Ringer s1 ep 20

Not long to go now, but with the finishing line in sight Ringer’s putting on a bit of a sprint. We can now tell Siobhan and Bridget/Siobhan apart by the former’s baby bump, which seems to have ballooned in the few minutes between episodes, or perhaps I’m imagining it. Anyway, Siobhan thinks she can dig Henry out of trouble for the death of Tyler, but her attempts to bribe the eyewitness go badly wrong. Her suggestion to Henry that he now needs to prove he didn’t do it are met with bemusement, because, of course, he did kill Tyler. And Henry has trouble on other fronts as well – the so-called “twins” have been seized by Children’s Services. To start with I thought this was going to be a little writers’ joke – “how are we going to keep them off camera this week?” – but then the so-called “twins” appear, living with father-in-law Arbogast, who has his own reasons – again justified – for not liking Henry. Adulterer and killer – dude.

But the real baddie this week is, of course, Catherine, who starts with a suicide attempt, then uses that to leverage her way into Andrew and B/S’s apartment, all the better to make another attempt on B/S’s life. At least, I think she did – given the way in which previous episodes of Ringer have explained away cliffhangers, it’s not beyond the bounds of possibility that B/S will start the next episode by standing up and saying that she just felt a little faint, while Catherine explains away the scattering of empty drug capsules on B/S’s prone body as challenging performance art, or something. Add a dead body in a freezer, and you’ve got yourself a cracker of an episode.


3 thoughts on “Ringer s1 ep 20

  1. CJ Cregg April 26, 2012 / 10:41 pm

    It was a good ep, but I really do just want it to finish now. I’m very weary of all the twisting and turning back on itself. And I think you’re right – it will finish on a cliffhanger, be incredibly frustrating and then be cancelled.

    Interesting to note Henry’s twins suddenly have names, though. Even if Dash and Becks sounds more like a brand than a pair of toddlers.

  2. Jed Bartlet April 27, 2012 / 7:05 pm

    And uncomfortably close to Posh and Becks.

  3. CJ Cregg April 27, 2012 / 10:42 pm

    Yeah – I wondered if that was some weird sort of in-joke. It was just *too* close.

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