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Season 2 | Episode 10 | “Eidolon” | Aired Sept 10, 2014

The mystery of the contents of Eleanor’s ledger is partly revealed in this new episode of The Bridge.

After last week’s shocking bloodbath, we aren’t taken immediately to the aftermath. In fact, we’re taken a few weeks back, when Eleanor initially made her way in the U.S. with the one of Fausto Galvan’s men that she had killed. We see why he was killed, as he made the fateful decision to sneak a peek into Eleanor’s ledger. She catches him in the act, and he begins to blackmail her because she’s clearly cooking the books. He’ll keep quiet in exchange for sexual favors. I don’t feel too bad when Eleanor stabs him.

Back to the present, Monte arrives to Red Ridge View; this time it feels much less ominous. He finds Charlotte dead and goes upstairs to see Cesar and Eleanor. Guess it’s clean-up time! They task poor Jamie with rounding up and transporting the bodies, while Monte takes Eleanor for an off-the-record doctor’s visit to fix her wound. Cesar is left to find Hank and Eleanor’s missing ledger.

Sonya and Marco are too anxious to eat and rest—they need to stop Galvan before things escalate. Only they don’t realize how far things have already gone until they head to the police station, and Cooper informs them that the DEA and Hank were looking for her. Sonya puts two and two together, and she and Marco rush out to Red Ridge.

All the while, Hank is still holding onto his life, crawling through the Red Ridge View property. He tries to alert some construction guys, who don’t hear his yells. Unfortunately, Cesar hears Hank and clocks him in the head. When Hank regains consciousness, Cesar says that he’ll let Hank live if he gives up Eleanor’s ledger. Hank plays dumb: “What ledger?” Cesar has no choice but to take Hank to Eleanor to handle.

Eleanor is very worried about her ledger. It’s her life, she tells Monte as they drive to the doctor. She also tells Monte that if she dies, she wants to be burned to protect her from the demons and then buried under a tree. Monte doesn’t have to worry about that quite yet, as he arrives at an abandoned warehouse, where a doctor operates and saves Eleanor. She wakes up startled, and against doctor’s orders wants to get straight back to business, which is sure to happen since Cesar arrives with Hank soon after.

TheBridge-Ep210_61814-Sc210_00591_hires2Sonya and Marco arrive at Red Ridge View. By then, the bodies are gone, and they see Hank’s blood trail, which eventually leads to nowhere. Sonya feels guilty for not being there. Obviously, it’s not her fault that she was kidnapped. They easily deduct that the use of machine guns isn’t Eleanor’s style. They know this isn’t her handiwork.

They later get a call that they found a truck full of bodies. It was a quite a scare for one family as they drove behind Jamie’s truck when blood began spilling out from the back. Once at the scene, Sonya and Marco quickly check through them. Sonya is relieved that Hank isn’t one of the bodies. Marco sees Charlotte and regrets not listening to her when she tried to confide in him about the problem she had. The bodies also include Galvan’s men. They realize that Eleanor must’ve betrayed Galvan with Sebastian Cerisola, and Galvan hit back at them.

They quickly speak with Jamie, and for once, Sonya is the skilled interrogator. She gets Jamie to happily tell her where Eleanor is. Jamie had it written on his hands. And off they go.

Daniel is back at work, sort of. He’s just there to visit Adriana to ask if they’re still partners. She kind of brushes him off, but when he tells about the Red Ridge massacre, she’s back in. They head over there, but the police have barricaded the place. It’s a good thing, though, because they see a certain CIA agent leaving. This is the same CIA agent who has been hiring assassins to kill people involved in the Quintana case. They follow him to a diner, where he meets with two high-ranking CIA agents. They both definitely look like his bosses. They’re disappointed with how messy the situation has become. They also ask about Fausto Galvan, and he tells them that Galvan is done with. Now, it’s his job to secure an agreement of sorts with the next big cartel leader, who must be very “persuadable,” and to take care of Galvan once and for all. The CIA has something very, very bad going on. Daniel and Adriana witness the meeting, but miss out on the conversation. Still, they’re on to something big.

The CIA may think he’s done with, but Fausto Galvan is still pulling his own strings. When he receives word that Eleanor is still alive, he decides to change the strategy. Galvan takes Sebastian Cerisola’s troubled daughter hostage.

Cesar arrives to the warehouse with Hank. Eleanor insists that the doctor helps Hank, so that Eleanor can ask him the whereabouts of her ledger. Monte, seeing that they have kidnapped a police lieutenant, leaves before the situation gets him in trouble too.

Hank is finally is stable condition, but unconscious. Eleanor demands that the doctor revive him, even if the adrenaline could kill Hank. She doesn’t care because she only needs to talk to him for a short moment to find out where her ledger is. The doctor hesitates to give Hank the shot; impatient, Eleanor grabs the syringes and injects Hank. It takes a moment, but he wakes up. She asks Hank about the ledger. “Go to hell,” he rasps. The torture begins as Eleanor pushes a finger into one of his wounds.

The torture isn’t working, though. Hank refuses to give up the location of the ledger. Eleanor, like Galvan, decides to go with a different strategy. She takes out Hank’s wallet and tells Cesar that they’ll head to Hank’s home to threaten his wife. Cesar warns her that they can’t do that; it will eliminate any discretion they have left. But Eleanor doesn’t care and ends up threatening Cesar’s kids. So they carry Hank out and leave.

Sonya and Marco arrive as they see Eleanor and company leaving. They chase them, crash, and get out of their cars. Eleanor stumbles out of her car, and Sonya is pointing a gun at her. Eleanor looks at her and collapses.

Now that they have Eleanor in custody, I wonder what new information she will divulge.

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

TV Families | EW.com
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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