Although Debbie and Ruth start as best friends, their relationship quickly becomes contentious after the former learns about Ruth's affair with her husband in season one. The tension reaches a breaking point when Debbie fractures Ruth's ankle in the ring. At this point, Debbie has been seriously stressed, going through a divorce as a single mother and settling into her producer role for GLOW. And she's not thrilled about Ruth rejecting the network head's advances either, blaming her friend for the show getting moved to a dreaded 2 a.m. slot.
The ladies are pretty mad at Debbie when she finally visits Ruth at the hospital. The two women eventually air out all their sh*t in a screaming match, and Debbie brings forward a peace offering with a pair of pants.