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Good-bye meaningful conversations with The Cowboy! HELLO fall TV! My, oh my how I’ve missed your beautiful face.
The Cowboy and I watched both while each enjoying a rum and diet Coke and, erm, half a pizza. Yes, each. Whatever. I had a stressful day at work and I was tired. Yes, I’m an emotional eater. Any other questions?
Okay, so Ringer.
The show opens with SMG playing Bridget playing her twin sister Siobhan – but we don’t really know that yet – being attacked in a NY penthouse loft apartment that’s under construction. Right as the bad guy is about to get her she says, “You have the wrong girl”.
Good start, no?
Next we cut to a scene with a not so prettified SMG sitting in an NA meeting. This, we learn, is Bridget, the formerly a drug addict troubled twin sister, not to be confused with the living in a loveless marriage in NY twin sister. Confused? Don’t worry, you’ll figure it out. I hope.
Bridget is also a witness to a violent murder and is taken to a shady looking motel where an armed officer guards the door. When the FBI agent arrives the following morning Bridget is gone and the armed officer is handcuffed to the shower.
Whoops – I hate it when sole witnesses get away.
We next see Bridget meeting up with Siobhan in New York and off to the Hamptons they go.
“Your life must be perfect” says Bridget while wandering around Siobhan’s home in awe.
“Nearly, but no one’s life is perfect” responds a very humble Siobhan
Next we are treated to some sub-par green screen work while the sisters go for a boat ride on the ocean. Very sub-par green screen work. Bridget wakes up from a nap to find Siobhan no where in sight and Siobhan’s wedding ring in a pill container.
Looks like Siobhan offed herself. Dang.
Bridget finds her way to the Manhattan apartment just before her husband arrives home. As Bridget/Siobhan kisses Andrew she learns they don’t kiss. Whoops. Mistake #1.
The next morning Bridget/Siobhan is late meeting her best friend at the next NY loft penthouse apartment that Andrew has picked out for the two of them. Oh, the troubled life of a rich wife. The best friend confesses she suspects her husband of having an affair – guess what? It’s with Siobhan. Oops.
Bridget/Siobhan spends more time bumbling around in Siobhan’s life – missing doctor’s appointments (guess who’s pregnant?!), walking in on her husband’s daughter having some “fun time” with a boy after she’s kicked out of boarding school for drugs (or, for carrying around a red container thing – it wasn’t very clear) and calling things off with best friend’s husband (PS – the baby is totally probably his).
We now return to the opening scene, Bridget/Siobhan running from an attacker. After crashing through drywall (who needs studs these days) Bridget/Siobhan finds the gun she had hidden and kills her attacker. WIN!
Reaching into his pocket she sees not a picture of her (as one would assume since she was the only witness to a murder and decided to flee before testifying) but a picture of Siobhan (we know because there’s a name).
But wait! Siobhan’s not dead! She’s dressed fancy obviously mad that her plan to kill Bridget and make it look like she’s dead failed.