If last week’s cliffhanger left you wanting more, then tonight’s episode of The Bad Girls Club Season 17 fulfills your appetite. Tonight’s episode of BCG focuses on 24 hours inside the house and the drama that follows. Make yourself comfortable, pop open the least classy adult beverage around you and dig in!
Hour 1 in the Bad Girls Club mansion picks up with Sayyora and Keyaira’s (Key) argument from the prior episode. The moment Keyaira throws the drink in Sayyora’s face, the fight is on. Unfortunately for Sayyora, she takes another “L” while Keyaira consistently lands left hooks. Furthermore, Sayyora is dragged across the floor, first by Keyaira, and then by security.
I have to commend Sayyora for not backing down from a fight, but this is not a good look for her, especially on national television. Fellow Bad Girl Francesca finds herself questioning her place in the house, musing that she feels like she’s “in a zoo watching animals attach each other”. Not only do I agree with Francesca, but I find her statement reminiscent of a specific scene from Mean Girls. In the scene, The Plastics are presented as wild animals in the jungle and viewing their fellow peers attacking one another for dominance. Kudos Fran!
Out of the seven bad girls in the house, DeShayla is the least memorable out of all of them. Not only does she remind me of Jar Jar Binks from the prequel Star Films, but her presence dos nothing to elevate the show. First and foremost, her storyline is extremely boring and her issues with her “boo” back at home remind me of every other bad girl. Continuously, by the way DeShayla speaks about her relationship, it’s as if she’s intimating that her “boo” is actually a sugar mama. While the budding big sister/little sister bond Key & DeShayla have is nice, it smells like trouble.
Kiyanna (Kiki) becomes the new target of the girls in the house. Her inability to choose sides and continuous gravitation towards Sayyora rubs Key the wrong way. How many of us have been in situations where you have two friends who don’t get along and you’re forced to pick a side. It’s an awful feeling and I understand Kiki’s attitude towards the situation. Regrettably, Kiki is in the Bad Girls Club house and she will need to pick a side eventually.
The show brings us to hour 10, presumably due to the girl’s inactivity for seven hours (whether they were passed out stone cold or nothing interesting happened between hour 3 and hour 10). Luckily for the audience, Key and Susan link up discussing the previous situations. There is a mutual understanding between the two. They realize they need each other more than they think they do. This does not bode well for Kik’s relationship with Key however.
By and large, this is the last time the episode focuses on DeShayla and her boo as part of the episode plot. DeShayla’s boo calls her “childish” and a screaming match ensues over the phone. Clearly these girls have not learned from past cast members don’t enter the season with relationships at home. Your relationship is doomed the second you step foot in the mansion. Another BGC cast member has their relationship bite the proverbial dust.
If there is one thing the producers love about their cast, it is the cast’s willingness to talk about anything. For example, Seven states she loves getting her butthole waxed, along with stripping her vagina of all the hair it has. All I ask is that the producers of Bad Girls Club flash the audience a warning or alert that these topics arise. The audience’s threshold for this information varies. Next time include a forewarning of this information.
In the meantime, Sayyora places a call to her ex-boyfriend. During the course of the conversation, she pleads for him to come to the house. She is seeking an escape from confrontation with her fellow housemates. The situation however may not work out in her favor. In the background, ominous fight music plays. The music only serves as a warning of the fight to come.
During hour 13, the bond between Kiki and Sayyora grows even stronger. Kiki brings up that “even if we [the girls] fight, why can’t we get over it like guys do”. That is an extremely valid point and prescient observation. In my opinion, girls fight the way they do because they hold on to every little word said, needing to respond back to everything. They don’t let anything go and have a need to always be right. That is why girls don’t fight and make up like guys do.
Thank you to the producers of Bad Girls Club for shining a light on Sayyora’s struggle. She is the definition of an immigrant who came to this country seeking a better life. Tales of her treking out of her village at 5am to fetch water and urinate in a hole in the ground starkly contrast what we see on the show. Deep down, Sayyora is a genuinely nice person looking to better her life. Similarly, Kiki finds herself relating to Sayyora’s struggle and believes she is moral support for her friend.
The group of girls venture for a meal after viewing Seven get her entire bottom waxed. How they were hungry after that is beyond me. I don’t remember Seven discussing her sexuality in the casting special, but she definitely was on the prowl at lunch. The funniest part about the entire situation is her icing her vagina, all the while eating the ice from out of the same cup between her legs. She is a class act through and through. There is also tension between DeShayla and Seven as DeShayla scores the phone number for their waitress. Personally, I believe Seven could do better than that.
Back at home, Keyaira puts on her cape and transforms in to Captain Save-A-Ho. She intervenes in DeShayla’s conversation with her “boo” and attempts to protect her friend from continuing to engage in the relationship. Afterward, Key takes it upon herself to anger the phone for her fellow housemates and tells Sayyora’s guest that Sayyora got beat up and she doesn’t have phone privileges any longer.
Lastly, Key & Kiki square off again. Key flies off the handle screaming at her one time friend and keeping it “100” with her. She says she isn’t good with Kiki because Kiki messes with Sayyora. Furthermore, Key points out that Sayyora got beat up because of Kiki. All of these Bad Girls refuse to admit that the reason they engage in physical violence is because they have an issue. It’s always someone else’s fault.
Key & Kiki continue to bicker. Key points out that Kiki is a fake friend and Key does not mess with fake friends. It sounds to me as if Key listened to Drake’s body of work too much prior to coming in to the house. Fran of course attempts to intervene in the situation but she gets her head chewed off. She does however have a good point. Key is “26 years old acting like the girls she [Fran] dealt with in high school”. There is more to Fran’s story than she has made available thus far
Unfortunately the drama continues as the girls continue to operate in divided groups talking about the others they don’t care for. Interestingly enough, Seven brings up a good point about the past drama. Kiki is the root of all of this drama, as Kiki stirred the pot begging for drama, and now that there’s drama, she wants to play the victim. Be that as it may, Key delivers her best line of the night: “my eyebrows about to look like Nike checks.
As a result of all of the infighting amongst the girls, Key owns up to her part and professes her apologies to Kiki. She admits she is petty and understands she ws trying to purposely hurt Kiki with her words. How long this truce/apology will last is another question.
The cast venture out to a burlesque show for the evening while Sayorra is at home with her ex-boyfriend Lionell. A little liquor in her system allows her to open up to Lionell and talk shit about the other girls to him. Her beer muscles/mouth are going to come back and bite her in the ass later on.
Whenever the cast of the Bad Girls Club arrive home from the club with at least one member at home already, there is bound to be drama. The increased level of alcohol in the girls turns their ratchet level up even further. This does not bode well for Sayyora. Once again, Key decides she’s going to pick on Sayyora. In between her screaming that the company needs to leave, she also warns Lionell that he should get tested and that Sayyora is dirty. The continued arguments force producers to evacuate Lionell from the house before anything else transpires.
At this point, Kiki is crying about the continued fighting between her two friends. As a consequence of Sayyora standing up for herself, she gets smacked right across the face by Keyaira. Another round of their fighting commences. Once again, Sayyora takes an L in the fight.
With all the commotion going on, Kiki is hysterically crying and attempting to console Key. Elsewhere, Sayyora confesses that she feels she is being bullied. This is the first time this season a cast member has brought up the “B” word.
Producers force Key to spend a night in the hotel due to her violence and hostility towards Sayyora. For a girl that said she wanted to be more than a hood rat from Compton, her behavior in the house exhibits the complete opposite.
Amid the chaos, Fran tries once again to insert herself as the peacemaker. As a consequence, Seven kindly but bluntly tells her to stay out of it. She is agitated at this point with Kiki over everything that has transpired. Seven and Kiki exchange a variety of “bitches” towards one another but ultimately says that “if we need to fight we will” alluding to a future fight later in the season.
Seven, feeling extremely disrespected and putting on a hissy fit for both the girls in the house as well as the cameras, calls production. She proclaims she is not like the rest of the girls and she came ready to fight.
In any case, the producers wisely have Seven pack an overnight bag and ship her off to a hotel so she can calm down. During her sit from the house, she mutters under her breathe that the situation is far from over. She will beat Kiki up.
The clock winds down to hour 24 and the episode comes to an end. That’s all folks for this week!
Bad Girls Club Season 17 airs every Tuesday at 8pm on Oxygen.