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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ringer "She's Ruining Everything": AKA: My Reflections on Buffy's New Life

So this week, I returned to give Ringer another shot and I was more or less pleased with the result. The show seems to be keeping momentum, which is a good.


I'm happy that we are getting a deeper look into Bridget, the parallel between herself and Juliet was a nice touch. The flashbacks seem less forced since she is watching Juliet make the same mistakes she did, making the decision to stay with Juliet, despite having more pressing concerns, you know, like a dead body in a trunk, a purse full of cash and a sexy hunk waiting to run away with her, shows a great growth in her character. Even though we have only caught a few glimpses of pre-recovery Bridget, the flashbacks and what she has told us, proves that she has grown as a person. The shot of Andrew watching Bridget comforting Juliet was almost heartwarming.

He really did care about Siobhan at some point, and whatever has happened to change their relationship doesn't seem to be his doing.

You have to wonder what kind of person Siobhan was. Clearly, cold and calculating, but why? What lead her down a path where she would want to kill her own sister? Because let's face it, at this point we're all thinking, Siobhan set Bridget up to be killed so she could run away to Paris for something. Does it have anything to do with Sean and whatever Bridget caused to happen to him?

The cell phone trick by the other hit man was pretty genius, and I have to admit I didn't really see the no body in the trunk coming, however once it had happened I had an, of course moment. Clearly Bridget isn't going to get caught this soon in the series.

Can we just take a moment, to discuss Bridget/Siobhan fashion this week? While last week I was coveting everything in Siobhan's closet, this week not so much. I was not feeling the black and gold number Bridget was wearing to the charity event. And although cute, who wears white to clean up a dead body? Especially when considering chopping it up with a circular saw....oh Bridget, you have so much to learn about getting away with things.. 

To be honest, I don't really care about the Gemma/Henry/Bridget triangle. I kinda wish Gemma would just find out so we can all move on, granted it isn't going to pretty, but she finds out, as we know she will from last week's preview, and so the sooner the better as far as I'm concerned.

I think we can all agree that Malcolm lucked out. I realize that the Native American Crime Boss out to kill him, is a connection to Bridget's past, but honestly I could do without that storyline. I do think he was right to tell Bridget to go to the police as Siobhan. I know, I know the gun was connected to her, but still, somewhere in my head I feel like it would have been a whole lot less stressful.

Speaking of stress, Bridget has GOT to learn to cover better. If I were Agent Machado I would definitely think she was up to something. Words can not express how adorable I found his rambling about the history of the loft by the way. It was a little thing, but it was the first clue we've gotten to anything about who he is.

And so Ringer has earned another week of viewing, I don't generally like soapy type shows, which Ringer definitely has the potential to become, but until then it looks as though I'm gonna keep tuning in.

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