Trinkets Recap: Shame Me Once

By Daniel Hart
Published: June 15, 2019 (Last updated: January 25, 2024)
Trinkets Season 1, Episode 5 - Big Mistake


Trinkets Season 1, Episode 5, “Big Mistake” is a straightforward, unimaginative chapter, but it shows courage and sisterhood from the leading characters.

This recap of Trinkets Season 1, Episode 5, “Big Mistake” contains significant spoilers. You can read the recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.

Trinkets episode 5, “Big Mistake” confirms that Brady sent out a revealing photo of Tabitha Foster (Quintessa Swindell) after the break-up. He also made out that he was the one who called time on their relationship, reducing Tabitha to tears in the female toilets at high school. The photo he circulated was not very revealing, but its the principle of it – he violated her and tried shaming.

“Big Mistake” shows how courageous Tabitha is, walking through high school with her chest out and her head high, and approaches Brady about his behavior. She wants her Grandad’s watch back, but he acts like he knows nothing about the jewelry. Trinkets episode 5 shows the three women coming together to get revenge. As a side note, Tabitha makes it known to Moe (Kiana Madeira) that she knows about Noah, and tells her to be careful.

What started as an innocent plan to get her watch back from the glove compartment in Brady’s car turns into a grand theft auto. The rest of episode 5 sees the characters hitting the road and thinking of plans of what to do with the vehicle. They make a big mistake in episode 5 by asking Elodie (Brianna Hildebrand) to take the wheel for the last mile, which leads to a small accident where she damages the car.

Trinkets episode 5 reveals the extent of Brady’s abuse as Tabitha breaks down in the damaged car, explaining how he used to hurt her and she had to hide the bruises plenty of times.

Trinkets season 1, episode 5, “Big Mistake” ends with the women sinking the car in a lake. Whether there will be repercussions for these actions is unclear.

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