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About THE BRIDGE (US) & Episode Guides

About THE BRIDGE (US) & Episode Guides

The Bridge (US) Premiered on FX on July 10, 2013

About the Show:
Set on the border between El Paso and Juarez, The Bridge centers on two detectives, one from the United States and one from Mexico, who must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border. Executive Producers Meredith Stiehm (Homeland) and novelist and television writer/producer Elwood Reid adapted The Bridge for American television from the international hit series Bron, which was set on the border of Denmark and Sweden.

In The Bridge, Demián Bichir stars in the role of “Marco Ruiz,” a homicide investigator for the state of Chihuahua, Mexico living in Ciudad Juárez. A family man, Marco is one of the last good men in a corrupt and apathetic police force that is outgunned by the powerful drug cartels.  He's sharp, charming, and observant and painfully aware that his city is in a state of chaos. When a body is dumped on the bridge that spans the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez border, Ruiz is forced to work with his American counterpart, “Detective Sonya Cross.”

Diane Kruger stars as “Detective Sonya Cross,” a dogged cop who has an undiagnosed disorder that falls on the autism spectrum.  Cross is shockingly candid and calls the world as she sees it, which can be off-putting to her colleagues, but she is also extremely effective at her job.

Ted Levine plays “Lieutenant Hank Wade,” a member of Detective Cross’s team at the El Paso Police Department who is a veteran cop with a weathered, cowboy swagger. He is not surprised by anything that human beings will do to one another, but he's utterly baffled by the office coffeemaker. Hank knows that Sonya communication skills are challenged, and repeatedly has to advise her how to work more diplomatically with others. Annabeth Gish plays “Charlotte Millwright,” a wealthy ranch wife suddenly widowed when her older husband Karl suffers a massive heart attack while on the Mexican side of the border.  A sheltered woman with a ranch to run, Charlotte quickly learns that her late husband has many shocking secrets. Thomas M. Wright plays “Steven Linder,” a wolf of a man who is no stranger to the dark and jumbled chaos of Juárez.
Matthew Lillard plays “Daniel Frye,” a cocky reporter with the El Paso Times whose hard partying ways have taken a toll on his once promising journalism career.


Actor’s name

Character’s name

Diane KrugerDetective Sonya Cross
Demian BichirDetective Marco Ruiz
Annabeth GishCharlotte Millwright
Tom WrightSteven Linder
Ted LevineLieutenant Hank Wade

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Season 1

Episode 1: Pilot (Jul/10/2013)
When a body is found on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez, two detectives, one from the United States and one from Mexico, must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the border.

Episode 2: Calaca (Jul/17/2013)
Marco and Sonya investigate the body from the bridge. Frye learns that the Killer isn't done with him. Charlotte makes an unwelcome discovery on her property.

Episode 3: Rio (Jul/24/2013)
Sonya and Marco race to track down a prime suspect who could lead them to the lone desert survivor. Charlotte confronts an unexpected visitor determined to keep business as usual.

Episode 4: Maria of the Desert (Jul/31/2013)
The clock ticks as Maria's broadcast continues. Sonya searches for the girl's location. Against protocol, Marco works a unique ransom angle. A powerful Juarez force crosses the border.

Episode 5: The Beast (Aug/07/2013)
Sonya and Marco suspect a cover-up. Charlotte goes to Marco for advice. A troubled girl seeks adventure in Juarez. A visitor stops by Linder's apartment.

Episode 6: ID (Aug/14/2013)
Sonya bonds with a key witness from the case. Marco uncovers Sonya and Hank's past. Charlotte calls on an old friend for help.

Episode 7: Destino (Aug/21/2013)
The EPPD corners their prime suspect. Charlotte questions Ray's true intentions. Linder crosses the border and takes on his most difficult case yet.

Episode 8: Vendetta (Aug/28/2013)
Sonya pursues a cold lead despite Marco's insistence that it's a dead end. Charlotte finds out that Ray has jeopardized her ranch.

Episode 9: The Beetle (Sep/04/2013)
Marco reconnects with a friend from his past and races to save his family. Charlotte responds to her biggest threat. Linder reveals his true feelings.

Episode 10: Old Friends (Sep/11/2013)
Sonya and Marco close in on the Killer. Charlotte takes drastic measures to protect her ranch. Frye learns that demons from his past aren’t done with him yet.

Episode 11: Take The Ride, Pay The Toll (Sep/18/2013)
Showdown on the bridge as the Killer reveals his endgame.

Episode 12: All About Eva (Sep/25/2013)
Sonya uses Linder's latest problem to repair her relationship with Marco. Charlotte forms an unlikely alliance.

Episode 13: The Crazy Place (Oct/02/2013)
Sonya and Marco search for a missing girl. Charlotte meets someone who knows too much about her new business venture. Marco makes a decision that could change everything.



Season 2

Episode 1: Yankee (Jul/09/2014)
Sonya meets a man connected to her past; Marco discovers he is no longer safe in his own department; Frye and Adriana investigate the origins of the money house; a mysterious woman crosses into El Paso.

Episode 2: Ghost of a Flea (Jul/16/2014)
A bizarre killing attracts attention on both sides of the border; Frye and Adriana find more than they bargained for with their first lead; Eleanor enlists the help of a young boy.

Episode 3: Sorrowsworn (Jul/23/2014)
Sonya & Marco make an unsettling discovery as they continue to track Eleanor. Charlotte's business takes a hit. Eva & Linder are reunited.

Episode 4: The Acorn (Jul/30/2014)
Marco gains a new ally while discovering the true extent of Fausto's reach. A disruption at a local bank provides new intel to our Detectives and Reporters. Charlotte & Ray discuss their future.

Episode 5: Eye of the Deep (Aug/06/2014)
Sonya & Hank discover the depth of the crimes against Eva. Marco confronts an old nemesis. Frye receives a proposition from the DEA. Fausto gets his revenge.

Episode 6: Harvest of Souls (Aug/13/2014)
Eva's case hits a wall, putting Marco and Sonya in the crosshairs. Jack Dobbs digs up his past. Frye makes a career move. Eva takes matters into her own hands.

Episode 7: Lamia (Aug/20/2014)
Sonya uncovers the truth behind Lisa's death. Marco lies on the record. Frye & Adriana make a discovery that has their loved ones in danger.

Episode 8: Goliath (Aug/27/2014)
Sonya visits a stranger from her past while Marco's tainted history is unearthed. Frye takes a step too far. Eleanor's loyalties are tested. A move is made to apprehend Fausto.

Episode 9: Rakshasa (Sep/03/2014)
Fausto ends up being betrayed by his organization. An unexpected rendezvous occurs.

Episode 10: Eidolon (Sep/10/2014)
An irreversible decision is made by Fausto.

Episode 11: Beholder (Sep/17/2014)
Sonya clashes with Eleanor. Linder and Eva talk about their future.

Episode 12: Quetzalcoatl (Sep/24/2014)
Marco becomes a ticket of freedom for Fausto. Sonya is trying to interpret Eleanor's ledger.

Episode 13: Jubilex (Oct/01/2014)
Marco finds his loyalty being tested. Eleanor attempts to find closure.

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