Ringer might be the craziest drama CW has seen yet. Here’s a scene from the finale; Jimmy Kemper, the man hired by Siobhan Martin to force her twin sister to flee, shows up at Siobhan’s home, where he attempts to blackmail the lady in question (who is actually Bridget posing as Siobhan). He tells Siobhan (actually Bridget) that if she doesn’t pay him $50,000, he’ll tell Bodaway Macawi, the man searching for Bridget, that the woman in front of him isn’t Siobhan at all (which she isn’t, but Kemper doesn’t know that), since Bodaway doesn’t know Bridget has a twin (which doesn’t matter, this is Bridget he’s talking to).
Bridget Kelly and Siobhan Martin; Perilous Twins
Bridget Kelly slipped into her twin sister’s life to save her own skin, after her sister seemingly committed suicide while they were together on a boat. She first played the part for survival, but ended up becoming emotionally attached to the Martin family.
Bridget’s twin, Siobhan, had finally escaped her life, and better yet, put the life of Bridget’s in danger in the process. Siobhan found herself in an interesting little love triangle with her best friend’s husband and another man who she used for her mysterious schemes.
Heroes, Villains, They’re All the Same Here
The best part of this show, the part that really kept a viewer coming back, were the shadings and treatment of all its characters. Nobody was even remotely close to pure, and people’s personal convictions got others hurt in the process. Each week, your opinion on a character would be flipped on its back, your emotions twisted by some horrid action, or foreboding use of dark words. That kind of detail to each character gave them a strong amount of depth.
So Many Webs Can Cause Tangling….
As much as I bow my head to the writers for keeping their house of cards and building it in such a unique fashion, sometimes too much of a good thing can become a trifling thing, and “Ringer” didn’t always slip through comfortable waters. Some of the plot exposition would zip by so fast it was hard for us to get a good grasp of what really mattered.
The Future of Ringer
On that note, “Ringer” is completely up in the air. The premiere drew 3 million viewers, but the rest of the ratings haven’t been too impressive. The season finale of “Ringer” gave a nice cliffhanger to boast thoughts of season two, and hope for the future.I
f you’re a regular CW drama fanatic who just missed the boat, or you’ve recently found yourself craving new Sarah Michelle Gellar, then there’s enough fiery drama and malicious scandal to make for a nice weekend marathon.
It’s been a nice ride “Ringer.” Here’s to a swell first season, and I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for your future.