Ringer Review: Blindsided By The Tears

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I never saw it coming. I've probably written those words more than once about a TV show, but Ringer really got me with "It's Easy To Cry, When This Much Cash Is Involved."

Even though I wasn't convinced at first, by the the end of this episode I completely believed that Juliet was raped by Mr. Carpenter. I thought Tessa's corroboration and subsequent breakdown in the restroom were real too.

When Catherine and Bridget prodded Andrew to settle with Carpenter, I thought it was the wrong thing to do. At the very least I thought they should have spoken to Juliet about it. Now I see that that wouldn't have mattered.

Chatting with Juliet

Money has the power to bring out the worst in people and it certainly did here. Juliet was so pissed off about Daddy freezing her trust fund and sending her to public school that she staged an elaborate rape story and subsequent law suit. I suppose all of the adults in Juliet's life are selfish, lying sociopaths. It looks like it's rubbed off.

Mr. Carpenter's the one who surprised me. He had the most to lose. How much did he get that it's worth ruining his career and reputation? Guilty or innocent, the stigma of this will follow him. And couldn't he just take the full amount from the girls? If they told the truth now, who would believe them?

Siobhan and Bridget danced around one another so much this hour that I couldn't believe they didn't trip over each other. 

Siobhan spun lies so fast I was dizzy. She told Henry this crazy plot was all Bridget's idea. Being a man in love, he bought it. She told Tyler that the guy he saw in her bed was her brother. Because Tyler's not the brightest man in the world, he bought it.

Olivia finally used that photo of Henry and Siobhan in bed to get Gemma's family money. Surprisingly, bringing Henry's kids expensive pajamas just wasn't convincing enough. Go figure.

So... is Martin Charles Financial involved in a giant ponzi scheme? How else could Martin Charles being doing so well in this economy when everyone else is struggling? Is Olivia in on it because she needs the influx of serious cash to keep the scheme going? And is Andrew in on all of it or is he completely in the dark? 

I couldn't believe Siobhan didn't even try to lie to Andrew when he caught her stealing the key back. She kissed him and walked out with barely a word. Bridget was lucky that all worked out for her. 

Obviously Andrew could tell the difference even if he didn't have the facts to process it. It was all in the kiss. One was cold and distant, the other was loving and heated. Two very different smooches from two very different women. Only Andrew's the last to know it. 

Will Juliet's scheme ever come to light? Will the guilt eat her up or will the money keep her happy? Will Siobhan continue to string both Henry and Tyler along? And will all Hell break lose when Siobhan and Bridget finally face off? What's your theory?

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Christinatran

I loved the twist with Juliet's storyline. It's probably safe to say that no one could have predicted it. I also think that Mr. Carptenter isn't going to play nice though. Who's to say he has to share a penny?

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Such a good episoooode!!! I knew something was off with Juliet confusing the left and right arms, but dint think they were all in it, and for the money!!! SO many twists and turns, keeps you on your toes. You can't even think of what's goin to happen next coz there are just so many lies and revelations! Siobhan is so scheming and cunning. I love Bridget investigating and researching on Siobhan. I wonder if she's gonna find out soon that Siobhan is still alive!

Mustang

WOW. Honestly, I've got a love/hate relationship with this show. I've been on the fence of whether or not I like the show, but because of this episode I'm gonna watch te rest until the finale to see what happens. But this was my favorite episode so far. AND Bridget and Siohban finally cross paths!!!! Totally believed that Juliet had been raped. Wow. She LIED to her best friend and everyone else to get what... some money? I had just started to like her character...
Can't wait.

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i cant believe they went Wild Things on us! honestly.

Aries93

I will admit that I loved this episode a lot, but I feel so betrayed by the writers and Juliet. I honestly believed that she had been raped. Never again. Also, very Wild Things of the writers. This plot has just made me think of the movie so much. Haha.
How is Bridget so naive? Honestly, she had not seen Andrew all day, so when he said she was "acting crazy earlier", how did she not put it together that there was something going on?
Also, in regards to Andrew, he knows that Bridget is running around, so how has he not speculated that it could have been Bridget? Different clothes, different hair style, different kiss and personality, etc.
I must admit that I love Siobhan. I hate the position she's put people in, but ability to roll lies right out and manipulate those around her is truly stunning and a quality I wish I could possess. Haha.

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anyone else notice the driver is sean patrick thomas who was in cruel intentions with smg funny eh

Eneci

I just remembered now tht Olivia(Jamie Oliver) and Henry(Polaha) played mothe and son in "Valentine"! How strange must it to be to play this know! They almost hooked up at the begging!?

Danielle50

This episode was good and intense. I cannot wait for the next episode. I am sorry but Henry is the biggest fool ever.

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juliet really fooled me. Congrats to Zoey Deutch for pulling it off. I can't wait until next week.

Eneci

Intense episode!
The Juliet story got a little over the top!To much focus on her!I knew Tessa was lying. But all this just for MONEY!LITTLE WHORE!!
SIOBHAN,I love how sneaky and manipulative she is!How she predicts and gets into peoples minds I just love it!I was stunned when I saw Andrew catching her! XD JUST interested what she is going to do next!
BRIDGET!balancing between Juliet and her hunt down,she is doing really well!Love her being all Sherlock,and didn't even thinking that Siobhan could be alive!The bodyguard is a nice body!
OLIVIA,is anyone being a bigger bitch than her!Off course not!She plays the game in her own bitchy way!Hopes she gets more screen time!

Ringer Season 1 Episode 13 Quotes

My sister lied to me. I wonder what else she lied about.

Bridget

Andrew: Catherine, in two seconds you're on a plane to Miami,
Catherine: Fine. You're flying me first class.

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