Ringer Review: What the Heck Is Normal?

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Ringer came back after a long winter hiatus and quickly reminded me of how much fun it could be.  "It Just Got Normal" felt anything but, as Siobhan snuck around New York and stalked on her alter ego.

How creepy was it to watch Siobhan slink around her old apartment spying on her husband and sister??!? Sort of takes being a peeping Tom to a whole new level.

However, it must be sort of disconcerting watching such a happy version of herself and Andrew. I'll bet she never expected that when she faked her own death.

Scene from Ringer

That ring will surely cause trouble down the road. Did Siobhan simply take it out of spite or does she have a plan?

Poor Henry must have felt like a damned yo-yo. Siobhan wanted him desperately while Bridget couldn't get away from him quickly enough. Unfortunately, he didn't know they were two different people. He was certainly getting jerked around. 

The question: what was Siobhan so desperate to tell him? The truth? How would that conversation go? I'm the real Siobhan. The one who dumped you is actually my twin sister and by the way I'm still pregnant with what may be your child? That could send him right over the proverbial edge.

When they first sprung the story about Juliet and Mr. Carpenter last year I wasn't a fan, but this episode made it a lot more interesting. I had wondered if Juliet was making the story up but now it looks like she was actually raped. Damn.

I hope that her upset tummy was from emotional torment and thaqt she isn't pregnant. I'm not sure that's a storyline I could stomach.

Meanwhile, I loved Bridget punching the sleazeball. I disagreed with Andrew, though. Any mother would have wanted to do far worse. Still, it was a good start.

The part that bothered me the most was when Andrew walked out of Juliet's room. I know she told him to go, but sometimes teenagers don't know how to ask for what they need. He should have sat down on that bed, put his arms around his daughter and told her they'd get through this together, not walk out the door.

Side notes:

  • I'm always impressed by Siobhan's arrogance every time I see that huge portrait of her face in the entryway. Talk about ego.
  • That bathroom was gorgeous. I might knock somebody off to have that shower and don't even get me started on the tub.
  • What the heck would Siobhan have done if Bridget turned around while showering? That could have been a great scene.
  • I liked Greer and hope she sticks around.  Bridget needs a friend now that Gemma's dead.
  • Where can I get a pair of those awesome brown leather lace up boots that Bridget wore?

When Ringer left us last December the plot felt murky and maudlin but tonight's episode brought back some of the fun I had enjoyed from the start.

So where do you think Juliet's story is headed? How long can Siobhan wander around New York before somebody notices that she's pregnant and what do you think she's really going to tell Henry? We've got another week to try and figure it all out.

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Ringer Season 1 Episode 11 Quotes

It's a little hard to trust you when you're using me to get back at your husband.


Andrea: What the hell are you doing here?
Juliet: Receiving a sub par education, the same as you.