Sunday, September 29, 2013

What I’m Watching: The Bridge

The Bridge: Season 1, Episode 12 “All About Eva” (B+)

In the aftermath of last week’s devastating hour, it was hard to imagine this one topping that. This was a transformative installment for all involved, and featured Steven and Charlotte, who we didn’t see last week, having their own issues moving on and adjusting to events as they are now. Steven’s hunt for Eva was determined if nothing else, and coming to see Sonya to ask for police help in finding her meant he was really serious, as did taking her to his place to convince her that he was telling the truth. Those two shots of Stephen surrounded by seemingly endless images of missing women, one when he was putting up the posters and the other when he was digging in the desert, were quite powerful. Charlotte making a new deal was yet another instance of her seizing power, though, like the woman she killed, her new business partner feels that sex should always come on the side. Daniel isn’t doing too well, but it was good to see him adjusting back to his old self after a visit to Adriana’s family dinner table, even if that didn’t work out productively for her because of the lifestyle she chose which so offended her mother. Marco was in truly bad shape, and that made it all the more marvelous to see Sonya step up to take him home when he was drunk, make him breakfast in the morning, and motivate him to get back into her newest case with a stirring speech, the best line of which was “So don’t tell me you’re not my partner.”

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