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Ringer Review: "She's Ruining Everything"

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Bridget's web of lies continued on Ringer this week, as "She's Ruining Everything" featured this twin trying to hide not only her identity but the body of the man she'd shot and murdered.

Sarah Michelle Gellar on Ringer

First off: thank goodness Bridget deleted that message to Malcolm. Confessing to a murder via voicemail is never a a smart idea. I'd ask what she was thinking, but given that she just shot and killed her attacker, I'll give her this moment of stupidity.

Even telling Malcolm seemed very foolish. I know she's all alone in this and she's looking for an ally but anyone could be listening.

My favorite part was watching poor petite Bridget drag that body across the floor, leaving a huge blood smear across the concrete. I hope she bought the value size bottle of bleach. However, I was disappointed that we didn't get to see her try and haul that 200-plus pound body into the trunk. Now that could have been entertaining.

And why would Andrew think the loft was the perfect place for a party? I suppose he was in a bind, but the place was a construction zone. Little did he know about the added bonus of a decomposing body in the corner.

The body in the trunk was a nice touch during the party scene, but eventually it's going to start to smell. And it was certainly disconcerting having Agent Machado walk up as Bridget was moping up a dead man's blood.

The flashbacks were obviously meant to give us some insight into Bridget's past but I found Siobhan's scene the most interesting. She was fed up with her sister, yet wasn't nearly as cold and certainly didn't have the money she has now. Perhaps both came with her marriage.

Slowly, Bridget's going to care more and more about her new "family" and that will make things even more complicated. Heck, it already has. And at some point she'll have to deal with the fact that she isn't actually pregnant. I'm looking forward to her dealing with that twist.

I couldn't say that I cared much about Malcolm other than he's her one link to her past. Correction: there's a second link, the gun she used to kill a man. That fact will definitely come back to haunt her if whoever now has the body decides to analyze the bullet.

Finally, we got another look at Siobhan in Paris. Tough break when your doppleganger sister steals your secret stash. Was Siobhan's plan to kill her siblinh and make the world believe she was dead, therefore having a clean slate with which to start over? If so, what was so horrible with her life that a nice divorce settlement wouldn't cure?

Ringer left us with more questions than answers but that's the fun of this show. I'm looking forward to seeing where this mystery leads next.

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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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thank goodness australia fast tracked this show so i can see it now, only i think we're a few eps behind! i am loving this show!!! a friend told me to watch it and i fell in love (all over again) with ioan grufford (titanic, 102 dalmations) and i really liked the mystery and the plot. looks like another fabulous US show to distract me from uni work. p.s @tvfanatic you must be so sick of me commenting! hahaha i'm a tvfanatic groupie.

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i still don't know about this show but i give it another try.

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Good episode. Even better than the pilot probably. The acting and effects seemed to be heightened, too.

Aquariuz

Okay, so this episode is truly epic and it's become my top favorite shows now.
I love how the story of Andrew, Bridget and Juliet is played and the whole thing with Gemma and Henry is nicely executed. I mean, what will happen when Gemma finds out that Siobhan is the one stabbing her back?
And, the part about hiding dead body in a trunk, it's suspenseful and that Agent Machado is creepy!
I like how Bridget is seeing her younger self in Juliet and try to be a friend, or a mother to her.
And does that criminal try to kill Malcolm? Or run him over?
Does that criminal and Siobhan might have something in common?
And wtf happened to the dead body?
Can't wait for next week!

Fortyseven

Bridget is boring. Bridget is alone a lot. Too much almost getting caught. Why din't Siobhan transfer her money to bonds and take them with her? I'm still interested but the series better shape up.

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Like it as much, maybe better than the first episode. If they can keep this up, I'll be a regular viewer for sure. It's a rare show I actually set the schedule reminder for, but this is definitely one of them now. Great to have Geller back!

Youngnan

Slower than the pilot but still good. Starting to sense that she's going to really try to push the angle of her fitting in to Siobhan's life and be the perfect mother/wife/adulteress, but I hope they keep it on the back-burner to the mystery angle. Flashbacks to the alcoholic days not really necessary as we get what is meant by 'alcoholic' so unless this is sponsored by AA they could kinda tune down the addict angle. Nestor popping up for five minutes per episode is cruel.

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ronni i agree with you there wen she was pulling the body buffy wud of had it in the trunk in a matter of minuets

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As much as I hated the pilot, i loved this episode. The whole tense comedy angle they were shooting for really worked. I couldn't stop laughing and worrying about Bridgett and how she was going to solve this problem. Excellent second episode.

Christinatran

Ringer is definitely growing on me. It also makes me want to watch some Buffy reruns!

Ringer Season 1 Episode 2 Quotes

Please, do as your told. For once.

Andrew

Bridget: You just need a good night's sleep.
Gemma: Yeah, that and some happy pills.