Saturday, August 24, 2013

What I’m Watching: The Bridge

The Bridge: Season 1, Episode 7 “Destino” (B+)

This show has managed to remain rather sophisticated despite its frequent dealings with immoral, despicable people. It’s impressive to see how it handles its more overtly sexual moments, namely the sexual deal that Graciela makes with Ray in exchange for their continued business together. It was equally evident in the way that the shot of Ray in the pool was framed through Charlotte’s legs, and when Charlotte asked Ray if she could trust him right in the middle of a passionate moment during sex. This episode was possibly more brutal than ever before, if only for the one scene in which comic relief Manny was talking about an epiphany he had during the removal of his braces had his face instantly blown off by Jack, who was perched with a sniper rifle. Seeing Jack was jarring, but what was most effective about this episode was hearing Jack’s conversation with Sonya while Hank, Tim, and a blood-covered Marco searched for him. Sonya getting shot when she shot him was intense, and I think that’s going to shake her up almost as much as the unease everyone feels about Jack being so deranged. Staying sober hasn’t been easy for Daniel, but it is causing him to be rather unpleasant to Adriana, and it now looks like he might be in serious danger once again. Steven’s latest job is definitely going to be tricky, and it’s a good thing that Sara decided to save his life rather than let Fausto kill him. That’s going to be one tricky assignment, but I think that Steven is going to find a way to get the job done.

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