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Ringer Review: One Twist Too Many

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Despite it's continued twists and turns, Ringer is starting to bore me a bit.

I'm afraid it's getting bogged down in it's own convoluted plots. Yet I'll admit, "Shut Up and Eat Your Bologna" still had some twists I didn't see coming. Let's break then down:

Gemma's alive! I've been wondering how they were going to play this. I like Gemma and was hoping they'd bring her back so I'm not disappointed but there was a lot of blood at that crime scene. How did she survive her attack with no medical attention, being held in a basement, and fed a diet of bologna. Despite being gagged and bound to a chair she still seems pretty spunky.

Jimmy works for Siobhan? Seriously, this is the one I find hardest to believe. Siobhan paid off the FBI agent protecting her sister in order to get her to run. Why would Siobhan have this kind of reach? What's her overall plan and how many people are involved in this conspiracy? It's all become so complex it's a little hard to make sense of. 

Bridget's falling for Andrew. Well, who didn't see that one coming. He's been sweet and kind. He's rich and appears to be a good guy. He dotes on her if she lets him. I don't know how he treated Siobhan but Andrew has probably treated Bridget better than any other man in her life. Plus he buys her beautiful things and offers to take her on exotic vacations. What's not to like?

Olivia's got the photos. Olivia would willing blow up Andrew's marriage to close a deal. Of course it doesn't hurt that she hates his wife. I'd preach that all pictures should be destroyed after an affair's over but poor Henry was hoping for a reconciliation up until last week.  Still, if Gemma doesn't turn up soon this won't look good for him either.

I'd hate to see Andrew get his heart broken but I can't imagine what story Bridget weaves to get out of this one. Of course that doesn't mean she won't have a good one.

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Malcolm uncovers Charlie's lies. As happy as I am that Malcolm has more of a role than being tied to a chair (Is it sad to say I assumed he was the one Charlie was holding in the basement?)  I'm still not connecting with his character. 

Bridget certainly needs a friend to talk to so we know what's going on in her head but I'm simply bored with all of the Malcolm scenes. I was hoping he'd find Gemma and liven things up but no such luck.

I was really excited when Ringer first started. The mystery's promising and it has lots of twist and turns. It still does in some ways, but I don't care about the characters as much as I should by this point in the series.

Plus, the story is starting to drag on. It hasn't lost me. I'm still in for the ride but I'm hoping next week's mid-season finale evokes some of that breathless anticipation that had me from the start.

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Christinatran

I agree... I like all of the neverending twists and turns, but Ringer's definitely getting bogged down. We need some answers!

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I agree with the bored part.
I really like Ringer and the characters (except for Malcom, hihi) but the show hasn't given anything clear! It's all cover up with doubts and twists and that gets a little annoying.
I have to admit: I stopped to see Ringer a long time a go, but couldn't resist and came back for more. If the show doesn't get any better soon, I'm afraid I'll stop again.

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hey :)
I totally agree with everything you're saying though I think this episode cleaned up alot of the twists- or at least connected a few things to make it more plausible in my head. We still don't know who Siobhan was running from but it's pretty clear she set her sister up to take the fall in her place so that she could get away.
And am I the only one who wants some more backstory with Bridget and Siobhan- like you mentioned, how could Siobhan have that much pull with a FBI agent (though I think they were saying that it was Charlie's influence and Siobhan was just the money) and maybe more into why they haven't spoken in so long? They were really focused on the sisters in the begining which I liked better than this mad scheme of twists and turns.
Anyway keep up the reviews, really enjoy reading!

Ringer Season 1 Episode 9 Quotes

What if doing the right thing costs us everything?

Andrew

It wouldn't be rehab without a eight cup a day habit.

Malcolm