The WORST episodes of Girlfriends

Every episode of Girlfriends ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Girlfriends!

A mixed batch of black women face life's tests and triumphs together. From dating to divorce, and friends to family to relationships, Joan, Maya, Lynn and Toni support each other despite their differing backgrounds, learning about true friendship in the process.

Last Updated: 1/9/2024Network: The CWStatus: Ended
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Deck the Halls With Bags and Folly
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5.87
8 votes

#1 - Deck the Halls With Bags and Folly

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/10/2007

Joan holds a fund-raiser to earn money for a holiday party for the support group of relatives for the soldiers in Iraq. Meanwhile, Monica learns of William's holiday traditions.

Directors: Debbie Allen
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Bad Blood
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6.00
12 votes

#2 - Bad Blood

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/16/2006

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Star Craving Mad
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6.00
11 votes

#3 - Star Craving Mad

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/14/2002

Joan has several run-ins with an actor at the gym, but finds herself attracted to him. However, she re-considers her decision to date Ellis after discovering that he has lied to her. William's sister comes out to him, then asks him to become a sperm donor so that she and her partner can have a child.

Directors: Mary Lou Belli
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Adapt to Adopt
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6.14
7 votes

#4 - Adapt to Adopt

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/4/2008

Maya and Darnell consider adopting a child while a neighborhood meeting presents them with the chance

Directors: Debbie Allen
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Ain't Nothing Over There (2)
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6.20
5 votes

#5 - Ain't Nothing Over There (2)

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/8/2006

The Game
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6.22
9 votes

#6 - The Game

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/17/2006

“THE GAME” Joan's Cousin tackles life with a pro football player, Melanie Barrett seems to have it all; she's young, beautiful, attending medical school and living life in the fast lane as the girlfriend of an up-and-CD ming NFL star.

A Little Romance
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6.23
13 votes

#7 - A Little Romance

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/25/2002

Toni realizes she has fallen for Todd after he protects her during an altercation with a man on the street, but is still reluctant to date him because of his size. Joan is appalled when Ellis rates her only a 5.5 on looks on a scale of one to ten.

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Great Sexpectations
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6.30
10 votes

#8 - Great Sexpectations

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/14/2005

As Valentine's Day arrives, William is very excited because he and Joan have been dating for three months and can now sleep together. Although William is anxious to get to it right away, Joan insists on planning a romantic evening so that she can finally have a good Valentine's Day. William agrees to go along with her wishes. However, their efforts to consummate their relationship prove so uncomfortable that they reluctantly come to the realization that they are better off as friends. Meanwhile, Toni, Maya and Lynn go out to dinner together for Valentine's Day and reveal their deepest, darkest secrets.

Latching On And Lashing Out
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6.38
13 votes

#9 - Latching On And Lashing Out

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/10/2005

“LATCHING ON AND LASHING OUT" Maya dates Darnell, and Toni finally bonds with her baby, To give their second marriage a chance, Maya and Darnell decide to live in adjacent apartments and furgo sex for three months. Darnell accompanies Maya to Joan's "remarriage party" in their honor.

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The Mother of All Episodes (1)
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6.40
10 votes

#10 - The Mother of All Episodes (1)

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/8/2004

Joan's mother makes a surprise visit and constantly criticizes her, particularly anything regarding her decision to open the restaurant. Joan grows fed up with her lack of support and tells her off, prompting Carol to leave. Joan also grows tired of fighting with William about the restaurant. She decides to buy him out to preserve their friendship, but he refuses to accept the check. They discuss his previous love confession, and William angers Joan by saying that he was ""desperate."" A ranting Joan winds up admitting that she tried to go to his New York hotel room to confess her feelings. They kiss and admit their love for each other, but Joan collapses when her mother emerges in a bathrobe. Meanwhile, Maya is concerned when she discovers that Jabari has been watching pay-per-view porn.

Directors: Sheldon Epps
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After the Storm
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6.42
12 votes

#11 - After the Storm

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/1/2006

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Who's Your Daddy?
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6.42
12 votes

#12 - Who's Your Daddy?

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/22/2004

Lynn is excited about a visit from her birth father, Ken, and his wife. Her adoptive father fears that he is losing his daughter and flies into town at the same time. Lynn grows frustrated because Ken doesn't spend any time with her, as his wife has planned the entire trip and is only interested in seeing celebrities. Meanwhile, Joan and William try to plan their first date, with limited success. Toni dodges Todd's divorce lawyer, who is trying to serve her with divorce papers.

Directors: Mary Lou Belli
Writer: Tim Edwards
Game Over
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6.45
11 votes

#13 - Game Over

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/27/2006

*GAME OVER’’ Joan's friendship with Toni goes On the rocks. Maya's husband Darnell takes it upon himself to teach William how to play Video games, William catches on quickly.

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Everything Old Is New Again
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6.45
11 votes

#14 - Everything Old Is New Again

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/24/2005

“EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN" With her restaurant on the verge of closing, Joan reluctantly decides to interview for a job at a law firm. While riding up in the elevator with a distinguished older man, Juan confides in him that f00d is her passion, and she secretly hopes she doesn’t land the position.

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Everyone Hates Monica
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6.55
11 votes

#15 - Everyone Hates Monica

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/30/2006

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Sister, Sistah
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6.55
11 votes

#16 - Sister, Sistah

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/4/2002

Lynn's sister Tanya comes to town to help celebrate the anniversary of Lynn's adoption. Tanya, who is white, has immersed herself in African-American culture. Maya quickly befriends Tanya, but Joan and Toni grow annoyed with her for acting ""too black"" and get into a confrontation with her. Maya and Lynn defend her, but Tanya later takes things too far at the salon. Meanwhile, Joan tries to organize William's bachelor party.

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Baghdad, My Bad
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6.57
14 votes

#17 - Baghdad, My Bad

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/8/2007

Joan runs away to Mexico with Aaron in attempts to keep him from leaving to Iraq. While in Mexico, Aaron realizes that he cannot run from the war and the two of them decide that they should get married before he departures. Meanwhile, Maya automatically assumes that Jabari has been using marijuana when she finds it in her home. Also, Lynn reaches another milestone in her music career, but she doesn't feel comfortable celebrating because of Joan and Aaron's problem.

Directors: Debbie Allen
Writer: Regina Hicks
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Judging Edward
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6.58
12 votes

#18 - Judging Edward

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/17/2005

‘‘JUDGING EDWARD" Routine surgery sends William's mother into the hospital, and her devoted son returns home to Kansas City for the weekend. William dreads spending time with his cold, critical father – accomplished Judge Edward Dent – who immediately says into William for his perceived personal and professional shortcomings.

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A House Divided
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6.60
10 votes

#19 - A House Divided

Season 7 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/30/2007

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To Be Determined (1)
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6.60
10 votes

#20 - To Be Determined (1)

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/7/2007

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All God's Children
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6.60
10 votes

#21 - All God's Children

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/15/2005

“ALL GOD'S CHILDREN'' Todd offers Toni full Custody – but the “catch" could be a deal-breaker. For the sake of their daughter Morgan, Toni and Todd Call a truce in their custody battle to attend a joint Chanukkah/Christmas party at Joan's house..

Secrets and Eyes
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6.62
13 votes

#22 - Secrets and Eyes

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/7/2002

Toni objects when Joan plans a birthday party for her. In the midst of their argument, Toni inadvertently reveals that she has been lying about her age for years. Joan and company tease Toni relentlessly about being older, and she grows insecure about her looks. After a disastrous Botox session, Toni seeks the advice of a plastic surgeon--whose only suggestion is therapy. Meanwhile, William winds up falling for a woman who was only supposed to be a one-night stand.

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Stand and Deliver
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6.63
8 votes

#23 - Stand and Deliver

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/11/2008

Maya helps Joan try to reach Aaron's kids, as she tries to read them a letter Aaron wrote to his students. William tries to teach Jabari how to drive

Directors: Debbie Allen
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Take This Poem and Call Me in the Morning
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6.63
8 votes

#24 - Take This Poem and Call Me in the Morning

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/6/2003

Lynn finds herself extremely attracted to a poet, and is stunned to learn that he has been celibate for five years. Ellis refuses to leave the house after fans on the Internet trash him and label him a sellout. William tries to win back the girls' trust following the Christmas Eve debacle.

Directors: Katy Garretson
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In Too Deep
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6.64
11 votes

#25 - In Too Deep

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/8/2006

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