Ringer: “A Whole New Kind of Bitch” Episode 5 Review

16 Oct

Two Unhappy Couples

Things are looking up for Sarah Michelle Gellar.  This week the CW announced it had picked up Ringer for the full season.  That’s good news if you’re a fan of the show.  Thankfully, the storyline is picking up speed and I’m hoping it will go speeding all the way to the end of the first season with a great cliffhanger.  One can at least hope.

This week we learn that in some ways Bridget (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is no better than Siobhan when it comes to being a good friend to Gemma (Tara Summers).  In both cases, the sisters ultimately put Henry (Kristoffer Polaha) first; there is  Siobhan having the affair with him and getting pregnant with his unborn child and Bridget warning Henry about Gemma’s scene to catch them in bed together so he won’t get a penny in their upcoming divorce.  The one she hadn’t told him about yet.

Bridget has to put out several fires, mostly involving Gemma’s threat to out her to Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd) that she isn’t really Siobhan.  As Bridget feels that she’s losing control, she desperately wants to pop some pills so she goes to a NA meeting (Juliet her stepdaughter follows her there and later tells Andrew but Bridget/Siobhan claims she went as research because of Juliet’s drug problem).  She meets a new guy, Charlie (Billy Miller who is none other than Billy Abbott on the Young and the Restless), who gives her his number.  She ends up meeting with him when she can’t reach her boyfriend/sponsor, Malcolm (Mike Colter) but he’s being shot up with drugs by the man who wants to kill Bridget.  What a betrayal!  Especially when she ends up hooking up with Billy, which I’m positive will happen sometime in the near future.

Gemma, furious with Bridget for not helping with her plan, calls Andrew to meet her at the apartment in the middle of the night.  When Andrew arrives, Henry claims Gemma isn’t there and must have called from her office.  He sends Andrew home and proceeds to go upstairs where the is evidence of not only a violent fight but possibly a murder (big blood stains on the wall usually indicate more than a paper cut…).  Gemma’s murder?  We can only hope.  Actually, Gemma is a good foil so it might not be a great idea to kill her off this soon but then Henry could be a great crazy stalker.   And why hasn’t he noticed that Bridget doesn’t have Siobhan’s ‘cooking burn scar’?    I’m looking forward to next week.  Did Henry kill Gemma?  Did he dismember her? That would take him to a whole new level of bad husband if that’s the case.

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