Bad Girls Episode Analysis

These episode analyses explore significant themes in each episode of Bad Girls. The essays aren't meant to be comprehensive—there are certainly themes in every episode which are not incorporated into the essay. However, the essays do attempt to explore the most significant and/or interesting themes in a given episode, in terms of character evolution and political message.

The essays are intended as companion pieces after viewing an episode. They don't provide a full outline of the episode, and might not be easy to follow if you've never seen the episode. But in case you haven't, and you still want to read the essay, check out the Bad Girls Official Website episode summaries, and the hilarious and insightful recaps by Filbertfox. Most importantly, the essays (particularly those in the first half of season 1) frequently include spoilers, since certain themes often can only be seen clearly with hindsight.

Season One

Episode 1: "Them & Us" Analysis
Episode 2: "Drug Wars" Analysis
Episode 3: "Love Rival" Analysis
Episode 4: "The Victim" Analysis
Episode 6: "A Big Mistake" Analysis
Episode 7: "Playing With Fire" Analysis
Episode 8: "Falling Apart" Analysis
Episode 9: "Pay Back Time" Analysis
Episode 10: "Love Hurts" Analysis

Season Two

Episode 1: "Tug of Love" Analysis
Episode 2: "Shit Happens" Analysis
Episode 3: "Visiting Time" Analysis
Episode 5: "Mistaken Identity Analysis
Episode 6: "Losing It" Analysis
Episode 7: "The Setup" Analysis
Episode 8: "Babes Behind Bars" Analysis
Episode 9: "The Leaving" Analysis

Episode 10: "Family Plan" Analysis
Episode 11: "Rough Justice" Analysis
Episode 12: "Facing Up" Analysis
Episode 13: "Oh What a Night!" Analysis

Season Three

Episode 2: "The Turn of the Screw" Analysis
Episode 3: "The Chains of Freedom" Analysis
Episode 4: "False Identity" Analysis
Episode 5: "Blood Ties" Analysis
Episode 6: "Do or Die" Analysis
Episode 7: "The Great Escape" Analysis
Episode 8: "Uninvited Guests" Analysis
Episode 9: "Common Criminal" Analysis
Episode 10: "Chapel of Love" Analysis
Episode 11: "Battle Lines" Analysis
Episode 12: "Tough Love" Analysis
Episode 13: "Revolving Doors" Analysis
Episode 14: "Standing Up" Analysis
Episode 16: "Coming Out" Analysis

 

 

 

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