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“Why are you calling yourself Siobhan Martin?”


Watching this show gives me gray hair, I swear. I have never watched a show that leaves me so anxious and nervous I feel as if I am in the show myself.

Right from the beginning we are taken to a flashback six weeks ago. It happens to be the same night as the very first episode of Ringer where Bridget ran away from the hotel room with the stolen gun and fled to her sisters apartment in New York. The real story is that the cop that was suppose to be protecting her told her to run. He said if she stayed and testified against Macawi she would be dead. He planted the idea in her brain that she should go to her sisters and planted the gun in her purse. By the end of the episode we find out that the cop (who might or might not have actually been a real cop) was hired by Charlie, or should I say John. Gee, there is a lot of people with the fake identity Charlie on the CW this season don’t you think?  John is working for Siobhan and everything has been set up from the start. Siobhan wanted to lure Bridget to her so she could execute her plan (and what that plan is I am still not quite sure), have Bridget assume her identity, and she led her straight into Charlie’s arms. The only more twisted thing now could be that Siobhan is actually working with Macawi. That would be something else. What could Bridget have done to her sister that could have made her create this elaborate scheme?

Jemma is ALIVE. Oh thank god, although her screen time today was limited. All we know is that Charlie/ John has another apartment where he actually lives. Got to give props to Malcolm for his extraordinary spying skills. He picked up on little clues that led him to believe that Charlie didn’t actually live in the apartment he was letting him stay in. He checked out his wallet while Charlie went to shower and found that it was pretty much all empty, except for some keys to a mailbox. He located that and got the address of his second apartment. Meanwhile Bridget went to Shiv’s old therapist and actually enjoyed herself. Her motive was to find out why her sister was prescribed anti-depressants. She found her answer after she snuck into the therapists office during lunch, stole her information from the last session, and basically ruined any relationship Shiv had with the therapist. Close call! But this way we found out that Siobhan was suffering from paranoia. Was she really hearing voices or is this whole plan set up because she knew someone was out to kill her? Will we come full circle right back to the hit-man that tried to shoot her in the loft? Whatever happened to him? 

Bridget followed the evidence to a church which was abandoned and for sale. Downstairs in the rectory was some sort of bar/ lounge type thing, which seemed quite odd to me but I get the sense that Siobhan was an odd person to begin with. Bridget spots Charlie there drinking and learns that his name is John. Comparing everything she found with everything Malcolm found she regrets giving Charlie the gun, or any information about her life. Lesson number one- don’t trust ANYONE! As she sets up a meeting to meet up with Charlie and ask for the gun back, Malcolm breaks into his second apartment and snoops around. As he tries to break into the locked basement (where he would have found JEMMA!) Charlie catches on that Bridget has figured him out and dips from the coffee bar. Truthfully though, there is no logical way out of the story for Bridget. In order to clean this whole mess up she has to come clean. If she finds Jemma they are going to wonder why she’s at Charlie’s. Which leads to why she ever went to AA. Which leads to her being Bridget. Is Charlie going to run now or is he going to try and kill Bridget and Malcom? 

On to happier moments in the episode, Bridget’s relationship with Andrew is going strong. Too bad it is all based on a lie… If Andrew was to find any of this out he would never accept her and she would be crushed because like she admitted at therapy, she’s falling in love with him. Just a thought though, does Bridget not make the correlation that at dinner a guy called her out for sleeping with him and calling herself Cora and now at therapy apparently Siobhan uses the name Cora as her decoy? Wouldn’t you put two and two together and think maybe Siobhan is really alive? I mean the thought isn’t that crazy considering everything thats going on and since she already assumed Charlie and Shiv knew each other maybe she should consider it! Meanwhile his obsessively-jealous assistant Olivia is on a mission of her own. She wants Jemma’s sick father to sign over his share holdings to their company and the only way to do this is to persuade Henry. Andrew doesn’t agree because of Henry’s fragile condition so she goes behind his back and does it anyways. Meanwhile being her snoopy self she digs through Henry’s phone after he goes to check on the kids and finds a picture of him and Siobhan that she will of course use as blackmail to ruin their finally happy relationship in the future. Everyone in this show is just so damn clever, twisted, and evil that it fascinates me. One week break until the next episode, where everything is about to blow up in everyone’s face…. Lightly put.



Memorable Quotes

  • Andrew: You know I’d say your entitled to some payback. If you want to take scissors to her wardrobe i’ll turn a blind eye.
  • Bridget: I’m calling Machado.
    • Cop: Don’t. Look half the bureau is on Bottoways payroll. You testify against him tomorrow and your dead. You can’t trust the feds.
    • B: And I can trust you?
    • C: I’m not asking you to trust me. I’m asking you to run. Now.
  • Malcolm: It’s easy to believe there are no god people left but somebody proved me wrong.
  • Bridget: It’s only a matter of time before they figure out I’m not Siobhan.
  • Malcom: You’re pretending to be his dead wife how can there be any trust in there. I’m sorry but this prince charming fantasy you got going with Andrew was supposed to be temporary. This is not your life. 
  • Siobhan/Bridget: Oh my god. I’m falling in love with Andrew… All over again.
  • Andrew: Would you stand with me?
    • Siobhan/Bridget: I’d stand with you. 


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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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Ringer- I’m the Good Twin

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“I knew you were too good to be true… Bridget”

Oh My, What a season finale! For every horrible or un-clear Ringer episode we have been given the finale and they literally pulled out all the stops on this weeks episode. For starters what are we going to focus on now that Botoway Macawi is dead???? That, aside from many side story lines, was our major concern. What will agent Machado do now? And does this mean that Bridget is finally safe to get her well deserved second chance??


Bridget really did become a better person in the 7 months that she knew Andrew and Juliet. As messed up as she was before, she was always a better person than Siobhan. All Siobhan does is destroy the things around her because of her need for vendetta. Her sister never intentionally killed Sean, but because of that mentality she hasn’t been able to let go, so she holds on to what’s safe. And in order to keep Henry, she needs to lie. Except that it seems Henry grew some…. and was finally one step ahead of her. He caught her in a lie and realized that she’s the reason his life is falling apart. A woman that is capable of killing her own sister is definitely not a woman that can be trusted. Without any remorse he literally just threw her out onto the street. I have never been prouder in my life. 

If Bridget wanted too she could have kept her real identity hidden. She could have went on a great vacation, with a man that was deeply in love with her and she could have gotten married and lived happily ever after, but she would always live with that guilt. The guilt that she was lying to the people she loved most. So she told the truth. Of course, after revealing that you’ve been impersonating your twin sister for 7 months its perfectly understandably that everyone would push you to the curb. What really pissed me off is that no one really asked why she did what she did? Sure, Catherine is mentally sick so thats her excuse but Bridget has a legit reason too! She was being chased down by a psychotic murderer….. If thats not a valid excuse I don’t know what is.

But than we come to that pulse rising, heart stopping scene in the loft where Bridget realizes that Macawi is in the building, but Siobhan is already being attacked by him. I had absolutely no idea how this was going to end I just knew that the it was about time Bridget realized Siobhan was alive and playing her. I didn’t think Bridget had it in her to shoot someone but than I guess if she didn’t shoot him he would have killed her without thinking twice about it. What really caught me off guard was when Bridget came into Henry’s apartment and demanded answers and he told her the truth! He really is on this whole honesty kick! My assumption for next season is that Henry is going to team up with Bridget to get revenge on Siobhan and Arbergast. I know if I was Bridget my number one priority now that Macawi is dead would be to get revenge on my manipulative, lying sister. 

 I also think that Andrew will come around and realize that although Bridget lied to him, he hated Siobhan, but was able to make a life with Bridget that actually left him happy. Not once in those 7 months was Bridget a threat nor did she come off as a prostitute druggie. He couldn’t even tell the difference between them both. Plus, once he finds out that Bridget was set up and lied to by Siobhan, he might think differently about the whole situation. Plus Juliet really bonded with Bridget and Bridget really is the reason that they were a family.  But what’s going to happen when Andrew realizes the real Siobhan is alive and just gave birth to his twins? I swear it is like one day your life is going smoothly and the next your on a sinking ship. Either way, the producers, Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder, really did one on us with this episode! It’ll be exciting to begin a second season with a whole new motive and storyline. 


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Ringer- Its Called Improvising, Bitch!

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“I mean whose life is so pathetic that they have to pretend to be someone else?”

Sorry for the late Ringer update but believe it or not it actually wasn’t on Tuesday where I’m at but rather aired Sunday night. Nonetheless, it was full of OMG and gasp moments! How many of you are happy that Catherine is finally locked away??? You know Machado was fired from his job for being too into his cases, well someone needs to be since the police are not capable of protecting the innocent. But that love triangle with Olivia threw me for a curve. This just proves that Catherine really isn’t all there and all she needs is someone to comfort her. First it was the whole scam with the teacher, who she was sleeping with. Now she planned to kill Siobhan cause she stole her husband so she slept with his partner… Clearly not all up there. It really is unfortunate that Juliet has to witness all of this. I wonder what this all means for Martin Charles now that the police know its a ponzi scheme and they finally found Olivia. 


But lets talk about the problems that Henry and the real Siobhan might have. While Henry may or may not go to jail, Siobhan tried messing with the case again. She was at the scene where the witness took too much cocaine and died right than and there. Truly sad but my question is when the cops get there and they will, wont they check the place out? If she left those passports I’m sure they have her finger prints on them. Anyways, the closet really isn’t the most convenient place to go into labor but unfortunately for Siobhan thats what happened. I assume that she had two twin girls, which kind of make the odds of the kids being Henry’s more believable because he already has twins. Either way, Henry is definitely faking being in “love” with Siobhan since he asked for a paternity test. Do you guys think the kids are his? Wouldn’t it be something if they were actually Andrews! Seems to me that if Henry had to throw Shiv under the bus to save himself and get his boys back he definitely would.



This brings me to Bridget. After hearing Catherine call her pathetic for living someone else’s life she hit a weak spot. This is the moment where Bridget will realize she has to tell the truth about who she is, but she is risking loosing Andrew and Juliet and going back on the streets. Jail is even an option if Macahdo finds out. Is honesty really worth it at this point? Although maybe its better if she tells the truth because the lid is bound to come off sometime. Does no one really catch on that Siobhan just gave birth to twins at a hospital, while Siobhan was a hostage at home with her husband and daughter? I mean really, someone please make the connection. What do you guys think will happen on the season finale? Preview spoiler alert: Macawi is getting his revenge on “the wrong girl.” Whichever the right girl is anyways.


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Ringer- If You’re Just an Evil Bitch Than Get Over It

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“Lucky for me dead men don’t talk.”

With the ways things were going it was just a matter of time before someone went completely crazy on Ringer. That is if Catherine wasn’t already looney. I don’t think many sane people hire hit men on their ex husband’s new wives, no matter how jealous they are. I will admit that this was well played on the writers parts. I knew Catherine would go to extremes but to physically try to kill Siobhan. And after she slit her own wrists only to make Andrew feel guilty for her pain. That’s ridiculous. Its actually a surprise Juliet is still “normal” with a mother like that. As most of the episode seemed to be pretty bland and monotonous, Catherine really brought on the drama. And while danger seems to be following Bridget’s middle name, its a good thing Machado is still working on the case despite getting put on probation. We need more cops like him around. Cops that are willing to break the rules and do some illegal sh*t just to get to the bottom of something. (By the way how creepy is it that that guy was actually hiding a dead, frozen body in the basement of his house. A house that his wife and kids lived in. Gross). Anyways, the fact that Machado got the finger prints for the picture means that Catherine cannot get away with staging Siobhan’s “murder.”


Siobhan really just destroys everything she touches. She ran from a marriage with a husband that hated her and a step daughter that despised her. Yet, when Bridget took over she somehow pieced the whole family together. Its because of Siobhan that Gemma is dead. Now Henry has lost his boys and is going down for the murder of Tyler. If thats not enough, Siobhan tried to fix the situation by paying the maid to change her statement. You know you may be able to manipulate Henry Shiv, but other people will do the ethical thing when it comes to testifying against a murder. How long before she gives up the charade and reveals herself. I mean these people must really be clueless since they haven’t figured out that for some reason multiple people keep claiming to have seen Siobhan in places Bridget hasn’t been. Piece the puzzle together Bridget, it will really bring some new light to your world. She caught on to Henry’s lies its about time to realize that your sister is full of them. 

Aside from the psycho ex wife and screwed over Henry, the show has sort of lost direction. Yes, they picked up the hit man storyline again and cleared that one up, but in the process we lost the Macawi storyline. After all this time why is he still looking for Bridget? Is her life not in danger anymore? And truthfully, how the hell will everyone get out of this mess sane? Seems that the odds are against Henry, Siobhan is going to pop her unborn child out any minute, Bridget may or may not live and Andrew and Juliet are going to need LOTS of therapy after they lock Catherine up in an institute. Oddly enough, she really is the only one that shows any emotion in this show. 

Memorable Quotes
  • Catherine: I just want to die.
  • Machada: Do you have any idea who might want you dead?
  • Arbergast: I will make you and Siobhan pay for what you did. 
  • Juliet: If your sick I want you to get better but if your just an evil bitch than get over it.
  • Siobhan: I don’t care about revenge if I lose you. 


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