Ringer Review: What Did Henry Do?

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Wow! I seem to say that a lot after watching Ringer.

With a title like "A Whole New Kind Of Bitch," though, I knew the episode would be good -  but I never expected the ending and that's what makes this show so much fun.

Cause for Celebration?

What did Henry do?!? When Andrew showed up at his door and Henry had that wild look in his eyes, you knew something was horribly wrong.

This show did such a great job of maintaining the mystery. There was obviously a fight. A bad one. Broken glass on the floor and blood on the wall said nothing good happened here. But where was Gemma? We didn't see her body. Is she dead or alive?

But let's rewind to the beginning. None of the characters on Ringer are saints, that's for sure. That's also increasingly entertaining.

Gemma found out Henry had an affair with Siobhan. That would be shocking enough, but then to find out Siobhan isn't Siobhan? That would send anyone's head spinning. Instead of coming clean with everyone and exposing Bridget, she decided to blackmail her instead.

Gemma was hurt and angry. That video of Henry and Siobhan clinking champagne glasses behind their spouses backs would have infuriated me, too. She's been betrayed by her husband and best friend but forcing Bridget to sleep with Henry was a little sickening.

There was one small detail that bothered me. Gemma noticed that Bridget lacked the burn scar on her wrist that Siobhan would have had. Wouldn't Andrew notice the same thing? The only explanation I could come up with was that it was something recent and Gemma was there when she got the burn. Being that Siobhan and Andrew were on the outs, perhaps he never noticed it in the first place.

On the home front, Andrew threatened to send Juliette to public school. Gasp! I guess the teen would be horrified.

At least now we found out why Juliette hates Siobhan so much. She blames her for the breakup of her parents' marriage. Thankfully, Bridget did the right thing and took the blame. She could use Juliette as an ally and if she makes headway with the girl, Andrew will only love her more.

I felt bad for Malcolm's predicament. It's never fun to watch someone being tortured but I wish I felt more of a connection to the character. Whether Malcolm lives or dies really doesn't matter to me as we've never gotten to know him.

Back to Gemma: She was right on one count. Bridget may tell herself she's doing this to help Siobhan's family but the reality is she's in this mess to save herself.

If she could keep the secret, do you think she'd ever walk away from Siobhan's life? A handsome husband who loves her and money to burn could be enticing reasons to become Siobhan indefinitely.

I was almost proud of Henry when he said he wasn't willing to live the lie any longer. It would have been refreshing to see him man up, end the marriage and move on with his life. Of course, my pride was short lived once I saw the blood on the wall.

So what's your guess? Is Gemma dead or alive? What did you think of Ringer's latest game changer? Get your first look at next week's follow-up episode NOW.


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


2 cliffhangers in a row! I'm sorry but Bridget is really boring to me. I liked how freaked out Gemma was and her line about Bridget not being pregnant. I don't care about Malcolm. I want him to die or get released cause his torture is very boring.


i remember watching an interview of smg about ringer and she said she had a steamy love scene with the guy who plays the fbi.. im going out on a limb here but could it possibly be that hes in on it too maybe in on it with Siobhan in paris? anyway i think andrew is so hot.


I don't like how they have guys sponsoring her, that's not how NA works. . . women sponsor women and men sponsor men.


Talk about a full-of-action episode! I was gasping throughout the episode.
I don't like the new Gemma, she seems rather cold and I felt sorry for her.
But isn't this Bridget's mistake to begin with? Tell the truth to Henry and told him to "take care" of it? Sure, now Henry seemed like he did "take care" of Gemma. I'm falling in love with Juliet so far. Let's hope she turns out to be more awesome than she already is. Malcolm? Who the heck cares? He could just die and there will be nothing changing in the show? Seriously, Bridget called him lots of times and Bodaway doesn't think of tracking her down through her phone? I'm so loving this show now!!! I hope Gemma isn't dead though. :(


Hmm... was rewatching the ending to episode one where Siobhan is talking on the phone to someone and it sounds a lot like bridgets new sponsor played by Billy Miller could be an interesting development in the future


I don't like Malcolm or the drug dealer story line. He could die already, but Gemma only died - because I hope this isn't some trick of Ringer - because she was devasted with the revelations. I agree that Briget is looking out for herself, and appreciate the irony when SHE cleans Siobhan mess, but I believe she cares for those persons already. She could have left with all the money and both twins would be gone, but she didn't. As for Juliet, she is too spoiled. Public school will do some good. And more important. WHERE WAS SIOBHAN?


@Dexter, yes siobhan knows her friends at home don't think she is dead because she never told them she had a twin and Bridget took all her money out of her savings account. I never expect that ending but I hope they do not breack up my Bridget and Andrew but I do think that Siobhan will return and Andrew realize he love Bridget more than he ever love Siobhan.


Killer Henry is the best! Five star episode if Gemma's really dead


WOW! Did not see that coming... hmmm.. fascinated to see where the story goes from here.


I just saw this on Tumblr:
‘Is Gemma really dead on Ringer? — Marcus
NATALIE: It sure looks that way, huh? But… no, she isn’t. In possibly related news, Bridget’s new stand-in sponsor while Malcolm is being drugged to high heaven? He may not be such a good guy. “Appearances are deceiving,� executive producer Eric Charmelo says. “Everybody… has this duplicitous nature. Anyone and everyone is suspect and that’s intentional.�
No idea what the source is, but it seems legit.

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Ringer Season 1 Episode 5 Quotes

Dad, she held her hair back while I was puking. We're hardly besties.


You know I married a first class liar but you are the gold standard.