This recap of the Netflix series Boo, Bitch season 1, episode 6, “Who Dat Bitch?”, contains spoilers.
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Erika and Gia’s friendship slowly deteriorated over the course of the series. Gia has always been there for her friend no matter what, even with this crazy supernatural situation unfolding. But Erika’s newfound popularity has alienated best friends. In episode six, the friends argue and fight like never before as Erika creates chaos at school and revelations seem set to completely change their lives irreversibly.
Boo, bitch summary of season 1, episode 6
Rumors begin to spread about Erika, placing her as that mythical and powerful celebrity within Parkway High School. She even creates a TikTok dance that explodes on social networks. Her newfound fame, however, has a negative effect on the teenager. She begins to sport a new look, a new hairstyle and a new attitude. Even changing the sound of his own voice. It’s all inspired by her new frenemy Riley of course and Gia can’t help but ask her old friend about this drastic transformation. Five days have passed since she caught Erika driving with Riley, and they haven’t spoken in that time.
This new Erika is a vile, selfish creature, one that seems so completely off-brand given the character’s humble beginnings. She begins to become manipulative, controlling her boyfriend Jake C and forcing the other students to do ridiculous things. It’s a shame mean girls scam that takes the narrative in a totally new and absurd direction. Erika manages to get the whole class to tear up their test papers, simply because she forgot to study. And they all blindly follow his orders. It’s a weird, lazy setup, with the writers really missing the mark on this one.
Erika hangs out at Riley’s where they discuss fashion and popularity. Riley’s stepmom arrives with drinks and the mean girls comparisons continue. This is very clearly an homage or a steal to Amy Poehler’s uncool mother character. Later, Riley and Erika hang out with Jake C on a rather awkward date. The waiter asks for photos with the girls, who are now apparently famous. Then they just sit there texting each other in another awkward exchange. The humor is really disconcerting in this not funny series.
Gia and Gavin rekindle their blossoming romance, and he plucks up the courage to invite her to prom. She asks Gavin for advice on Erika. He suggests that Gia not abandon her friend. With these words of wisdom, Gia confronts Erika, saying she misses their friendship. Erika however continues her mean streak and says she has no time for herself.
A panicked Erika asks the After Lifers how a ghost can extend her stay on this planet, wondering if there are any flaws. The girls state that to become immortal you must become more famous in death than you ever were in life. From there, Erika thinks she can cheat death if she becomes the most popular girl in school – which seems logical. With this crazy idea, she plants an assembly dedicated to unveiling the theme of the ball. She grabs the mic and fumes about the problematic issues with the prom. She says they should once again cancel the prom and crowd riots, thus destroying the displays.
Gia is annoyed by Erika’s totalitarian antics and tells her that she ruined the prom with her selfish ways. Erika explains her escape, but Gia just thinks she’ll regret the decision. Gia threatens to move Erika’s corpse to the middle of the road. So the two best friends rush to the crime scene and fight over the body. They roll in the mud and yell at each other in another incredible amateur sequence. After a quick struggle, they finally pull the body out to reveal who is really under that dead moose. The body is in Gia. Cue dramatic music. Am I the only one who figured this out episodes ago? Surely not. What an offensively predictable ending that everyone must have seen coming.
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