Ringer is getting interesting, the 5th episode proved itself to be a doozy, Gemma knows about Bridget’s true identity and is determined to expose her. Gemma showed her true colors in this episode and eventhough she was justifiably hurt her despicable attitude answered a question I had since episode one: How was Gemma BFFs with a manipulating cold bitch like Shibhon? well because as it turns out Gemma is no lamb, she manipulated Bridget into agreeing to sleep with her husband so Gemma can catch them and execute the infidelity clause in their prenup allowing her to deprive Henry from the money and the kids.
Andrew is clueless when it comes to his daughter and apparently his wife, he has a time admitting she is a addict and admits her to public school as a behavior modification last resort. I don’t feel as if Andrew and Bridget has a life beyond the 45 minutes we see them on TV, I understand the writers are trying to build a relationship but I’d be happy to see what will happen when feels start forming.
The episode runs on one theme, our fear that Gemma will spill all and Bridget once again pleading with her and trying to pick up the mess her sister left. Gemma raised a good point, what Bridget did (assuming Shibhon’s identity) was really selfish. She can justify it all she wants but she really had her best interest at heart. Bridget tries to deal with the situation by turning on Gemma asking for Henry’s help to pacify Gemma and try to make things right. Henry turns out to be an interesting charater, not only is he cheating on his wife and in love with a despicable character like Shibhon, not only is he an apparently absent father and horrible writer, not only is he a liar who lives off his wife’s inheritance but also he is a cold blooded murderer. The final scene where Andrew shows up at Gemma’s apartment after she calls him in tears sent chills down my spine, Henry answered the door and I knew he was up to no good, blood on the wall ,a small stain and then a massive one indicate that Henry killed Gemma, Bridget unknowingly signed Gemma’s death sentence. I am sorry to see her go because I really liked her and I appreciated her ruthless reaction to the betrayal, it made me admire her more.
Henry is in trouble, after all the cleaning the promos for next week’s episode”The Poor Kids Do It Everyday” show that Bridget gets a first hand experience of covering a murder when it seems Henry confesses to her that he killed Gemma. Icing on the cake “Veronica Mars” Jason Dohring will be guest starring as a public school teacher that Juliet will admire, how much? it is still not decided.
Where does it go from here? I don’t know and I am loving it
Ringer is on my yes list, I am loving the show and even though the third episode in the season had its off moments I enjoyed it. The series hit that jackpot with the cast. If there is a concern it is that the pace isn’t that fast, I am hoping for fast paced quick story line resolving brilliance of The Vampire Diaries. They pace is not slow at all but not knowing exactly what’s happening can be a little frustrating, but as an audience there is a sort of attachment you form to the character of Bridget and in this episode a real sympathy for Siobhan as the stick turns blue and she discovers she’s pregnant.
What I like about Ringer is that every action has both a reaction and a consequence, Bridget went to the divorce attorney’s office she has to answer to her husband, she takes a cell phone she has to answer to the scary dude and she kills someone and has to deal with the body for a whole episode. I am really loving Bridget she has shown over and over again what a survivor she is which makes sense since I am assuming she lived on the streets at some point in her life.
The story of both Bridget and Siobhan continue as we try to discover why would Siobhan fake her own death?who wants her dead? and when will Bridget reveal her secret?
Note: The dress was amazing…my jaw dropped. I WANT IT!
It is always good to have Sarah Michelle Gellar on the small screen again. As a devout Buffy fan I had some expectations but giving that it was the CW I also knew what limitations of awesome I should expect.
We are introduced to Bridget the screw up twin in an NA meeting flirting with her sponsor and her FBI firend agent Victor Machado shows up played by lost‘s Nestor Carbonell (having him back is also a good thing) and we right away know Bridget is in witness protection to testify in a murder case against this bad man( who looks scary ….seriously!chainsaw massacre scary). Right off the bat I felt some extra intrest from agent Victor Machado towards Bridget or maybe I am reading into things….I am not.
Bridget escapes and goes to visit her rigid white and beige wearing twin sister Siobhan( who has a large self portrait in her house and has a massive mirror she keeps staring at herself into). I did not like her one bit and that goes to show what a great job Sarah Michelle Gellar is doing that I like one and I hate the other.They discuss the death of “Sean” who died because of Bridget and left her sister devastated, later we find out it was Siobhan’s son (probably 2 or 3 years old). They afterwards take a boat ride ….now let’s discuss THAT!
I don’t know much about cameras or how things work out on a set but the scene on the speed boat was the most fake scene ever, It was as if I was watching a 70s cop show…I mean how hard is it to shoot on an actual boat ..(nod to having Bridget’s reflection on Siobhan’s sunglasses but still the scene sucked ).Another thing I found puzzling is Bridget took a nap on the boat…who does that?! it was integral to the story but still seemed very odd.
After her sister’s alleged suicide Bridget takes over her sister’s life. Now all the details of the pilot episode seem rushed and fuzzy but I think that happened to give the audience the same feeling of confusion that Bridget must be feeling and they wanted to get how the story happens out of the way quickly to start the actual story. The husband Andrew Martain played by the awesome Ioan Gruffudd is back from London and right away Bridget picks up on the resentment he holds for Siobhan which conjures up a hint of a smile…sibling rivalry never gets old. (nice job Gellar!).
Later we meet Siobhan’s best fiend Gemma played by Tara Summers who is a typical best friend personality but it still works. At the charity Bridget wears red , which is not a habit of Siobhon’s, and we discover that Siobhon deserves the cold treatment she gets from her husband because she is cheating on him with her best friend Gemma’s husband Henry played by Kristoffer Polaha . As Bridget is getting a first look at what a horrible person her sister is, she offers a truce to Andrew (Siobhan’s husband) in what is probably one of the best scenes in the episode and is met with rejection and distrust… looks like Siobhan did a number on the poor fella.
The FBI agent questions Bridget as Siobhan about Bridget….that was confusing. the bottom line is agent Victor Machado is not giving up anytime soon and neither is the fresh out of jail bad man she pissed. To top that we discover Siobhan is pregnant and now Bridget has to act pregnant. I really feel sorry for both Bridget and Andrew they are both Siobhan’s victims …maybe that will bring them closer.
Finally,we discover Siobhan’s life is as dangerous as Bridget’s. Someone wants wants both of them dead for different reasons. A tangled web of murder,betrayal and deceit sucks Bridget in.
I really liked it, there are bound to be some haters but enjoy the show for what it is. The cast is amazing, I never liked all the characters after a pilot episode like i did in this one. There were some lame moments and gaps in telling the story but it was still good. I will be coming back to watch next week for sure.