Ringer Review: A Secret Revealed

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Wow! I really never saw that coming. Not this soon. "It's Gonna Kill Me, But I'll Do It" let one of Ringer's biggest secrets out of the bag and I couldn't be more shocked or delighted.

But let's review the rest of the episode and save the best for last.

Did anyone else find Agent Machado's ability to pop into a room a little creepy? Was it his FBI training that allowed him to sneak up on people like that? It was rather disconcerting but I'm guessing Bridget found his recording more of an issue. Thankfully for her, he interpreted it wrong. He thought that Siobhan was calling about Bridget, not the other way around. 

Of course, once he figures out the truth, our mystery may be over... and who wants that?!?

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The birthday necklace was a sweet way to give us a glimpse into Bridget and Siobhan's childhood, along with another look at their falling out. Siobhan was furious with her sister and looking to move on when she met Andrew. It appeared she had started to soften towards her sibling but maybe not since she seems to be actively trying to kill her now.

Speaking of Siobhan, she seemed to have men falling all over her.  First Andrew, then Henry, now Tyler, who literally got shoved out of her bed and still came back for more. So, was Siobhan simply searching to steal funds or was she out to destroy Andrew? Time will tell.

Henry really wasn't getting the message and I almost felt sorry for the poor sap. Yes, your married lover has gone back to her husband now that she's pregnant. As a writer, you'd think that storyline would be something he'd understand. Then again, writing it and living it are two different things.

Given all of their incredibly compromising conversations with Andrew and Gemma in the same house, you'd think the adulterous couple would have the common sense to close a door. Someone overhearing was really just a matter of time... yet I still didn't expect it when Gemma heard all of their sordid details.

The poor woman looked like she'd just gotten hit with something. The whole thing must have seemed surreal. Her entire reality turned upside down as she sat at this lovely party and the truth sunk in that her husband's lover was her pregnant best friend. Talk about feeling sucker punched.

I don't know what I expected Bridget to do when Gemma threatened to tell Andrew but it certainly wasn't that. How do you explain that you took your sister's identity and have it go well? How does the rest of this conversation follow? Oh, and by the way I think she's dead but I didn't killer her. Really, please believe me. Yikes!

I have no idea where Ringer goes with this, but I can't wait for next week to find out. And that should be the goal of every episode.


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Didn't expect that confession! Machado is a real stalker!


With ten minutes in I was wondering when she would tell someone she wasn't Siobhan and at the end of the episode she did and I couldn't be more happy. I hope Gemma takes it well.. and maybe together they could figure out that Siobhan isn't dead. I wasn't sure if I would watch this show any further.. but I'm hooked now!


not to mention, like Dexter Idolizer said, why the detective would go to her best friend and never say a word to her husband.


I am really impressed with how well SMG is carrying two characters. When I first started watching this show, I thought it would be a grown-up version of The Lying Game on ABC Family. Now I see it's completely different, and SMG does it perfect. With this episode, my jaw dropped. The ending....wow. Can't say i expected the secret to be out THAT soon. One little thing I saw wrong...the detective can't really go through her phone and use any of that as evidence. He has no search warrant, and he has no right to be there. Why does she not call the police and say "listen, this detective is stalking me and coming into my home with no warrants." That'll get him in trouble and throw him off her back for at least a little while. And what happened to the guys wanting the cell phone and whatnot? Is that just going to be dropped????

Uncle jackass

The most addictive quality of the show is that it demonstrates a premise without explaining where it is going. Even though I tend to over-analyze and simplify plot story lines, this series is left with a distinct ambiguity. Did I see Bridget reveal herself to Gemma? Ans: Yes. Why? Well, they were becoming BFF very quickly and she has no allies what to speak of. Is Agent Machado's ability to creep and appear out of thin air weird? Ans: He inherited those abilities from an island from a man name Jacob so all is good. Is Bridget surviving the dual identity crisis? Ans: Subconsciously, no. Her mind reveals that way too many clues lead back to her old life style. Is Andrew thick? Ans: ...


I love that Briget is falling for Andrew. I hope those two really stay together. This episode was great. Shiobhan seems strange and greedy since little, when she look at the jewelry, in the other hand she seemed sweet with Andrew in the flashback. I believe those two only fell in love, not like some other plot of Shiobhan (because I do think she only married Andrew to escape her life). I hope Gemma stay with Briget and help her figure out the holle story, because she already notice how different the twins are. Now, the most intriguing part for me is that the sisters stopped talking after some thing happened with the boy in the picture, I suppose other brother or Shiobhan son maybe. Because they were so good friends, even if Briget were an addict it dosen't fit Shiv just leave and explore her bad side. Ok, Ringer is an ambiguous show and maybe the hole propitious is to seemed that way.
What can I say? I'm already addicted. I'm hopping for more spoilers and for new episodes soon!

Kitanishi h mcdonald

And this episode pretty much cemented my love for this show. SMG is awesome, the intensity was upped thousandfold without loosing the "black comedy"-ish tone of the show and i have no idea what will happen next. Bridgett seriously can't win, poor girl. and I feel Gemma might not live for too long :[


I must say I enjoy this episode and hope Gemma do not break my Bridget and Andrew up because I love them.


You really didn't seen Gemma listening in coming? That was incredibly obvious. The door was wide open.


I dare to say it: Ringer is getting good and I doubted it before. But it seems like it really improves with each episode. I think what I like about Ringer the most is that they don't stretch mysteries like forever...it's a nice touch compared to the other mystery shows where everything is dragged out to long. So way to go, Ringer!
Plus this time the flashbacks fit in and weren't totally random.
And I definately want to see more of Siobhan - why is she this way? Did she marry Andrew for love and money? What's the Sean thing? Why is she using this bank guy? Did she wanted Bridget to report her "suicide" or to assume her identiy? ... I really want more Siobhan.

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Ringer Season 1 Episode 4 Quotes

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