Read on for my hair-centric recap of Ringer 1×02, “She’s Ruining Everything,” aired Tuesday, September 20th, 2011:
When I recapped the Ringer pilot, I concluded that Sarah Michelle Gellar’s hair was the star of the show. I had an idea to do hair-centric recaps to reflect this fact, but things got busy. (Plus, I have no idea how to create screen caps.) Now, thanks to a few stolen afternoons, and Glamorous-SMG.com‘s screen captures, I’m able to make my dream a reality. What happened to Bridget after she assumed Siobhan’s identity? What is Siobhan up to in Paris? The answer is all in the hair. There are 8 different looks in episode 2, so let me break it down for you.
Look 1: Bridget masquerades as Siobhan at the Martins’ unfinished loft. She wears her hair some-up, some-down, along with an olive top and a Wonder-Woman-esque cuff bracelet. This hair really says, “I just killed a man, but now I’m ready to lie to my fake best friend about her cheating husband. Also, I think I will head home to pack, so that I can run away. Of course, I’ll make sure to use a giant green bag to camouflage all the money I am going to steal from my dead sister. But not before having a heart-to-heart with my fake husband. He has a sexy accent.”
Look 2: Bridget’s version of bed head. Bridget wakes up in Siobhan and Andrew’s bed. Her hair, of course, looks perfect, but she is cranky. This look really says, “Even though I have perfect hair that looks amazing even when I wake up in the morning, life is hard. I let my fake husband’s sexy accent convince me not to run away last night, so now I have a long journey ahead of me. Sneakily running away is soooo much easier at night.”
Look 3: Bridget is all ready for her busy day, wearing an elegant white top, and carrying her escape bag. This up-do is elegant enough to pass as Siobhan, but do you see how Bridget wears it loose, with tendrils flowing? This shows that she is not uptight and crazy (like her sister). This look is great for confronting one’s druggie fake step-daughter. It is also perfect for cleaning up dead bodies.
See? Briget heads to the loft, armed with bleach and other cleaning supplies. That green bag sure is useful. Also key? Wearing white. I mean, the clean-up does involve bleach, and she wouldn’t want to ruin any of her dead sister’s clothes. It’s not like she has to worry about getting blood on her … oh, wait. Something I’d like to note here: SMG is very “babe in the woods”/ “deer in the headlights” in this episode, which I find weird. Like nothing worse ever happened to druggie/ prostitute/ stripper Bridget? I mean, she was running from a killer, etc. I just feel like Bridget should be a little tougher, since she’s someone who has had such a hard life.
Anyway, this look is pretty multi-purpose, so it also works for admitting you killed someone to your NA sponsor. Good times. And no need for a costume change before confronting the FBI agent who’s after you. Luckily for Bridget, Machado thinks she’s Siobhan. Then Bridget and her big green bag head for the bank in order to drain her dead sister’s savings. NBD. Unfortunately for Bridget’s escape plan, however, Andrew calls. “Oh, a party? I guess I’ll just have to put those running-for-my-life plans on hold.” Luckily, this look is also great for party planning at last night’s murder scene, and locating the perfect trunk to dispose a dead body, before returning home to bond with one’s fake step-daughter.
Look 4: Bridget sports a SERIOUS ponytail. Very Madonna circa the Blond Ambition Tour. Very Blake Lively at an awards show. Very hair extension-y. Very fun. This look says, “I’m going to drink champagne with my fake friends while fake smiling. But deep inside, I will be genuinely worrying about the dead body in the trunk over there.” Plus, fake smiling so much is hard, so I would imagine that this ponytail helps with that. It also works for shooting jealous looks at that crazy chick from Dexter, who is now Bridget’s fake husband’s sexy business partner. And it’s PERFECT for a tête-à-tête with her fake ex-lover, and kicking uninvited FBI agents out of parties. Of course, Bridget doesn’t forget to have a heart-to-heart with her fake bestie either. Also, life lesson: When stashing a dead body in an antique trunk, line it first. And make sure to check the dead man’s pockets for a cell phone. Lesson learned.
Look 5: Apparently this is what Bridget looks like when she’s getting ready for bed. I’m sure my hair would look this amazing after I took off my crazy ponytail extensions too. This simple look is good for bonding with your fake husband before bed. Keep your makeup on, of course, especially if your fake husband looks like Ioan Gruffudd. This multi-purpose do is also great for getting up in the middle of the night to run away. Too bad Bridget’s escape plan was ruined by Juliet breaking down. Luckily, this hair also works for comforting a puking step-daughter in the bathroom. (Though next time she deals with a puke situation, I might suggest an up-do.) If you get caught by your hot fake husband in the midst of being sensitive and maternal, all the better.
Muss up your hair a bit, and you can extend this look when revisiting the scene of the crime. Bridget heads over to the loft to take another stab at hiding the dead body, only to find out that someone else had already cleaned up her mess. Score!
Look 6: Flashback Bridget. 9 years ago in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Well, Siobhan did mention Tahoe on the boat in the pilot. This hairstyle says “I’m a lil’ trashy and a lil’ drunk. And a lil’ broke. Don’t mind me. Just waiting for my sister to bail me out.”
Look 7: Flashback Siobhan. This looks says, “I am the non-addict sister. Also, it is totally 2002. Can’t you tell by my jean jacket. Yeah, I just wore this on a date. 2002 was THE BEST! Also, I am annoyed at always having to bail out my sister. And just annoyed in general. All the time. I really hope that I deal with my anger issues, or I could end up faking my death in 9 years.”
Look 8: Siobhan in Paris, the pièce de résistance. Very Kathryn from Cruel Intentions. In my pilot recap, I said that Siobhan was THE WORST, but I have since realized that this makes her THE BEST. I mean, that hat, coat, glasses, leopard bag … plus, speaking French? Priceless. This look is perfect for strolling Paris after faking one’s death. And it is perfect for visiting the bank, only to learn that your emergency account has been drained and closed by your sister. “She’s ruining everything,” Siobhan tells a mysterious person on the phone. What is the bad twin up to? Can we have a Paris-centric episode soon? I like it so much better there.
Photo Credit: All pictures above are from Glamorous-SMG.com‘s screen captures gallery for Ringer episode 2. Check it out here.
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