Bad Girls

Season 1 Episode 5

Tangled Web

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jun 29, 1999 on ITV
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An investigation into Rachel's suicide gets under way, with Helen desperate to discover the truth regardless of Jim's suspicious motives. Dominic becomes increasingly frustrated with his job and decides to quit.

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  • Dominic contemplates telling Helen about Zandra\'s escape from the hospital, but Lorna talks him out of it. Nikki attacks Shell after Shell makes a tasteless joke about Rachel\'s suicide. Nikki is put into solitary confinement, but shortly afterwards ismoreless

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    Dominic contemplates telling Helen about Zandra\'s escape from the hospital, but Lorna talks him out of it. Nikki attacks Shell after Shell makes a tasteless joke about Rachel\'s suicide. Nikki is put into solitary confinement, but shortly afterwards is released by Helen. Crystal informs Helen that Denny had been harassing Rachel and even physically abused her. In an attempt to avoid punishment, Denny tells Helen that the reason Rachel killed herself was because Fenner was having sex with her. Helen does not believe Denny and sends her to solitary anyway. Helen asks Nikki about Fenner and Rachel, and Nikki more or less corroborates Denny\'s story. Fenner denies the allegations and talks to Stubberfield (and wins his support) before Helen does.



    The current episode recap says that Zandra blackmailed Lorna into bringing her drugs in this episode. This is not true. Zandra didn\'t blackmail Lorna into bringing her drugs, just into talking the doctor into giving her sleeping pills. This is probably not a realistic request with her being pregnnt (stupid Zandra), so I got to wonder how competent the doctors are in this prison. Seeing Lorna so vulnerable somehow makes her more endearing as she just seemed like another mean screw before this incident. Dominic seems nice enough, so of course he has decided to quit his job. He\'ll probably be back. Helen\'s boss (Stubberfield) is an ass. Denny is not the brightest bulb on the tree. Why would she be willing to finger Jim without involving Shell? Maybe she is jealous of Shell and Fenner\'s realtionship? Sure, she doesn\'t want to rat on her friend, but how can she expect anyone to believe her without any corroboration of her story? I hope the investingation of Rachel\'s suicide doesn\'t become too drawn out and tedious. I hope it wraps up quickly and moves onto new storylines. I don\'t want to be dwelling on this incident for the rest of the season. To make a comparison to \'Oz\', some people often complain about the lack of follow up on things on \'Oz\', but I think there is something to be said for just moving onto the next story, especially when we know that nothing will really ever become of the investigating in Oz, as no one ever has any proof of anything (unless it\'s fake or planted) anyway. I imagine it won\'t be long before Nikki and Helen start something intimate together. It really seems inevitable with all the hinting the show is doing. I wonder how far their torrid little love affair will go? I expect it to happen sooner or later, especially now that Nikki\'s partner has ended their relationship.moreless
Simone Lahbib

Simone Lahbib

Helen Stewart (S1ep1 - S3ep16)

Jack Ellis

Jack Ellis

PO Jim Fenner

Joe Shaw

Joe Shaw

PO Dominic Macallister (S1ep1 - S2ep13))

Mandana Jones

Mandana Jones

Nikki Wade (S1ep1 - S3ep16)

Sharon Duncan-Brewster

Sharon Duncan-Brewster

Crystal Gordon (S1ep1 - S4ep14)

Lara Cazalet

Lara Cazalet

Zandra Plackett (S1ep2 - S2ep9)

Roland Oliver

Roland Oliver

Simon Stubberfield

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Philip McGough

Philip McGough

Dr Nicholson

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