More than halfway through the season finale, Marco tells Romina, “you don’t have to be like your father,” it’s a significant statement, uttered with much conviction. In spite of the overwhelming odds that violence and corruption would prevail over any goodness or truth in the previous episodes, Jubelix is an episode for the good guys.
Quetzalcoatl, the penultimate episode of The Bridge, raises the stakes on the series-long theme of ‘How do individuals battle overwhelming evil?’ continues to play out. As viewers do we want the characters we identify with to fight the good fight when it’s likely that they will lose and pay with their lives? Warning: Spoilers beyond
In Beholder, the eleventh of thirteen episodes in the second season of The Bridge, beauty, corruption, freedom is all a matter of perspective, the eye of the beholder. All of the major characters of The Bridge are looking at – or are involved in – the same thing, but what that ‘thing’ translates to, varies
Who is the real power in the twin cities of Juarez and El Paso? It’s not the DEA, it’s not the El Paso police department, and it certainly isn’t the Juarez police department. In Eidolon we learn that Fausto Galvan’s power is not a result of a hyper violent permeation of survival of the fittest,
Sebastian Cerisola, concerned about the fate of a money laundering operation worth hundreds of millions of dollars, warns Fausto Galvan not to kill his way out this. Spoilers – do not read any further if you haven’t viewed Rakshasa. Fausto ignores Sebastian’s advice, as do the writers of The Bridge. Rakshasa gives us a hefty
In Goliath, we’re asked to consider how much the past impacts the present. Does the fact that there is a past connection between Fausto Galvan and Marco Ruiz (their fathers worked together according to McKenzie) throw doubt on Marco’s true motivation? The past has certainly motivated many of the characters. Past murders committed by David
“The system does not work.” Gary In Lamia, Frye contributes to Gary losing his sobriety in order to access Secretary of State data. Hank shoots an unarmed Jim Dobbs rather than arrest him to avenge Sonya and her sister. Marco lies about the murders in Abelardo’s hotel room in order to protect Sonya and Eva.
Chip Diaz is alive! Many, many more are dead (this episode, Harvest of Souls shows or references close to 260 murders), but Chip Diaz is alive. I have been operating under the assumption that the realtor was a casualty of the opening bloody mess in ‘Yankee’ – but the realtor has been busy, drinking, soliciting
The Bridge is not a series where there are many opportunities to mention fashion and apparel but Eye of the Deep had Marco donning a prison jumpsuit, Eleanor tallying numbers and feeding her cat in a fur coat, and of course, Sonya, in remembrance of her sister, is sporting the horse jacket. The horse jacket
“How did you come to this path? You weren’t always a rapist. You were a little boy, once.” Questions of origins and futures are a theme in The Acorn, the fourth episode in season two of The Bridge. What is the origin of a good person gone bad? What was it that tipped the scale