The Bridge (Bron) –Season 3, Episodes 5 and 6
Sad to note that we will be past half way in the series after this evening’s episodes. It’s tough waiting a week between episodes, but it will be all over soon. Sniff.
We start this week with Lukas at the workshop where his place of business is and he is told there is a phone call for him. As he picks it up to answer, he is shot through the window from a rooftop looking down on his office.
Lukas has survived and seems remarkably chipper as Saga and Henrik visit him in hospital. Saga goes out to take a call and when he has a moment alone with Henrik he tells him he knows his secret. The call takes Saga and Henrik off to see the latest victim’s sister.
Henrik tells Saga that the file he gave her is about the disappearance of his wife and daughters. He came home six years ago and they were gone.
Margarita, the sister of Lars-Ove, the most recent dead body tells Saga and Henrik she hasn’t seen her brother since the early 80s, and has had no contact. He had been moving from school to school (I missed this bit, I assume he was a teacher) as there was complaints about him from the pupils, including allegations of sexual assault. They later find child porn on his computer.
When Lillian visits Hans in hospital, she finds a mark inside his mouth. Saga goes to the forensic man and asks him to look at the other corpses. Very unnecessarily, he tells her that Lars-Ove’s genitals were torn off with a slow accelerating force. Lars-Ove has the same burn mark in his mouth. It’s not in the priest’s mouth, which makes Saga think that they were right about that being the only one committed by Rikard. Helle’s body has been released and the funeral is today.
Saga, Henrik and forensics man head off to the funeral and take the coffin from the family who are in the middle of the funeral. Helle’s body has the burn mark too and they take the body away. The family aren’t happy. Saga says to forensics man “I hope you haven’t missed anything else”.
Linn is unhappy that Saga had taken Helle’s corpse from the funeral. She would have sent someone with more empathy to get it. She tells her that she needs to be kept informed of Saga’s plans.
Saga is unhappy that her colleague, John, has brought his daughter into the office. “She’s an outsider. We don’t know who she speaks to.” John’s daughter is seven.
John uncovers CCTV footage of the van driver that had gone across the bridge in the white van, with a shot of the driver in hat and sunglasses. We don’t find out if it was his daughter who found this. Saga and Henrik question Mehmet, who had said he was driving the van. He admits that it was Lukas. Henrik phones the hospital and says that Lukas must not be allowed to leave. But he already has.
Anna’s husband Hakan tells her he will stay by her side after her affair with seventeen year old Benjamin. Anna’s mother is drafting a press release about the situation and the family seem to be sorting out the media aspects. Benjamin’s mother Eva, who we were told was the best friend of Anna, is telling Benjamin it was all Anna’s fault, but he tells her that they love each other, and showing himself to be the teenager he is, shuts himself in his bedroom.
Marc and pregnant with what looks like at least sextuplets, Jeanette are at their new house, which looks like it needs a bit of work. Jeanette says that they will start over “just you and me”. What about the baby? We will soon find out. Someone seems to be watching them and it looks like they are in the car which followed them last week.
Freddie, or Thomas Buch from The Killing, is giving a talk at a museum where he is loaning part of his collection while they build a new gallery he is funding. He is there with his wife Asa, who is pregnant. Claes also appears at the event and knows them both. He used to be married to Asa and used to be Freddie’s business partner.
Anna does her interview where she says that it was a mistake and her family are standing behind her.
Marc is driving and Jeanette is showing him pictures she took at their new house. As he is distracted, he hits a deer lying on the road. The car spins and when it comes to a standstill, they both seem ok. The men in the black car arrive and take Jeanette away and tell Marc to say he was on his own in the car.
Claes’ psycho fan, who goes by the name of Annika, is to deal with Claes’ father’s body for the funeral, in her job as undertaker. She turns up, uninvited to the museum event run by Freddie and Claes comes to the door and is asked if he knows her. She claims to have seen the invite in his flat and has come as his plus one. “If we sleep together, we can be seen together”. Run Claes, run!
It turns out that Asa is not in fact pregnant, and is wearing a fake belly when she is in public. The men in the black car have taken Jeanette to Freddie’s and her baby is going to be given to Freddie and his wife when it is born. She will stay at Freddie’s until the baby is born and Freddie is referring to it as his son. Marc has been told she will be staying there.
Benjamin is trying to phone Anna, but she doesn’t answer. Eventually, her husband answers and tells Ben that she doesn’t want to speak to him and she said on her interview it was a mistake. A heartbroken Marc watches the interview on his laptop.
Surprisingly, Saga has let Henrik stay the night after they have had sex, but she pushes his arm off her when he tries to cuddle her. His phone has a text alert and Saga tells him that is his phone. He looks and sees it is pictures of him buying drugs and a message to “come home”.
Lukas is at Henrik’s when he gets back and tells the cop that he will need to drive him out of the country and flash his badge as the police in Sweden and Denmark are looking for him. If he doesn’t, he will release the pictures. He says he had nothing to do with the murders, he crossed the bridge to do a drug deal, and he should know as he is a client. Henrik reluctantly agrees. As they reach his car, a car drives past and shoots Lukas dead.
Henrik phones the police and Linn is asking him why Lukas had come to his house. He tells her that he was going to hand himself in and that he had nothing to do with the murders, but it was drugs. They were about to drive to the police station when the shooting happened. Oooooh you liar!
Saga arrives at the police station and sees her mother talking to Linn again. Her mother comes out and tells her that she was disappointed but not surprised that she didn’t come to her father’s memorial. “You always were a disappointment”. She also says that she told Linn that Saga had driven her sister to suicide.
Saga asks Linn what her mother had wanted, but Linn says she can’t say. Saga tells her that her mother always lies.
Forensic man tells Saga that the bodies all have a burn mark in their mouths which seems to be a symbol of sorts. Saga identifies this as the Babylonian numerical system. The numbers are 3, 9 and 2. These seem to be numbers from the code that they found on Morten’s fridge in his blown up trailer.
Anna phones Benjamin and leaves a message on his answering machine saying that she loves him and she is sorry she couldn’t get in touch the day before, but it’s him that she wants to be with. It’s too late though as Benjamin has killed himself.
Hakan had left a note saying that he was going to pick up their daughter Viola and go to the summer house, but he has been taken and we see him tied up in a gym hall, with a barrel round his body which has a cat on it and blindfolded with his hands in hoops above his head.
Linn goes on TV to talk about the case and a man who works at the museum identifies the way the bodies are left with some of the works of art in the museum. He tells Saga and Henrik that they are all in the collection loaned by Freddie to the museum.
The photographer that took the pictures of Anna and Benjamin is at the newspaper and talking about the tip off she received by text about them to her boss. She has been getting death threats on twitter. (Maybe her blogs are as bad as mine). She is sacked and asks John at police HQ if he can trace the number that sent her the tip.
Saga and Henrik look at the works of art at the museum and get the worker there to write down all the ones in Freddie’s collection before they go and visit him. He tells them he specialises in investing in loss making businesses and turning them round. Often by sacking many of the staff. No enemies there then! They get him to give them a list of all the businesses he has taken over.
Claes is having lunch with Asa and invites her to a talk he is giving the next day about his book. When he returns to his car, psycho fan Annika is in it. She says to him that Asa hurt him before and he shouldn’t be seeing her. This is the final straw (finally!) for Claes and he throws her out of his car and drives off.
One of the companies that Freddie took over was that of Lars, husband of Lise (and PM in The Killing.) When they visit him, he tells them that ten employees have been sacked since Freddie took over. The man who arrived first on the day that the body was found there left a couple of weeks ago to travel. Henrik finds a catalogue there with toys which were found at the scene of some of the murders.
Linn looks at the old file on Saga’s sister’s death and phones someone to come and look at the case. It’s only bloody Rasmus! Rasmus appeared in season two as a police officer working with Saga and Martin and was a loose cannon that was caught changing a police report to exonerate himself. He also kept interfering in a case that he had been taken off. And now here he is, back to investigate Saga’s sister’s death, when he has an intense dislike of Saga. Saga’s mum comes to the station to speak to Rasmus and tells him that Saga came to her house last night and was shouting at her. Lies!!
(Don’t worry, the above pic is from last series)
Henrik looks into the toy catalogue and phones the company asking who has bought all the things used in the murders. There is only one order and it is from Lars’ company.
Saga gets an anonymous text saying that the sender knows something about the murders and a place to meet. Saga goes there on her own, but receives a call from Lillian when she is there to say Hans/Han is on life support, so she leaves.
John finds out that it was a phone registered to Benjamin’s mother who sent the text to Tina. The phone actually belonged to Benjamin. She goes to the paper to tell them this, but her boss is not happy with revealing that. Oh yeah, have principles now! Tina goes to Eva’s and says to her that the death wasn’t her fault. Eva doesn’t know who she is and Tina ends up running off.
The man from the gallery says that Freddie has an exhibit at his house that reflects the latest murder of Hakan.
Marc is given money by Freddie to stay away from Jeanette until the baby is born and of course he takes it. We see him betting again and he bets the house that he and Jeanette have bought. That isn’t going to go well.
Hakan’s body had a burn mark in his mouth which was the number 4 in the Babylonian number system. (Another number from the code). He was also missing his eyes and had an extra penis in his pants (Lars-Ove’s).
Claes is giving his latest book talk and Asa has come along. At the end, psycho fan Annika approaches him and says that she has found evidence that his father had been suffocated and the hospital told her that he was alone with his father when he died. She says she has covered it up and he can take her to dinner to thank her. She makes him get rid of Asa.
Linn tells Saga that her mother has killed herself and it looks like suicide. Saga goes to visit Hans/Han and pours her heart out to him (he is still in a coma). And is saying that her mother has killed herself, just like her sister did.
Saga goes to Henrik’s after she is told to leave the hospital after the end of visiting hours and he doesn’t want to let her in but eventually does and tells her that he still sees his family round the house and talks to them. Saga seems to take this pretty well.
Tina gets a text saying someone has a job for her and that she should reply by email. The email address is the code that was on Morten’s fridge.
Only two weeks to go!
I’m not missing Martin anywhere near as much as I thought I would.
- Loved Henrik signing “would you like a cup of tea?”
- Saga can do sign language!
- Like there weren’t enough languages to contend with already.
- Margarita said that she hadn’t seen her brother since 1981. Henrik said “you haven’t seen your brother for 35 years?” Is this set in the future?
- How did Lars-Ove keep getting jobs at schools with all the allegations against him?
- Lillian was a bit scary at the hospital with Hans’ ex-wife.
- It wasn’t easy to take notes when my eyes were watering after the revelations about Lars-Ove.
- Benjamin had a poster of The Doors in his room, and Anna certainly seemed to light his fire.
- How big is Linn’s forehead??
- Weirdest exhibition ever. Scary giant pink baby.
- Loved it when John’s daughter showed Saga the picture she’d drawn of Henrik, Saga and John and Saga said “it’s hard to tell”. Kids drawings are always rubbish!
- Had someone been in Saga’s flat that things, such as her computer mouse, were out of place?
- Why does Linn wear a uniform when nobody else does? Does she come straight from her other job as a ship’s captain?
- Interesting when Henrik went to Saga’s and was told she wanted to be alone, but he could come in for sex. “Do you want to watch a film?” “A porn film?”
- Funny how Asa’s fake baby looks more realistic than Jeanette’s real one.
- Judging by the opulence of Freddie’s home, he doesn’t shop in Ikea.
- I think it’s time Linn tried a fringe.
- Why didn’t Henrik phone Saga after Lukas was shot?
- If Saga works out that Henrik is on drugs and that he was about to drive Lukas away, will she put a second partner in prison?
- Amazed that the forensic bloke didn’t know the Babylonian number system. Surely everyone knows that?…..
- I’m sure everyone knew that Benjamin was going to top himself.
- Not seen much of Anna’s daughter Viola yet. I’m sure there are more strings to her bow.
- I wondered if it might be Schrodinger’s cat on the barrel around Hakan, but I don’t think there is any doubt he is dead.
- Was that the same actor playing Rasmus? I didn’t get a good enough look.
- As if Rasmus wasn’t enough of a twat previously, the pony tail is the icing on the cake.
- How does Tina know John?
- Saga taking on board Linn’s advice by getting Henrik to speak to Anna as she is not good at empathy.
- Did someone poison Hans that he is now on life support?
- There’s quite a few times the programme gives me the willies, but not in the same way as Hakan.
- Has Saga’s mother really killed herself? Surely Linn wouldn’t lie about that?
- Ding dong the witch is dead! (I hope).
- Linn is probably right in much of what she is saying to Saga, but I still hate her.
- Did Henrik start taking drugs when his family went missing? Or did they maybe leave because of it?
- Yes, I do know half the cast was also in 1864.
- Given the problems we are having with the Forth Road Bridge, could we borrow the Oresund Bridge for a bit?