Meanwhile, it's Juliet's first day at public school, and Andrew is frustrated by her choice of attire. Sarah Michelle Gellar seems to briefly channel Buffy as she stares at her step-daughter's short skirt and notes, "It's a little… fabric-challenged."
"It's public school, which means I can wear whatever I want - the poor kids do it everyday!" protests Juliet. As Andrew fetches the car, Juliet hands 'Siobhan' the last of her drug stash - but former addict Bridget is far from a safe pair of hands!
As Henry ditches his bloody trash in a city dumpster and drops off Gemma's car at JFK airport, Bridget struggles to throw out the drug stash. She calls her new friend Malcolm and explains, "I know I should just throw it away [but] I just can't seem to do it…"
Just then, a lady from Gemma's office arrives to drop off they keys to the loft. She asks if 'Siobhan' has heard from Gemma - she's not at the office and isn't answering her cell. Bridget begins to sense that something is very wrong indeed...
Juliet attends her first day of public school and meets her handsome, Noah Wyle-esque teacher Mr. Carpenter (Jason Dohring). One student - Tessa (the fantastically named Gage Golightly) - comes up with what she considers to be an amazing burn, "Hey rich girl, can I borrow five bucks?"
Juliet hands over $20 and bites back, "Now you and your family can eat for a whole month!" - now that's a burn! Meanwhile, Bridget visits Henry - but he claims to have no clue where Gemma is. He was shocked to discover the blood and broken vase, and bellows at Bridget, "Tell me what you did to my wife!"
Henry explains that he has covered up the crime to protect 'Siobhan' and reminds her of a damning conversation they had eight months previous. In flashback, the real Siobhan tells her lover that they could finally be together if they "take matters into [their] own hands" - but quickly insists that she is only kidding around.
Meanwhile, in Rock Springs, Wyoming, Agent Machado investigates the scene of Malcolm's disappearance, noting signs of a struggle. He spots a number of used cigarettes on the ground and orders them to be taken to the lab for DNA testing - he suspects that Bodaway is involved!
Speaking of which, Malcolm is STILL being tortured by Bodaway and his goons. But he finally breaks, gasping, "I'll tell you everything you want to know!"
At the public school, Tessa and her mean girl squad confront Juliet, throwing her into a locker. A fight erupts between the pair, but is quickly broken up by kindly Mr. McNoahWyleHandsome.
Bridget returns home, but finds Henry waiting for her. He insists that he had nothing to do with Gemma's disappearance, but is afraid to contact the police for fear of looking guilty - after all, he cleaned up the crime scene and recently with his attorney to kick off divorce proceedings!
Bridget tells Henry to leave, since she needs time to think, but she soon receives an incoming call from Charlie. She meets her new pal for a coffee, bringing the stash with her. Charlie quickly bins the drugs, but Bridget seems distracted and makes her apologies, rushing out of the cafe.
Bridget calls Henry and asks where he hid the bloody trash - she's worried about becoming a suspect. Meanwhile, Machado arrives at Bodaway's club to enquire about Malcolm, but the villain won't let him search the premises without a warrant.
At the school, Juliet is being blamed for starting the fight. Andrew arrives and she becomes upset when her father does not believe her story.
Donning a pair of gloves, Bridget inspects the bloody trash in the dumpster. She then makes an anonymous call to the NYPD, informing them that Gemma's missing and may have been the victim of foul play.
"And I can tell you where to find the evidence to prove it," she says - what game is Bridget playing? Two cops arrive at Henry's apartment and take him down to the precinct to answer some questions, while Bridget watches in secret.
Malcolm calls to check in on Bridget and she asks him if he's still willing to be her new sponsor. He accepts on the condition that they have regular meetings to prevent her drug use. "Those are relics of my old life," she insists, as Henry is driven away by the police. "Today's about protecting my new one."
Meanwhile, DNA traces are found on one of Machado's cigarettes - belonging to one of Bodaway's thugs! Machado gets a warrant and returns to the club, kicking out the patrons and busting down the door to the basement. But there's no sign of Malcolm...
Juliet is also having a tough time of it, but Mr. Carpenter lies to the Principal and claims that he saw Tessa start the fight. Afterwards, Juliet questions his motives and he claims that he's aware of Tessa's bad behaviour. "But you?" he adds. "Everyone deserves a fresh start."
At the police station, Henry is shown pictures of the bloody trash, but he denies all knowledge and is eventually released. Back at Bodaway's club, Machado receives a call from the same cops - they found fingerprints on the trash, belonging to Bridget Kelly!
Bridget returns home and finds a morose Andrew - he's spoken with Henry and explains that Gemma is missing and may have been harmed. Andrew makes a phone call to delay his business commitments, but Bridget receives a call of her own - it's Machado!
He asks 'Siobhan' if there's any reason why Bridget would want to hurt Gemma. He's returning to New York in the morning and says, "I'm sure I'll see you real soon..."
Here we cut to a flashback - the moment where Bridget inspected the bloody trash. We see that she deliberately planted her prints - but why???
In Paris, the real Siobhan receives a phone call. A mystery voice informs her, "The Gemma problem has been taken care of," and she replies, "I didn't want it to have to come to this."
Why would Siobhan target Gemma? Does she want to maintain Bridget's cover? WHAT'S GOING ON?!
• Another brilliantly dumb episode of Ringer - Gemma's disappearance delivers more ridiculous antics. Fab!
• We could do without the 'Juliet at school' storyline though - she's a pretty dull character. Let's hope we're not subjected to a clichéd teacher / student romance sub-plot with her and Carpenter.
• Let's give Machado more screen-time instead. This week, he gets a decent plot and even his own bad-ass moment, as he kicks down the door to Bodaway's basement. A shame it all ends in yet another dead-end.
• But now he has a lead on Bridget - will he guess that she's posing as Siobhan? Probably not, but it'll be fun to see how she gets out of it!
• So why did Bridget plant her prints? Perhaps she's trying to frame 'Bridget' for the crime, since everyone thinks she's Siobhan? A bold gambit.
• A minor quibble, but why does Henry grab Bridget in such a threatening way after entering her apartment? It makes no plot sense and seems to be just a lousy attempt at a cheap scare.