While watching the most recent episode of Ringer I had the insane urge to throw my hands in the air and scream “It’s too much, Ringer! TOO MUCH!” While I’m an advocate (which I’d actually written in a previous review) of Ringer taking the soap opera route at specific times, this week’s “It’s Called Improvising, Bitch!” was so over the top I felt overwhelmed.
Catherine is trying to drown Bridget thinking she’s Siobhan, but Andrew comes home in the nick of time and foils her plan. However, Catherine has a back up gun hanging out in the apartment and holds the couple at gunpoint, who are soon joined by Juliet who is now an additional hostage. It turns out that Catherine, after having her Miami home and daughter taken from her by Siobhan, hired the hit on the new Mrs. Martian.
However when Bridget came into play and killed the hit man, thinking the hit was for HER, plans started to unravel for Catherine. We find out that Catherine isn’t working alone, she’s got a partner (and a girlfriend) in Olivia. What is happening, Ringer?! Why all these crazy twists and turns? I’m great with surprises in TV shows, I embrace them, especially when the show is presented this way from the get go like Ringer. But holy cats. Catherine and Olivia?
Anyway, the pair decides to end Siobhan once and for all and Bridget manages to call Machado without crazy Catherine knowing and gets him Olivia’s location. Obviously the’re arrested but not without Catherine throwing this stinger at Bridget: “Whose life is so pathetic that they have to live someone else’s to be happy?” Touche, Catherine. Touche.
Meanwhile, Siobhan is worried about Henry and tracks down the maid who saw him in Tyler’s hotel room before he was killed. Siobhan is forced to hide in a closet as a drug deal goes down and the maid overdoses while Siobhan goes into labor. Luckily she manages to make it to the hospital for an emergency C-section. Henry is there when she wakes and tells her that their twin girls are fine. After the “I love you” scene, Henry heads to the doctor and asks for a paternity test. Whoops.
So there you have it. Ringer gets more and more convoluted each episode. Next week is the season finale and hopefully it will wrap things up for season one!