Girlfriends

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: 8/6/2022Network: The CW
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Ain't Nothing Over There (2)
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6.20
5 votes

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

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

Deck the Halls With Bags and Folly
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6.23
13 votes

#2 - 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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Stand and Deliver
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6.23
13 votes

#3 - 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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Great Sexpectations
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6.50
18 votes

#4 - 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.

Too Big for Her Britches
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6.53
17 votes

#5 - Too Big for Her Britches

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/25/2004

After learning that her agent has secured her a three-book deal, Maya becomes even more negligent in her duties as William's assistant. He finally ends up firing her. Maya then learns that her publishing company is being bought out and her deal is not going to happen. William refuses to re-hire her because he cannot bear to let go of her incredibly efficient replacement. Maya turns to Joan for help, but isn't too happy about becoming her assistant again. Meanwhile, Toni frets about her weight and her friends' seeming indifference to her concerns; and Lynn joins the ranks of the paparazzi.

Directors: Sheldon Epps
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Bad Blood
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6.58
19 votes

#6 - Bad Blood

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

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Star Craving Mad
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6.61
18 votes

#7 - 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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After the Storm
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6.65
20 votes

#8 - After the Storm

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

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A Dingo Ate My Dream House
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6.68
19 votes

#9 - A Dingo Ate My Dream House

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/23/2007

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Game Over
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6.69
16 votes

#10 - 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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Snap Back
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6.70
20 votes

#11 - Snap Back

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/12/2007

When Darnell confronts Maya about not dealing with her recent loss he learns shocking news that Maya has been taking pills to help her deal with it. Meanwhile, At an Erykah Badu concert with Joan, Lynn's manager informs her about a record label wanting to sign her. William also fears that his sex life will change after Monica has the baby after receiving information from Darnell about how a womens body is after she gives birth.

Directors: Mary Lou Belli
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The Game
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6.73
15 votes

#12 - 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.

Good Catch or Bad Hop?
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6.79
14 votes

#13 - Good Catch or Bad Hop?

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/23/2004

Maya and her friends enjoy perks such as limo rides and entry to exclusive clubs, courtesy of her baseball player beau, Alex. She is reluctant to refer to him as her boyfriend, and bristles when he repeatedly makes up excuses to avoid spending time with her. She also objects when he surprises her with expensive new furniture. Alex convinces her to allow him to shower her with gifts, as he enjoys doing this and doesn't think of her as a groupie. However, when the girls show up at a party, Alex refuses to allow them to come inside. Toni forces Maya to face the fact that Alex only wants her as arm candy, to see when he sees fit while he continues to play the field. William continually bothers Alex for autographed memorabilia, while his friend Dan (who suddenly appears after learning that William knows a baseball star) can't seem to get the idea that Lynn isn't interested in him. Lynn, meanwhile, works on a documentary about single mothers. She pays them for their time by babysitti

Directors: Sheldon Epps
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Adapt to Adopt
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6.79
14 votes

#14 - 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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Who's Your Daddy?
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6.79
19 votes

#15 - 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
All the Creatures Were Stirring
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6.79
19 votes

#16 - All the Creatures Were Stirring

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/13/2004

William surprises Joan with a romantic Christmas getaway in Puerto Rico, but they wind up stuck at a seedy motel after a blizzard strands them in Cincinnati during a layover. Meanwhile, Lynn, Maya and Toni take advantage of Joan's absence to enjoy the holiday at her house without all of her strict Christmas rules and other demanding behavior.

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Everyone Hates Monica
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6.83
18 votes

#17 - Everyone Hates Monica

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

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Operation Does She Yield
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6.86
21 votes

#18 - Operation Does She Yield

Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/26/2007

Wedding on the Rocks
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6.89
18 votes

#19 - Wedding on the Rocks

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/16/2005

After Darnell reveals that he has failed to get a band for his wedding (which is just two days away), Maya recommends that he hire Lynn's band. However, Lena is not impressed after hearing the group perform, and lashes out at Darnell. He turns around and blames Maya for the fight, accusing her of trying to sabotage the wedding. Darnell shows up at Maya's apartment drunk after the bachelor party and says that he loves her. Meanwhile, Lynn continues to battle her feelings of jealousy regarding Finn. William begins to complain about the restaurant, prompting Joan to suggest that he is actually dealing with issues about their break-up. After going into false labor, Toni vows to live life to its fullest in the short time left before she gives birth.

Directors: Sheldon Epps
A Little Romance
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6.89
19 votes

#20 - 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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Church Lady
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6.90
20 votes

#21 - Church Lady

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/19/2007

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The Mommy Returns
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6.92
13 votes

#22 - The Mommy Returns

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/18/2002

Lynn meets her biological mother, Sandy, who suddenly appears at Joan's house. Although the two initially become friends, Lynn soon becomes embarrassed by some of Sandy's behavior. However, Lynn becomes intrigued by a documentary project about sexuality, and quits her job to help her work on it. Meanwhile, Joan and Maya drive each other crazy as Maya and Jabari stay with Joan while Maya looks for an affordable apartment.

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Everything Old Is New Again
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6.93
15 votes

#23 - 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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A House Divided
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6.94
16 votes

#24 - A House Divided

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

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Judging Edward
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6.94
17 votes

#25 - 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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