As they return to the beach house, Andrew and Bridget are joking with each other about American football versus what the rest of the world calls football. When Bridget pronounces soccer boring, Andrew laughs. "So you're telling me all those games you sat through, cheering and screaming -- you were faking that? I'm getting worried. What else were you faking?" How long do you have, Andrew?
The couple is startled by a crash in another room. Andrew arms himself with the fireplace poker and tells Bridget to stay there while he goes off to investigate. Yo, Andrew. I know I love you, but nobody puts Buffy in a corner! Bridget agrees with me and follows right behind him. It's just the Battling Butlers, whom I so want to rename the Bickersons. They not only let themselves into the Martins' place, but had a vase-throwing-and-breaking argument, immediately upon arrival. (Gemma was pitching. Henry was catching. I'm pretty sure that's probably true of their entire relationship.) Bridget didn't realize the Bickersons were coming. Gemma explains that Andrew told them to. Henry says they should leave, but when Gemma says she was really looking forward to a weekend away from the kids, Bridget asks them to stay.
Cop Shop: Agent Guyliner fills the cops in on Bridget's backstory and that he knows Bridget was in the Hamptons before or on September 9. He also knows that Shiv sent Bridget a letter sometime before that. Question: since sometime and anytime are words, why isn't everytime? Ahem. Sorry. My mind sort of wanders during these expository scenes. Guyliner wants hard evidence that proves Shiv and Bridget were in contact. Yada yada yada. The cops inform him that the Bickersons are visiting the Martin Beach Manse this weekend. Agent Guyliner chuckles. "It takes a brave woman to share her house with her husband and her lover." Does she get no points for efficiency?
Cafe: Bridget and Gemma do the girl talk thing, which, as usual, is all about Henry and his cheating heart. Bridget tells Gemma that if she loves Henry, she has to fight for him. Before Gemma leaves for a solo shopping trip to get something for her twins, she grabs Bridget's hand and tells her what an amazing friend she is. "Like a sister." And we flashback to...
The Past: The flashback starts in black and white, but then the Show remembers that the Kelly twins aren't all that old, so the color returns. The sisters are about 10, here. They're window shopping at a jewelry store. They want to find something nice, but their mother only gave them twenty bucks. They spot two matching necklaces with silver filigree heart pendants. In the center is a light blue stone -- the color is somewhere between an aquamarine and blue Topaz -- so, it's colored glass. Now, it's October in the real world, but early enough into October, that I could buy the girls' birthday is in September, so it seems to me the writers should have specified that props department find faux sapphire necklaces, because, SCIENCE FACT: little girls love their birthstone!