I heart Breaking Bad

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  1. ShadowSpectre

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    I love this! They attended a Breaking Bad party as each other.

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  2. Rich

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    Shit got real !
     
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    "Listen, Walter - Just because you shot Jessie James... don't make you Jessie James."

    Mike wins the prize once again!
     
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    That Walt Whitman book is going to come back to bite Walt.

    And I think Walts fate is going to look a lot like Scarface. Guns'ablazing and everyone dies.
     
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    What was that business about Victor at the end? Was it Walt implying a warning to Jesse, or was it meant for Mike?

    Walt's deflection to Marie about Skylar's breakdown was kind of weak I thought. Spur of the moment, but that's going to cause more problems. Anyone else think Skylar is eventually going to just off herself?
     
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    I was asking the sake thing. Either way it seems Walt is saying there is just to many hands in the pie, someone has to go.

    I also think Skyler is going to take the kids and run off. Her coming out to seeing the entire family watching Scareface was priceless !!! Did you cath how Walt just so happened to mention at the end ... "Everyone dies at the end,right ?"
     
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    Yeah I did. I knew Skylar was going to freak out about that. Walt was just so casual with the baby in his lap and Walt Jr cheering. Too funny.

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    What I said above though is I think Skylar is going to 'off' herself as in suicide. You're probably right though, I don't think they'll go that far. I would though (if I were writing because I can't stand Skylar) :razz:
     
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    Finally caught up!

    Loved last night's episode!

    "Listen, Walter - Just because you shot Jessie James... don't make you Jessie James."
     
  9. Dean

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    Maybe both, but I read it as a direct threat to Jesse after Walt had been humiliated by Mike's insistence on paying the hazard pay / hush money to Fring's ex-employees. During the whole money scene, Jesse appeared to have no problem with Mike as the real boss. Remember, Walt said "I handle him" (Mike) to Saul. It's not necessarily true, but Walt actually believes it. Again, I think his arrogance is getting in the way of his judgement. It's stupid of him not to understand that he inherited Fring's unfinished business by arranging for his murder and continuing biz with Mike.

    By dropping that Icarus metaphor, he just sowed the seeds for new conflict between he and Jesse, a big mistake given Jesse's consistent loyalty to Mike and the fact that Walt should be regarding Jesse's recent loyalty to himself as his most important point of security. The look on Jesse's face made it clear that he didn't think Walt was merely talking about Victor.

    During the scene in which Walt and Brock were on the couch together, I thought Walt would might a crisis of conscience, but no. By this time he's become almost psychopathic in his lack of any real empathy or sense of guilt. He can lie as easily as regular folks talk about the weather, as he did to Marie in this episode. Even during the scene in which he ostensibly offered paternal advice and encouragement to Jesse regarding his future with Andrea, it quickly became apparent that his real interest was self-interest. Walt's ultimate lies are to himself: "what we do, we do for good reasons."

    I don't know if Skylar will off herself, but it's an interesting idea. She spent the prior two episodes in bed and is obviously unravelling at this point. Sad to see ... I've always felt bad for her. I liked the "shut up" scene. Dang, Marie is annoying sometimes!

    By now Vince Gilligan's comment about how he wanted to do a show that illustrated the arc "from Mr. Chips to Scarface" is so familiar to Breaking Bad fans that it's almost a cliché to invoke, so I was pleasantly surprised to see the "Scarface" sequence in the episode. (Reminded me of "Sopranos" episodes in which the Jersey mob fondly watched "The Godfather.") At the close of the scene Walt says in an almost offhanded manner "everyone dies in this movie, don't they?" How can an attentive viewer not wonder if that's some dark foreshadowing?
     
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    [quote="Dean']At the close of the scene Walt says in an almost offhanded manner "everyone dies in this movie, don't they?" How can an attentive viewer not wonder if that's some dark foreshadowing?[/quote]
    Not to mention the giant "Scarface"-ish gun in the back of his car at the end of the 1st episode.

    I don't imagine Skylar trying to off herself so much as Walt trying to kill her. Maybe he thinks she'll say something to Marie/Hank? I dunno, maybe not.
     
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    I don't think Skylar will of herself... " That's okay, she be back, another Quaalude, she'll love me in the mornin. "
     
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    Season 5 Episode 4 - "Fifty-One"

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    The cinematography in this series keeps getting better and better. As perverse as it might be to observe, the underwater shots of Skylar when she had her quasi-suicidal freak-out at Walt's little party were sublimely beautiful, like some classical painting of Ophelia. Weirdly, Skylar looked at peace for the first time (and probably the last) in ages.

    Is Mike going to kill Lydia or not? She is definitely a problem. She's such a nervous mess ("I assume you don't have stevia? Never mind, I have some with me") that I have to wonder how she ever gained Mike's confidence in the first place. Jesse appeared to have convinced Mike that it's worth keeping her around for the ingredient connection, or was it Walt's assertion that "nothing stops this train, nothing" as he fumbled with his Hesienberg hat? (The return of the hat was one of the episode's best touches, like a king's crown, a symbol of his new-found top dog status.) Either way, I was surprised that Mike didn't get angrier during that scene, given his insistence that all business matters are his to manage. Whatever the case, if Lydia survives the GPS deception incident, I think she'll turn up again as trouble.

    Speaking of returns, it was brilliant how the bacon "52" in the season's opening flash-forward was explained as a birthday tradition in the fourth episode. Poor Walt Jr., he's such an innocent while his mother is turning into a dysfunctional depressive and his father is ... well you know. I doubt if we'll ever again see father and son as happy as they were while revving up their new cars in the driveway. What is Walt Sr. thinking anyway? Not one but two flashy new cars? Way to draw the wrong kind of attention, dude.

    Although it was suggested almost in passing, there was a major potential twist in this episode: By accepting his promotion, Hank effectively gives up pursuit of Hesienberg. But will he really?
     
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    The scene with Walt and Skyler was one of the best scenes in the show. It was up their with the showdown scene between Jesse and Walt. I could not breathe while watching the two of them go at it and when sky told walt she was waiting for the cancer to return I got goosebumps. Great acting and terrific episode. Dare I say best episode of season 5 so far?
     
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    I was kinda sad to see Walt's car go....a great scene. I hope it pops back up later in the season.
     
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    I just watched the "Inside Breaking Bad" segment for this episode ... Vince Gilligan and Anna White say that Skyler's pool stunt was just that ... a conscious ploy to create the perfect excuse to get the kids out of the house, away from Walt's influence. Funny, I didn't read it that way while watching. I thought she was really losing her mind, there. I love how you can interpret this show different ways, or is that just an excuse for my own cluelessness? :lol:
     
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    Dean Norris was on Fresh Air yesterday, it's only 40 min and pretty much all about BB. He didnt spoil anything but did sort of slip once ...

    He mentioned the baby, and that we will see a chilling scene soon. He didn't say exactly what but made it sound soon.
     
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    Oh well, the baby is the most annoying character. Never has anything to say. :twisted:
     
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    I heart Breaking Bad

    Easily one of the top 5 films of all-time
    the criterion blu-ray is a must own
     
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    ^ Didn't know that Criterion released a Blu-ray....such an awesome movie!
     
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    Ain't it the truth. Night of the Hunter, in case anyone was wondering.

    Just saw that Gilligan's going to be on Conan tonight. Should be fun.
     
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    season 4 is now streaming on Netflix, so anyone not watching this show has no excuse…. unless you don't have netflix…. or time… or taste :D


    as soon as this half season ends I'm recapping!!
     
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    Given that we may have to wait a whole year for the final season to resume, that's a good plan. I saw DVD box sets of the first several seasons selling pretty cheaply today ... might pick those up for the "extras." This is going to be a difficult show to say goodbye to.
     
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    could've done without the wubba wubba intro to the last ep. hate skylar die!!
     

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