Ringer recap: Greer Gardens

Siobhan returns to New York and Bridget makes the shocking to decision to...rock bangs!
Ep. 11 | Aired Jan 31, 2012

JUST DEAL WITH MY NEW BANGS Bridget (Sarah Michelle Gellar), with Henry (Ioan Gruffud), is the center of attention...once again.

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Hey, does anyone else remember that show Ringer? It's been on hiatus but it was kinda like the Parent Trap but if the Hayley Mills twins ditched their bowl cuts and grew up to be a nudie dancer and a frigid adultress, respectively? Ringer has been off the air now for, by my calculations, three and a half years. Very confusing, CW. Very confusing. Not much seems to have changed except for now Bridget has bangs! They really should have hyped those babies up more in the previews. Like I'd have loved a "Ringer Returns! Bangs!" ad campaign but whatevs. I'm not paid the big bucks to make those decisions.

So let's jump right into the new episode! GINORMOUS PHOTO ALERT!!! I missed that monstrosity. More shows should have GINORMOUS PHOTOS of their characters. You know Victoria Grayson would loooove a big ol' shot of herself in the foyer of Grayson Manor. So the show opened with a kinda kinky-gross moment where real Siobhan walked in on Bridget showering. Also, Siobhan was wearing a very unflattering trench coat if I may say. But the whole moment was very Flowers in the Attic.

We then cut to "Two Days Ago," with Andrew and Bridget out to dinner with an old friend Greer (Madchen Amick) and her husband, who didn't really talk much. Turns out he's an old pal of Andrew's while Greer and Siobhan are frenemies. At first when I saw Amick I was excited because I like her but then she can also kinda be a show-killer (Central Park West, anyone?). So anyways, Greer shows up with peonies which seem to be some sort of dig against Siobhan but naturally Bridget has no idea what's going on. So it's clear from the start that Greer is kind of a beast. But Bridget sensing something is wrong there decides to offer to help Greer with a public school benefit she's throwing for Juliet's new school.

Poor Agent Machado is still stuck with this story line of figuring out what happened to Bridget. So Henry called him over and basically told Machado he didn't believe that Gemma's murder was so simple. I was more distracted by Henry's hair: did he ALSO get bangs?

Meanwhile Siobhan is back in town and wasting no time getting into trouble. She attempted to break into Andrew's computer at his office but was caught by Andrew's assistant. I do sorta love how the fact that the twins are now back in the same city and, occasionally, the same bathroom. Siobhan gets a call from Tyler back in Paris and she tells him that she needs to break into Andrew's files for some complicated reason and he tells her to try the home computer since the protection is probably more lax.

Back at the Martin apartment, Bridget is rocking her bangs HARD and Juliet is doing a little side braid. Juliet clearly is trying to get out of going back to school because she doesn't want to see Mr. Carpenter, who she claims forced her to have sex. Once she and her dad leave for the day, Bridget gets a call from Malcolm. How is this dude living in Manhattan without a job? Bridget recommends he give Andrew a call for freelance computer work. Wasn't Malcolm a professor? Not really sure those are the same jobs. And yet, within like minutes of the phone call, Malcolm is sitting in a meeting with Andrew and helping him out with some computer program. Oh Ringer, you entertain me so with your ludicrous plotting and your GINORMOUS PHOTOS.

Greer and Bridget come back to the apartment and Bridge tries to get some more info out of Greer about their rift. Apparently, Greer saw something ages ago and that's what led to their falling out. Interesting. Also, Greer talks about figuring out the layout for the party but no mention of taking down the GINORMOUS PHOTO of Siobhan. Like, is that a pleasant thing for guests to see first thing?

NEXT: Bridget starts acting a lot like Buffy


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