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Ringer 1x06: The Poor Kids Do It Every Day

Posted on the 19 October 2011 by Tvgeek @TVGeek_blog

Ringer 1x06: The Poor Kids Do It Every Day

Original Air Date: 18 October 2011

Storyline: When Bridget cannot get in touch with Gemma, she begins to wonder if something has happened between Gemma and Henry. Juliet starts a new school, but has problems getting along with the other students. Her new teacher, Mr. Carpenter, helps her out when she gets in trouble with the principal. Bridget asks Charlie to do her a favor that could come back to haunt her, while Agent Machado looks into Malcolm's disappearance only to be called back to New York by a new lead on Bridget.

Best Quote:Andrew: Will you tell her that's not appropriate attire for the first day of school.Bridget: It's a little fabric challenged.

Review: A warm welcome to Logan, uhm... Jason Dohring to Ringer! I've missed his pretty face ever since Veronica Mars ended and seeing him in an adult role just makes me want to rewatch the motel kiss over and over again. Ah, being young... 

This is the second episode in a row titled after a Juliet quote and we continue to follow her through her adolescent struggles as she goes through her first day at public school - and getting into a fight comes to no surprise. Yes, we know, you're a spoiled kid with divorced parents. Get over it! Juliet's character is a walking cliché and whatever made her interesting in the beginning is now turning to be pretty much the same sob story we've seen over and over again in countless movies and TV series. The only thing that's missing is for her to get involved with Dohring's character - who, despite playing an adult, has the same lost boy look he displayed in VM. Not complaining here, au contraire, my friends, it's what best suit him, so bring it on. My only desire is to make the girl interesting again.
But let's get back on track and talk about another cute guy, mainly Kristoffer Polaha. Last week's episode ended with Henry refusing to let Andrew in on account of the blood smeared all over the walls of the Butler's apartment. So, did he kill his wife, who, just so it happens, was out to get him? As it turns out, the deed was done by someone else, but the reason behind it is just a bit sketchy. Henry was right about something when he accused Bridget of disposing of his wife: it may not have been her exactly, but it was Siobhan. Given the lack of media fuss about Gemma's death (like it happened, for example, with Nick's death in the other CW new hit, The Secret Circle), I can only hope that Siobhan's little helpers only faked it and Gemma will resurface somewhere in Paris at some point. It wouldn't be a surprise if this happened.
Henry is not particularly smart when it comes to covering up a murder. Driving his wife's car at one of the biggest airports in the world, where security cameras are a given, was most certainly a bad idea. But what i didn't really get is why did Bridget made sure her fingerprints were found on the broken vase Henry had thrown away. Wasn't she enough of a fugitive already? Now agent Machado will never leave New York again. Desperate people sometimes do desperate things, or maybe she just has a plan. You never know with this show, building conspiracy theories in my mind about the twins has now become a given.
Disappointed that Andrew didn't console Bridget more? I know I was! She needs to get pregnant at some point, doesn't she? Plus, it's been two weeks since she took her sister's place and there wasn't any intimate moment, don't guys need to have sex one in a while? 
Malcolm and Charlie are the two characters I find dispensable at this point. Certainly more than Gemma, who was at least piling up to the drama. Malcolm is just not doing anything for me. Either Bodaway kills him already or he tells the drug lord where Bridget is, but dragging his arc any longer is just annoying. As for Charlie, I know I'm maybe overthinking it, but maybe he is Siobhan's minion? Is that a bad choice of words? After all, she is a bit of a mastermind. 
A lot of questions from one week to another. Ringer is definitely keeping me intrigued and not knowing what to expect is great. I'd like to see more of Siobhan, though, sometimes the angle needs to be changed to keep up the pace. 
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