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'The Bridge' recap: Eye of the deep

Season 2 | Episode 5 | “Eye of the Deep” | Aired Aug 6, 2014

David Tate is back.

Last season’s villain is now in prison, mopping up the lunch room, when he gets attacked by his fellow inmates. A guard comes in, not to rescue him, but assist the prisoners in beating him. She escorts Tate to an empty hallway, takes a punch in the face (after sharing a kiss with the inmate), and lets Tate take a brutal stabbing to the eye. Clearly Fausto Galvan’s handiwork.

Galvan’s intentions become much more apparent when we see Marco in the backseat of a van with a bag over his head. He’s taken to Galvan’s son’s memorial, where the cartel leader tells Marco his tale of revenge. (His son’s killer’s decapitated head is preserved and placed near the body.) Galvan knows Marco’s pain of outliving a son and offers him a chance at revenge.

Sonya is holding her breath. Literally. Her fixation with asphyxiation is worrying. When she surfaces from the bathtub, she sees Dobbs for a moment and then he disappears. It startles her. As she gets ready for work, she expresses an interest in attending Jim’s funeral. Jack says he doesn’t have any plans for it, but for whatever he decides to do, she wants to be there. In an unexpected move, she kisses him goodbye. Anyone else’s heart drop at that part? Seeing Sonya become more emotionally invested in Jack makes me not look forward to when she gets her heart broken by whatever he and Hank are trying to hide from her. We later see Jack once again looking over the drawings from Dobbs that Sonya has kept.

Plot twist! Remember the assassin who “saw” Jesus when he murdered Raul? Well, the man who paid him to do the deed is CIA! This whole investigation just upped itself to another level, as the CIA agent meets with the DEA to tell them to leave the company they had connected to the banker, Grupo Cleo, alone. The head DEA agent doesn’t exactly understand why Grupo Cleo is off limits, but the CIA agent threatens to reassign him to Sierra Leone if he doesn’t listen.

The well-intentioned prosecutor meets with Sonya and Hank to get Eva’s deposition. Marco is supposed to be with them, but they don’t know that Galvan has him occupied elsewhere.  They meet with Eva and Linder at Bob’s shelter. It takes a little coaxing on Sonya’s part, but eventually Eva identifies Capitán Robles and another police officer as her assailants, and agrees to testify when the time comes. She’s being incredibly brave, and I sincerely hope this all ends well for her.

Marco wakes up at home, safe. He goes through some paperwork, rolling the sheets up in an envelope, which he gives to the secretary at the police office to hold onto. Robles confronts Marco about the prosecutor’s intentions. There’s a clear underlying threat to this words; Marco assures him that he has it covered.

After his little talk with the CIA, the DEA agent isn’t backing down. He enlists Daniel Frye to help look into the investigation. It’s revealed that it is the DEA that has been leaking information about the Quintana case to Daniel all this time. The agent wants Daniel to look into Grupo Cleo to see how it’s connected to the investigation and why the CIA is involved with this. This is a huge lead, and Daniel and Adriana are winning the race against the other characters in regard to the investigation. They are the two people to keep an eye on.

Speaking of Grupo Cleo, we see its CEO, Sebastian Cerisola, talking to a sad woman in car. She looks sick, and it seems like Cerisola truly cares about her. We just found this guy’s soft spot … I think. He’s on his way to see Eleanor—who, I may add, is seeming quite normal in her small home, stocked with romance novels and playing with her car. Cerisola is there to get some perspective on how things are. Eleanor admits that the money left them exposed, but she can fix the fragile situation.

The same gang of kids who had robbed Ray and stole Galvan’s drugs are having a house party. As promised, Galvan’s men storm the party and shoot all the kids dead, except one who leaves alive and unscathed.

Sonya is worried about Marco, who she hasn’t heard from all day. With the revelation of Robles’ involvement in Eva’s assault, Hank doesn’t want Sonya going to Marco’s work. The prosecutor, also worried, goes looking for Marco at his home. The police, who’ve been keeping an eye on Marco, attack the prosecutor. Sonya surprises and stops them before they can take their scare tactic a little farther. I’m hoping the increasingly outward aggression shown by the Chihuahua State Police means that they’re scared that all those bad things they’ve done are coming back to them.

Sonya arrives for Dobbs’ cremation. Jack is watching Sonya as Dobbs goes into the inferno. Jack refuses the ashes, and Sonya quickly offers to take them.

We are briefly updated on Charlotte’s situation: Monte drives her and Ray to a property that Galvan has transferred into her name. It’s the same place that housed Eleanor’s massacre in the opening of season 2. I now think Ray’s plan of running to Alaska was actually a good idea.

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Oh, right. Tate is back, and Marco seems serious about revenge. He hops into one of Galvan’s men’s vans, changes clothes and gets into a box to be smuggled into the prison. This is really going down.

Galvan has got the whole jail working for him. Marco is passed along through the prison and given a weapon. Finally he faces Tate. Tate is lying helpless in a bed, recuperating from the attack we saw in the beginning of the episode. Tate just asks Marco to finish him off. Marco gets close, taking his knife to Tate’s neck. But then he backs off—not before stabbing Tate’s injured eye with his finger: “You’re not getting off so easy, asshole.” And out he goes.

The Bridge, rated TV-MA, airs Wednesdays at 10/9C on FX.

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