The Bridge

Season 1 Episode 7

God Bless the Child

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Apr 09, 2010 on CTV
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Episode Summary

Simultaneous kidnappings occur in both rich and poor neighborhoods, and Frank must fight the brass at all levels in order to get equal resources and attention for both cases.

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  • Bleh.

    The high hopes for this show are fading fast. What started off as promising series with superb pilot has gone straight downhill into formulaic mediocrity.

    If you haven't already guessed, Frank, who apparently has very little to do while running an 8,000 member police union, manages to get involved in another case. This time he helps out in the effort to find a kidnapped boy from the projects. In the course of solving the mystery he has time to dispense various pieces of cop wisdom to the rookie cop who was actually responsible for the investigation.

    The acting was horrible all the way around, one character more laughable than the next. The only thing worse was the ridiculously trite dialog the writers put in the actors mouths.

    Honestly, it is impossible to pick out the lowlights. Watch it for yourself if you want to waste some time.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Ben: Sir, what's the procedure if we need to issue an amber alert?

      An "Amber Alert" is put out by the police when a child has been abducted or has gone missing. When issued, an amber alert utilizes all forms of media to distribute the child's description in an attempt to solicit new information from the public as to the child's whereabouts.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Wes: Man, this neighborhood... Could you imagine getting assigned to Bridge Division?
      Ben: Only misfits and insubordinates get sent there. You would have fit right in.

    • Jill: Hey, hey! Whoa, whoa, hey, hey! What are you doing?
      Detective #1: We're running an investigation, here.
      Alex: Listen, guys...what division are you from?
      Detective #2: Lake Front Division.
      Alex: Listen, "Lake Front Division," you'd better go and ask if this room was photographed before you start moving things around.
      Detective #2: We don't take orders from you.
      Jill: Major Crimes! You take orders from us or we shoot you dead and never solve the case. Now go please!

    • Frank: What I don't get is what's with the overkill? What the hell's the Chief thinking?
      Abby: This isn't the Chief, Frank. This is the Mayor's party all the way.
      Frank: Oh...political. Why am I not surprised? Whoever took this woman kidnapped a half a million votes.

    • Frank: Hey, Rabbi. You've got a regular three-ring circus goin' on out here.
      Frank: No kidding. I've got the hold-up squads out looking for vans. The gang strategy squads are rousting their CIs out of their holes and there's about a hundred cops on the scene. I'm just waiting for the elephants and the clowns to arrive. I'm glad you showed up, Frank. It's a lot of laughs.
      Frank: I should have brought you some popcorn.

    • Ben: Sir, what's the procedure if we need to issue an amber alert?
      Bernie: First, you have to find out if the kid is really missing.

  • NOTES (1)