Ruth really made a foolish mistake by turning down the directing gig. She was right to point out this was Debbie's dream and not hers and it was dropped on her very quickly. But the benefits of being the director of GLOW would have a lot of benefits for her. Legit directing experience, a well-paying job where she wouldn't have to worry about money, the chance to make contacts in the business through the network and a chance to be involved in other projects on said network. No one says she has to remain the director of GLOW the rest of her life and she could still go out on auditions. A lot of directors in real life continued to pursue acting roles (Sydney Pollack, Garry Marshall, John Houston come to mind).
Debbie was right about the state of Ruth's career...Ruth had never even been on the highway. Ruth couldn't even get a role in a film where the director was in love with her and the writer was a friend of hers. I know Debbie dropped this on Ruth at the last minute but turning down a sweet gig like that was incredibly short-sighted on her part.
I like where Debbie's future is headed as President of the Network. I'm sorry that the relationship with Tex is over. Tex seemed like a pretty open guy when it came to the AIDS benefit so it felt like they just dropped this "you're not my partner" thing all of a sudden.
I enjoyed them doing A Christmas Carol a lot and it is the kind of weird thing 80s wrestling would do (I remember an old episode of WWF's Tuesday Night Titans kind of doing that). It was fun and it was nice in a season that featured so little wrestling. Carmen really do have a knack for the business and did a good impression of The Undertaker in her match against Ruth. I can definitely sympathize with her wanting to do so actual wrestling although if this does follow 1980s wrestling (and there have been plenty of references to the actual WWF and their wrestlers) women's wrestling was fazed out by the big promotions in the late-80s. It would pick up again a few years later but not get particularly big again until the late-90s.
I enjoyed the season. I had some issues, scattershot storylines, some overly preachy storylines, a lack of wrestling and they didn't quite stick the landing. But I enjoyed it and really want to see a Season 4.