Marco and the killer meet — again — in "Old Friends," the 10th episode of FX's "The Bridge," but this reunion is hardly friendly.
• Crossing over: Fallen FBI agent-turned-serial killer Kenneth Hastings/David Tate (Eric Lange) tells Marco's kidnapped son Gus (Carlos Pratts) his motive, before leaving him to die in a tank filling with liquid. Hastings kidnaps repentant Times reporter Daniel Frye (Matthew Lillard), whom he holds partially accountable for his wife and son's deaths. Sonya (Diane Kruger), bleeding and with a broken arm, slips out of the hospital determined to find the killer. Charlotte (Annabeth Gish) takes matters, and Ray's gun, into her own hands. Marco (Demian Bichir) tells Alma (Catalina Sandino Moreno) about his affair with his old friend's wife, and finally meets Tate, driving off together in Frye's Beamer.
• Body count: One. Charlotte, showing increasing determination to be in charge, shoots ATF informant Tim (Don Swayze) — three times.
• 'Bridge' too far: For the second week in a row, the show's creators restrain themselves. There's nothing objectionable, though Hastings/Tate does make a reference to "Franklin Mountain Park," which locals would at least call "Franklin Mountains Park." Actually, it's a state park.
• Toll booth: Despite some redundant exposition — like Daniel's admission that he's partly to blame for Hastings/Tate's killing spree — Episode 7 ("Destino") writer Patrick Somerville and Episode 6 ("The Beast") director Alex Zakrzewski explore the mental border the killer has crossed ("Everything could have been different," he tells Gus) while calmly building to the episode's tense cliffhanger ending. Three more episodes to go until the finale on Oct. 2.