Ringer Review: A Twisted Family Affair

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As Ringer returned with "Let's Kill Bridget," Andrew was looking pretty good for a man who took a bullet to the chest in last week's episode. He was fielding calls from investors and telling Agent Machado what a lousy job he was doing. Well, on the last part he might have been right.

Don't get me wrong. I've grown to like Machado, especially since we've found out about his personal connection to this case, but the frustration has gotten to him. When he beat the suspect in the street to get him to talk, not only had he gone too far, he'd grown stupid about where and when to step over the line. He obviously wasn't thinking clearly and that could get him killed.

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Of course, instead of getting himself offed, he had a different plan. Let's kill Bridget. Okay, so this was a better strategy than Bridget's plan, which was... what exactly? Oh yeah, Bridget pretending to be Siobhan, offers to play Bridget in order to testify against Macawi. Wow, just try and wrap your mind around that one.

But Machado did her one better. They planned to kill her pseudo-self in order to protect her family. The funny part was that as complicated as Machado thought this plan was, he really didn't know the half of it.

The real Siobhan was dealing with Henry whose idealism was about to get him a mess of trouble. 

First, he was trying to convince Siobhan that all they needed was one another and a new life. Perhaps that's all Henry wants but Siobhan's not about to walk away from Andrew and this whole Martin Charles debacle empty handed. 

Then he handed the thumb drive over to his father-in-law Tim. Tim didn't seem to like Henry much to begin with and I doubt getting the old man involved in a ponzi scheme has earned him any points.

Somehow Henry thought that Tim would bring the information to the authorities even though, in doing so, he'd lose a fortune. 

That Tim wouldn't expose the corruption behind Martin Charles wasn't a shock. That he'd rat out his son-in-law to the cops certainly was. How did he even know that Henry was involved in Tyler Barrett's murder?

So now Tim has the only proof, all of his money and will most likely get custody of his grandkids while Henry sits in jail. How will Siobhan react to that?

But the best scheme of the night went to the Martin family. I knew that Juliet was setting up Catherine but I didn't realize that Andrew was helping her do it. I kind of liked that they kept the big reveal between Juliet and Andrew mostly off screen and shown in flashbacks. In on of the Ringer quotes of the night he tells her:

When I set your punishment it's going to make your last grounding feel like a holiday. | permalink

Hmm…I think defrauding daddy of millions with a false rape scheme should get a bit more than a grounding. Heck, I can't even come up with a punishment to fit that crime.

Watching Andrew swipe the $10 million back from Catherine was great fun but then the real twist came to light. Catherine was the one who put the hit out on Siobhan.

Isn't that taking the whole woman scorned thing a little far? Is anyone on this show sane?

So at the end of another episode we've got a few more answers and a lot of questions. Like where in the world is Malcolm? Will Machado still pretend that Bridget's dead even though this killer was after Siobhan? What will Siobhan do now that Henry's in jail and her Martin Charles proof is gone? And why does Catherine want Siobhan dead? Tune in next week as we try and piece it all together with the third-to-last episode of Ringer.

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Editor Rating: 4.6 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 (52 Votes)

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    I like the tv show Ringer. However, I do not understand why they do not use the name Bridget in the episode titles instead of the b word all the time. I think that the CW might renew this series. I am disappointed that it is not as good as Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Yet I have not figured out what will happen next.

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    I think Katherine and the REAL Siobhan are in on this together for the $.

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    please CW, don't cancel this amazing show.. there r more pointless shows in this channel!
    it's sad that viewers prefer pointless over interesting! anyways, I thought Juliet and Andrew were the best in this episode.. clever move by both! ps.: i also liked how the show started with scenes that were going to take place in the episodes! leaves you on the edge of your seat.. :D

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    I'm so glad that Andrew finally stuck it to Catherine! It was so good to see her pissed off and not being able to do ANYTHING about it! This episode was amazing. With Machado's plan "Lets kill Bridget" was so brilliant although Bridget's plan would have worked too. At least Badaway would be in jail. This show CANT get cancelled! Its always been a great show with twists and turns and more questions keeps everyone who watches guessing whats gonna happen next! Please CW give this show a chance! A second season would be amazing (how about like 7 seasons?) I LOVE this show! Please keep it on the air! PLEASE!!!

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    And another thing when Siobhan had the fantasy of killing Bridget is it just me who got the jealous and bitter vibe. Can't forgive her blah blah blah but the part about how could Bridget make the life with Andrew and Juliet work when she couldn't. I like that must be a first that Siobhan has wanted something that Bridget has.

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    I don't buy Catherine being behind the hit at the beginning of the show but this recent one her name was the first that popped into my mind. Just for the fact that Juliet told her that she wanted Siobhan to be her mother. I think a better explanation is she is found the phone in the shoe when she was lurking in the apartment. I will be crushed if this show is cancelled.

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    I did not see that one coming. I hope that Ringer will be on for another season. Maybe season two could have more of the cast members from Buffy. I liked Ringer more when it is not centered on Juliet.

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    "Bridget pretending to be Siobhan, offers to play Bridget in order to testify against Macawi." This probably was the most brilliant idea actually. If she had done this, she would not be lying under the oath. The only person she would be lying to is Machado.

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    I hope Ringer and Nikita don't get cancelled it's been one of the best shows so far.

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    SuzyQ, Bridget was only 6 months sober.