Bad Girls

Season 1 Episode 4

The Victim

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jun 22, 1999 on ITV

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  • Rachel decides to end it all when Shell and Denny's bullying begins to really takes it's toll on her, also after being rejected by Fenner and discovering her baby has been taken into care. She realises she has nothing left to live for.

    A very intense and emotional episode. The victim is the first bad girl episode to feature the death of an inmate. Rachel's suicide seems to be inniment from the beginning of the series, as each episode goes by her luck seems to wafer. I did feel that she made the biggest mistake in becoming over-freindly with Fenner, however you do feel pangs of sympathy for her character following the events of the episode. I think her death had come to soon in the season and would personally rather settle for her being transferred. I didn't like the fact that Rachel didn't tell Helen or Dominic about her illicit affair with Fenner or Shell's vicious bullying before she ended her life, she definately didn't have brains to handle situations

    Shell and Denny were truly evil, in this episode, they are my two most favourite characters, but Denny's involvement in Rachel's bullying was rather pathetic. Shell can easily cause pain to Rachel without needing Denny

    Zandra's sub-plot was reasonable, which involved her being taken to the clinic by Lorna and Dominic and escaping to ask her posh, stuckup boyfriend if her still loves her (fat chance) You also feel sympathy for Zandra with the situation she's in, it was earlier revealed that she took the fall for her boyfriend, all for this doomed relationship. Lara Cazalet who played Zandra did an excellent job in this episode, her character as well as Hollomby (Bodybag) always gets the funniest lines

    When Zandra returned Lorna decided to cover up her escape from the clinic to avoid risking her job, a stupid decision which would foreshadow Zandra blackmailing her

    Overall I thought this episode was very pivotol, and it is ashame to see Rachel's character go as she hardly had much development and deep down she didn't neccessarily deserve to die