RINGER Recap: ‘Let’s Kill Bridget’
March 28, 2012 by Rachel Bennett
This week’s recap is going to be a little shorter than usual because, let’s face it, how many of you are still watching this show and actually caring about it?
That’s what I thought.
Despite meeting the weekly dumbness quota, I actually thought this week’s episode had some good moments and somewhat shocking twists. Let’s get down to it.
The big twist is that Catherine is one seriously messed up woman. First, she tries to swindle Andrew by buying his Palm Springs home for less that it is worth and reselling it for a higher price, and then it turns out she has been behind the hit on Siobhan this whole time.
I feel as though the hit twist should’ve been completely obvious (I mean, what older ex-wife doesn’t slightly wish her ex-husband’s younger and prettier wife was out of the picture?), but it still surprised me.
Another twist is that the hit man was the man from the party was back in episode two or three, which explains why he got rid of the other hit man’s body.
Of course, how many of you actually remembered this guy? I did because I figured he had to come into play at some point, but he hasn’t been seen since the first few episodes. This is one of the main problems with RINGER: When we barely care about what’s going on in recent episodes, how are we supposed to care or remember something from months ago?
We aren’t, and we shouldn’t be expected to.
As for other interesting developments, Juliet finally told Andrew about the rape scheme. Not only was Andrew able to stop Catherine’s housing scheme in this episode, but he also stuck it to Catherine once and for all. (Well, maybe just until next week.) He told her that her days as a mother were over, and they want her away from the family.
In a way, as much as I was surprised about the hit twist, I want Catherine gone. She added some fresh drama during her first few episodes, but she’s gotten as annoying as everyone else in this already bloated cast. However, with the reveal she wants Siobhan dead, she’ll be hanging around for a little while longer.
Speak of the devil, Siobhan wasn’t in this episode too much. She told Henry to get the flash drive back from Tim, Gemma’s dad, because it’s their only evidence against Martin&Charles, and she was in some random scene where she stalks Bridget and imagines killing her. (Oh yeah, the tease that she confronts Bridget was totally and expectedly fruitless.)
Henry goes to talk to Tim, who’s reasonably upset that Henry convinced him to invest in Martin&Charles. Tim indicates that he will expose Martin&Charles as the fraud it is and vaguely tells Henry he will “do what’s best.”
Doing what’s best is apparently tipping off to the police that his son-in-law killed Tyler. The police come for Henry and question him. I have no idea how Tim knew about Henry’s involvement unless Siobhan somehow tipped him off, which wouldn’t surprise me at all.
Bets on how long it will take the show to reveal this? One month? Two seasons?
Anyway, the last big plot of the night is that Victor beats a guy up who visits the mysterious dry cleaners from last week. Victor thinks the place is linked to organized crime, and Victor had seen the guy turn in the tarot card to pick up a suit filled with money. Not suspicious at all, in my humble opinion. Victor beats him up in front of a huge crowd and gets fired, but he’s still obsessed with the case. What a surprise.
- Not only did Andrew survive a pretty bad shooting, but he healed in a matter of days. It’s a modern day miracle!
- Solomon told Bridget he may not be able to protect her if she testified for Bodaway. I don’t buy that there’s something he can’t do – he’s simply too awesome for impossibility.
- Stripper Bridget. Hilarious.
- Bridget almost decided to testify against Bodaway. Not by turning herself in, mind you, but by being Siobhan pretending to be Bridget. First of all, this whole season has been about her on the run. I’m going to be furious if she all of a sudden changes her mind. Secondly, seriously?! She really thought Victor would go along with this plan?
- Well, Victor’s plan wasn’t much better: Stage Bridget’s death to make people think she was dead. These people…
What did you think of this week’s episode?
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