Saturday, August 31, 2013

What I’m Watching: The Bridge

The Bridge: Season 1, Episode 8 “Vendetta” (B+)

After last week’s surprising break in the case, it makes sense that Sonya, in keeping with the tradition of ardent law enforcement officials intent on never giving up, would already move to pursuing new leads while everyone else thought that the culprit was sitting right in front of them. Her supposedly aimless search for the dead David Tate turned out to be more accurate than she could have expected, and it’s a major reveal that definitely proves shocking and satisfying. I did feel that Eric Lange might be more useful than in a small role as Alma’s coworker and lover, and it’s good to see the man who played the irritable Stuart Radzinsky on "Lost" suddenly turn into a killer with a personal axe to grind with Marco, who seems to have a habit of engaging in affairs. Watching him slit Santi’s throat so casually was a harsh wake-up to the fact that Alma is in real danger if Kenneth decides that he wants to harm her rather than use her to harm Marco, and, thus far, I’m impressed with the depiction of him as a controlled, subtle person whose personality didn’t shift entirely once his true intentions were unveiled. I’m not sure what happens next, and I can’t imagine that catching Kenneth, if that’s even slated to happen soon, would resolve everything neatly. Gus’ meeting with Sonya was interesting, and she actually handled it pretty well. Ray’s new business plan is not working out well, and Tim is going to get him into much more trouble than he could ever have bargained for.

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