The Bridge Season 1 Finale Review “The Crazy Place”

Finales are all about closure. We have some long-term story arcs that need to be resolved, and there is usually some sort of cliffhanger involved when you have a confident drama. Instead of searching my tidiness and clarity in tonight’s season finale, The Bridge went the opposite direction and made things so much messier. The show is confident in its new direction, so much so that it makes you believe this is the show Meredith Stiehm and company wanted to make all along. Now that they are done serving their Danish masters, they are free to take things in places most people really wanted to go in the first place. After watching the show fold in on itself as the David Tate storyline came to a conclusion (Sort of. Don’t do it Marco!), it was really cool to see the show sprawl back out in an attempt to set up several intertwined storylines for season two. It’s obvious that the missing girls of Juarez will become a central piece of the puzzle, but I’m ultimately okay with it. As long as the show doesn’t wallow in the political issues surrounding the issue, then the show should be able to manage it just fine. “This has many layers”, says Marco hitting the nail perfectly on the head. While it may have seemed too on the nose, the fact that the show wants to delve into each of the layers is pretty encouraging. No more supervillians, no more high-powered cell phones, just our fascinating cast of characters exploring this fascinating world.



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