Season 1 Episode 10

When Good Credit Goes Bad

Aired Unknown Jan 11, 2002 on The CW
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She's having a decadent lunch with Lori Ann after a day of shopping and offers to pay, claiming it's a celebration since her divorce is final in a month. The waitress comes back to table to say that her credit card has been declined. When Reba gets home and calls the credit card company to report her card number stolen, she finds out that someone has been on a spree, spending $4000 on a diamond tiara and $175 at a religious gift shop. Who would do such a thing? Barbra Jean of course. Reba shows up at his door spitting fire because his mistress has run up the limit on her credit card. They had decided that during the divorce they would each get one card and Brock accidentally gave BJ the one for Reba's account. BJ tries to explain that the tiara was meant to dress up her simple wedding suit and lets it slip that they're planning on saying their vows in St. Thomas at dental convention in two weeks. Reba's shocked that they were going to sneak off and wonders how Brock thinks he can get married when their divorce isn't final. He tries to explain that all she has to do is sign a form and he can marry BJ before their divorce is final. Cheyenne answers a call from the principal pretending to be Reba. It's actually Kyra's school and they want to know why she didn't attend that day. Cheyenne covers for her, saying Kyra was sick and she (Reba) forgot to call in. Kyra says she went to the downtown library because Maya Angelou was there. Cheyenne and Van decide it's a great opportunity to test their parenting skills and force Kyra to do a number of chores as "punishment." After cleaning their room and doing their laundry Kyra decides that telling Reba is better than being under the thumb of Cheyenne and Van. Reba gets a call from a hysterical BJ who's been arrested by mall security for using Reba's stolen credit card. Reba visits her in mall jail and finds herself feeling sorry for BJ because Brock wants to get the wedding over with. Reba encourages her to ask for the wedding of her dreams. Brock stops by Reba's house and she tells him that she'll sign the form. Brock says it's not necessary since she was so nice to BJ, he decided that he'll give her the wedding of her dreams. Reba has talked her way into allowing Brock to have a wedding in town to his mistress with all their friends... he even asks her to sing. Oops. Kyra admits to skipping school and Reba says she'll let it slide this time. Cheyenne and Van are shocked at her lenience until she turns to them and asks how she should punish a big sister and brother-in-law who blackmailed Kyra to do their chores?moreless

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  • Not a huge fan of this episode.

    I didn't really care much for this episode. It made me a little nervous. Barbra Jean used Reba's credit card and landed herself in jail. Kyra skipped school, so Cheyenne and Van punish her by making her do their chores. They want to get some good practice for parenting since they'll be parents soon. However, I think they went about it all wrong. I wonder what Reba did to them to punish them for taking advantage of Kyra. I would imagine she would ask them to do Kyra's chores lol. Yeah, I wasn't a huge fan of this episode though. I did find parts of it funny. I mean, I didn't hate it. It just made me a little nervous.moreless
  • Joy for Jesus!

    Reba is out for lunch with Lori Ann where her credit card's declined. She calls the credit card company to straighten things out. She has them cancel her card, and learns someone bought a $4000 tiarra, foxy lady lingurie and went on a $100 shopping spree at The Joy for Jesus Bookstore. Reba and Kyra quickly put two and two together and realize BJ used it. Reba confronts Brock and BJ where she learns they're getting married in 2 weeks; before their divorce is final! While Reba's out at lunch, BJ tries to use her credit card. When it was reported stolen, she lands in mall jail, and calls Reba to bail her out. This is the first episode where BJ really consider Reba her best friend.moreless
  • $4000 tiara.

    This extremely funny episode is another great installment to the classic show "Reba". The writers always find a way to bring laughs to each and every episode, without having anyone think that they have "seen" this episode before, it just had a different title.

    A $4000 tiara, and a shopping spree at the "Joy for Jesus Bookstore" is exactly what the early Barbra Jean would do. She lost her Chrisitian beliefs towards the end. I also feel that the Barbra Jean we see in Season 1 is different from the Barbra Jean we see in any other season. She and Reba didn't interact enough in Season 1, like they did in 2-6. Still, SO FUNNY!!moreless
  • A funny episode.

    When the episode starts and Reba can't pay for lunch you feel sorry for her but then you her what the person who used her credit card bought you can tell that it is Barbara Jean. Cheyenne being the cool one about Kyra skipping school and Van being the hard one is funny because you would have expected them to have acted the opposite of what they did. Since Barbara Jean spilled the news about her and Brock getting married in 2 weeks Reba was floored and angry, I'm suprised she didn't hit BJ. An awesome part of the episode is when BJ tries to buy something and the credit card was the one that was reported stolen then they go to Reba and Lori Ann's makeovers and they are hilarious. BJ telling Reba that she is in jail then Reba having to go get her out with the makeup still on is funny, then BJ telling Reba that she looks beautiful is expected because she likes craxy things. The best part is when BJ asks Reba to be her maid of honor.moreless

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