The Bridge

Season 1 Episode 4

The Unguarded Moment

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Mar 19, 2010 on CTV
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Episode Summary

Frank steps up to negotiate the release of several restaurant patrons and a wounded police officer when they are taken hostage by a pair of drug addled gunmen.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • For someone who had military training, it seemed unlikely that Ella would have had such a difficult time shooting Dex when he was already embracing her and she had her hand on the grip of the revolver in her pocket.

      • As Ella walked through the back of the restaurant, she passed a number of promotional posters for "Premium 990 Lager - Quality Has a Name." 990 Multi Media Entertainment Company Inc. is the name of the company that co-produces "The Bridge."

      • The delivery truck in the opening shot was from Perdita Pilsner Beer - a ficticious company.

    • QUOTES (11)

      • Dex: Just because I'm a junkie, I ain't stupid.
        Frank: That's right. Junk makes you smart - I forgot about that.

      • (after it was revealed that Anders was close to death)
        Travers: We go in there, they put their hands in the air and give guys are still gonna execute them.
        Frank: You tell them I'll back them all the way.

      • Dex: You know I hate it when we fight.
        Abby: That's why they invented make-up sex.

      • Travers: Did Dex say what else he wanted?
        Frank: Yeah, a hundred grand a hostage and a private jet.
        Tommy: That's original.

      • Dex: (as two hostages are set free) Go. Get out of here. Make babies.

      • (as Tommy delivers the heroin that Frank asked for)
        Frank: Get it?
        Tommy: Yeah. Don't ask me how, okay? Who's it for?
        Frank: Bad guys.
        Tommy: Well, there's a good idea.

      • Frank: You've been tactical, what, 20 years?
        Travers: Yeah, about that.
        Frank: So you remember what it was like back in the day. No gag, no fancy equipment. Just you and your guys -- really well trained. back then, you woulda gone in by now.
        Travers: Yeah, well, it's a different world now.
        Frank: No it's not. It's exactly the same. Inside you've got low-life thieves; out here, it's just you and your boys. Whatever you do or don't do here today is gonna stay with you the rest of your life.

      • Frank: C'mon, you gotta find out how many people are in there; what these guys want...
        Travers: Great idea Frank! I never would have thought of that! Of course I tried calling! No one's answering.
        Frank: So go up to the door.
        Travers: Then what? I get shot; I'm down to four guys.
        Frank: So I'll go up to the door.
        Travers: Then you get shot.

      • Travers: You still here?
        Frank: You got a cop hurt bad in there. You gotta go get him - to hell with the chief.
        Travers: Frank, I got a lawful order. We disobey that, we're done.
        Frank: No, you're not done. I'll back you up.
        Travers: You gonna go to jail with us too?
        Frank: If I have to, yeah. So, did the chief give a reason for his stupidity?

      • Ella: Munson, how long have you been importing hash anyway?
        Munson: About thirty years.
        Ella: Just hash? No coke, heroin...?
        Munson: Hard stuff, you have to deal with guys with guns and very poor social skills. I'm a lover, not a fighter.

      • Ella: I hate Singapore! Have you ever been in that airport in Singapore? They got soldiers there with machine guns and signs all over the place - "Death to drug dealers"
        Munson: This is just money, Ella.
        Ella: Yeah. And where does the money come from? That's what they want to know.

    • NOTES (2)

      • This storyline closely mirrors the 1980 death of Toronto Police Constanble Michael Sweet, who bled to death while he was being held hostage after a botched robbery.

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: March 19, 2010 on CTV
        USA: July 24, 2010 on CBS

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