You've heard the premise by now. An estranged twin in trouble is given the opportunity to take her disappeared sister's place and go into hiding. Bridget is a recovering drug addict, ex-stripper, possibly ex-prostitute, but those aren't the problems she's running from. She's doing okay at AA. The problem is she witnessed a crime and she's an idiot. Instead of taking the stand and putting the guy away, she runs and is surprised when he gets off and comes after her.
Okay I know that happens a lot but in this case Bridget knew she was doomed if she did, doomed if she didn't, so she shoulda. But that's not even the stupidity I'll be getting too momentarily.
Anyways when her sister Siobhan disappears, Bridget decides to just take her life. Money, husband, sweet penthouse, step-daughter, friends, lovers... the whole package deal.
There's some interesting filming in this episode that I really liked. I tried to capture some images that show it off but I'm not sure if I did it justice. Count the number of mirrors in this episode, it's crazy. There are a lot of mind-blowing shots that play with the twins-aspect of the show. Kept reminding me of and just making me miss Season 1 of Heroes! There's no way Ringer will ever beat the Jesicca/Nicky drama.
|Man, if there were that many Slayers... oh wait...|
|Bridget reflected in Siobhan's shades|
It was hilarious watching Bridget trying to figure out Siobhan's life and finding that her sister has secrets. Not hilarious in a Freaky Friday kinda way but a good way. Sarah Michelle Gellar is really good at the playing-along-even-though-I-don't-know-what's-going-on roles. She can simultaneously be believable to the other characters in the show while betraying her confusion and the fact that she's improvising to the audience. Love it. She does it in a funny way sometimes on Buffy, and here it's more dramatic, but just as clever.
Bridget, however, is the last one to know that Siobhan is in some trouble as well. A hit man is sent to -Siobhan's- loft, after Gemma calls -Siobhan- and lures her to the loft, and Bridget is surprised that he was trying to kill -Siobhan- and not her. Most predictable episode reveal ever, and she doesn't figure it out until the last. It's hard to make a show work with a protagonist whose not very intelligent, but we'll see how they do. Maybe she'll smarten up. Can't be as stupid as Bella from Twilight.
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