Brand New Cherry Flavor episode 6 recap – what happened in “Milk Bath”?

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: August 13, 2021 (Last updated: November 6, 2023)
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Netflix series Brand New Cherry Flavor episode 6 - Milk Bath


The best episode of Brand New Cherry Flavor and with a killer soundtrack on top, it can’t be faulted.

This recap of Netflix’s Brand New Cherry Flavor episode 6, “Milk Bath,” contains major spoilers.

Check out the spoiler-free review of the series.

Brand New Cherry Flavor episode 6 recap

In a flashback to the shooting of the short movie, Brand New Cherry Flavor reveals that Lisa and Mary were lovers. Back in the 90s, and Lisa takes a milk bath in Boro’s yard whilst James tells Lou that Lisa is dead. Little does he know! With Mary eager to see Lisa’s dead body, both she and Lou are annoyed to find that Lisa isn’t dead.

As Lisa soaks in the milk bath, Boro reveals her background. (This is where Brand New Cherry Flavor gets a little crazy). Boro reveals that 900 years ago, she was a man, and he encountered a spirit living in an animal body which led to him and the white jaguar f*cking. One day, after hearing an army is heading towards him, the white jaguar taught him a ritual that gave him the ability to sense where his enemies were. As a result, he was able to set a trap and slaughter all of his enemies.

But, because the ritual involved a toad, he was told to bring his wife. Although he tried to trick to jaguar by offering up a different woman, the jaguar didn’t fall for it. As a result, the jaguar bit off his balls and left him for dead. It all seemed hopeless until a young girl appeared and he jumped into her body. And that’s what Boro has done ever since! As for the jaguar, Boro heard that it was killed by the Spanish and made into a couch.

Fully healed and back in her apartment, Lisa is disturbed by James. He tries to kill her, but, feeling fresh, Lisa kills him and practically bites off his head. Needing a hand, Lisa has Roy, Christine and Code clean up her mess. All of them deal with it relatively ok, except for Code. He freaks out and decides to stay behind whilst the body is dumped. This is when he spots Mary, who had been hiding in the closet, and after a brief conversation, they learn they’re both ex-lovers of Lisa.

The ending

Lisa describes killing James as like, “opening a birthday present — special”, whilst Mary visits Boro. Roy tells Lisa that “I can’t be addicted to you, and I don’t want to be, and I think this has to be goodbye for good”. (In all fairness to Roy, covering up a murder can make you feel that way). Episode 6 of Brand New Cherry Flavor ends with Lisa finding Code dead. Someone (or something) has rammed an object into his eye.

Put it down to the writing, the acting, or the use of music, but I really enjoyed this episode!

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