Recap/Review – Ringer – “Oh Gawd, There’s Two of Them?” – 11/1/11

Hi, guys. I’m hoping you liked the last episode’s recap, because I’ll take that direction this time again. Shorter and sorted for the win, right?

Recap:

Bridget-as-Siobhan gets taken for questioning by NYPD (due to Bridget’s fingerprints), and Andrew is pissed about it. But Andrew gets taken, as well, because of the call Gemma made before disappearing.

Jump with me for more.

At the NYPD, we see Andrew and Henry being questioned when they get a picture of Bridget, and they get asked if they know who that is. They both answer “Bridget Kelly.”

The day before, Bridget-as-Siobhan came clean about Bridget existing, so now Andrew, Henry, and Juliet know Siobhan has a twin sister. Both Henry and Andrew want to know why she never mentioned her, and she tells them Bridget always used to be in trouble.

Just before getting taken to the NYPD, Bridget called Siobhan’s number, saying she’s left New York. Agent Machado plays Bridget-as-Siobhan the voicemail and tells her he thinks she’s covering for her sister. He tries to push her to admitting something, but she walks out on the conversation. Before she manages to leave the police department, Machado tells her about Malcolm, that he’s missing. He asks her to tell her sister about Malcolm, to get her back to testify.

Back in Wyoming, Malcolm is being moved, probably to get executed, but he manages to escape. He grabs some clean clothes at his home and takes a bus to New York. When the bus stops at a rest stop and he goes to clean himself up, he recognizes the boots of one of his “kidnappers.” He escapes and gets to New York safely, which Agent Machado picks up on quickly.

In a flashback, we see Malcolm and Bridget kissing and him promising he’ll be there for her no matter what.

The detectives told Andrew about Malcolm, and she explains he is Bridget’s NA sponsor. Andrew figures out that’s why “Siobhan” knows about drugs the way she does. Bridget-as-Siobhan apologized to Andrew for not telling him about Bridget. He’s hurt, because they agreed to not have any secrets anymore. She asks him if he has any dark secret, and he tells her that at first, he wasn’t too happy about the pregnancy, but it turned out as a blessing.

The next day, Bridget meets up with Charlie, with an ulterior motive. She wants to know if there are any other suspects beside herself. He can figure it out, because he’s a cop. He sees “Siobhan” is the only real suspect, and he now knows Bridget and Siobhan are twins. He tells her that if the police could find Gemma’s car, there could be more suspects.

That evening, Juliet is at a party with a friend, and because her friend is drunk, she drives her home. A little later, we see Andrew receiving a call that Juliet was in a car accident. As a punishment, Andrew cuts her off from her trust fund.

At the opening of one of Gemma’s projects, Henry has a little too much to drink, and Bridget gets him in a cab. As she starts to move back inside, she sees Malcolm and faints.

Bridget gets moved to the hospital, and Andrew thanks Malcolm. The nurses want to do an ultrasound to check up on the baby, and Bridget freaks, but can’t find an excuse to prevent the ultrasound.

Back at JFK, Charlie breaks into Gemma’s car and finds blood. He calls Siobhan, and we find out Charlie hurt (or killed) Gemma and he’s known about Bridget-as-Siobhan being Bridget all this time.

Review:

Well, this was another revealing episode. The intro made me scream out in surprise when Henry and Andrew said “Bridget Kelly” at the same time. Thankfully, we got into the explanation right away, but that single moment was very powerful.

And Charlie, I can honestly say I didn’t see it coming before tonight. I really thought he was just a caring sponsor/guy. This episode, he seemed a little off, and the reveal about him being (one of) the eyes and ears for Siobhan was a very interesting twist. And we did get shown that Gemma was attacked, but we didn’t see her get killed, so there’s no definite conclusion to that yet.

Malcolm’s decision to go home to get some clothes seemed very stupid. And also not taking of the blood-stained wife beater… Let’s blame it on the drugs, but even when high, it seemed to me that Malcolm wouldn’t make those mistakes.

Poor Juliet. Finally, she was a getting more responsible, and then Andrew punishes her like that. But that scene also featured my biggest disappointment—the fact that Juliet called her English teacher seemed like an excuse to have Jason Dohring there. She díd say he’s not as judgmental, so that’s why he called him, but she hasn’t been at that school for that long.

Zoey Deutch is getting really comfortable with the zingers for each episode (which coincidentally has been the episode title these last two episodes).

And personally, I think it is time for some more of Siobhan story’s. She’s been in the background a little too much these few episodes.

Next week, Andrew, Bridget, and Henry receive some upsetting news, and Siobhan’s relationship with Tyler is jeopardized (cwtv.com). Tune in to The CW at 9/8c.

– JJ

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