Bridget Kelly with the best facial expression of the episode after just shooting Bodaway Macawi.
Juliet (Zoey Deutch) and her father (Ioan Gruffudd) looking not all that unhappy after the departure of Bridget.
Bridget Kelly has a nightmare that has Bodaway Macawi showing up at her wedding. She decides, with the help of a Narcotics Anonymous meeting, to come clean about her identity (to Andrew and Juliet).
Siobhan Martin decides, ostensibly, to give up her campaign of revenge against her sister and commits to moving to Chicago with Henry. She offers Henry the money (Andrew’s) for a down payment on a house there, as a gesture of good faith.
Let’s see how all this honesty and good will works out for them.
Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd), who is a crook himself, and regularly lied to his clients, is outraged that Bridget lied to him in an effort to protect herself against Bodaway Macawi. He suggests to Bridget that she should leave. Juliet somehow equates Bridget’s behaviour with that of her natural mother Catherine. (Catherine twice tried to assassinate Bridget, and perpetrated a financial scam on her ex-husband which involved Juliet.) Juliet also shuns Bridget.
Then there’s Henry Butler. With access to Siobhan’s cache of Andrew’s money, he promptly steals it and kicks her, penniless, out on the street (remember, she has just given birth to twin girls).
As Dr. Gregory House says, “Everybody lies.” Perhaps there is a good reason for that.
Anjali Bhimani as Dr. Rao, Catherine's psychiatrist.
Juliet Martin (Zoey Deutch) visiting her mother Catherine in the hospital after Catherine's 'suicide attempt'.
Dr. Rao‘s opinion of Catherine’s suicide attempt is somewhat questionable. Though it is possible that the wounds on her wrists would have caused her to bleed out eventually, it would have taken a while. We got to see the wounds. They were oozing, not spurting.
Andrea Roth looks great, even when her character is relatively makeup free in a hospital bed. The high points of the episode were the scenes between Roth and Zoey Deutch.
Catherine (Andrea Roth) with her daughter Juliet
Siobhan did not wear gloves when attempting to bribe Oxana the Maid. Her fingerprints were all over the envelope (identical twins do not have identical fingerprints). For some reason, Oxana did not bring the envelope to the police, just the money that was in it.
Henry Butler‘s young twin boys (we discover) are named Dash and Dax (or Dex). I’m rooting for the second one’s name to be Dax so there is a Trek tie-in. We are not told who portrays the boys.
Henry Butler (Kris Polaha) with his twin sons Dash and Dax. No word as to who portrayed the twins.
Not sure about this shot. Agent Machado (Nestor Carbonell) is discussing stuff with Bridget in a restaurant over coffee. The shot centers on a young woman working on a computer at the next table. She is not identified, and may not be important, but there she is.
RINGER is a very American television show. Violence abounds, especially gun-related violence (although the principal villain, Bodaway Macawi (Zahn McClarnon), seems to prefer using his bare hands). Let’s go over the violent history of the show’s main characters.
Siobhan Martin (Sarah Michelle Gellar) faked her own death so that her husband would murder her sister instead of her. She then shot and killed one of her accomplices (Charlie) after he violated instructions and gunned down her best friend Gemma (Tara Summers). Bridget Martin (SMG #2) shot and killed the first hitman sent after her by Catherine. Andrew Martin (Ioan Gruffudd) was shot by the second assassin Catherine (Andrea Roth) sent for Bridget. Malcolm (Mike Colter) had the crap beaten out of him by Macawi in an effort to find Bridget, then disappeared and was either killed or faked his own death. Henry Butler accidentally killed Tyler Barrett in a hotel room struggle. Tessa Banner (Juliet’s accomplice in the attempt to scam Andrew out of a bunch of money) was severely beaten by Cash Chilton (hired by Catherine without Juliet’s knowledge). Bodaway Macawi strangled two strippers. Agent Machado (Nestor Carbonell) killed one of Catherine’s assassins.
Olivia (Jaime Murray), arguably the least likeable of the shows characters, didn’t kill anyone, and was involved in no violent activity, but disappeared with a lot of money when her ponzi scheme was uncovered and has married an alien. She will be seen next year in DEFIANCE on the SyFy Channel.
And with all that, the ratings are down. Go figure.
Notice the parallel between two events at the end of this episode. Shivette (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Juliet (Zoey Deutch) clean the red letters of the word “whore” from Siobhan’s portrait. At the same time some distance away, Henry Butler (Kris Polaha) cleans an as yet unidentified blood spatter from his wall. The past is disappearing. The universe, at least this part of it, has changed.
Henry Butler's wall - prior to cleaning
Henry Butler is a bad novelist. I say this not having read any of his fictional fiction, because he is not an observant man, and good writers must be observant. Having had an intense affair with Siobhan for a year, he has failed to notice the absence of a scar on her inner wrist, though he has seen her several times.
This episode establishes the home address of Henry and Gemma Butler as 80 Gramercy Park West, New York, NY 10003.
What Juliet (Zoey Deutch) did to Siobhan's portrait. Fortunately it is washable.
Next week we get more of the excellent Zoey Deutch as she attends her new (public) school. Looking forward to that.