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Boo, Bitch season 1, episode 8 recap – the ending explained

July 9, 2022

This recap of the Netflix series Boo, Bitch season 1, episode 8, “Bitch, Bye,” — the ending explained — contains spoilers.

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The miniseries finally ends with episode eight, “Bitch, Bye.” It’s the day they’ve all been waiting for, the ball is finally here and the cast of goofy characters are getting ready for what’s sure to be an eventful dance.

Boo, bitch recap of season 1, episode 8 – the ending explained

Erika wakes up in her bed the day of the prom. She thinks back to the good and bad times she spent with Gia. It’s as if in the snap of a finger, like that, Erika had become normal again. She apologizes to her parents and they all hug, realizing that their daughter has magically become herself again. Erika’s father sticks around to give even more perspective. In a shameless attempt at irony or is it self-referential meta-commentary, Erika watches a DVD of The sixth sense. Her dad says he saw the twist end and Erika has a blister moment.

The self-absorbed teenager realizes that every time she’s spoken to Gia since her death, she would have sounded like she was talking to herself. There’s an accompanying montage that illustrates just that. There’s even the moment where Erika rushes at Jake C and then backs away, with Erika clearly arguing with herself in the middle of the school hallway. Why has no one ever told him anything? No one has ever questioned this psychotic behavior, not even her boyfriend. It just provides another glaring plot hole to add to the list. Erika loses brain cells really fast in this series, she didn’t even consider the implications of Gia’s death. Her father manages to make some sense of it, stating that no one has seen or heard from Gia for over a month now.

Gavin texts Erika informing her that he knows Gia is dead and that the After Lifers are showing up to formulate a plan. This group of misfits have also been extremely slow to adopt, but are now here to help. The problem is that Gia won’t come up unless she’s done her unfinished business. Erika thinks Gavin or prom is her unfinished business. If she doesn’t attend, she will remain as a ghost forever.

Gia’s boyfriend, Gavin, tries to communicate with the ghost, who has gone silent since his last appearance. Gavin’s superpowers only work if he’s drunk, so he starts drinking alcohol and tries to hook up with Gia. Meanwhile, Erika enters her best friend’s room and displays her prom dress, which she will never be able to wear. It’s a pretty emotional moment, which highlights where this series could have gone, had it skipped the crazy comedy and focused more on human relationships. They theorize that Gia went to put her things in order and give up on the session.

Jake C goes to prom with Riley as friends and Erika shows up alone in a red dress. She apologizes to the organizers, but is told to leave. Devon introduces himself and accepts him as his plus one. These haters are now apparently friends again, with Devon delivering a nonsensical excuse about Erika making him popular. It’s just another example of lazy writing, where resolutions come quickly and effortlessly and characters transform in the blink of an eye.

Gia shows up at prom and Erika apologizes profusely. The ghost says that Erika is brave that she came to the ball alone and that all is forgiven. Gia then dances with Gavin and the prom king and queen are announced. Devon, who managed to instantly go from least popular kid to most popular, is announced as the prom king and Riley as the queen. They wear their crowns, but then Erika storms off stage to give her big speech. She is booed as she takes the mic, but Devon tells them to let her do the talking.

The end

Erika admits that her best friend, Gia, died and no one even noticed. She says she will miss everything and lists some of the good times they shared together. Erika demands that they reconsider Gia as prom queen and the crowd agrees, chanting her name. With Gia as the first dead prom queen, the DJ starts the party up again and everyone dances. Gia fades, transforming into a glowing ball of light as she rises upwards. His face is then sent to everyone’s phone screens.

Jake C and Erika are getting back together, now that it seems she has been fully reintegrated into society. These students are very fickle individuals, happy to forget about previous transgressions and quickly move on. Erika shares some laughs with the After Lifers and the cool kids. The story then jumps forward five months and Erika is now in college. She buys a lava lamp, which lights up without being plugged in. Gia continues to communicate from beyond the grave.

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