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The Bridge

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Drucifer, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. The Merg

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    I played at WGBH a couple of times, and ran into Julia Childs there in the stairwell. She was about as tall as me, about 6-2 then. Once I was there in a 3-man orchestra for a live radio broadcast of Archibald MacLeish's "Fall of the City", and the second time my band was playing for their yearly telethon. And I was on David Silver's "What's Happening Mr. Silver?" on WGBH-TV.

    Question about The Bridge: What does Hastings do business-wise with Alma when we first see them hanging out at lunchtime? And how did Hastings know his wife and son were killed by hit-and-run scumbag Jr. Sol or whatever his name was? And what was the stripper scene at the open with Jr. Sol and Frye all about? It looked like Frye was playing him in some way.


    Don't forget that this is a general thread about The Bridge, so watch out for spoilers... To try to answer your questions...

    I'm not sure what Alma does for a job, but Hastings made it so that he works with her so that he could get close to her. As for how he knew his wife and son were killed by Jr., I think it was kinda implied that he had done it, but due to his father's influence nothing was ever done about it. The stripper scene was to show that Jr. and Frye had a connection. I did get the impression at the end of that scene that Frye was playing him.

    I can't remember when the hit and run accident occurred. I wonder if the scene with Frye was the night that Jr. committed the hit and run. He was pretty coked up that night.


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  2. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Merg's hidden message makes sense. It was a flashback, no?
     
  3. Supramom2000

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

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    I had all those same questions. And more:

    How does everyone seem to come and go between Mexico and U.S. so easily? Why does Alma appear to work in US or the boyfriend appear to work in Mexico? It's mm ot eeally that easy, right?

    What does the shrink have to do with any of it? Were we supposed to know him when he was killed?

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  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Dang, I just went to IMDB, which has great synopsis's (synopsi?) of Breaking Bad, for example, but nada, nada, nada.

    I have ruled out Detective Jim Cooper, though! :)

    Too many questions unanswered for me. May have to re-watch, paying more attention. (leaving the laptop closed).
     
  5. yosoyellobo

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    Great show. Getting better all the time. Love Sonja.
     
  6. The Merg

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    I'm guessing that the shrink is who Hastings was sent to after his family was killed and his diagnosis is what led to the FBI forcing Hastings out.
     
  7. phrelin

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    From USA Today:

    And while the Homeland Security website on the SENTRI pass program makes it sound like a big deal, more commercial web sites describe it like this one does which is how it is:

    It really isn't any harder for regular travel back and forth than it is across the Canadian border.

    People forget that much of the American Southwest was a part of Mexico until 160 years ago which by European standards of wars changing borders was yesterday. Some people in the El Paso and Juarez areas have family and economic ties going back 200 years or more, a length of time that far exceeds most of my ancestors coming to this continent.
     
  8. Maruuk

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    *******************************SPOILER ALERT***************************************************************
    (there should be an icon above to do this right, I'm not a code monkey)

    Why didn't Gus simply strangle Hastings when he had the chance in the car?? All he had to do was loop the cuffs over his head and pull!!

    And why didn't Ruiz simply pull his gun on Hastings and take him into custody at their rendezvous? Hastings didn't promise to take him to his son, so why not just arrest the douche??

    And why couldn't anyone notice the LOUD water running in Hasting's uncle's place??

    And earlier, Gus was told to meet Hastings somewhere via the impostor texting. He was on his way there when he met the girl who denied the texting. So why wasn't that meeting place a HUGE deal??? Yet it was never referred to again.

    And how did Hastings magically know about Son Jr. being the one who killed his wife? Or the obscure Daniel Fry connection? Or his wife's affair with Ruiz? And why did he kill the shrink who just prescribed him some painkillers?

    Loose ends all over the place.
     
  9. trh

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    Here's what i can never figure out about TV shows or movies:

    Why is it that all law enforcement get about 100' from their suspect and yell "police, don't move"?

    Or everyone running from the villain who is chasing them in a car, run a straight line down the middle of the road?

    But if I think about it too much, I get upset, turn off the TV and pick up a book. :)
     
  10. jimmie57

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    If they ran a crooked line it would be harder for the camera to keep up with them.
     
  11. The Merg

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    [ spoiler ] Spoiler text [ /spoiler ]

    Remove the spaces inside the brackets...

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  12. Supramom2000

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

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    Did anyone else think that Hasting's was going to grab Sonya while she was at the Uncle's house alone, in massive pain? They spent a lot of unnecessary camera time on her at the kitchen counter, doubled over in pain and taking pain pills. I kept waiting for Hastings to appear from behind her and either hit her over the head, or shoot her.
     
  13. The Merg

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    Sorry. Didn't think that.

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  14. Maruuk

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    Can't we just get a code icon for this in the header like all the other functions?
     
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    It's a great idea
     
  16. Maruuk

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    I like the show but it is awfully sloppy and uneven. They keep cutting away to the Stephen Linder subplot which never goes anywhere.

    It would be fascinating now to see the original Swedish/Danish production, in which the bridge runs between Sweden and Denmark. Not hard to picture a beautiful blonde cold-as-fish Swedish woman as Sonya. Aren't they all like that? :rolling: And which country gets to be the upright, civilized nation and the other the depraved fourth-world psychotic hell?? Maybe they drew straws...

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  17. RunnerFL

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    Or how about if you're going to talk about the events of a specific episode you start a thread for that episode per the forum rules? :D
     
  18. Maruuk

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    Oh, you mean like every other general show topic that also mentions show specifics? Hopefully you're going around to each of them and lecturing them as well.
     
  19. phrelin

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    OK, I'll bite since I don't usually say anything about this problem.

    So far we haven't succumbed to the Twitter "blurt out anything that crosses your mind" model here. It's admittedly harder to have the discipline to type - using brackets [ ] -

    {spoiler} around the discussion {/spoiler}

    or starting an episode thread with a title like Mad Men: "In Care Of" OAD 6/23/13 ***SPOILERS***.

    I don't subscribe to a "never mention" rule in general threads, but I try to be careful not to violate the spirit of the TV Show Talk Forum rules. Personally, I'm not bothered by spoilers but I understand that many are. My wife doesn't even like me to tell her its the season/series finale until she sees the show.

    No one is going to be booted from the Forum for violating the spoiler rule a few times over the years. But it is just common courtesy we should give each other. I personally would prefer we not become part of the "Twitter-verse" approach to posting here.
     
  20. klang

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    Hate spoilers. I don't even like the previews for the next episode.

    It's gotten to the point here I won't go into a thread unless I'm caught up.
     

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