The writers try to back up their shock reveal, but it doesn’t add up. This series defies logic and promotes paper-thin characters with no morals—another painful watch.
This recap of the Netflix series Boo, Bitch season 1, episode 7, “Bad Bitch,” contains spoilers.
Episode six ended with the big reveal that it was actually Gia who was dead and not Erika underneath that rotting moose. I don’t know about you, but the big clue for me was the fact that everyone could see and hear Erika all the time, not exactly the peak characteristics of a ghost. I mean, did anyone actually buy the idea that Erika was a ghost, even for one minute? Sorry, I digress. In episode seven, “Bad Bitch”, Erika and Gia fall out in monumental fashion and Erika’s popularity takes a catastrophic downward trend.
Boo, Bitch season 1, episode 7 recap
Moments after that ‘shocking’ revelation, Gia and Erika continue their argument from before. Gia explains that she took Erika’s shoes and made it look like the corpse was her bestie’s all along. If Erika was living, breathing and functioning like a normal human being, then how was she fooled by those shoes for all those weeks? It just doesn’t add up. The plot holes just keep on mounting. Erika was initially presented as a smart and level-headed individual, but as the episodes transpire, she becomes more ridiculous and her decision making becomes more and more uncharacteristically dumb.
The crash itself is then dramatized, with a silhouetted moose stepping out into the road. It’s an eye-roll inducing, truly comical scene that highlights a painfully low quality and low budget production. It’s unclear what happens on impact, but Erika ends up on the floor and Gia is crushed under the flying moose. Then Gia’s ghost swaps the shoes. Gia explains to Erika that she was actually in control of all those ghostly powers and only made Erika believe it was all her doing to continue the lie.
You’d think that Erika would maybe pause for thought or shed a tear for her fallen comrade, but she is just angry at Gia for the betrayal. Gia tries explaining that she didn’t want to scare Erika after she’d finally taken a chance in life, she only wanted her to be fearless. Erika doesn’t seem to care one bit about Gia’s death or her motives for the cover-up and storms off, saying ‘you are dead to me’. Sweet, innocent Erika has turned into a true monster, but karma is on the way.
Erika tries to build her follower numbers as she desperately attempts to become an influencer. Her parents find out about her lavish spending spree and cancel Erika’s phone contract, whilst taking away her Wi-Fi privileges as well. Riley warns Erika (via the landline) that she has incriminating footage of Erika and then the bully starts a revolution at school, trying to get prom un-cancelled.
In desperation, Erika asks Gia to scramble the footage, but Gia is furious with her old BFF. Erika can’t help but be selfish even when her own best friend has just died. Gia confesses that her powers are fading and that she keeps glitching. Do ghosts normally glitch? She says how she has done absolutely everything she could to help Erika and received nothing in return. All she cares about are those silly videos and meaningless comments. Erika realizes that Gia was the troll and states that they are no longer friends (again). Then Gia starts to fade in and out, like a bad B-movie. I feel really sorry for actress Zoe Colletti, who throws her all into this performance, but is completely wasted in this poor excuse for a comedy.
Gia splits up with Gavin, accepting that she is going to fade away at any moment. She tells Gavin that he is the only person who truly saw her and she doesn’t want to disappoint him further down the line. Erika finds out that Gia did scramble the footage, but everyone has fallen out with her anyway. Riley has managed to convince everyone in school to reinstate prom and cancel Erika in the process. Her parking space is taken from her and everyone turns their backs on the once most popular girl in high school. Firstly the girls says she can’t sit with them and then Jake C splits up with her. Adding insult to injury, Erika crashes her car into Devon’s and is taken home by the police as she is without her driving license, having burned it previously.
In the final moments, Erika’s brother manages to get Erika her phone back and she goes online to discover that an article has been published about her, titled: ‘How the Girl That Tried to Cancel Prom Was Cancelled’. She is then berated with hateful comments online. How the mighty have fallen.
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