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‘Ringer’ Review: A Whole New Kind of Bitch
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‘Ringer’ Review: A Whole New Kind of Bitch

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Whoa, my head is still trying to process the insane cliffhanger from last night’s Ringer! I cannot even begin to explain how much I loved this episode. I’m describing this as the game-changer of the series.

In the last episode, Bridget (Sarah Michelle Gellar) reveals her true identity to Gemma (Tara Summers). We’ve been wondering how she’ll react, and if she’ll keep her mouth shut. Lucky for us, we find out one answer in the first few minutes.

“That’s your excuse for sleeping with my husband? That you’re her twin? You’re insane, stay away from me.” -Gemma

Dodged a bullet there, though Bridget doesn’t think so. Honestly, I’d rather have someone believe that I slept with their husband, than figure out my whole mess of a situation. The first choice just seems a little less complicated to explain.

As Bridget and Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd) arrive back at their house, they come across a very disturbing image. Siobhan’s picture with ‘WHORE’ written across it. Ouch. First thought? Gemma. Wrong, the actual culprit is none other than Juliet (Zoey Deutch). I was actually shocked by this, because the last we saw of Juliet, she was on good terms with Siobhan. Well, if this show has taught us anything, looks can be deceiving.

Andrew: “I don’t understand, I thought you two were getting along.”
Juliet: “Dad, she held my hair back while I was puking, we’re hardly besties.”

Throughout the whole episode, Bridget’s life is getting more and more complicated. After watching a video, Gemma figures out that Bridget was telling the truth, and gives her an ultimatum.

“I want you to sleep with my husband, or I’ll tell everyone who you really are.” -Gemma

It’s official, Gemma is a new kind of crazy.

Honestly, I feel that Bridget is, for lack of a better word, stupid. She has all of this money, but she won’t leave? She should change her name, and leave the country like Siobhan! A little dramatic? Yes. Complicated? Yes, but not as complicated as taking over her seemingly dead sister’s life. Apparently, she has a good reason.

“I’m trying to help them! My sister left behind a huge mess! I’m trying to clean it up!” -Bridget

Well, I can’t disagree with that. From Henry, to Juliet, Siobhan has really screwed some people over. Actually, it is revealed that Siobhan slept with Andrew while he was still married, which is why Juliet has so much resentment towards her. Surprisingly, I love Juliet. She may be bratty, but you can’t help but love her. In this episode, you could really see her struggle. It’s obvious that she believes that Siobhan tore her family apart, and one quote really stuck out to me.

“Juliet, I never meant to hurt you or to break up your family. And if hating me helps you cope, then go for it. You can trash as many pictures of me as you would like, but you have to stop hurting your father… And yourself. And I’m sorry.” -Bridget

That is the reason why I love Bridget and Juliet’s dysfunctional relationship. Really hoping to see more of that later in the series.

After solving one problem, there’s still another. Bridget wouldn’t sleep with Henry, instead she decides to tell him what’s going on, hoping that he might be able to fix it, and boy does he ever.

Last night’s episode of Ringer ends with two cliffhangers. Malcolm (Mike Colter), still being held captive, is officially an addict again. That’s not the worse part, though. The last we see of him, is Bodaway (Zahn McClarnon) and his mobsters suffocating him with a plastic bag. Will he survive? Doubtful. The other cliffhanger being, Gemma. Just as we think Gemma is going to reveal it all, she decides against it. The last we see of Gemma is her calling Andrew, frightened, crying, and begging him to come over. Andrew arrives at the house only to find Henry. As Andrew leaves, not coming in, we see the inside of Henry and Gemma’s house. Broken glass and blood everywhere. And the plot thickens.

Wow, this episode was a lot to process. I’m shocked. This was probably my favorite episode so far, though the story lines are starting to get thrown everywhere. Still, amazing episode. I think I speak for everyone when I say that I cannot wait until next week!

Rating: A+

Questions:

  • Favorite moment during this episode?
  • Do you think there’s a chance that Gemma or Malcolm could still be alive?
  • Who’s your favorite character and why?
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