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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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Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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