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.
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 up...my 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.
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