And now, it's time to meet Siobhan Martin, Bridget's estranged twin that's played, coincidentally enough, by Sarah Michelle Gellar. The elegant Siobhan is all dressed in white and looking out of place at the counter of a bus station coffee shop. She's uneasy and I think the show is trying to make us think this is Bridget on the run, but it's clearly not. Siobhan opens up her compact and looks in the mirror -- an ongoing theme in this episode because they're twins. You dig? When the bus arrives, Siobhan rises to leave and runs into a police officer, who is just entering. She nervously puts on her sunglasses after giving him a good long look at her face. As she walks out the door he calls her back. The jig is up! No it's not. She just forgot her wallet, sillies.
Outside, Siobhan finds Bridget, who gives us a very Buffy boo-boo face, as the sisters embrace. They retreat to Siobhan's weekend place in the Hamptons, where Siobhan explains that her husband is in London on business, and is visiting his teenaged daughter, Juliet (another Lost coincidence), at boarding school. She also admits that Andrew doesn't even know Bridget exists. The sisters then begin an awkward heart to heart. They're surrounded by mirrors, so we don't just have two Buffies -- we have infinite Buffies. Yay! Bridget is really sorry about someone named Sean, who she thinks about every single day. Siobhan, who clearly doesn't want to talk about Sean, knows that making amends is an important step in recovery, but tells Bridget that she's already forgiven. She just needs to forgive herself. There's something icy about her tone, though. Don't believe the sister-bot, Buffy!
Rock Springs, Wyoming. Agent Machado interviews Malcolm (on a college or big high school campus) about his relationship with Bridget. He sounds as much like a jealous lover as a Fed, which works because Malcolm cops to having gotten too close to Bridget, even though he was her NA sponsor. He insists he doesn't know where Bridget has gone, though, so Machado turns up the heat, and hands him a newspaper with the headline screaming that Macawi is free, because his case has been declared a mistrial. Machado goes on about what a badass Macawi is -- having killed his own brother -- and drills home the fact that Bridget isn't just in trouble with the law: her life is at stake.
Meanwhile, Bridget and Siobhan go boating and Bridget remarks that it reminds her of Tahoe, which, it turns out, is why Siobhan loves the Hamptons. Admittedly, I've been to neither place, but I'm finding it a little hard to believe that a western lake and an east coast beach are that much alike, other than, you know, water. After this scene, I tried desperately to find the Bette Davis flick Dead Ringer about a poor twin who kills her evil rich twin and assumes her life, but no dice. I do wish wardrobe had dressed the Gellar(s) in stripey sweaters, though. Anyhow, this is the pivotal scene and not just because of the subpar special effects. Siobhan gets Bridget a drink as they chat about how Bridget is no longer working the pole, but she's still working for tips -- waitressing. She doesn't want to be the sister Siobhan has to pretend doesn't exist. Siobhan non-sequiturs with, "Just so you know, I missed you, too." The next thing Bridget knows, she's waking up alone on the boat. Siobhan is nowhere to be found. Bridget screams for her sister, tries (and fails) to radio for help and even jumps in the water to look for her, but it's all to no avail. Personally, I think Siobhan slipped Bridget a mickey, because all that's left is a pill bottle -- empty of pills, but full of Siobhan's engagement and wedding rings. What would her motive be? Well, clearly she got a good look at the laughable green-screen background used in this scene and said, "Screw it. I'm out." And yeah, I just plagiarized myself from the recaplet. I think I'm allowed to do that. Commercial.