On this week’s Breaking Bad, we see how Walt’s field trip to New Hampshire went.
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HEISENBERG’S ON THE RUN!
he’s not on the run, he’s gonna set some ‘confused’ grey matter ceo’s straight. remind them that they should tread lightly when downplaying walter white’s involvement in the beginnings of the company on ‘The Charlie Rose Show’. he’s also gonna pay crazy todd & the aryans a visit, for old times sake
I really hope they don’t go down that road. That came out of nowhere and I hope it stays that way.
yeah i just hope it gave him the spark to keep on fighting even if noone wants him to do (viewers exclueded)
That’s what I took from it Latch Key. Walt’s anger needs to be directed in other directions. Gretchen’s little speech at the end I think was sort of a kick in the ass to him to keep from giving up.
Whether he does or doesn’t this episode was reminiscent of a game of Clue!
Yeah, if there’s one thing you don’t mess with, it’s Walter White’s hubris.
I think he goes on Mad Money with Cramer and tells them he was the mastermind behind the whole company, in order to sink the stock.
Those dipshits from Grey Matter woke the dragon… morons. It’s like they’ve never even SEEN a movie.
“I’m so glad you asked me about the incredibly unstable man that used to be part of this company and kills anyone who slights him in any way, Charlie, let me tell you why he was useless to us…”
There was no way they could know he was still out there, so it makes sense to distance themselves in that way, but what an incredible bit of timing.
It’s going to be an amazing hour and 15 minutes next weekend
Except that it’s gonna absolutely fly by.
Can’t wait for it
That song at the end in the montage was line of fire by junip and its incredible. so is the lead singer jose Gonzales’s solo albums
danke! good song & great in the context of the scene!
This last record is fantastic.
Where was that? I didn’t catch that…
When the cops were busting into the bar, it was the theme song, but extended.
not quite as intense as last week, but how can you. the andrea scene and then the walt-jr phone call. man.
The return of Gretchen and Elliot was unexpected. Possible new candidates for the ricin?
I think you nailed it.
not to mention carmen. lots of of callbacks. returning to a chemistry lab… walt re-purposing a box (diapers then, ensure now) for money
They would deserve it more than anyone.
Hmm, maybe. I thought it just gave him the fire to keep going. When you damage his ego thats pretty much the worst thing you can do to him. Im still unsure who the ricin is for but i dont think its for Gretchen or Elliot
HUH?! How bout the fact that the creator/writer Vince Gilligan said they were going to play a part at the end?
Only thing you nailed is sucking at Breaking Bad. Nothing personal.
Last week I told someone there was no way in hell the ricin was going in that direction. Christ I hope I was right because that twist just does not need to happen.
they didn’t tread lightly and are the fertilizer that grew Heisenberg. Methinks he’s gonna pay them a visit…
My money says that Gretchen and Elliot are the dark horse favorites to get ricin since the episode reminded us nicely that it all begin in the first season…. It all started with the spite that Walt got by not being rich and famous in Grey Matter and thus he created his own empire.
Wasn’t Walt’s whole anger at them misguided anyways? He wanted to leave the company so they had to buy him out but he just became bitter when they turned into a billion dollar empire?
You’re right, Aprilia, but for some reason I still want to punch Gretchen and Elliot I the face every time I see them.
I postulated a little while back that I thought Walt would be coming for Gretchen and Elliot. Of course, I postulated lots of things.
Well, fair enough MFS
And i think I told you that there was no way in hell that was going to happen and now it appears I owe you an apology. Please accept this Lagunitas HopStoopid ale which I am pouring though my keyb
I don’t think the ricin will be for Gretchen and Elliot, I think it will ultimately be for himself. The only way Walt is going to save his family is to turn himself in. In the end, I suspect he’ll take out all the Nazi’s, Jesse will either help him or Walt will let Jesse live after finding out what they did in tonights episode and it will provide a little redemption for Walt and Jesse can take care of Brock. Finally, Walt will turn himself in and take the ricin after he confesses.
Finally, the show ends a few months after Walt’s passing, Skyler will have written a best selling book about her ordeal as the wife of a drug lord (remember, Skyler wanted to be a writer back in Season 1), therein Walt will have, in a way, provided for his family after his death, which is what he wanted all along. And it won’t be with the blood money.
Well damn, that sounds pretty good.
I think Gretchen and Elliot play no more part, but in the TV scene that caught Walt’s attention, they mentioned the Heisenberg blue crystal was showing up on the streets again -bang! Walt knows that Jesse is alive.
To be fair, I do think its possible Walt will pay Gretchen and Elliot a visit in the finale. In fact, maybe that’s how and where he finally gives himself up.
I was thinking that exact same thing, but don’t know if they rank high enough on the hit list and if there is enough time for that detour.
I think that Walt is going to get Elliot and Gretchen to pay for a good lawyer to represent Skyler and possibly help his family out financially. I think he’ll use his mystique as Heisenberg to do it. He did have 10 people killed in 3 different maximum security prisons in under 2 minutes.
I’d find it funny if he just forgets about Todd and Jesse and the nazis and just stand in front of Grey Matter Headquarters shooting it to hell for an hour and 15 mins.
No, Elliot and Gretchen are immaterial; they set the stage for Walt’s ego to return and then hearing that Jesse is cooking is the nail in the coffin for Walter White: it’s full Heisenberg.
Don’t lose focus guys. I think the ricin is still (and quite obviously) for Lydia. The fact that they did a callback to the coffee shop where her and Walt met when he thought to poison her, she requested the Scevia (which is the artificial sweetner that is Lydia’s habit and that Walt noticed could be a good front for the ricin), and we know that she ordered Todd and the Nazis to threaten Walt’s family. Once Walt finds out that Lydia threatened his family, she’s toast. Gretchen and Elliot were simply a clever writing tool to show that Walt is no longer Heisenberg, but is fully Walt and all he has left is the Walt that people remember.
On August 13, in 2013 in the year of our lord, I wrote this about a post regarding color schemes in Breaking Bad…
“I thought they looked somewhat “Gretchen and Elliot-y”. Speaking of, what if Walt wants to kill them? What if his end game involves the destruction of the people that he somewhat blames for his “fall”?”
On August 13, 2013 in the year of our lord, I wrote this in response to an Otto post in a “Breaking Bad Color Scheme” discussion-
I thought they looked somewhat “Gretchen and Elliot-y”. Speaking of, what if Walt wants to kill them? What if his end game involves the destruction of the people that he somewhat blames for his “fall”?
Yay. Double-ish post. I FEEL LIKE AN ASSHOLE.
It’s not you, the site is acting up
“For Skylar, Forever Ago” by Bon Walter
haha glad someone got it
So so true- I love how this show can cross all levels of shocking
Are you kidding me with this? Jesus. I am gutted…and now watching Edie falco talk about gandolfini on the Emmys. Depressing night. She is choking up. Me too.
Edie falco? Was she on GLEE?
No, she sang “Rock Me Amadeus”.
Has the main theme song always been that long and they just used the end of it for the title screen or did they expand it just for tonight’s ending?
That was just a well played Forrester guest star.
And he’ll be your friend for one hour for the low, low price of $10,000…
You know he gave him a dry handie.
Forester would have been a good Mike too,,,yeah, I said it!
The negotaion from 2 hours down to 1 hour was tough
That scene was depressing as hell. Walt deserves the hell hole he put himself in, to be sure, but still… to have to pay someone 10 grand for an hour’s company is rough. And the matter of fact way he was told the money would never go to his family was brutally honest, too.
No lie @JM
So a buddy of mine does syndication and publishing deals. He was working on Breaking Bad and for syndication, DVD, and Streaming products don’t always air the same exact thing as the original air. Sometimes the music is different, other times there’s something that’s licensed in there that you couldn’t license for DVD sales or something. Anyways he had to watch the whole series and told me how it ends, so here it is so you don’t have to wait: Walt does something awesome ;)
Cool story. There’s a level in HELL for you liar.
I think the joke spoke for itself.
pants on fire…..
I was just hacking on ya! I know your buddy and he was right… Walt does something awesome!!!
As it should be. thanks.
Just when I thought Todd couldn’t be more hateable…You’ve done it again Gilligan!
thank god brock wasn’t around; we know how todd likes to ‘wave hello’ to kids
death to Meth Damon by curbstomp ala American History X…. would be awesome but unlikely. Walt and Jesse were never good at physical contact violence….
Damn Landry. What would Matt or Street think of you now?
Don’t you mean Lance?
Well we all know Landry had it in him when he killed that guy who tried to rape Tyra. Landry will do anything to keep his lady love.
Well, they were perfectly fine with that other guy Landry killed in FNL, so why not this?
Hateable, but still polite
A friend of mine mentioned last night that Todd was probably the most rational person on the show, and I think that’s absolutely right. He just does whatever needs doing, no matter the cost. Lydia needs to be convinced to keep selling meth? Mention the purity. Jesse wants to take a late night stroll without permission? Kill his ex girlfriend. He still thinks he’s going to run? Remind him the kid’s still around.
Todd is cold and rational and utterly terrifying. The smirk on his face as he heard Jesse’s description of the murder of the kid from the train robbery was disturbing to see.
At least Todd did the courtesy of making sure the kid was nowhere in sight when he killed her, I’m just saying.
Next week is going to be Grand Theft Auto violent. Mark my words.
Is there a character in GTA V called Captain Obvious?
When Walt tried bossing Saul around again and then dissolved into a coughing fit I just wanted Saul to punch him and tell him to fuck right the hell off.
I was wondering how he’d get treatment & meds under a new identity.
Apparently not very well.
I wish the spinoff was Saul managing a Cinnabon
I just started laughing when that happened. Fuck you, Walt.
I hope that the spinoff is just Saul managing a cinnabon.
And I figured Saul would meet a cold, cold end somehow. I was thinking at the very beginning of the episode that it was a flashback showing how Saul relocated….
Todd is German for “Cold Blooded”.
Dead eyed Opie lookin’ motherfucker!
Also…how psyched was everyone to see that Max Cherry was the vacuum guy?!
On a scale of ‘watching my mom get raped’ to ‘seeing my uncle blow a priest’… i’ll give it a ‘who tha fuck cares’!
I nearly jumped up and down.
EeeeeeeW! & LOL!!!!!
I hoped for someone else….
I was hoping for a cameo from Vince or from Malcolm in the middle… that would have been sweetness!
I hate the way Vince talks but someone from Malcolm would have been cool. What’s weird is that I feel like I just read something about Max Forster this week and had a discussion about him with a friend and then he shows up.
Wait, that was R. Lee Ermey wasn’t it?
R Lee Emery would have been TITS compared to this guy – esp if he went all Full Metal Jacket on Walt…
Was hoping for the Dark Horse guest star of David Cross. Oh well maybe in the Saul spin-off.
For some reason I was positive that Jane Kaczmarek would be the vacuum cleaner repairman
“I thought Vacuum Cleaner repairman was a term of art”
Easily the line of the night.
I wan’t on Team Walt after last week but after THIS week I am willing to get back on his team, or indeed on anyone’s team, just so long as that team is the team that shoots Todd in the fucking face.
I’m more on team Fuck The Man
Yes…I was hating Walt the whole episode but hating the aryan nation fucks so much more
It wasn’t personal. Didn’t you hear Todd? Saying it isn’t personal makes killing ok.
The same with “it’s just business”. But only when you say those two things;
Todd is one crazy psychopath. I wonder how much of the Nazi bullshit he puts up with to hide with that group.
us men are crazy; this show intimated that the whole reason for WW’s disappointing life stemmed from his failed relationship with gretchen and the choices he made thereafter. So now he’s again in his last hurrah, reacting to Gretchen. Women run this bitch
Good point but he’s the one who chose to leave Gretchen. I kind of got the feeling that she was way more into him than he was into her. Plus he was chasing after Skyler so I would bet there was a minor disagreement and he abandoned the company thinking that he’d be better off(ya know, because of his huge fucking ego) Then as Gray Matter took off and his career stalled he just became increasingly bitter.
Watching those assholes get ripped up by an M-60 is going to be the highlight of my weekend.
Anything special to Walt’s drink at the bar? Hank’s drink of choice, maybe?
He’s been drinking Pinch for a while.. If I recall its what he had when they were staying in the hotel a few episodes back.
He drank it neat, though, like Hank, instead of on the rocks. I mean minerals.
Right – he started taking it on the rocks, like Mike, after killing Mike, and so now that he (indirectly) killed Hank he’s back to neat, like Hank.
But didn’t Walt originally take his neat? I was thinking that him drinking the glass neat was a return from Heisenberg to Walt… and then on seeing Gretchen on TV, his Heisenberg switched back on, leaving the drink behind.
He did originally take his neat, but it was well after he became Heisenberg that he switched to rocks. I think it’s another example of him taking on a characteristic of someone he kills, that started with Crazy-8’s cutting the crust off his sandwiches.
That was a pretty underwhelming episode. Hope next week makes up for it.
Other thoughts: Fuck Todd. poor Jesse, and it seems as if the people at Gray Matter are going to receive an unpleasant surprise.
WHen he was watching the tv in the bar all I could think of was Talladega Nights and that he’s gonna get his balls back lol
I was thinking of how much I hate the Bruins.
So…Flynn seems pretty unnerved, no?
The whole conversation I was thinking that Flynn was probably so pissed and getting ready to tell his dad to fuck off. I also like how he’s going by Flynn at school now. I’m surprised he didn’t take his mom’s maiden name too
Plus he was rockin that sweet vest like Marty McFly wore in Back To The Future. If there’s a flood, he can’t swim, but with that vest he aint bound to drizooound!
Flynn is dead to me.
Maybe him and Brock will start a cereal lovers club! Seems that’s all they are good for..
I would have liked it had Walt simply shut Flynn up by telling him he did all of this for him, and to alleviate the burden he would be on his mother (not because I believe that particular reasoning, but because it was Walt’s reasoning, and Flynn’s been a prick to him for the past two years except for when Walt bought him a car… twice).
I live on the west coast and haven’t seen tonight’s episode yet. I just want to comment to feel like I’m one of you!
/I hate living on the west coast like 8 times per year
//this is one of those times
Just remember you get to start watching football at 10 in the morning.
That’s one of like, 8 benefits to living on the west coast.
Im on the east coast and Football starts at 1pm which means If I wake up early there is nothing on but dumb former asshole players and idiot commentators repeating the same 3 non stories every 15 mins and trying to over analyze every aspect of the game and getting 90% of their predictions wrong… it is enough to make you want to slit your wrists.
I was watching Breaking Bad before it was cool too bro.
Um, this was a reply to an dickish comment that has now disappeared. Kind on makes no sense now.
/puts hands in pockets, wanders off whilst casually whistling.
Don’t worry…I read it too so you’re not swinging in the breeze by your lonesome.
*nods* No issues with admitting when you look like a douche.
I only started watching Breaking Bad in Season 3, but I respect those who caught on before me.
There is no badge for those of us who watched every episode from the beginning…
I am going to be very mad if todd doesn’t die a slow horrible death #FuckTodd
You can’t really blame Toodles for Andrea’s death. I mean for jimmany christmas… Jesse had a sweet deal. A bed. Being able to gaze at the stars. Ben and Jerrys.
He’s the one who tried to escape knowing the consequences.
only Jesse would forget to look for cameras
Now he has to go back to sleeping on that mattress and his piss bucket got all over his blanket.
He had Peanut Butter Cup AND Americone Dream. Lowered in a bucket, no less. He also got to sleep under the stars like sleepaway camp…
By the way at $10K an hour I’ll play cards as long as anyone wants.
It was a con. Walt had marked those cards and took his money in the first ten minutes.
That could have been the finale and it would have been great, can’t wait to see next week!
Todd can’t hide his love for Lydia… hope that Jesse kills her infront of Meth Damon… Nothing personal….Bitch!
Oh man…I hadn’t thought of that but now I want it to happen so bad!
The question remains, if the cook is up to par, then why keep Jesse living? Does one imply Todd is too stupid to cook on his own after their sessions together?
He was too dumb to do so after learning from Mr. White, so I assume Jesse was doing most of the cooking.
Good point, I hope so too!
Why learn when you have your very own meth cooking slave.
Even if that’s not what happens next week, I just saw it happen in my brain and it was perfect.
I started to feel a bit of sympathy for Walt when he’s in NH, relying on The Vacuum man for his chemo, glasses, news, and company. I mean, seeing Walt beg for the man to stay was pitiful. I had to remind myself of all the horrible stuff Walt has done. I definitely want to see him waste those damn Nazis, but I sure do want to see Walt burn also.
I always feel sorry for him for like a second and then I remember what an ass he is and I’m over it. All I could think of was how he left Sky and the kids swinging in the wind with some shitty public defender. Plus he didn’t tell anyone that freaking nazi’s were still around and might be coming for them.
Oh yeah, boo hoo, he’s trying to give them tons of money, and Skylar goes to stab him, and his dick son calls the cops on him. They didn’t even give him a chance to explain himself on Hank and he made sure Skylar didn’t get in any trouble what so ever with the cops.
Why would you even be watching the show if you can’t connect and feel for White? He’s the main character… if you’re not watching for him then the majority of the episode you’re just watching a guy cough and try to give money to his family. I don’t feel you can watch the show and not like Walt.
I don’t feel like you can watch any show and tell other people how they should watch the show, but if that’s what gets you revvved up then by all means go for it.
I’m not trying to tell what to like or do, I’m saying I don’t understand how you could sit through the show and not like Walt, or any of the characters. You can’t get into a show or any story if you don’t have characters you care about, its a rule of thumb.
And the cat fight begins………. meow!
Kidding aside i do agree with Sebastian on this.
Christ replying to this correctly would take way too long to write or read. But I get what you mean; Walt’s the protagonist and you’re supposed to root for the protagonist and for a good 3+ seasons I rooted for Walt. But since around the mid-point of season 4, at least for me, I found it more and more difficult to do so and impossible this season. And I think that’s part of what the show is about, not so much rooting for your favorite character to get away with it and ride off to Maui with $80 million, but watching the transformation of a genial, bumbling nerd into a ruthless meth lord and frankly a pretty despicable guy. There really is no protagonist now, with the possible exception of Jesse, who I can’t stand.
But anyway, that’s what I take from the show and to each their own.
OK I just typed a lengthy and less dickish reply to Sebastian and naturally it disappeared. I’m sure it’ll look great tomorrow.
You came across as fine, I see your point, honestly I’d have to rewatch the show (which I might basically do with the marathon) anf you could totally be right, but I’m kind of gaging this on this episode and pretty much this season. I’ve, of course, seen the whole show but my brain and my opinions are always in constant shift, I always feel like I can examine things better than I could a couple months ago and such. But as I see it I just see that Walt was trying his damndest to make the money for the family. I feel even through the dickishness he’s always been doing THIS for his family. He even explained at the start of the episode, he wasn’t just being a dick just to be a dick. He was doing it to get Skylar out of trouble and throughout the episode the whole point was to get the money to his family. Maybe his cause got dilluded throughout the show and he got occupied doing ten thousand other things, but I still feel that his whole reason, again, was for his family. It just seemed that that was what this whole episode was trying to say.
I agree that the whole reason that he STARTED doing it was for his family, but it stopped being entirely about that a long time ago, (I’d argue at last from the point where Gale was killed and Walt basically told Hank that Heisenberg was still out there), and it was about Walt’s ego and empire from the moment he kept going after he took over from Gus. I do agree that he switched off from that and went back to his family right before Hank’s famous trip to the bathroom, (seriously who uses the master bathroom in someone else’s house?), and he’s clearly now trying to backpedal as fast as he can to leave his family something but for me it’s too late to really root for Walt. I do want to see him get the better of the Nazis and I wouldn’t be upset if he left his family a pile of cash, but from my perspective the show has to end with Walt dead. He just went too far to the dark side to effectively come back.
You can’t really hate Walt can you? He’s doing all this shit for his kids and wife, he’s actually kind of one note on that level, and that Walt Jr.’s being a little bitch… that scene worked so well in that it was supposed to make you hate Jr for fucking up the whole main characters goal.
And Jesse… let’s just say there’s a list running around the ‘Net talking about how pretty much everything is Jesse’s fault. The only thing I think you can fault Walt on is doing that stupid, “I’m not cooking anymore, hey Jesse, wanna cook?” shit he’d do every other season.
he stopped doing all of this for his wife and kids somewhere in season 2 and it started to be more and more about his empire and his identity as Heisenberg. So yeah, you can hate Walt, even if, like me, you also dislike Jesse and really, really dislike Uncle Jack and the Good Time Nazi Gang.
He went over this at the beginning of the episode though, he talked about how he had to finish this simply because of his family and he almost gave himself in just because he figured his son wasn’t going to take the money, and it would be the best thing for his family. That’s what this whole episode was about, its why he woke up in the middle of the night and stashed the rest of his money to his family after the dude basically told him he could never be sure if he was going to give his family the money or not.
The episode when he quit and was working on the “rot” underneath the house and sees the other guys buying supplies to make meth is when it stopped being about his family and about his ego and making his empire. He had so many chances to quit but kept putting all of them in danger. And I don’t know how anyone can watch and hate Walt Jr…he told the dispatcher that his dad was dangerous and he couldn’t have been more correct. He’s a 17 year old kid who just finds out that his dad is a drug king pin who contributed to his uncle’s death so, yea, totally justified in calling the cops.
Lets not forget, it was always about the science. The money was an after math of making a high grade product.
You’re going to have to expand on that a bit Dr. Q, yeah, it was from the meth but I don’t understand your point entirely… I think.. are you saying its all connected to science and has the under meaning of it being the most important thing or one of the most important things?
Also kind of ties in with his “no half measures” thing. He’s the kind of guy who if he’s going to do or make something he’s going to give a hundred percent.
Its more a “half measure” answer since I have been drinking hard during the episodes.
In hindisght, Walt’s hair grew really quickly in the timeframe lapse. I don’t think anyone can grow hair that quick in one month…if that is the correct timeframe.
I was confused about the time but I think they gave a couple hints that it had been several months. Not sure if it was the entire 6 months but it seems plausible.
I don’t feel anything for Walt. It is pretty clear that he still has an ego and wants to end things on HIS terms. Saul told Walt that there was no way to get the money to his family, that the best thing for Walt to do was to turn himself in so the feds wouldn’t go after Skyler so hard. But nope, Walt and his ego kept him from doing it. Walt was just as pissed at the Nazi’s for stealing his “life’s work”.
And Flynn isn’t a little bitch, that takes balls to stand up to Walt and tell him to fuck off, and rightfully so. What Skyler and the family needs isn’t money, it is for Walt to turn himself in and get the feds out of their life. I think Walt came to that realization finally because of what Flynn told him on the phone. BUT, Walt once again is all about his ego and gets all pissy about Grey Matter, he is coming back to give Heisenberg a proper send off. It makes you think the ricin is for Gretchen, and if that’s the case then Walt is full on villain, you don’t just kill someone because they are trying to distance themselves from you because of your criminal activities.
Protagonist/Main Character doesn’t always equal hero, Walt is a villain to that world. He is an evil drug kingpin who is all about stroking his ego. The whole story is about Walt breaking BAD, turning into the bad guy. It’s been right there all along. So yes, you can hate Walt for all the shit he has done.
Id say it has been about 3-4 months in NH… By the time he got the stack of newspapers his shack already looked like Russell Crow’s happy place in “A Beautiful Mind”
The best part of the show is that it’s not really black and white, no matter how some people want it to be. Walt did what he did for his family, but the monster inside him took over. He had outs, he could have made money and stopped, but he refused. I don’t hate the character, but there have been times I wanted to kick the TV. 1) When he was lying to Jesse about Mike. 2) Last night when Saul, of all people, was telling him to take the rap and give up. Those were two times when he was actively working against his family and friends, for no other reason than self-preservation.
Last night’s episode did a great job of showing how pathetic the great Heisenberg can be. Willing to die alone, hated by his family, Now will we see him try to redeem himself, or just try to prove he’s the best again?
As for Jesse, the moment he started picking that lock, I knew he was going to end up fucked. I’ve said this over and over again, he’s a fuck-up. Maybe he’s just the yin to Walt’s yang. Walt is luckier than everyone else, Jesse is unluckier than anyone else.
Can someone please get Jesse more ice cream?
And they gave him Americone dream. Stephen Colberts flavor of Ben and Jerrys.
Didn’t they give him a mix of it too? That would fucking suck, if you got like Mint with Resse’s or something like that. Honestly, cooking meth for Nazi crazy fuckers wouldn’t be so bad if they gave you like a TV and five star meals every night Or some Beef Jerky. I think if Jesse didn’t try to run he could’ve made them give him benefits. Like, “I’m not going to cook unless you guys get me a comfy chair. And some steak. And a Super Nintendo.”
Im just curious to see if Colbert mentions it on his show.
It would have been great if it was mixed with Jimmy fallons ice cream.
Sebastian that would have fit with Jesse’s character for most of the series. My biggest problem with the show has been the evolution of Jesse in what I find a completely unbelievable fashion.
Of course Vince Gilligan won’t accept my fan fiction submissions so maybe it’s just bitterness on my part.
I’ve been trying to track down something that Colbert may have said about wanting to make a cameo on BB but alas no luck. Does this sound familiar to anyone else?
The “I watched a video on you tube” line before he gave him the chemo made me spit out my drink. I was not expecting laugh out loud funny in an episode like this.
That was a good line.
Eh, within the context it seemed humorous but not dying on the floor or even really deserved a laugh. I can kinda imagine a guy like that looking up how to do something on Youtube for the first time ever because he doesn’t know what the fuck to do.
Could be worse; I looked up how to properly pick an afro on youtube once
Reminded me of the line from last season’s premiere about the guy downloading an instruction manual for a machine gun off the internet.
I’m thinking even though they are saying prequel, with the way they closed out his story they could easily make the jump one season into the Nebraska era Saul.
ummmm…. so did anyone else think that Gretchen kinda looks…. and speaks in the same cadence and slight lisp as….. Lydia? And wasnt it weird how they pointed out how sure Gretchen was that Walter White wasnt still out there.
im likely way off here, but i honestly thought thats what they were going to reveal at the end there…. which they didn’t, so maybe it’s just nothing, or theyre hinting at it and saving it for the finale. But then again it doesnt make too much sense, Lydia works for Madrigal Electromotive, they couldnt be the same person, could they?
I don’t think that’s where they’re going. This isn’t “Lost”
true, it was just really weird coincidence that kinda look alike apart from a die job and the way they spoke.
yeh it was just a weird coincidence for me then how alike i thought they looked apart from a die job and the way they spoke.
I want that fuck Todd dead! I want his family dead! I want his house burned to the ground!
Actually, I think I’d be rather happy alone in a cabin in the woods in NH. Although the no internet thing is a deal breaker, with the right drugs I think I could make it work.
Get a radio.
A shit load of books, proper winter gear and $11 million and I could make a go of it. of course the Stage 4 cancer is kind of a downer…
Why? So I could listen to Montreal radio in French?
Wonder if there’s any significance to Saul getting sent to Nebraska (NE – Neon – getting a spinoff?) & Walt got sent to New Hampshire for 3(?) months (NH3 – ammonia – caustic)?
Check you out, you big thinker!
New Hampshire Motto: Live Free or Die
75 minutes and i didnt think it was enough…. touche Gilligan, touche.
Meanwhile Sons of Anarchy will be 4 hours long this week
With a full 1:37:00 of the guys catching each other up as to what is going on.
I can’t find the comment about Walt’s drink, but I just went back to check Gliding Over All. When Walt and Hank have a drink, which I believe is the last time they drink together, Walt’s is on the rocks and Hanks’s is neat. Next time we see Walt having a drink, in Granite State, it’s back to neat. Good catch to whoever made the comment.
After 20 minutes, I thought it was already 45 this episode was fucking dense. It was awesome.
You think Skylar regrets not leaving with Walt when she had the chance?
Screw her. I hope she gets sent to orange is the new black.
Do you think Skyler regrets not taking the kids and running with Walt when she had the chance?
Perfect casting for the “vacuum” guy.
I wanted to cry when Jesse failed to get away, and even more so when they killed Andrea.
I think, and really hope, that whole thing with Gretchen at the end was just something to push Walt into abandoning his plan of the cops hunting him down in NH and taking on the Nazis. Instead of something ridiculous and random like Walt taking some of his vengeance out on Gretchen and her husband.
I’ve heard Gilligan said Gretchen and Elliot would factor in to the finale. Now, that can either mean that they galvanize Walt to return to ABQ to get his revenge or there’s something more. I could see the ricin being for them.
The way Walt was staring at that tv, I vote for Gretchen & Elliot getting the machine gun more than the ricin.
That would be a huge waste; the show isn’t about Gretchen and Elliot and to put all the focus on them with Ricin would be idiotic.
I guess I could see the reasoning being that Walt’s long suffering pain and castration of sorts over everything that happened with the company played a big part in setting him on the course he took when he was diagnosed with cancer. So it’s all coming full circle in a way.
That said, if that’s the case I really don’t like it.
I would assume it would be something along the lines of him trying to get his money to his family through them, rather than killing them. Seems like it would make more sense. Try to prove Walt isn’t all gone and whatnot.
A near perfect penultimate. My one nitpick was how on earth Jesse managed to open that heavy ass, outward opening grate while hanging with one hand. The lack of leverage alone suggests that he has the strength of an adult chimp. Short of that, Jesse is either a world class free climber or the first American Ninja Warrior. Ah well, Vince and the gang are playing with house money so consider my disbelief suspended.
The whole time he was hanging there by one arm all I was thinking about was how hard it is to do that while also trying to do anything else. Watching too much Ninja Warrior really does take away from anything that involves people hanging on to stuff, especially when they are also holding someone else up, as many movies are prone to do.
That was completely unrealistic. I will live with it.
swing around and kick it open?
Adrenaline? It’s Mother Nature’s meth.
I would kill for a situation comedy centered on Saul managing a Cinnabon.
Principle Carmen Still has an ass like a an Onion. Watching her walk away was a highlight in itself.
Yes, that ass was nice.
It was a breath of fresh ass.
PLEASE , POWER RATING FOR THE ASS!
Hey, Todd warned him. Jesse again is at fault.
Fuck all you haters. Todd is a man of his word. He warned Jesse to cook or else.
Ice cream for Jesse and a schoolboy crush on Lydia? Todd’s the man.
You’ll get no argument from me. Todd is in fact the man.
Thank You Vince Gilligan for making Jesse pay for his backstabbing.
Psychos who follow through on being psychos are the real heroes!
yeah, psychos who follow through on being psychos are the real heroes!
Dude provides free baby sitting services, too. Holly was fine with Todd in the room. She didn’t start crying until Skylar picked her up.
Couple of things. So you’ll notice Walt is wearing the green Army jacket in the bar, so he is clearly driving straight to Albuquerque. And also, could the wire everyone theorized about long ago actually be his wedding ring on a string that he is now wearing around his neck? Oh and did he just leave the barrel o’ cash in his cabin?
He needed to have some money on him to buy that M60.
I think he probably used the money he had with him to buy a car from the bartender or another local, then drove back up to the cabin and retrieved the barrel before going on his way.
Definitely think the ring explains the wire theory and obviously why he’s not wearing his ring any longer in the diner.
The whole Jesse trying to escape scene is inspired from ‘The Great Escape’ except in that movie, they actually shot the guy who tried to climb up that barbed wire.
That’s kind of a stretch. The guy in the Great Escape had tons of friends with him and a reason to live, AND was drinking at the 4th of July party. He just snapped and made a run for it after they found one of the tunnels.
Jesse has every reason to live, he just wants to get away from Nazis and keep Andrea safe.
My vote is for a Newhart ending. Cranston wakes up as Hal from Malcolm in the Middle, next to Lois in a cold sweat. She asks him what happened, and he tells her he just had the most unbelievable dream.
That would be the last we see of Huell, though. Can’t have him hanging around the kitchen.
i can’t believe there’s only one left, can’t wait to see what goes down to end this next week.
Cant wait to see how it ends; but very sad it is ending.
After the Todd scene with Andrea…
This is literally the first time I’ve felt sick from a TV show or movie. Like, that just rocked me to the core, so I seriously had to fight the urge to throw up. No show or movie has brought that reaction in me before.
I could feel my heart beating in my chest from about 5 minutes in
I was sick when he shot her, then Jesse’s face, I was so sad for him. Then I realized, her son is going to wake up and his mother will be dead on the porch. That was just so wrong. I cried.
There’s three possibilities for the ending: Walt goes back to kill the Nazis, Walt goes back to prove he’s still “somebody” by going after the Gray Matter people, or a combination where Walt goes back to kill the Nazis in order to prove he’s still “somebody”, maybe even reclaiming the drug empire (or Gilligan just does something else entirely). The first possibility seems less likely, as Walt has no reason to go back JUST for the Nazis. He hated them for killing Hank but not evidently enough to do anything about it for several months. The last seems like the most likely to happen. But I’m really hoping the last episode doesn’t have a redemptive factor for Walt. If the last episode is to get people to say, “Well, was he really such a bad guy after all?” I’m not going to enjoy the end of this series
“Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!”
And yet, I don’t see it anywhere.
Comment sarlacc is eating my comments…
There’s three possibilities for the ending: Walt goes back to kill the Nazis, Walt goes back to prove he’s still “somebody” by going after the Gray Matter people, or a combination where Walt goes back to kill the Nazis in order to prove he’s still “somebody”, maybe even reclaiming the drug empire (or Gilligan just does something else entirely). The first possibility seems less likely, as Walt has no reason to go back JUST for the Nazis. He hated them for killing Hank but not evidently enough to do anything about it for several months. The last seems like the most likely to happen. But I’m really hoping the last episode doesn’t have a redemptive factor for Walt. If the last episode is to get people to say, “Well, was he really such a bad guy after all?” I’m not going to enjoy the end of this series.
If the goes to get the grey matter people, that would be a Super-villain stuff right there. And I’d love it.
I swear if Walt’s terms of enrampagment is directed towards gray matter in the finale, that would be the absolute worst thing to happen. I really hope gretchen and elliots appearance was only there to motivate Walt to not surrender. I think the only involvement those two have in the finale is that the opening scene is a flashback to show what happened to cause Walt to sell his share
Also the saul spinoff needs to be him managing a cinnabon
So how is this Nazi murder fest gonna go down? Do we think Walt contacts Todd as a way to bring him in under amiable pretenses? Would he offer his cook services to get close to them? Would they even need him with a 96% cook already, and would they risk taking him with all the heat on Walt? Maybe he pushes them to fulfill their contract to kill Jesse and offers to cook in his stead, obviously with the intention of killing them all and taking back his money? Would they even trust him knowing that he likely wouldn’t forget they robbed him of millions?
On another note: do we think the family is still in danger? My original thought was that the ricin would be great for Lydia’s tea, but Walt would need more of a reason to kill her special. They established tonight that Lydia, who clearly has a recurring problem with leaving people alive, would rather Skyler be dead than afraid. If she agrees to keep working with Todd in exchange for him actually killing off Skyler, that’d sure be reason enough for Walt to do her with the ricin. But then again, the timeline with the flash-forwards suggests Walt retrieves the ricin before anything else big goes down, meaning he’d have someone in mind for the ricin before Lydia ordered the hit on his family. And Lydia, skiddish as she is, would never agree to meet with a fugitive in person. Also Lydia strikes me as a somewhat anti-climactic target for the ricin: she’s bad and all, but by now we all want to see Todd die much more, and much more painfully. Then again, he could go for Lydia first, then lead up to the showdown with the big gun…
WHAT TO THINK?!?!?!?!
it’s not gonna happen, but i’ve long envisioned walt’s going out by od’ing on his own product. walt has been on a power trip; meth induces in its users that sense of world-beating power. walt’s going out with the delusion he was “king of the world” intrigues me.
however, i’m now thinking that walt doesn’t go out that way, but jesse might. trapped in a meth lab not of his own choosing, jesse may see od’ing as the only escape left to him. having walt and his saul-connected mercenaries sweep away the nazis only to find jesse dying much as jane did has a romeo/juliet tragic quality that could work.
i’ve long expected walt will end it all by od’ing on his own product. he’s so proud of what he’s done, but has never even tried his own stuff. also, walt has been on a power trip, but that power is gone; meth induces in its users that sense of world-beating power. walt’s going out with the delusion he was “king of the world” intrigues me.
however, i’m now thinking that jesse rather than walt takes that route. trapped in a meth lab not of his own choosing, jesse – a user – may see od’ing as the only escape left to him.
having walt and his saul-connected mercenaries sweep away the nazis only to find jesse dying much as jane did has a romeo/juliet tragic quality that could work.
Why do i do this to myself? Wake up, drink coffee, smoke cigarette, tip toe past the laptop in a vain attempt to avoid Uproxx before i can watch it on Netflix but i always end up typing my password in furiously and coming straight here.
I just can’t wait until 9am to find out what happens. It’s only 8.13am but still….jesus…..
Me too, every damn time. So I had to stay up late enough to torrent it last night. Not having the best monday, but at least not spoiling it for myself.
what could be more egotistical than for walt to go out by od’ing on his own product? he goes out on his own terms, via his own creation. and he gets the added kick of experiencing that rush of power that meth presumably delivers (see, e.g., Tuco – “tighttighttight”).
however, i can also imagine jesse’s availing himself of the stash to od as his only escape from his meth lab prison. going out as jane did has a certain rome/juliet quality to it, and finding him dying as jane did when walt kills jack & co is an added level of tragedy.
I always do this. Goes live on Netflix at 9am but i always come here as soon as i get up and watch the GIFS. I can’t help myself, it’s an affliction!
I’ve heard before that most Nazis really prefer bullets for breakfast.
I don’t believe, for a single second, Lydia would leave Skylar alive and Todd wouldn’t do it to stay on her good side. Blue meth or not. That is some bullshit and completely out of character.
I guess it just follows his “respect” for Mr. White.
I also think the point of the interview with Charley Rose was not about Walt not getting his due for their company (sure that is a point of contention and why he NEEDS his empire). BUT THE BLUE METH IS OUT THERE! He knows someone, ie Jesse is cooking it. And that, is why he’s going to town with his big ass gun.
Nice catch on Walt realizing Jesse is still alive. These are the types of things this blog is good for.
The ringtone Todd had of ‘She Blinded Me With Science’ back in ‘To’hajilee’ was a nice ‘Chekhov’s Gun’, so to speak, for the return of Gretchen and Elliot Schwarz wasn’t it?
Todd’s ringtone ‘She Blinded Me With Science’ in episode To’hajilee was a nice ‘Chekhov’s Gun’ so to speak for the return of Gretchen and Elliot Schwarz.
Walt sees them and the blinded rage returns.
he does have the box with approximately 100,000 in it…
Everything was great except the clumsy Charlie Rose cameo took me completely out of the moment.
Not sure if it was ad-libbed or badly written. “Some say Walter White is still out there …”
I don’t know, Charlie Rose always sounds like a clumsy cameo of himself.
When I saw Jesse make a break for the fence I loudly yelled “climb you mother fucker, climb!”.
Alternatively I was thinking catch that mother fucker. His great plan he had for Walt isn’t completed until everyone around him is dead.
I feel like he takes out the Nazi’s, takes the ricin, allows himself to be captured, gets immunity for Skyler and then dies in custody. That’s my feel. That would allow Skyler to write her book about the ordeal as suggested by someone smarter than myself up above in the comments.
And of course takes back his money which makes the book idea (at least for money) null and void.
Well, if she writes the book, he would surely be known for something…
Nothing is going to fill the void after this show is over.
So Grey Matter is going to be tied into the “European interests” somehow, right?
Ah! That would be amazing. But maybe a little heavy handed with forcing coincidences?
I doubt it. Grey Matter is only back b/c it’s the genesis of Walt’s quest to become relevant. His ego needs to be fed, and Gretchen just reminded him that he’s nothing right now while he’s in hiding. Time to go out in a blaze of glory and leave a mark.
I doubt it. Grey Matter is back b/c it’s the genesis of Walt’s need to be known for something. He gave it all up b/c of his ego and Gretchen just reminded him that he’s nothing as long as he’s in hiding. Time to go out in a blaze of glory and leave a mark.
That would be WAY too complicated to explain and develop in one episode.
Yeah, I think Grey Matter was just to give Walt a reason to go back and go out in a blaze of glory. Like Young Guns 2 or something.
Huell is a cereal Cinnabon-manager killer, he’s eaten his way across the country.
Americone Dream? Looks like Colbert got the Breaking Bad bump.
@ John Chimpo: I beg to differ with you here. If things go well for the prequel imagine the possibilities they have as far as casting goes. They could bring back Mike, Gus, Hank, Gomie( even though he is a buttplug, I still enjoy Hank bagging on him). Not to mention some episodes with the A-Team Huell and Kuby getting into some shit.
Also shout out to Nazi’s for their interpretation of Jesse’s video. Vince Gilligan I don’t you do it but you even make Nazi’s redeemable.
I was really hoping for a Heisenberg-fist-clenching gif.
Say what you will about Jesse and the way he’s been the last couple seasons but when he lost it in the back of that truck I damn near died. That was brutal!
They do need to get back to Huell, show us what happened to that idiot.
I think Todd/Landry deserves a spin-off. He’s creepy-fascinating.
not gonna lie, i was pretty disappointed in last night’s penultimate episode. the whole “we’re done when i say we’re done” line to saul, and then walt just conveniently falls out coughing allowing saul to just leave. just like that. also the skinheads getting in and out of skylar’s house with the cops watching. also not very plausible. and the whole grey matter thing, talk about coming out of no where. guess now we know where the ricin is headed…
Walt heading back to ABQ to kill Gretchen & Elliott makes no sense. We haven’t really seen them in what-two seasons? No one cares. They were only there to trip Walt’s ego so that he’s inspired to take out the Nazis and reclaim his legacy. He won’t be able to get the money back to give to Skylar, but he can die as the biggest kingpin in the SW once he removes the rivals. As for the ricin, I still don’t get why he would want to kill anyone other than himself in such an undetectable way. What does he stand to lose by simply gunning down whoever is left on his list? I know nothing about life insurance, but is it possible that he can take out a huge policy at this point? They’ve pointed out repeatedly that it would look like a death due to natural causes, so Walt gets to kill himself without negating the policy. He takes out the guys that killed Hank, leaves on his terms as the top dealer, and sets his family up financially.
Or else every single person ever dies, and Marie finds an Ensure box full of cash to live out the rest of her days in Belize with Holly.
When they closed in on his drink on the bar I was waiting for the Mad Men theme to start playing. Crossover!
I mentioned in the “To’hajiilee” thread that when Walt payed a visit to Andrea and Brock there was a VERY noticeable carton on orange juice on the kitchen counter. Felt that it could be a foreshadowing of “Jesses family’s death” but I didn’t know if it was a stretch and I was just going insane looking for clues. Nothing against Andrea, but I got soooo excited when she got killed: GOT ONE THEORY RIGHT!
So is Huell still just sitting in the hotel room?
Is Marie done? Or are they holding her in reserve to show up and do something when least expected?
Jr’s rant made me hate Louis for some reason. Walt’s coming for you Louis!
The usual @Spur Jessie always has to go that extra mile without thinking to mess shit up
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