The twists and turns that we learned to love when the series premiered has returned. If you need a recap on the series, visit the studio’s blog. Tonight’s episode was no different. Siobhan and Bridgett are both in New York during this episode. To reduce the amount of confusion, Bridgett gets bangs. The twins, unintentionally, play with Henry’s head. He bumps into Siobhan on the street and Siobhan wants their relationship to pick up where it left off; later he confronts Bridgett as Siobhan who recalls nothing about their earlier conversation. FBI Agent Machado is still looking for Bridgett and collecting clues.
In tonight’s episode of Ringer (“It Just Got Normal”) Bridgett (as Siobhan) and Andrew host a fundraiser party at their apartment for Juliet’s school. Juliet doesn’t want to attend the party, but she doesn’t tell Bridgett why. So far Juliet has only told her best friend what happened between her and the teacher Mr. Carpenter. Bridgett, because she’s not her sister, hears through what Juliet doesn’t say enough to know that something is up. So, when Juliet, drunk at her father’s party, lashes out at Mr. Carpenter, and Bridgett comforts her stepdaughter, Juliet opens up and confides in Bridgett. Bridgett promptly rushes out of Juliet’s bedrooms, confronts Mr. Carpenter, punches him in the face, and kicks him out of the party; much at the surprise of Andrew and the other party guests.
Yet, the “storytellers” of this show do not allow us to hear Juliet tell Bridgett what happened. We assume, because we heard Juliet tell her best friend what Mr. Carpenter, that that’s the case. But, I have to send up a red warning flag that with all the twists and turns that have made this show what it is, there has got to be something else going on.
But, at the same time, the Juliet story line has been developing. She has gone from this angry, bitter teenage girl to an understanding, sympathetic teenager; from an adolescent who wasn’t sure about who she was to an adolescent beginning to get a better understanding of self; from a girl who didn’t feel loved to a girl finding out what it means to be loved. This developing story line adds an interesting element to Ringer. Is Juliet becoming her own person and really beginning to trust Bridgett? Or is she more like Siobhan weaving tales in order to get what she wants? I guess we’ll have to keep watching.
For more ponderings on this television show, read my Hollywood Jesus.com post.