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The Bridge "Take The Ride, Pay The Toll" 9/18/2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    I really got into this show while I watched 6 or 7 TiVo'd episodes in a row. Then I became disappointed when it was revealed that David Tate, like so many other tv villains, was practically omniscient and omnipotent and has unlimited resources. I like the Marco, Sonya and Hank scenes but I want to ffwd through the David Tate scenes. I know I can't, so I'm stuck watching them with distaste. Maybe we'll get a better, more real big bad next season if this show comes back.
     
  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Judging from the ad copy for the British blu-ray set of the Danish/Swedish original series, it has the same basic plot. I can't wait to find it at a reasonable price so I can see how the treatment of it differs.

    I felt much the same as you. Everything about this show was great, except the villain. And I guess the tunnel stuff, which still confuses me (as in, why is this here?). Maybe they're setting up future stories? I doubt the original had a tunnel connecting Denmark and Sweden... :D
     
  3. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Kinda... :D


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  4. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that wasn't a secret tunnel dug by drug smugglers... :D
     
  5. Flop

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    What tunnel are you talking about? There's no tunnel in that picture. You MUST be mistaken.
     
  6. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    By the way, I think that's "the bridge" of the original series...
     
  7. wprager

    wprager Active Member

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    I can see a new show coming: "Under the Bridge"
     
  8. Archangel00

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    Just caught up to this over the last few days. Really like it so far.

    Specific to this episode, am I the only one screaming
    TURN THE EFFING WATER OFF!!!

    Sonya's realization that the water pipes were a clue was all well and good, but seriously upon returning to the house:
    1. Locate and look at the fraking water meter. (assuming the house is on city water which I've little doubt it is)
    2. See that there is water flow, even when all sources of water usage in the house are not flowing.
    3. SHUT OFF THE WATER SUPPLY!
     
  9. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    But again, she was tracking him by the sound of the water flowing through the pipes. If she had shut off the water, she would have had no way to find him...and where he was wasn't at all obvious except by the sound of the water.
     
  10. Jon J

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    I thought she was following the exposed pipe.
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    IIRC, she was listening to pipes, going from one to another.
     
  12. Jon J

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    IIRC she identified a lone pipe that went through a wall, over a hallway then through a wall into the garage and through another wall where she found sheetrock dust and evidence of recent construction behind the chest freezer.
     
  13. Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

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    I was yelling the same thing when she was standing next to the 2 faucets that had big red handles on the wall.
     
  14. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    I didn't think they'd kill off Gus. I thought it would be the standard tv drama, find him at the last second deal. Why Tate didn't just kill him and pretend like he was still alive is another question.
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Probably so that Marco would know that he could have saved him, but failed.

    Which is really more of a TV/movie bad guy thing than a distraught father seeking vengeance thing, but that's just the kind of villain he is. :D
     
  16. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    The tv villain thing was that he kept checking his watch to see if Gus had drowned yet like he had run multiple test scenarios with how fast the container would fill with certain flow rates, allowing for Gus's body volume. "It's 5:47 so Gus is dead....... Now!"
     
  17. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    'The Bridge' Renewed by FX for 13-Episode Second Season

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/09/24/the-bridge-renewed-for-13-episode-second-season

     
  18. Jon J

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    Makes you wonder, me at least, if the tank had filled and drowned Gus wouldn't the flow have stopped ending the sound?
     
  19. andyw715

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    Maybe I wasn't watching closely, but couldn't Gus just stick his finger in the pipe and at least slow down the water from filling up the tank.
     
  20. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    He was bound and gagged.
     

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