Brooklyn, day. Bridget is at an NA meeting and the group helps her finish the chant she began the night before: "...Help me learn from them." I am not overwhelmed by this pilot, but I want to give credit where credit is due. It's a really nice touch to have Bridget take time out of her very busy, sister-assuming life to haul ass to Brooklyn for a Twelve Step Meeting. I mean that. It's a nice bit of characterization to have this early on in the series. Girlfriend is serious about her recovery, even in the midst of her terrible decision to pretend she's Siobhan. It makes Bridget more sympathetic to me. At the meeting, a tearful Bridget confesses that every time she cleans up a mess, she ends up dirty. Another woman reminds Bridget that it's important to take responsibility for her actions. Um, isn't that exactly what she is not doing at all, right now? Whatever. Bridget says, "In all this, I lost someone who meant everything to me. I just got her back. Now she's gone. Maybe once things settle down, I can go back to my old life -- be normal again."
When Bridget returns to Park Ave. she hears music blaring and the sounds of boots a-knocking if you know what I mean. She calls out for Andrew as she follows the sound, but it's not Andrew. He wouldn't be having that much fun. It's his daughter, Juliet, who is still reasonably clothed, but her male companion is so not, save for the bed sheet draped over his lower body and the scarf serving as his blindfold. Oh my. My 12-year-old is watching this with me. Can we not? Juliet isn't embarrassed or contrite. She's full-on bitchy as she orders "Siobhan" out of her room. And then Bridget unintentionally cracks me up when she asks, not what Juliet thinks she's doing, or what her father would have done if he'd found her there, but, "Is that my scarf?" Hee.
As Bridget runs off towards Siobhan's dressing room, I remember that she hid Officer Jimmy's gun in the scarf drawer, but I still can't stop laughing. I think SMG used the exact same tone of voice when she asked her college roomie from Hell (literally) Demon Kathy, if she was wearing her sweater. I do have cable and yet, I still make my own fun. Anyhow, Bridget grabs the gun and puts it in her purse. When Juliet's boy toy leaves, Bridget is all nice and agreeable, while Juliet continues to be a total bitch. She answers the phone and announces some guy is coming up to see "Siobhan," and stomps back off to her room, without even saying who. But we know who it is -- Agent Machado.