Thereâ€™s a helpful recap of the premise at the topâ€”that Bridget witnessed a murder, ran rather than testify at the trial to her twin sister Siobhan, who killed herself (or so Bridget thinks). And everyone in Siobhanâ€™s lifeâ€”her husband and lover and best friendâ€”think sheâ€™s Siobhan, because Siobhan never mentioned having a twin to anybody.
At the end of the pilot, Bridget killed someone in self-defense in her loft that was being remodeled by her best friend Gemma, the architect. Siobhan was having an affair with Henry, Gemmaâ€™s husband, but Bridget has called that off. She may have been a drunken stripper back in the day but she has a moral code.
We pick up right where we left off. Bridget begins leaving a message about it all to her love Malcolm (also her sponsor in AA), then thinks better of it and deletes it. As she drags the body in a drop sheet Gemma walks in. Gemmaâ€™s alarm is over the wall being knocked down. This is a good thing, because if construction is delayed it will be easier for Bridget to dump the corpse.
Gemma asked her to meet her there because she finally consulted the nanny, and discovered itâ€™s not the nanny whoâ€™s having an affair with her hubby. Bridget realizes Siobhan gave her that piece of misinformation. More and more, missing Siobhan seems less and less nice.
Back in the gorgeous NY apartment, Bridget calls Malcolm. Oh man. Look at the closet. It is a room. It kind of looks like the one in â€œSex and the City,â€ except itâ€™s blue. Bridget rifles the drawers and finds a credit card. I guess sheâ€™s thinking about running off, not a bad idea when people are trying to kill you.
Hubby, aka Horatio Hornblower, comes in and tells her about the fight he had with his daughter, and he doesnâ€™t know where she is. He notices she looks odd (caught in the act of rifling through someoneâ€™s things tends to give you a funny expression, I suppose). Bridget says she wanted to take a walk. â€œAt midnight, pregnant, I donâ€™t think so,â€ he says. Oh yeah. â€œShivâ€ is pregnant. Horatio is going to like Bridget much more than Shiv, I think.
When will he figure this out, I wonder? No two twins are that identical. In the morning she finds a note on her pillow that he let her sleep in. Ioan Gruffudd must have it in his contracts that he plays really, really nice guys.
When she gets up she sees teenage Juliet and tells her to call her father. â€œYouâ€™re high,â€ Bridget says. Juliet says she was but now is hungover. When Juliet knocks over the vase Bridget flashes back to her own drunken days. It begins in black and white and then goes into color, which is a nice touch. Bridget remembers saying â€œIâ€™m going to call my sister, sheâ€™s the only one who gives a crap about me.â€
Andrew goes into his office to find a gorgeous British woman using his phone. Wow, the office is pretty. Glass desk. Big diamond tiles. He asks if they are good to go for some meeting/party tonight, and we learn that the British woman (his business partner) is snippy about herâ€”though Siobhan set up the event, all BW says is â€œI let her pick out the cocktail napkins.â€
Back at the gallery, Bridgetâ€™s got bleach and a table saw and her hair up. She talks to Malcolm who is at Rock Springs Community college when he calls and admits she killed a man in self-defense. She says she canâ€™t call the cops, sheâ€™s a fugitive. Malcolm says Bridget is, not Siobhan, but Bridget points out that it was her gun. He says heâ€™ll come get herâ€”halfway. â€œIâ€™m there for you, friend, sponsor, whatever you need.â€ Oh man. Ioan Gruffudd vs. Mike Colter is a tough choice. Malcolm is all kinds of dreamy, strong, reliable, and even professorial.
And oh my great music underneath. Itâ€™s a cover off â€œYou Showed Meâ€ by the Turtles, very indie rock, very nice. Two weeks in a row. Whoever is pulling the music is doing a great job.
She did I guess cut the body up because she says itâ€™s hidden.
Outside the door is a sinister looking guy in a suit. Itâ€™s Agent Machado.Â She wonâ€™t let him use the bathroom saying itâ€™s too messy. Sheâ€™s obviously ducking him as she says â€œtoday is not a good day.â€ Has she learned nothing from â€œLaw & Orderâ€? She looks so guilty.
Her favorite movie â€œThe Notebook,â€ his, a tie between â€œRaging Bullâ€ and â€œSinging in the Rain,â€ a policeman tells Machado. He learned it on Facebook. â€œnot exactly the type to lie about harboring a fugitive.â€
He sends his associate to the Martinâ€™s loft on Warren street.
Meanwhile Gemmaâ€™s husband Henry denies having an affair. Oh and we learn they live in Gramercy Park. Nice. He claims theyâ€™re too busy and distracted to have sex. I do not buy it and neither does she. She presents a hotel key the dry cleaner found in his suit. Oh boy do those dry cleaners need to go out of business. I mean who returns a disposable hotel key to a man and thinks it will not start trouble?
Bridget tries to use her sisterâ€™s ATM but doesnâ€™t know the pin. She actually goes to see a teller and claims she forgot her pin. It is helpful that she has her sisterâ€™s driverâ€™s license and looks like her. Sheâ€™s worried when the teller says â€œcan you please come with meâ€ but sheâ€™s only being taken to a senior guy who says â€œspecial clients deserve special treatment.â€ She wants to empty her bank account. â€œNot much in there,â€ but hey! What about that bank account he set up last month for emergencies only? And he chuckles paternally when she talks about a shoe sale at Bergdorfâ€™s. You know, even Manolos arenâ€™t as expensive as all that. He should look alarmed.
As she tries to go to the airport Andrew calls her for updates on Juliet and to remind her about the cocktail party. Uh oh. Itâ€™s going to be at the loft. And this is really contrived as well as he insists she go there and let in the event planner, never mind the lack of dÃ©cor and tools lying around.
Now really most people in her shoes would just beat it out of there, but then there would be no show.
And yep, back she goes. Also, because sheâ€™s tenderhearted and kind of already cares about Juliet. Also, because Andrew needs her.
In the loft, people roll out a carpet she thought for a moment was the body. The event planner tells her itâ€™s a â€œTitanicâ€ theme.
The body is in the trunk. Thereâ€™s a text from Malcolm but she replies â€œgotta make sure the problem stays hidden.â€
Oh Bridget. Texts are traceable.
And back home yes, she counsels young lovely downward spiraling Juliet. Juliet answers with bravado but again, if she didnâ€™t, thereâ€™d be no show.
Wow. Chandeliers, ottomans, velvet. Bridget in a black kind of Greek goddess thing with hair up and a long fall. Itâ€™s got one sleeve like Anyaâ€™s winning outfit on â€œProject Runwayâ€ last week! Please can I just visit with her life for a day?
And she chats about tans and botox with glamorous women because we are being told that rich women are silly. She chases someone off the trunk of death by saying itâ€™s an antique.
Just as Andrew is saying with some surprise that she looks lovely, BW (her name, according to the CW, is Olivia) steals him away, running her hands all over him. Gemma is correct in calling her a snake. Though snakes are a bit more subtle.
Gemmaâ€™s husband tells Bridget about Gemmaâ€™s discovery, but says he denied it all. It was kind of the truth since thereâ€™s no affair anymore.
Close up of trunk. Bridget starts wiping away some blood on the floor and because her timing sucks, Agent Machado comes in as sheâ€™s doing it. They talk on the terrace and he tells her it used to be a cannery, then a department store. Her loft used to be the menâ€™s section. That is pretty interesting, actually. But Bridget is not at all distracted by the small talk.
â€œCall me crazy but I think thereâ€™s a reason youâ€™re keeping people out of this place.â€
A drunken Gemma slaps a woman while the party guests look on in delight.
Bridget kicks out Machado by informing him that heâ€™s harassing her, which, actually, is true. Police donâ€™t get to drop in on you socially, even if they do look nice in a suit.
Wow that is some dress Olivia has on. Sheer black on top, crisscrossing. She and Andrew are giving a speech when the phone rings. It keeps ringing until BW says â€œwhere is it coming from?â€ and someone points to the Trunk of Death. Oops. When you hide a body, always put the phone on silent.
Bridget gets to the trunk first and says one of the workers must have left something behind.
Andrew continues the speech as a very sinister guy walks in.
Nice move, Olivia tells Bridget. â€œSome may see it as desperate but in finance we call it strategic,â€ she says. Meaning she did it to hold on to her husband. Andrew wanders over and BW says she was just saying how excited she was about the baby. Interesting moment when Andrew says to her â€œyouâ€™re not going to stay and clean up?â€ and Bridget says she asked the event staff to come back, which surprises Andrew naturally since rich people donâ€™t clean up their own dinner parties.
While Andrew gets Olivia a taxi, Gemma apologizes for her outburst and admits she cant kick Henry out because she still loves him.
At home, Andrew praises her behavior at the party and says itâ€™s been a long time since he felt she was on his side. â€œtiâ€™s like I had the old Siobhan back,â€ he says. â€œDonâ€™t go away again.â€ Uh oh. Hand on knee. Shot of them in bed. Did they do it? If not, how did she get out of it? Heâ€™s asleep and she gets up and throws on a sweater, texting Malcolm that sheâ€™s on her way.
In the bed shot, heâ€™s on her side of the bed. She was on the other pillow when she woke up to his note. In real life couples do not change sides. Even if they have been having wild monkey sex.
As she starts down the hall though she sees Juliet throwing up. She looks so wan and scared and when she begs Bridget not to leave, she doesnâ€™t.
Another flashback, nine years ago in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. She remembers her sister coming to bail her out but getting too mad and leaving.
â€œIâ€™m here,â€ she tells Juliet, who cries and cries. Andrew wakes up and sees the two of them which I guess is a very odd picture to him. Itâ€™s like a Stepford wife who woke up with a heart.
She goes to the loft and calls Malcolm. And says she cant go. â€œFor the first time in my life Iâ€™m not the one leaning on people. People need Siobhan to stay and I need to stay here for Siobhan.â€
We see Malcolm picking up her voicemail as a scary car with scary guy pulls in on him. Suddenly a student runs up to him and the car backs away. Yay for last minute papers! â€œCutting it close, man,â€ Malcolm says as the danger evaporates.
In Paris, Siobhan tries to withdraw some money. Is there a reason in France they always dress women in hats with feathers and bags with chains? She gets a shock when she learns her account was closed yesterday.
â€œSheâ€™s ruining everything,â€ she tells someone on the phone. â€œIt has to get done, sooner rather than later.â€ What? You wouldnâ€™t put out a hit on your own twin, would you?
And Bridget opens the trunk and itâ€™s clean! No body!
What do you think? What is Siobhan up to? Who tried to kill her last week? Who was in the parking lot with Malcolm? Who was the weird looking guy at the party? So many questions.