The Bridge Season 2 Review “Lamia”

The Bridge Season 2 Episode 7 Lamia (3)

The Bridge ended episode 7 last season with the shootout between Sonya and Jack Childress. The momentum had been building exponentially until that point and the confrontation was a necessary step in progressing the plot. In the end though, Sonya discovered Childress was not responsible for the murders on the bridge. This then led to the whole David Tate aspect of the storyline which unfortunately went off the rails. I hoping Elwood Reid and the writers learned a lesson from last season because “Lamia” was an exceptional outing and would hate to see the show spiral out from its greatness.

Since her introduction, Eleanor Nacht has played out as a bizarro killer version of Sonya. Her story to Charlotte and Ray cemented this in stone. Both women were severely traumatized in their youth then had a father figure step in. And we can see how said father figure’s specific nurturing molded them both. Eleanor wanted vengeance, and Galvan gave it to her in the murder of her mother and castration of her father. More importantly, Sonya discovered that Hank shot a defenseless Jim Dobbs point-blank for the murder and rape of her sister. It’s a confession that shocks Sonya not only because of her own rigid moral code but because she feels robbed of being able to question Dobbs regarding the situation. She’s also still questioning herself over the shooting of the Juarez police with Marco. Are his lies really saving both of them? As she just discovered from Hank, they always come out.

You could say Eleanor is all about the truth as well. She’ll read someone like a book to see who they are. Yet her moral code and her tutelage under Galvan gives her no qualms with murder. The only thing that seems to make her step back is if the person in question is a child or innocent. She spared Kyle’s friend because he wet the bed in fear. Because he was still a boy. Kyle received no reprieve though because he wanted something sexual out of the exchange. No one gets a pass in that case.

I’m ready for these two women to finally meet.

More Thoughts as I Ride Down the Fjord:

– Sonya and Eleanor’s respective mentors both finally revealed their vulnerability. Galvan feels cooped up and weary. And Hank just broke my heart. Ted Levine comes across so stoic and gathered that it was disconcerting to see the man break down. Hank is just as invested in Lisa’s death in his own way, and one could empathize with the fact that he sought out Jim Dobbs and shot him (without evening knowing there were other girls Dobbs had raped and murdered). “Lamia” is the kind of material Levine deserves to play with. I’m glad he finally got it.

– The reveal that Jack was not actively involved in his brother’s murders but had a hunch creates an interesting dynamic as well. It’s a shade of gray that I find more intriguing to watch as a viewer. In the same way we can understand Hank’s actions we can also empathize with Jack. No 13 year old should have to wonder if a sibling has murdered someone. Should the two of them have acted differently? Probably. But in the given situation it’s believable to see why they didn’t.

– David Tate is dead but part of me fears that his murder will be connected to Marco to knock him out of the police force. And I was shocked that Marco flat out told Robles to stay away from Sonya and Eva. That took balls. He’s playing a risky game now.

– Charlotte is also in quite a pickle. Eleanor Nacht and DEA Joe are probably two of the worst people a person could be caught between.

– I’m guessing Cerisola arranged the attack on Adriana’s girlfriend because Eleanor usually handles things herself.

– I was already excited about Ray meeting Eleanor but then we also got him meeting Frye #thankyou
Ray Quote of the night: “What happens when this thing goes tits up?”

– Cesar being a fan of erotic vampire novels is just fabulous.