Bridget learns a lot more about Siobhan’s life these days: The picture she took from the killer’s pocket matches one she finds on Andrew’s desk, and she thinks he called the hit on her. She finds info from a divorce lawyer, visits, and goes to find out that Siobhan had wanted some drastic changes made to the prenuptial agreements, but he’d never heard back from her, even though he’d gotten the impression that Andrew had turned abusive. And he gave her some info about a building Andrew owned that seemed to have had the paperwork falsified.
She goes to investigate, and finds out that it really is a dump, just like Andrew said, but she meets a guy she saw at the party, who says he knows what’s going on and all he wants in the phone back. She doesn’t give it. Instead, she goes to meet Agent Machado and confuses him, but manages to get the baddie to see her talking to the feds, which buys her some time to track the calls.
Meanwhile, Henry’s book has been pulled and he wants to self-publish, and that requires pulling his savings out of Andrew’s bank. His partner Olivia isn’t happy with that because she wants to get Gemma’s dad to invest in her hedge fund, and she tells Gemma that Henry wanted the money out without telling her.
Back in nowheresville, the guy Bridget was going to testify against gets ahold of Malcom to find out where she’s gone, and most of the episode has him getting beaten up and not telling. Then he doses the guy with whatever was his drug of choice, so he’ll either be hooked again or overdose.
And in France, the real Siobhan is attempting to seduce someone connected to the bank Andrew works for, and she finds out that she’s pregnant. She calls Henry, but doesn’t say anything to him.
Trickier and trickier. But it was great watching Bridget take a little control of her own situation. She’s supposed to be scrappy and resourceful, and this is almost the first we get to see of it. She uses Machado to keep herself safe, and she makes up with Andrew. And everyone is a teeny bit closer to understanding how this all fits together.
The action was knocked down a notch or so this week, but the thinking was up, and we’re drawn a little it more into the story, since it’s apparently also involving big international banking firms, not just one woman’s personal vendettas. But people are starting to notice that something has changed. Andrew hopes he’s getting his old wife back, Gemma is getting concerned that something’s wrong with her, friends are catching that she doesn’t recognize them, and Machado has noted that her weekly patterns have changed. How long before someone starts to put it all together? And will they use it against her or play along with the ruse?
Really, I can’t wait until she makes common cause with Machado. He’s trying to be friendly, so he’s already sympathetic, and getting him emotionally involved in the case puts him on the line where he risks his job to help her, and that makes him more intrinsic to the story. We’re also willing to bet that Henry has something nefarious up his sleeve, after his bahavior this week. So everything is moving along nicely.
– Machado is likable enough that we feel bad when he gets brushed off all the time, and there’s only so much of that a man can take before he starts getting intense, which id good for plot.
– Andrew is shaping up to be as much a victim of this whole thing than anyone else is, and that makes him very sympathetic.
– Odd that they sent Juliette away after last episode making such a big deal about Bridget getting through to her.
– Siobhan getting all weepy over get test makes her less of a villain, and she was such a good villain.
– Everyone has an angle. They have to.
– Drug-addled Malcom is going to give away where she is, and then the baddie is going to head out to New York, where hopefully he has connections and then the criminal underworld can come after her, too.
– Machado is going to start getting obsessive, and will find himself involved, whether he likes it or not.
– Just when she and Andrew look like they’re going to be heading into married bliss, he’s going to find out that she’s not his wife, and then, will be play along or turn her in?
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