On this week's Breaking Bad, we see how Walt's field trip to New Hampshire went.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
Americone Dream? Looks like Colbert got the Breaking Bad bump.
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!
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!
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