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15th Apr '15 10:47:42 PM Ominae
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''The Bridge'' is a television drama that premiered on the Creator/{{FX}} network on July 10, 2013. Creator/DianeKruger and Demián Bichir play Sonya Cross and Marco Ruiz, American and Mexican police officers (respectively) who must work together when two halves of two bodies--that is, the top half of one body and the bottom half of a different body--are placed on the Bridge of the Americas between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. The two jurisdictions must cooperate because the body parts were placed precisely on the border between the two countries.

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''The Bridge'' is a television drama that premiered on the Creator/{{FX}} network on July 10, 2013. Creator/DianeKruger and Demián Bichir play Sonya Cross and Marco Ruiz, American and Mexican police officers (respectively) who must work together when two halves of two bodies--that is, the top half of one body and the bottom half of a different body--are placed on the Bridge of the Americas between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. The two jurisdictions must cooperate because the body parts were placed precisely on the border between the two countries.
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After two seasons, FX announced in a press statement that the show will not come back for a third season.
4th Feb '15 12:32:20 AM Fireblood
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** The federal agent (Arliss Frome, played by Timothy Bottom) at the end of Season 1 is never seen again after making plans with Charlotte to capture Fausto Galván. In the middle of Season 3, Agent Mackenzie tells Charlotte that he was [[ReassignedToAntarctica reassigned to Latvia]].

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** The federal agent (Arliss Frome, played by Timothy Bottom) at the end of Season 1 is never seen again after making plans with Charlotte to capture Fausto Galván. In the middle of Season 3, 2, Agent Mackenzie tells Charlotte that he was [[ReassignedToAntarctica reassigned to Latvia]].
28th Oct '14 5:08:43 PM forsetipurge
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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Fausto Galvan, jefe of a premier Mexican drug cartel, personally sneaks through the border to retrieve Hector's corpse, taking only one bodyguard with him. It doesn't seem to occur to him that he could just dispatch one of his guys up north.
27th Oct '14 5:56:34 PM forsetipurge
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* DumbassHasAPoint: After their dope shipment gets robbed, Ray, Charlotte's idiot boyfriend, asks her to just leave the business, disappear, and start a new life together. Charlotte refuses, and later ends up dead, murdered in the crossfire between Galvan's cartel, the DEA, and Eleanor Nacht.
14th Oct '14 6:59:09 PM forsetipurge
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* AssholeVictim: Buckley. By the end of season 2, even his bosses in Langley lose patience of him.
14th Oct '14 7:50:58 AM forsetipurge
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* [[CIAEvilFBIGood CIA Evil, DEA Good]]: The DEA intends to arrest Fausto Galvan and take down his empire, whereas the CIA only wants to manage him and let him do business in exchange of reduced violence. The twist of it is that CIA's endgame is not necessarily ''bad'' per se; it doesn't work because the agent in charge, Buckley, is a hopelessly incompetent fool who, despite his SmugSnake attitude, cannot exert enough force on the Mexicans.
13th Oct '14 4:31:30 PM forsetipurge
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* DumbMuscle: Obregon. Curiously enough, this works in his favor: it is exactly because he's so dimwitted that Fausto Galvan trusts him entirely. Galvan knows Obregon is too stupid to betray him.
13th Oct '14 4:15:37 PM forsetipurge
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* ArtefactTitle: After the conclusion of David Tate arc.


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** Doesn't matter how badass he's been, once he's in prison David Tate is as easily fucked as anyone else.
** Trying to take revenge on a highly-experienced CorruptCop with just a ''rock''? You get shot. Just ask Steven Linder.
** What happens to you when you give your bosses in Langley nothing but bullshit and bloodshed on the northern side of the border? They disavow you, label you as a rogue agent, and put you on a kill list. Ask Buckley.
6th Oct '14 8:48:12 PM Gergich42
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* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: In the season 2 finale "Jubilex," Marco casually frog-marches [[spoiler:FAUSTO GALVÁN!, the most notorious drug lord of Juárez (and a wanted fugitive)]] into his station as his colleagues look on in shock.

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* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: In the season 2 finale "Jubilex," Marco casually frog-marches [[spoiler:FAUSTO GALVÁN!, the most notorious drug lord of Juárez (and a wanted fugitive)]] into his station precinct as his colleagues look on in shock.
6th Oct '14 8:33:34 PM Gergich42
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* BittersweetEnding
** The end of season 1 sees [[spoiler:Sonya and Marco's relationship repair, they rescue Eva from the Juárez cops, but David Tate has succeeded in killing Marco's son and destroyed his marriage, Charlotte's new enterprise comes under government suspicion, Adriana's little sister failed to return home from work, Eva is still drugged, traumatized, and comatose, Sonya's sister's truck is damaged beyond repair, and Marco strikes an implicit deal with Fausto Galván to go after Tate. Not to mention the piles of bodies left in the wake of Tate's rampage.]]
** The end of season 2 ties up some loose ends, but others are LeftHanging and most are not happy endings, if any. [[spoiler:Eleanor Nacht has been captured, but not without Sonya compromising legal/her own moral codes and actually killing a man outside her jurisdiction. This will also complicate things back in the US for Sonya because Eleanor is also wanted for the murder of a young teen. Fausto Galván, Juárez's most notorious drug lord, has been captured, but his capture has left a huge power vacuum with smaller gangs vying to take control of the illicit cross-border trade. This affects most Juarenses firsthand. It is also implied that the actual legal process to prosecute Galván will be tied up by corruption and government bureaucracy, not to mention his huge influence in federal prisons on both sides of the border would most likely benefit him. And after spending much of two seasons trying to navigate two sides of the law, Marco decides to favor the side of justice, which would no doubt have repercussions in the near future. While there is a minor victory for Eva not only reuniting with Linder, but also in that Captain Robles will be served justice, he flees before he is taken into custody. Agent Joe Mackenzie's hard work at exposing the CIA's involvement in cross-border illegal trade came to an end with his death and the destruction of his secret files, but his legacy continues through Frye and Adriana. Speaking of whom, their investment in their investigative journalism has taken very deep tolls in their personal lives: Frye has essentially become a high-functioning addict and Adriana has broken off her relationship with Lucy to protect her. Finally, the CIA have had enough of Agent Buckley's incompetence, silenced him, and essentially can write him off as a rogue agent, thereby removing them from liability and making it much more difficult to touch them legally.]]


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* DealWithTheDevil: Marco makes an implicit deal with [[MeaningfulName Fausto Galván]] to have David Tate killed, although he wants to do it himself in "The Crazy Place."
** Eleanor herself. [[spoiler:She and Fausto have a deal that stems to her earlier, more vulnerable years in which she was sexually abused by her father. Fausto had Eleanor's father castrated, fed the dog, killed her mother who was a bystander to the abuse, and "made [her father] a pet." In return, she has served as her loyal bookkeeper.]]


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* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: In the season 2 finale "Jubilex," Marco casually frog-marches [[spoiler:FAUSTO GALVÁN!, the most notorious drug lord of Juárez (and a wanted fugitive)]] into his station as his colleagues look on in shock.


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* TheUnreveal: We never do find out the full contents of Eleanor's ledger, only little snippets here and there. [[spoiler:What we do know is that they include Fausto's bookkeeping accounts, Eleanor skimming off money for some unknown purpose, names and addresses of people involved in the money laundering, a sketch of a map for a drug distribution point, sketches and drawings of demonic images (and Sonya's mother), little keepsakes from people she meets (like business cards and a strand of hair), and something that hints at a miscarriage she had.]]
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