The Bad Girls Club Season 17 - Episode 6: Strike Up a Match
By James Bullock Mar 25, 2017 - 9:36 AM
Previously on The Bad Girls Club: With new girl Briana entering the house the entire power shifted in regards to the pair of alliances while putting fear in Francesca about her status as the baddest blonde girl in the house.
Episode 6 – Strike Up a Match
Still upset in regards to how the previous night ended (Briana confronting Keyaira for simply talking to Deshayla during the middle of the night), both Keyaira and Seven get up ready to, as Seven put it, slap the spray tan off this girl. When Keyaira tries to explain why she found Briana disrespect the night before, Briana pulled a Key by outtalking the woman who hasn’t been verbally stopped by anyone thus far in the season. While Keyaira and Seven are stewing at home, Kiyanna went out of her to set up a speed dating session by introducing herself to random guys and inviting them to the fun. When night falls the girls drop the pettiness and have a fund game of “I’ve Never Ever”. Briana’s answers to a lot of sexually provocative questions including being a part-time mistress as a stripper disgusts Francesca.
Sayyora has her chance to work toward her long-time goal of owning her own hookah lounge by studying under a current lounge owner who has been in the game for a while. The day is nothing short of a success for Sayyora while Kiyanna hopes the same for her speed dating session. The girls arrive before all of the guys, but the meat eventually come in and try to get to know these girls. Some of the potential bad boys hit it off with the girls. Then there’s this one dude who can’t remember Seven’s name to save his life.
While the speed dating was supposed to be about finding potential love, the session proved to be another moment for Fran to find something she didn’t like about Briana as the new girl twerks for her potential dates outside of this session. As if that isn’t enough, following a night at the club, Briana pees in bottle in the bus on the ride home (and that was after Briana calling out Sayyora for stopping her from getting a dude’s number in the club).
Briana hears Fran’s words and starts popping off her nails for a fight when the girls get home. Keyaira warns Kiyanna that she better not jump into the fight like she normally does. Briana doesn’t care who tries to jump in because she has Fran’s number when it comes to those hands.
Kiyanna quickly confronts Briana when security escorts Fran away from the situation to figure out why she felt the need to fight, and why Sayyora didn’t help her friend. After getting consoled by Kiyanna, Fran decides to run off at the mouth in Briana’s direction. When a crying Kiyanna comes running to Francesca’s side while Seven tries to calm Fran down, Seven plays devil’s advocate and tells Kiyanna that if she is a real friend she’ll fight for Fran. And you know what – it works!
When security breaks up this battle and Kiyanna & Fran are left in the same room with Sayyora, Kiyanna questions why Sayyora won’t defend her friend. Sayyora reminds them that when Keyaira was wearing her out they weren’t jumping in to save her. So Kiyanna decides to knock some sense of friendship into Sayyora … literally.
Keyaira, Deshayla & Seven are just having a blast watching the insanity unfold, eating cupcakes and everything. The next morning, Sayyora takes it upon herself to talk with Fran and hopefully clear the air. Francesca hears what Sayyora has to say, but her mind is made up and she’s done with Sayyora. On the other end of the house is Briana dealing with the verbal firing squad headed by Keyaira because Briana, the self-proclaimed bully buster, is being perceived as a bully herself. But destiny awaits as the inevitable battle between Briana and Keyaira will happen (at least in Key’s mind).
Episode High(s): Here Comes the Pain. Very few times in the history of this series has there been a second half as crazy and unpredictable as this one. Everything started off so peaceful and ended with fisticuffs flying and the promise of even greater in the near future. While it’s always nice to watch the girls do their best to simply have fun (usually in the most scantly of clothing), but the series’ draw has always been how crazy seven women can get when put in situations like this.
Episode Low(s): Jumping, no Jumping. While it’s understandable that Kiyanna feels the need to help her friends, the constant jumping into fights is really messed up. Though no matter how much she denies it, Kiyanna proved yet again that she couldn’t help but be a jumper.
Evictions: Susan (Episode 4)
B**** Counter (songs with the word used in them not counted): 59 times
Fight Counter (opening preview and near-fights not counted): 3
Favorite BG of the Week: Briana. Was she petty and went about things the wrong way when it came to Fran’s comments on the ride home? Absolutely – but that doesn’t change the fact she set off a chain of events that produced, arguably, the craziest episode of the season thus far (and maybe of all). Briana came in with some braggadocio and delivered in spades.
Pack Yo’ Bags: Francesca. While one would think with Briana’s penchant for fighting might get her in trouble, it’s obvious Fran got broken in their fight and tried to use the power of words to cover up the fact she’s in an environment not made for her. If another fight breaks out there’s a good chance she’ll call it quits.
Episode Summary in Five Words or Less: You want some of this?