Bad Sisters season 1, episode 4 recap – “Baby Becka”

By Adam Lock
Published: September 2, 2022
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Becka’s motives are explored as JP continues to toy with the Garvey sisters, while in the present, the Claffin brothers interrogate Becka. It’s another fascinating chapter, with tensions rising and all those involved nearing their breaking points.

This recap of the Apple TV+ series Bad Sisters season 1, episode 4, “Baby Becka,” contains spoilers.

Read our season 1 review of Bad Sisters.

There is plenty we still don’t know about the plot to murder JP, but one of the main questions that still remains unanswered is just how involved Becka is in the scheme? Episode four focuses most of our attention on the youthful, naïve Garvey sister, providing audiences with her own motive for wanting the brother-in-law dead.

Bad Sisters season 1, episode 4 recap

“Baby Becka” opens with Becka waxing her legs, preparing for her hot date with Matthew later that night. We’re in the present timeline and the Claffin brothers are honing in on their next Garvey sister to interrogate. Little does Matthew know that he is about to knock on the door of his hot date’s house. Both Becka and Matthew look at one another equally confused. This is going to be an awkward conversation to say the least.

Becka quickly dresses and then the questioning begins. Becka states that she liked JP, although the other siblings seem indifferent. Matthew spots that Becka is receiving multiple text messages whilst the discussion is underway and he feels used by the woman. His questioning tactics turn rather aggressive and he brings up her financial difficulties, which could be a prime motive. Becka asks them to leave and they comply. Outside, Thomas is impressed by Matthew’s change of heart and he confesses that they were seeing one another. Thomas clearly wants to use this in to his advantage, but Matthew is entirely deflated.

In flashbacks, Becka’s storyline is explored in more detail. She pitches her business idea to JP, hoping that he will invest. She needs money to launch her own studio and JP seems interested. It’s an unusual, bubblier side to the brother-in-law, although he finds time to still belittle Grace in front of her sister. Becka is overjoyed by JP’s interest and he verbally agrees to help her out.

Bibi and Eva arrive with a kitten for Grace’s daughter. They’re still feeling rather guilty for poisoning the pet dog instead of JP and use the cat as a peace offering of sorts. Ursula is still reeling from JP’s manipulative prowess and appears distant when the sisters meet up to chat. Becka comes to Eva’s house to celebrate signing the lease on the studio, but the girls are all dejected. Becka feels completely left out of all their conversations and immaturely storms off.

A suspiciously kind JP shows his true colors in the bedroom, telling Grace that he won’t be lending Becka any money. He lies, saying she must have misunderstood. It was all just an act and he now wants Grace to break the bad news to her sister in person. Grace was there when JP agreed to supply Becka the loan, but she continues to defend her deplorable husband. In the next scene, Grace explains the mix up, but Becka has already paid the first instalment. She’s massively broke and desperate for the money. The younger sister just can’t understand JP’s demented behavior, but Grace won’t side with her either and leaves with tensions still rather high.

The ending

Enraged by JP’s treachery, Becka meets with the other sisters to rant. Ursula confesses to JP’s vulgar scheme and how he manipulated her into sending revealing photographs. Becka wants him dead and Bibi is dying to chip in. Eva storms off and attempts to steal JP’s phone to delete the incriminating photos, but her plans backfire. She returns home to find the sisters plotting. Becka wants in on their plot to kill JP. Eva initially refuses but eventually accepts, what else can she do, the cat is out of the bag, so to speak. All four Garvey sisters are now in on the scheme.

In the present timeline, the Claffins try to sweet talk the officer, but he refuses to exhume the body. Matthew and Becka’s odd romance takes a further complicated turn as the two meet up to discuss the earlier confusion. They weren’t aware of each other’s surnames, which is fair enough, but Matthew believes Becka was using him and vice versa. It’s now his turn to use her for real. Is he only dating her for the insurance claim? Does she know that he is using her? These are questions I’m hoping will be explored in future installments.

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