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'Ringer': 'If You're Just an Evil Bitch Then Get Over It' recap

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Season 1, episode 20

Catherine (Andrea Roth) is insane. The lengths she goes to in an attempt to punish Bridget (Sarah Michelle Gellar) - actually cutting her wrists to gain everyone's trust back - is so soapishly extreme that it's easy to sit back and enjoy rooting against her. When Juliet (Zoey Deutch) uttered the titular words, "If you're just an evil bitch, then get over it", a wide grin came across my face.

But Juliet, Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd) and Bridget are all suckered into Catherine's plan. It's sweet Juliet is unlike her mother in that she has a heart and wants to help her, but it's clearly bad news when Catherine is invited to stay in the Martin home for a few days.

Ringer s01e20: 'If You're Just an Evil Bitch Then Get Over It'

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Bridget is too distracted to realise anything is off with Catherine, though. Firstly, she works with Machado (Nestor Carbonell) to figure out who ordered the hit on her. And then she's brought into the police station to be interrogated about attempting to bribe a maid to make her 'forget' she saw Henry (Kristoffer Polaha) at the hotel.

Of course, Bridget knows absolutely nothing about the latter because it was actually Siobhan, and so she chooses to confront Henry and comes thisclose (ahhh!) to finding her twin.

Still, at least the tantalising tease isn't completely pointless - a tense conversation with Henry later and Bridget has sussed out that he was the one who killed Tyler.

Henry is in a bit of a pickle. Not only has his father-in-law Arbogast snitched on him to the police, but he's also taken Henry's children away. Arbogast (Gregory Harrison) wants to utterly ruin his life - he still hasn't forgiven him over how he treated Gemma: "You broke my daughter's heart, and for all I know, you had something to do with her death."

Ringer s01e20: 'If You're Just an Evil Bitch Then Get Over It'

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But how did Arbogast figure out Henry killed Tyler? Two phone calls and some simple addition - because 2 + 2 = You Killed Tyler.

In brighter news, though, it turns out Machado has been hiding his amazing-ness all this time! I like to think it was the FBI badge that held him back over the past 19 episodes, because ever since he got suspended last week, he saved Bridget's life by taking down a hitman AND allowed his secret investigating skills to emerge and flourish by solving who ordered the hit. Andrew is usually the most entertaining character to watch, but I think Machado's sudden rise to competency makes him the winner this episode.

Far and away the best scene was when Machado is seconds away from cracking the mystery while Catherine is serving a spiked tea to Bridget. There's tension and that's great, but what I loved the most was when the picture of the culprit Machado has to load up - a mere 505kb file - takes forever to download and starts loading from the bottom upwards. Machado seems to agree with me about how absurd this is. The look of disgust on his face - absolutely brilliant.

Ringer s01e20: 'If You're Just an Evil Bitch Then Get Over It'

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Machado fails to warn Bridget in time by literally a couple of seconds. If only he had a faster internet connection! But the episode ends in exciting manner as Bridget finally realises as she uncontrollably falls to the floor that the woman who made that tea is none other than the one who wants her dead.

I can't wait to see how Bridget's going to escape this predicament next week. I'm hoping for Machado and Andrew to team up to save the day - who else would you rather have to rescue you on the show?

Andrew Highlight of the Week... He doesn't have a lot to do this week, but Andrew's reaction to finding out Bridget's been targeted yet again at the beginning of the episode edges it. Upon hearing the news, his eyes dart around and head shakes before he sincerely tells Bridget that he loves her. Aww!

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