Episode 13, the smart season finale of the recently renewed "The Bridge," is called "The Crazy Place," but it doesn't refer to a geographic location.
• Crossing over: Marco (Demian Bichir) beats a Juarez cop silly, and helps Sonya (Diane Kruger) find a drugged and beaten Eva (Stephanie Sigman) and sneak her across the bridge to Hank's (Ted Levine) house. Wheelchair-bound Daniel (Matthew Lillard) and Adriana (Emily Rios) turn a fluff story assignment into a major discovery — $40 million (half in Euros) stashed in an old lady's house. Adriana's maquila-worker sister disappears. A mysterious new character (Timothy Bottoms) spies Cesar (Alejandro Patino) and Ray (Brian Van Holt) on a drug run, then confronts Charlotte (Annabeth Gish) at a meat counter, telling her: "We know everything." The show ends with Marco approaching old nemesis Galvan (Ramon Franco) to help kill Tate (Eric Lange).
• Body count: Two. Millie Quintana, the old lady with the cash stash, and it turns out that the cop Marco beat meets a worse fate, possibly at the behest of Capt. Robles (Juan Carlos Cantu), Marco's boss, who may be involved with the femicides.
• 'Bridge' too far: Nothing objectionable, except maybe Charlotte's recounting of Ray's deal-making sex act with the now-dead Graciela (Alma Martinez).
• Toll booth: A real cliffhanger, and a great way to end the first season. Rather than tie up loose ends, co-creator Elwood Reid and third-time scripter Dario Scardapane ("The Beast" director Gwyneth Harder-Payton returns here) introduce new narrative threads, one potentially menacing character and the conflict between good and evil that's taken Marco to that "crazy place." The finale ends with the camera zooming in on his distant, angry eyes. I'm curious to see where this goes next summer.