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post #151 of 493
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Originally Posted by leebo View Post

I may have spotted a mistake (can't remember the movie term right now).

Sonya figures out she can narrow down the location of Maria because she spots a shadow of an oil rig a few feet away. At the end of episode three, there is a long shot of Maria's location. You can see at least 50 to 100 feet in every direction. There is no oil rig. Even assuming the shadow would reach Maria's spot at sunrise or sunset (which I doubt, because that type of rig does not use a tower), the shadow would be elongated.
Also, to nit-pick, how could the killer broadcast a live stream without an Internet connection to the camera. Looked like it was a stand alone camcorder not connected to anything.

I pretty much expected the guy from Justified to get killed, almost from the time he appeared on-screen. Just because he was an ass with no other obvious reason for being there. But the killer must have known about him even b4 he asked Fry who was with him. How else would he have time to find out about the video and get a copy?

Btw, what was going on in that video anyway?

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So the killer asks who is bringing the money and it just happens to be a guy he has video on? Or does he have video on everyone?
I knew that Sonya would figure something out because of the shadows because this is tv. They should have called the crew from Bones and they would have analyzed the soil sample from the video. rolleyes.gif
I pretty much knew mumbles wasn't a killer.
Charlotte is such an idiot. Really, you didn't think that these people threatening you would follow through? Oh well, I guess that horse was pretty stinky anyhow. Should have buried it standing up.
I did like how she just presented Marcos' wallet to the staffer. Lets just pee on everything.
Marcos forgot he didn't have a gun? Oops? Then he begged for his life? This guy is more and more fun.
The only decent thing about this last episode was the truck scene with Hank and Sonya talking about some undisclosed personal issue.
But Hank has had experience dealing with a police consultant with OCD so he's good at that. Whoops. Wrong show.
post #152 of 493
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

So the killer asks who is bringing the money and it just happens to be a guy he has video on? Or does he have video on everyone?
I knew that Sonya would figure something out because of the shadows because this is tv. They should have called the crew from Bones and they would have analyzed the soil sample from the video. rolleyes.gif
I pretty much knew mumbles wasn't a killer.
Charlotte is such an idiot. Really, you didn't think that these people threatening you would follow through?

Yeah, I had to really force myself through this episode. TV writing for dummies 101. The Charlotte thing made me want to scream - there's no way a show that pretends to high quality should ever stoop that low. I did like the "nice feet" line with Cocaine Mary in the salon - nice horse/nice feet ...

I thought the logic of the bad FBI guy vs. bad killer guy was that BKG knew all about BFG and it was a setup - they kept showing meaningful close-ups of BFG. So the question is, how did BKG know that particular feeb would get the assignment. I guess the question of who was there could have been a confirmation - not a lot of agents in any particular place.
post #153 of 493
The back story lines get a little hard to follow at times.
post #154 of 493
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Originally Posted by Young C View Post

I totally don't remember David Meunier in the show last night.

He was the Fed that had the money for the drop and "lost his head". Agent Ralph Gedman. Are you sure you watched it? confused.gif
post #155 of 493
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Originally Posted by zeus33 View Post

He was the Fed that had the money for the drop and "lost his head". Agent Ralph Gedman. Are you sure you watched it? confused.gif

Well he was clean shaven so it even took me a bit to realize who it was.
post #156 of 493
For those who loved the original, here's a teaser for series 2 of Broen/Bron : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE5hpgGmUzs
post #157 of 493
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Originally Posted by zeus33 View Post

He was the Fed that had the money for the drop and "lost his head". Agent Ralph Gedman. Are you sure you watched it? confused.gif

Ha. Now it comes back to me. Thanks tongue.gif
post #158 of 493
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Originally Posted by sneals2000 View Post

For those who loved the original, here's a teaser for series 2 of Broen/Bron : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE5hpgGmUzs
Does it have an airdate in the UK yet? Hopefully soon so I can get my hands on the subsequent disc release.
post #159 of 493
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

Does it have an airdate in the UK yet? Hopefully soon so I can get my hands on the subsequent disc release.

Not that I know of - though UK air dates are usually announced very close to transmission (less than 4 weeks, often less than 2 in some cases)

It starts on SVT1 on 22nd Sept in Sweden I believe. (The first series aired a week later in Denmark, apart from the final episode which was aired as a double-bill with the penultimate episode to catch up with Sweden)

The first series was released on Blu-ray with English subtitles in the Nordic territories before it broadcast on BBC Four in the UK (which is how I watched it after watching the first episode on SVT1). I suspect the second series will be released with Nordic subs only (to maximise the revenue generated from licensing a separate UK release)
post #160 of 493
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Originally Posted by sneals2000 View Post

Not that I know of - though UK air dates are usually announced very close to transmission (less than 4 weeks, often less than 2 in some cases)

It starts on SVT1 on 22nd Sept in Sweden I believe. (The first series aired a week later in Denmark, apart from the final episode which was aired as a double-bill with the penultimate episode to catch up with Sweden)

The first series was released on Blu-ray with English subtitles in the Nordic territories before it broadcast on BBC Four in the UK (which is how I watched it after watching the first episode on SVT1). I suspect the second series will be released with Nordic subs only (to maximise the revenue generated from licensing a separate UK release)
Well, I'm voting for an early Nordic territories release with English subs. smile.gif
post #161 of 493
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

Well, I'm voting for an early Nordic territories release with English subs. smile.gif

Me too. However the popularity of this stuff in the UK has, annoyingly, reduced the probability of that a bit...

It's also one of the few series that is tricky to "fan sub" from off-air recordings, as the bilingual nature of the show means that the teletext subtitles will only be for part of the dialogue (as the non-native dialogue is subtitled using burned in subtitles on SVT and DR - so you don't get a full electronic transcript to work with...)

Out of interest - how much of the US remake is in Spanish? The thing I love about the original is the way Danes speak Danish and Swedes speak Swedish. Watching it with just subtitles if you can't tell Danish from Swedish must be a bit trickier - as some of the context is lost. For me it's strange as I can't always understand spoken Danish, so I flip to the Swedish (or English) subtitles, and then flip back to listening when Swedish is spoken.
Edited by sneals2000 - 8/3/13 at 5:10pm
post #162 of 493
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Originally Posted by sneals2000 View Post

Me too. However the popularity of this stuff in the UK has, annoyingly, reduced the probability of that a bit...

It's also one of the few series that is tricky to "fan sub" from off-air recordings, as the teletext subtitles will only be for part of the dialogue (as the non-native dialogue is subtitled using burned in subtitles on SVT1 and DR1 - so you don't get a full electronic transcript to work with...)
A fair tradeoff I guess, that popularity should help insure that the series continues on, depending on who is actually reaping the benefits of those international market broadcasts and disc releases of course.
post #163 of 493
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

A fair tradeoff I guess, that popularity should help insure that the series continues on, depending on who is actually reaping the benefits of those international market broadcasts and disc releases of course.

I think that DR are pretty happy with the success of the sales of both their original productions and their formats. I suspect they are doing OK from the DVD/Blu-ray rights as well. It's interesting that Bron/Broen was watched by more Brits than either Danes or Swedes. (It was shown on the relatively unwatched BBC Four channel here, but we are quite a bit bigger in population terms!)
post #164 of 493
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Originally Posted by leebo View Post

I may have spotted a mistake (can't remember the movie term right now).


I pretty much expected the guy from Justified to get killed, almost from the time he appeared on-screen. Just because he was an ass with no other obvious reason for being there. But the killer must have known about him even b4 he asked Fry who was with him. How else would he have time to find out about the video and get a copy?

Btw, what was going on in that video anyway?

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Continuity was the term I was thinking of. I didn't think the episode was bad. Charlotte is kind of naive.
Anyway, the video. To me it looked like maybe FBI guy was with an underage hooker maybe? But for the killer to get that video he had to know about it long b4. Marco going into a warehouse alone and un-armed? That's just TV 101. That move isn't going away anytime soon.

Near as I can tell, killer is tall, and has the same speech impediment as the weird savior guy. Maybe his brother? They both seem to sympathize with Mexican female victim types.
post #165 of 493
There seems to be some confusion here on the video with Gedman. It seems like some of you missed the "reveal". The girl in the video was the young Mexican prostitute Christina or whatever her name was. The one whose legs were found on the bridge in episode 1. And I feel like (I may be making this up) it was the exact same video/picture that we first saw at some point confirming the prostitute was a victim of the killer, it's just this time the killer let the footage roll to reveal Gedman had her tied up.

There was heavy hinting towards something like this when mid-episode Sonya asked the question to everyone "What does a teenage Mexican prostitute have to do with all this?" Gedman actually quickly brushed the question aside with a lame answer. It was at that point I figured we should be suspicious of him. So obviously there is "more to the story" to be revealed, but the killer obviously knew Gedman would be working the case, and is more involved than we first thought.
post #166 of 493
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Originally Posted by MarcSparks View Post

There seems to be some confusion here on the video with Gedman. It seems like some of you missed the "reveal". The girl in the video was the young Mexican prostitute Christina or whatever her name was. The one whose legs were found on the bridge in episode 1. And I feel like (I may be making this up) it was the exact same video/picture that we first saw at some point confirming the prostitute was a victim of the killer, it's just this time the killer let the footage roll to reveal Gedman had her tied up.

There was heavy hinting towards something like this when mid-episode Sonya asked the question to everyone "What does a teenage Mexican prostitute have to do with all this?" Gedman actually quickly brushed the question aside with a lame answer. It was at that point I figured we should be suspicious of him. So obviously there is "more to the story" to be revealed, but the killer obviously knew Gedman would be working the case, and is more involved than we first thought.

If that is the case, that is a good catch. I, for one, am terrible at recognizing people and especially someone that we barely saw weeks ago.
I still think, even if this killer is connected (and he seems to be able to control many things in only the way that television and movie villains can do), that the coincidence of Gedman being the bagman is a little too much.
post #167 of 493
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Originally Posted by MarcSparks View Post

There seems to be some confusion here on the video with Gedman. It seems like some of you missed the "reveal". The girl in the video was the young Mexican prostitute Christina or whatever her name was. The one whose legs were found on the bridge in episode 1. And I feel like (I may be making this up) it was the exact same video/picture that we first saw at some point confirming the prostitute was a victim of the killer, it's just this time the killer let the footage roll to reveal Gedman had her tied up.

There was heavy hinting towards something like this when mid-episode Sonya asked the question to everyone "What does a teenage Mexican prostitute have to do with all this?" Gedman actually quickly brushed the question aside with a lame answer. It was at that point I figured we should be suspicious of him. So obviously there is "more to the story" to be revealed, but the killer obviously knew Gedman would be working the case, and is more involved than we first thought.

Well stated exposition; that's why i read these threads. That said I'm getting a bit tired of the "killer who knows everything and superhumanly can arrange anything to fool the hapless keystone cops" TV showtheme.

Like the actor and character portrayal of the Mexican cop and agree with others that his sleeping with the widow seemed incongruous.
post #168 of 493
If she's the prostitute from the bridge, they only showed a still pic oof her in the first episode, as far as I can remember. How is anyone supposed to recognize her from that? You may have (I'm trusting you since it makes sense), but apparently nobody else did. I don't think she was tied up in the video though.

And as far as being tired of the killer who can superhumanly manipulate things, you should have stopped watching after the bridge lights and survaliance cameras went out!!!

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post #169 of 493
Who was the girl who stole the earrings and left to Mexico? I guess we don't know anything about her yet. That was a close call though eek.gif
post #170 of 493
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Who was the girl who stole the earrings and left to Mexico? I guess we don't know anything about her yet. That was a close call though eek.gif
It appears she is the daughter of the psychologist that Gedman had seen.


Maybe I'm missing something, but why would Marcos' son have some consternation about staying at home?
post #171 of 493
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post



Maybe I'm missing something, but why would Marcos' son have some consternation about staying at home?

Marcos wife is not his mom. He probably feels if his dad is unwelcome, so is he.

Cooper is now on my list.
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post #172 of 493
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Originally Posted by philw1776 View Post

That said I'm getting a bit tired of the "killer who knows everything and superhumanly can arrange anything to fool the hapless keystone cops" TV showtheme.

There are a lot of interesting textures and ancillary characters in this show but I find the main story the worst part. The aspirations to be the border-based The Wire will never come to fruition while the show is focusing on a serial killer straight from the direct-to-video department. What happened to serial killers that just killed random people and kept bodily souvenirs? Now everyone has to be Jigsaw or John Doe from Seven. They have to set up convoluted and ridiculous murder scenes and have engineering degrees just to come up with the scenario. The more elaborate the killings are, the harder it is to sit back and accept the events.

While they were searching for the girl in the desert I was just wondering how the killer managed to send perfect video from a remote handheld camera 24/7 in the middle of the desert, to a network of misdirected servers and then online so that every news feed could grab it. What was he doing, uploading it to YouTube or JustinTV? If he had created his own Web page that might have explained how he could get it online without it being traced or shut down but apparently it was just being sent directly to a news outlet. Who kept video of a person dying live on their home page.

I don't mind watching that level of trashy thrill killing in a movie, but this show could be so much better than that. The show should have kept the stunt kill confined to the incident on the bridge in the pilot and everything else stayed somewhat true to the crimes taking place in real life. Just having people being murdered by one guy in regularly brutal ways would have served the purpose just as much as the over-the-top stuff that's been going on.
post #173 of 493
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

It appears she is the daughter of the psychologist that Gedman had seen.


Maybe I'm missing something, but why would Marcos' son have some consternation about staying at home?

Gotcha. Thanks for the clarification.
post #174 of 493
This show is adding too many layers to make the main plot line drag out longer. I'm not really sure how much longer I will stick with it. The first episode was good, can't say the same about the rest. They've had their moments, but very few of them.
post #175 of 493
At the Dinner table, here's your wallet that you left at the widow's house...
Your not eating, it doesn't taste good....
Why can't Bichir carry in the US???
post #176 of 493
The thing I learned from this episode was if you're going to Juarez, bring an iron.
post #177 of 493
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Originally Posted by Ray Lucca View Post

At the Dinner table, here's your wallet that you left at the widow's house...
Your not eating, it doesn't taste good....
Why can't Bichir carry in the US???

He doesn't have a US permit to carry

Same goes the other way, Sonya can't go to Juarez armed, remind me if she has crossed to Juarez or not?
post #178 of 493
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

He doesn't have a US permit to carry

Same goes the other way, Sonya can't go to Juarez armed, remind me if she has crossed to Juarez or not?

She was at Marcos house so wouldn't that be Juarez.
post #179 of 493
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Originally Posted by SupaKats View Post

She was at Marcos house so wouldn't that be Juarez.

Right. Like a lot of people (inc. Many Americans), Marcos' wife works in the US, but lives across the border.
His son goes to school in El Paso. Sonya said she went to the hotel where FBI guy shot the video, which I believe was located in Juarez.

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post #180 of 493
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Originally Posted by leebo View Post

Marcos wife is not his mom. He probably feels if his dad is unwelcome, so is he.

Cooper is now on my list.
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Thanks, I missed that.



Something that hasn't been mentioned here yet is why was there a police cruiser in the driveway when there did not appear to be any officers around? I suppose the assumption is that the killer drove it there, but it seems a bit sloppy to still be using the vehicle he picked up Maria with, and if he did leave it there how did he leave the residence? To signal to the audience that it is indeed a law enforcement type doing the killing by leaving the car there seems a bit too on the nose.
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