Ringer: Season 1, Episode 19 “Let’s Kill Bridget” (C)
This show’s trajectory is being entirely tiresome, and it’s really not getting anywhere productive, constantly confounding its mysteries and conspiracies. The quick flashes at the start of the episode were obviously intended for shock value and weren’t going to play out as perceived, and they turned out to be quite disappointing. Bridget’s plan to testify as Siobhan pretending to be Bridget actually made some sense, but it came at an unfortunate time after Machado just couldn’t resist punching a guy excessively in front of a whole bunch of witnesses and managed to get himself suspended. Staging a death photo shoot in the middle of nowhere is only half-intelligent, because it presents the opportunity for a real assassin to be present. The thugs on this show have the worst aim possible, and of course his employer isn’t even related to Bridget’s past. Having Siobhan killed seems like an unnecessary move after losing all of her money back to Andrew in a truly dumb move, and I think Katherine should be out of the picture already. For that matter, Henry’s continued stupidity is irritating, and even his father-in-law doesn’t appear to like him. The one exciting moment of the episode, which did seem rather random, wasn’t even genuine, as Siobhan imagined herself confronting Bridget and ripping into her for stealing her life and doing a better job of living it than she had been. It’s time for the two to meet, or at least for Bridget to realize that she’s not the only person with her face still walking around Manhattan.