The Bridge

Season 1 Episode 9

Painted Ladies

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Apr 23, 2010 on CTV
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A misleading call of "Officer Down" puts Frank on the scent of an IA investigation that warrants his attention.

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  • Alright, but a little predictable.

    6.5
    Up until now, I've loved every single episode of this show, but this is the first for which I thought, Meh!



    The writers should really consider preparing an overreaching story arc to cover more than just one episode. A story like this one (no spoilers here) should be too complex to be unravelled by a handful of cops in such a short span of time. It reminds me of the bad-old-days of 1970s cop shows where any crime is solved in an hour. Not every criminal gets caught every time, you know. Not every dirty cop gets outed and not every ending has to be a happy one with a little bow on top.



    During the season 1 to season 2 break, I wish the writers would watch a season of two of Homicide: Life on the Streets to get an idea of just how realistic a cop show can be. They started off like that, bu I'm afraid they may start sliding down that slippery slope that leads to Kojak or Hawaii 5-0 (shudder).moreless
Al Saplenza

Al Saplenza

Sergeant Croft

Guest Star

Rayisa Kondracki

Rayisa Kondracki

Larissa

Guest Star

Sterling Jarvis

Sterling Jarvis

Ken

Guest Star

John Cassini

John Cassini

Max Rytell

Recurring Role

Miranda Edwards

Miranda Edwards

Iris

Recurring Role

Lubomir Mykytiuk

Lubomir Mykytiuk

Yuri Babchenko

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Yuri Babchenko: She likes the beach. All I do is look at the water and think about...what's underneath it.

    • Tommy: Would you quit looking at me like doing something I shouldn't be doing with her?
      Frank: Are you?
      Tommy: Hey, I'm not like you, Frank. I can only manage one girl at a time.

    • Frank: How did you get onto Matthews?
      Rytell: Why should we tell you?
      Frank: Because I'm going to save both your careers from going down the toilet which is exactly where they're headed if you don't do exactly what I say.

    • Frank: I'm going to have a little chat with IA. See what they know.
      Tommy: And what? You think IA is all of a sudden is just going to open up for you?
      Frank: Yeah. They have to. Look, the feds come in to clean up that department, and IA is gonna look like a bunch of idiots who can't do their job. They'll do anything they can to avoid that.
      Tommy: You want to save IA's ass?
      Frank: It's either deal with IA or deal with the feds, and I'd rather deal with the devil I know.

    • Frank: IA shows up, so you're investigating a cop. Who is it? Matthews? The guy that just left?
      Rytell: Who?
      Frank: Right.

    • Alex: (raises his glass) Well, here's to all of the pretty Russian girls....who never made it home.

    • Chief Wycoff: Listen, they bring in the Feds, I'll resign. I can promise you that, Frank.
      Frank: Ed, the only way you're going to resign is if you've got another job to go to.
      Chief Wycoff: See, that's the difference between you and me: I know how to adapt. Got it? It's how I survive. You, on the other hand, will always be a gigantic pain in the ass.
      Frank: So, you do have another job to go to.

    • Tommy: Yeah, well Frank, you can't force a guy to take your help.
      Frank: Who says I can't?

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Jill: Then Alex starts singing these old Russian folk songs. He kinda got all Rasputin on me.

      Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (a.k.a. The Mad Monk) was a hedonistic monk whose excesses and debauchery helped turn public opinion against the Romanov Dynasty and sparked the Communist Revolution in 1917.

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