DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
THIS isn’t good. Siobhan’s husband just called her Bridget. Which is her name. It’s just that as far as he knows she’s his wife Siobhan. Bridget and Siobhan look the same, on account of being identical twins, both played by Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Tremendous relief anyway – that was just a dream. But the day will come when Andrew Martin (Ioan Gruffudd) is going to turn to his wife and start asking questions. Surely. He can’t be that dumb. Can he? He’s some sort of hot finance dude and, even allowing for the shape the US economy’s in, he’s still got his place at the Hamptons and one in Manhattan for weekday living and the cars on tap and what about Siobhan’s wardrobe? Which somehow fits Bridget, Bridget who by rights should be about 15kg lighter, thanks to her choice of lifestyle. She’s on the straight and narrow now though, with a fake happy marriage and a fake pregnancy, things couldn’t be better. If you don’t count being on the run from the FBI.
OK, Ringer isn’t Chekhov. I don’t really like Chekhov anyway. Three Sisters makes me want to put my head in the oven. But I can’t see this turning out like that. So far only the cops and Bridget’s 12-step sponsor Malcolm even know there are two sisters. But at some stage when someone has a secret like this, on a TV series like this, you have to tell other people. And tonight, Bridget – away for the weekend with Andrew and their alleged best friends Henry and Gemma – has reached this point. Siobhan was sleeping with Henry before she died. Not that she’s dead. She’s living in a hotel suite in Paris and up to no good. Reasons unknown. But Ringer isn’t the type of show where I’m going to expect all things explained to me. Ringer Channel 10, 9.30pm
Double: Sarah Michelle Gellar