Helen Stewart struggles to come to terms with her feelings for Nikki, and it looks as if they might be the reason for her leaving Larkhall. Zandra struggles to keep hold of her baby, but there’s more tragedy to come. Meanwhile, Denny issues an ultimatum to her mother, Jessie.
New officer Di Barker arrives with a smiley disposition – and she’s clearly keen on Dominic, while new Wing Governor Karen Betts knows Fenner from a previous life, and seems (at least at first) determined to get him out of Larkhall and away from women.
Elsewhere, Crystal finds love while Sylvia plays the martyr once too often and finds herself in hot water. The Julies and Yvonne plan to make a few pounds by setting up phone sex lines – but Yvonne’s dangerous rival soon makes an appearance on G-Wing.
Series 2 Episodes
Zandra Plackett worries that she's going to lose her baby - and goes to extreme lengths to keep him.
Shell continues to torment Marilyn, but it's Nikki who's left suffering. Denny gets a visit from her mum, Jessie.
Julie J gets a long-awaited visit from her children, but Sylvia does her best to ruin the reunion.
Denny visits her mum on the outside - but is disappointed with what she finds. Sylvia helps Fenner clear his name.
Shell starts to crack after her ordeal with Fenner. Two new inmates arrive - Barbara Hunt and Tessa Spall - but a mixture of papers puts Karen's life in danger.
Hollamby's in trouble, while Shell starts to come to terms with her horrific past. Barbara becomes wary of cell-mate Nikki, and Zandra's health continues to decline.
Helen returns to Larkhall, while Fenner over plays his hand with Yvonne.
Crystal risks losing Josh to stay in prison with Zandra. Shell confronts her mother about her past abuse. Yvonne launches her new money making scheme.
The inmates say goodbye to a well-loved inmate, while Josh continues to be angry at Crystal.
Yvonne's nemesis turns up on the wing, while Barbara continues to feel guilt over Shell.
Everyone's a suspect when Renee bites the dust. Helen has some fantastic news for Nikki. Fenner's wife frees him to pursue Karen...
Shaz is forced to face the consequences of her crime. Nikki's jealousy destroys her relationship with Helen.
Nikki risks it all for one night with Helen. Jim blows it with Karen and ends up at Shell's mercy. Hollamby has an 'ecstatic' anniversary party thanks to an illegal gift from the girls on G-Wing.
The second series of Bad Girls was a success for ITV, gaining between eight to nine million regularly, which soon led to a commission for a third series.
Series 2 was broadcast on Tuesday nights at 9pm.
Series Two saw the departure of Zandra Plackett and Dominic McAllister – although Dominic’s exit wasn’t revealed until earlier on in Series 3. It saw the introduction of many long-term characters, including Karen Betts, Shaz Wylie, Dr. Nicholson and Di Barker.
Series 2 Cast