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The Bridge Recap: Scary Man Tate

We need an easel, a ton of photographs, some Post-it notes, and a whole lot of thumb tacks. That feels like the only way to make sense of all the character interconnectedness revealed on this week’s episode of The Bridge : to do this thing El Paso PD–style.   Unfortunately, easels don’t really work on the Internet, so we’re going to have to handle this in the more traditional format known as “recap prose.” In this week’s Bridge installment, Jack Childress continued to seem like an overly convenient, not-quite-right candidate for Bridge Butcher status, despite the fact that police had him in custody and claimed they had found their killer. No one seemed terribly concerned about that, though, except, of course, Sonya, who is the official spokeswoman for the Not Letting Things Go Foundation. And it’s a good thing, because it was crazy-obvious that Childress wasn’t the killer, to the point where I think we should all start questioning how Hank Wade, Marco Ruiz, and Tim Cooper ever qualified to be law enforcement officials in the first place. (Yes, I know I contended last week that Marco must have played a role in orchestrating the setup that would implicate Childress as the serial killer. Breaking news alert: Based on this week’s episode, now I just think he’s a sloppy, ineffective detective with the sexiest whisper voice on planet Earth . I reserve the right to change my mind about this yet again in seven days or less. Also: Should we all be more suspicious of Hank’s involvement in all this?)   Read More... //

Review: 'The Bridge' - 'Vendetta'

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "Vendetta," the August 28 episode of FX's "The Bridge," in which Sonya identifies a new prime suspect... who just happens to be a dead man. //

The Bridge Season 1 Review “Vendetta”

According to Google Maps, the distance between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico is a little under two miles. It’s this short distance that accounts for a lot of cultural similarities even if the two places can seem worlds apart. What  The Bridge  has done throughout their world-building first season is showcase just how large the divide can be between these two places, and the characters that operate within these places. However, it’s unmistakable that the show has spent the last few episodes carefully folding the large world back in on itself. In particular, tonight’s episode shows just how small the world can feel. And in a world this small, no one can escape their past. Read More... //

The Bridge Season 1 Review “Destino”

Let’s all take a minute to clear the image of Deputy Stokes’ face exploding out of our heads. I don’t know about you, but I still can’t do it. It’s undoubtedly this image that will stick out from tonight’s episode. It’s such an indelible image, it nearly overshadows one the show’s tighter episodes so far in the series. You can curl up in horror at the thought of our long lost Deputy Stokes, but make sure you take the time to appreciate a really superlative hour of television. Read More... //


Poor Deputy Stokes. All he wanted was to be a part of the team and to be acknowledged, even if he was oblivious to how little the team wanted him. And he had just had his braces removed! Better yet, he had some epiphany about the case that he had absolutely nothing to do with, as much as he might have wished otherwise. But sadly he didn’t get to enjoy his big day for very long, and after a few appearances where he looked like a decent suspect - alternately creeping out or simply annoying everyone around him - it feels safe to finally clear his name. Read More... //


Over its first few weeks The Bridge has steadily laid out tracks for several mysteries and mysterious characters that interconnect, or surely will. The killings have affected those who knew the victims, the cops, the feds, the media and even the cartel. Week by week we’re seeing connections unveiled, whether it’s Hector’s body being claimed by Galvan or damning evidence that at least one fed was up to no good at all. But for me the biggest of them all is the bombshell dropped at the end of this hour, when we find out that Ruiz is much more familiar with the cartel than we realized. With all the other storylines out there I hadn’t considered his past to be of much interest, but now it jumps to the front of the line. Read More... //

The Bridge 1.07 Review “Destino”

Tone can be a tricky thing to nail down. That thought sprung to me immediately as “Destino” began. It wasn’t the first time I’ve had problems with “The Bridge” (read any of my other reviews), but up until this moment even with its character/plotting problems, I always felt like I understood what the show was trying to convey. While “Destino” doesn’t change the tone in any drastic measure, it definitely unintentionally chips away at its core. This early scene involves two characters we don’t know too much about and aren’t emotionally connected to in any way. It’s awkward, clumsy, and very stupid. Not interested? Alright then, time to discuss “Destino.” Read More... //

'The Bridge' Review 1.7: A Killer And A Reluctant Professor

Well, our team nailed a killer in the pounding Bridge 1.7, but is he the killer they and we have been seeking?  He blew a deputy's head off, no doubt.  But Sonya suspects that he's not the main kil... //

The Bridge "Destino" Review: Down the Conejo Hole

The things Ray will do to live out his dream of being a master criminal!  Read More... //

Review: 'The Bridge' - 'Destino'

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "Destino," the August 21 episode of FX's "The Bridge," in which Sonya and Marco get into trouble pursuing a new suspect, and Ray makes a deal with Graciela.  Read More... //