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The Bridge 2.12 – Quetzalcoatl

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Previously on The Bridge: Cartels! The DEA versus the CIA! Badassery!

Monte Flagman, the remarkably sanguine ear to the cartel lawyer, takes in his cowboy boots to get the murder blood cleaned off of them. Sheesh, he can only spare a few coins for Little Lupe who has leukemia? Surely you could stuff some dirty drug money dollars in that charity collection can, Monte.

After feeding the skeptical boot cleaner a lie about antelope hunting, Monte finds Eleanor waiting for him out back, fondling the shoemaking stabbing tools. Continue reading

The Bridge 2.11 – Beholder

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Previously on The Bridge, Marco and Sonya rushed to save Hank, Eleanor went from critical condition to creepy torturer, and Fausto got hold of something Sebastian wants to protect.

Fausto Galvan and his wacky assistant Obregon show us the banality and awkward humor of evil in a clever and uncomfortable opening scene. They fuss at each other while filming a threatening video for Sebastian Cerisola, showing his daughter Romina at gunpoint. Fausto’s menacing words about how Sebastian “forced me to remove my gloves and close my fist” are both undercut and made creepier by Obregon’s eager “accion!” at the start and comments on the props. Whoops, Fausto has an unloaded gun at first, haha! Let’s just replace that with a loaded pistol and aim that at Romina’s head, shall we? *shudders*  Continue reading

The Bridge 2.10 – Eidolon

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Previously on The Bridge, Marco rushed to save Sonya, and a simple business deal at the Red Ridge ended in a shocking outcome.

Eleanor opens the ep with an impatient conversation with a gas station attendant who is trying to get her to buy a 2-for-1 energy drink deal.  She just wants one, okay guy? “I prefer wet naps,” Eleanor says stiffly when he offers her a tissue for the murder blood on her collar (whoopsie). “Wet naps are awesome,” the guy agrees awkwardly.

Okay, odd, stilted opening, sure, but when Eleanor gets into the car outside, who is sitting next to her? Yovanni (he of the violent de-earing of DeLarge’s bank assistant). So we’re not just meandering around in the beverage aisles; we’re looping back to the season’s beginning, for more answers about Eleanor and context for the shootout that happened last episode at Red Ridge. *cracks knuckles* Let’s do this thing!  Continue reading