Credit: Patrick Wymore/The CW ©2011 The CW Network Photo: Bridget Meets Catherine Martin on Ringer Season 1, Episode 12: "What Are You Doing Here, Ho-Bag?"

Ringer has returned, and — lo and behold — so has Siobhan (Sarah Michelle Gellar), from Paris, where she's been mastering evil plots against her friends and relatives. 

The first half of Season 1 established that Bridget (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is the good twin. Sure, there's been some heavy drug use, and there was that whole career in stripping, but deep down she just wants to be loved… by her sister's husband Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd), who still thinks she's his real wife. Confused?

Here's the recap: Siobhan's evil, Bridget's good, Andrew's in the dark — but happy his wife has thawed, and Henry (Siobhan's lover, played by Kristoffer Polaha) is confused.

But beyond the twists and turns that leave us reeling with motion sickness, the question we've been asking for a while now is why is Siobhan so angry with her sister? It's one thing to stop sending her Christmas cards, but pretending to kill yourself so the people who are after you will go after your sister instead? That's a bit excessive, no?

At a recent screening we asked co-creators Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder what happens now that both sisters are in New York — and while it's good for us, it's pure trouble for the twins.

 

Siobhan is here to stay… for a little bit!

"We wanted to amp things up, and it's more fun playing with the 'twinning' of it all by having the two sisters in the same city, interacting and interweaving," says Eric.

And Siobhan is done outsourcing her dirty work. "If you want something done right, do it yourself," says Nicole. "She'll be around for a little while."

The Rift

We're finally going to find out what happened to baby Sean (remember, the picture of the kid from the pilot that had Bridget telling Siobhan how sorry she is?) "[Siobhan] has a vendetta against her sister, which we'll unearth," promises Eric. "There's one singular incident that drove this wedge between the sisters and we're going to discover what that is, and why Siobhan hates her sister so much." Even better, we'll find out in February.  

Andrew's dark side

"Everybody has secrets and lies, and what you see at face value is hardly the person who they are at their core," says Eric. "Andrew has a deep, dark past."

His ex-wife, of all people, will start to inform his darker side. "We're currently in the throes of this transition," reveals Ioan. "It doesn't come from an evil side, it comes as a response to real emotions and being boxed into a corner."

Hurricane Juliet

In Episode 11, Bridget came to her step-daughter's defense, clocking her teacher who — we're lead to believe — has raped Juliet (Zoey Deutch). But co-creator Nicole Snyder says that story isn't what it seems. "It's a noir, and we wanted everything to fall under that umbrella: twists, turns, you think it's going one way and then it becomes unexpected. What you think is going to happen will shift, and once you think you've figured out the plot it will shift again," she says.

But whatever happens, you'll feel for Juliet. "You won't feel cheated," promises Eric.