I honestly thought I had missed a secret show between episodes 8 and 9, because somewhere in the midst of those two airings, she lost her mind. Between the oversensitivity when the girls’ mimick her catchphrase (along with everyone else’s), to her I-was-tricked-into-thinking-the-roasted-pig-was-stuffed-with-chicken-so-I’m-going-to-go-cry breakdown, to the paranoia about Laura and Imani having a one-on-one chat about their own beef on episode 10, I’m completely done with this woman. (If you think I’m lying, check out the full episode below.)
Truth be told, Jackie already had a bit of a rep for being crazy over her man—but you can’t tell her that. Remember how she checked Draya? Now, it’s not hard to imagine her following the team bus when Doug was on the road or banning female reporters from interviewing him with the way she is trying to run the ladies on “Basketball Wives.”
I’m wondering why we didn’t see this side of Jackie before, but in looking back at old episodes, it seems she was implementing her instigating plan for a least a few shows and now it’s just finally coming to fruition, in the middle of paradise. I just don’t understand what she expects to gain from this. I know she mistakenly thinks she’s the “boss b****h” and all, but seriously who will respect her after the season ends?
It’s unfortunate that the one woman who actually is a “happily married” basketball wife—in the history of the whole show (excluding Malaysia)—is a divisive nut. So much for being the mature role model out of the crew. I think a couple of camera crews and a few interviews have gone to this chic’s head.
Has your opinion of Jackie changed since you started watching her on “Basketball Wives,” or in the last few episodes? Are you disappointed that the matriarch of the group has turned out to be just another crazy character in the BBW series?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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