”