On this week’s Breaking Bad, we learn how people deal with the reveal at the end of last week’s episode; verbally and physically.
NO HUELL GETTING HIS SCROOGE MCDUCK ON? BLASPHEMY!
We shall have no problem integrating seamlessly into the Saul and Huell spin-off after yet another classic Huell scene.
That was my favorite line too
Fantastic scene. What the hell else are you going to do with a giant pile of money?
Bill Burr baby! Top 5 comedian in the world right now and a great actor
my bro got down in that green!
Snitchy Pinkman is gonna cause some ripples.
Snitches get poisoned with ricin.
I’m annoyed with jesse right now. Throwing away money is one thing but going to jail for no reason is another. Why did he even bother?
Pinkman’s descent into weirdness doesn’t make sense at the moment.
They need to better explain that.
Bar none, best Skylar episode of the series. Really hammers home the idea that she is truly out to protect her family. I’ve been won over.
“Am I under arrest?”
Very pleasantly surprised by Skylar. She handled the situation perfectly, IF Jessie keeps quiet, Hank’s case is busted. At least until he catches Todd’s scent. There’s no way that little massacre goes unnoticed.
It’s about time people caught on.
Pretty sure that the massacre was in Mexico
Agree 100% – after she made the initial mistake of going to Hank without talking to Walt, she read that situation right and handled it better than almost anything else she’s done in the show.
@ Decapulet: What leads you to believe that the massacre was in Mexico? I thought it was somewhere in Phoenix where Declan’s crew operated.
Not just that she’s out to protect her family, but that family means Walt Jr. and Holly over Hank and Marie.
That Holly scene was really crazy, I caught my jaw hanging.
for real, skylar got sympathetic for the first time all series for me.
One of the few times i actually liked Skyler if not the only. I am rewatching it all and am in early season 2. Holy fuck does she suck soooooooooooooooooooo hard. Misgynists my dick she was the worst.
I stopped playing the new DuckTales video game to watch Breaking Bad where they made a Scrooge McDuck reference. Life can be good sometimes.
NEW DuckTales video game?
I’ve been playing it, too. So much that my wife’s probably getting tired of hearing about it. She shot me quite a look last night when Scrooge’s name was dropped.
Have I been under a rock? MUST HAVE THIS GAME NOW…..
RACECARS, LASERS, AEROPLANES?!? ITS A DUCK BLUR!!!! HOLY SHIT I JUST SPLOOGE MCDUCKED.
Dean Norris deserves an Emmy for this episode. Cranston deserves about seven.
Norris was amazing during the entire episode. He and Betsy Brandt were so damned good together. Love how quickly Marie put everything together and how she and Hank were planning out the future as a team together.
was thinking the same thing. best supporting actor may be norris over paul this time.
That scene with the baby was the most upsetting thing I’ve seen on TV since the Red Wedding.
Vince and the guys know how to ramp up drama. The volume of that scene made me leap for my remote.
That scene actually made my heart race. I don’t think even one second of this season has been a let down.
That scene was brutal. Anna Gunn said on Talking Bad that they had to use a fake baby for that scene so it wouldn’t actually upset the baby. Hell, I know it upset me. Intense…
I was so convinced Marie was going to accident grip the baby to death, or something.
so fucking tense…i didn’t know whose side hank was going to be on either when he entered the equation.
I thought Marie was literally going to drop the baby
So, how about that episode of Dexter? Don’t worry, I have my bags packed for my trip to Belize after that last comment.
Haven’t started it yet. Went for True Blood and Newsroom first. Lemme guess. Something predictable happens?
Such a weird episode even for Dexter standards. They are now forcing comedy at us and it just doesn’t work. It’s sad because I really liked this show at one time.
If you haven’t done so already, I urge you to go to Pajiba and read Dustin’s epic open letter to the folks at Showtime, and how they should handle these last few episodes of Dexter.
Yeah i saw that.
I only hope the ending is cool at this point.
Oh, and Yvonne shows me her boobs. Thats even more important.
Do you really trust these no talent ass clown writers to end this god-awful train wreck in a cool way?
And yes, Yvonne’s breast are real and they’re spectacular.
It’s reached Episode III levels of “I don’t want to watch but I have to see how it ends.”
Jesse, Jesse, oh my Jesse………
He is just the best, and he didn’t even have one line in tonight’s episode. That’s when you know you have successfully morphed into a character when you display convey the deepest thoughts of a character without even saying a word.
Jesse gives less of a fuck than even Walt, now.
anyone else get reminded of nicky sobotka getting trashed on a jungle gym after ziggy shot the kid and got arrested towards the end of season 2 of the wire?
COLLEGE KIDS AIN”T SHIT!
This is all I could think of during Jesse’s playground scene:
Man I knew Jesse was going to turn state’s evidence. I called it from the beginning of the season. The only other person that know’s everything besides Walter is Jesse. Jesse will connect the dots for Hank making Walt public enemy number one. The ricin is for Jesse and the Machine Gun shells are for Todd and his gang.
I hope that he does and he gets out alive. That poor kid deserves a break and I hope Lydia’s stupid neurotic ass ends up in jail or killed by the skinheads.
Lydia really does need to fucking die.
Jesse is a bitch and Lydia needs to live happily ever after.
I don’t think Jesse will be the one to give up Walter. I’m thinking Lydia spills the beans.
man i got no fuckin love for jesse at all. he has been displaying some bitch ass tendencies for a while off and on now. and walt couldve made a case for killing jesse a long time ago.
thats why in real life or in other certain shows (the wire) etc. if somebody is showing signs like jesse did early on, they get killed, cuz sooner or later they gonna do this bullshit.
and lydia i love, todd i like, walt is the danger tho, dont ever forget it.
I am with you. Jesse could have gotten off the ride a long time ago. Then he just threw all his money away. I hope he does something to be cool again. Right now he is just acting like a bitch.
Anyone else notice Kevin Rankin, a.k.a. “Devil” from Justified, in as one of Todd’s crew during the post-hostile takeover scene? And did anyone other than me think that the “fire in the hole!” line was a nice little reference to the folks down in Harlan County? No?
/puts Justified fan hat back on
//disappears into jungle
He was in the hotel scene in Gliding All Over when Walt helped Todd’s Uncle plot the murders of all ten inmates.
Was just gonna say that. And when does Justified start again?
@Troy and Abed in the Morning: Hell yes to that! Justified coming back is the only reason I look forward to January these days.
@Palin Good catch, I did not remember that. Explains a lot. Also, I don’t think any exact date’s been announced yet, but I’d count on Justified coming back in January/February. If anyone has news on how the filming’s going (if it’s even begun), I’d love to hear it.
Fun fact: Wynn, Shelby and Dewey show up in season four. I was way too happy about it when each of em showed up.
@ Random: It should be back in January or I am going to lose my sh*t.
@ Chet: Damn fine work on the GIFs once again. You are absolutely right about all three of the Justified characters showing up on BB last year. It was an epic episode indeed!
Archer is also in January, so my life is complete in all ways
That was the first thing I thought when he popped up in the first half of the season last year.
You say Devil from Justified, I say Herc from Friday Night Lights. And he’s working with Landry.
whoa, chet. where was dewey in season 4?
Anyone want to talk about Low Winter Sun?
Did Black Vic Mackey hide some drugs this week?
Black Vic Mackey-well done.
Speaking of The Shield, Theo Rossi posted a photo last month of him and Kim Coates from SONS hanging out with Vic and Lem. Start your conspiracy engines that Sutter will find a way to Vic on SONS somehow before that show ends.
I’m enjoying it. Though Ziggy still irritates me.
@ Palin Givens Vic was already on Sons, in a way. Juice was watching The Shield while being held by the feds.
speaking of lem, i think i saw him on the scenes for next week’s dexter as a us marshall.
I have been wondering if Jesse was going to turn on Walt to avoid a so-called trip to Belize.
Does anyone else think that if Hank didn’t reveal that Walt’s cancer was back, then she was going to spill everything to him?
OH SHIT. Did not think of that.
I think she was ready to give a full confession like she was having a Vic Mackey-esque therapy session. But when she found out that Hank didn’t have solid proof, she still could not turn on the father of her children. It also makes sense that she doesn’t want him to live out the rest of his life in prison dying of cancer, but rather at home on his own terms.
Maybe Skyler is back in “waiting for Walt to die” mode….and when Walt dies, the investigation would die with him. She might be playing Walt now, becoming the REAL bad guy as the series closes out.
Exactly. The king is dead. Long live the queen.
I got the impression she was showing up to talk to Hank – caring brother in-law not Hank – DEA Agent with ham fisted lines like “lawyers just get in the way”. Once he started pushing her she realized he just cared about getting Walt and not what it will do to the family, and yeah, he has nothing truly solid.
Tuggernuts has it right – it was all about realizing Hank doesn’t give a shit about anything besides getting Walt.
Skysenberg is the best nickname I’ve ever heard.
Where the hell is Walt Jr people???????
Eating a blueberry bagel. Obviously.
Ha Ha, or cruising the town with Lewis.
i asked the same exact thing tonight. i thought i had forgotten that he went off to college…but i don’t think so? i expect we’ll find out soon enough.
also, todd is back. hellz yes.
Walt Jr is a teenager with a Mustang, so obviously he’s in titt-ay cit-ay.
Missing out on family bowling night due to Uncle Hank’s “sickness”. Maybe some blue persuasion enters the equation. He did ask for a later curfew. Read into that what you will.
That would be perfect.
Smoking the blue stuff with Lewis of course!
He was forced to eat a non breakfast meal so he’s lying on the floor somewhere slowly choking to death as his throat constricts due to his non breakfast allergy.
Lydia is one cold hearted bitch. I knew we could expect a showdown with Declan and his crew, but I did NOT see that coming.
I called that shit last week. I hope she ends up in a lonely desert grave.
No she’s not. She’s a fucking idiot. A lucky idiot, but an idiot nonetheless.
Honestly, if Declan’s crew hadn’t been even dumber than she in not checking her coat for a cellphone (Which one would assume they’d do a couple steps before blindfolding her) she’d be the one filled with lead and left to rot in the desert. Just like the DEA guys not thinking in putting the tracker on the outside of the drum. Just like Mike being stupid enough to trust her in the first place instead of splattering her brains all over the nice kitchen of hers. Given their history, I’m still amazed that Walt didn’t kill or have her killed as soon as she left the car wash. Lucky her.
Oh yeah. And that below.
That she lucked out and Todd’s Uncle and his crew were able to sneak up on and take out Declan’s crew when they were in the middle of the fucking desert with no hiding places for miles in any direction. Either the AB has ninjas or Dec’s crew was staggeringly incompetent.
I know all of this is creative license, but on this show that all seems to matter.
“A little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation.”
Lydia was looking good last night.
My one problem with this episode is how the hell no one from Declan’s crew noticed the Aryan Nations rolling up on them. That lab was out in the middle of nowhere, in a fucking desert, they had lookouts posted and only a couple of his gang went down to the lab with Lydia. How did they not notice a bunch of heavily armed lunatics coming at them?
Now, about that magic xylophone….
Um…..a wizard did it.
My only serious guess is that Lydia texted Todd with how many guys Declan had, or something, just to make sure Todd’s gang could overpower them.
No, because she was texting after the flunkie stuck his head in to announce that they had a problem.
The wizard idea makes more sense.
Good point….but if the Aryan’s had more men and more guns, it doesn’t really matter if Declan’s crew could spot them from a mile away. Lydia probably met with Declan before, and already knew how many guys she needed to take them down.
What bugged me about that scene was that the meth cook left the lab. He didn’t looked armed and had no reason to get out, Declan should have also should have wanted him say and keep an eye on Lydia.
Depending on how many guys and the vantage point the Aryans had. It’s possible the Aryans took long-range shots and then walked up and picked off the survivors.
i figured the aryans were tailing arizona crew. 1 guy as the tail, calls everyone else once declan and lydia go underground.
Three times, Hank told Skyler she didn’t need a lawyer THREE FUCKING TIMES. That’ll be his downfall right there, he was so desperate to nail Heisenberg that Hank broke basic police procedure and turned the target on himself. Saul will EASILY be able to get Walt and Skylar off now and Hank is definately screwed.
That might taint any evidence he collects against Skyler, but not against Walt. But Skyler can’t be compelled to testify against Walt, so if he can’t get her, he can’t get anyone without better evidence.
Yea, Hank screwed himself because he expected Skyler to help him willingly and she threw him off by resisting making him desperate. His case is fucked unless Jesse rolls on Walt.
Hank’s point of his career being over once he comes in with this case and his main suspect is crazy. I hadn’t really put thought into it….
Yeah, but I think Hank is desperate to get Walt. Hank’s brother-in-law, who paid for Hank’s rehab after Hank was suspiciously shot, turns out to be the biggest drug kingpin in ABQ? It’s hard to believe Hank didn’t know.
I love skylar now and I hate Jesse. Am I still a misogynist ?
The Team Walt undercurrent is strong.
A small black ribbon is visible in Hank’s car when him and Marie are living Skylar’s house.
It’s been interesting to watch BB from almost a whole different perspective this season. There’s not one part of me that’s interested in seeing Walt escape Hank.
Interesting. There’s not one part of me that wants to see Hank win or Walt to even pay a price for what he’s done. (To me, Walt has really only done three or four truly horrible things, yet he’s painted as a utterly black “monster.” He and Skylar are truly the only ones who do care about the family.)
I am now rooting for Lydia.
I don’t think Jesse will talk. He looks like he’s going down the road to suicide. I see him asking Walt to tell him the true, Walt does, and Jesse kills himself in front of Walt.
Completely agree that Jesse will kill himself in front of Walt. However, I think at some point Walt is going to want to die, and will try to manipulate Jesse into killing him, but Jesse will kill himself instead.
The other possibility is Walt intentionally talks Jesse into killing himself.
I’m pretty sure that Walt’s threat to send Saul to Belize is the first time he’s actually threatened anyone directly. That struck me as interesting, especially given that it was in defense of Jesse.
I don’t get why he keeps protecting and defending Jesse. I guess it’s mainly his own way of satisfying whatever is left of his conscience by protecting the one person in this whole mess who still has one. But that’s also going to be his downfall, and that’s something that goes back to Greek tragedy.
Leave it to a Todd to fuck shit up. Fucking Todd, man.
That was actually in defense of Hank. And I took that as a joke, but Saul sure didn’t like it.
With regards to Jesse, I’ve always thought that Walt has come to see him like a son. A junkie fuck up sometimes, but someone he feels a paternal instinct to protect.
Jesse is the son Walt always wanted. He may love Walt Jr., but Jesse is fulfilling that bond for him that he couldn’t otherwise get.
We’ll, we know Saul lives because he gets a spinoff, right?
I think Jesse is more than a “son”–he is a student who really “applied himself.” Every mentor wants a star pupil.
As a diehard (ok, late adopter here, 3rd season) fan of this gift of the Lord, I can’t help but think that Jesse is contemplating something MEAN NASTY SMART here. He’s been with his thoughts for a full two epipens. Gilligan will send him off with a GD blast. I’m keeping the faith. Drama to ensue.
Would it be a reach if Walt’s lotto numbers win big, he proposes giving the winning to Hank and we could all put this misunderstanding behind us, Three’s Company-style?
How damn funny would that be if it happened?
Can’t take credit for this, but had to share via somehow showing up on my Twitter feed:
‘Marie’s kleptomania has re-surfaced’
That is hilarious. Marie was all kinds of awesome in that scene.
that was actually my very thought when she picked up the baby.
Yeah, the M-60 is for the Nazis…they used automatic weapons, so it is a nice bit of foreshadowing, I reckon.
UNLESS it’s part of Walt’s “taking something from someone he has killed”
I think you are right. And I think that the AB is responsible for Holly’s death (and maybe Skylar/Flynn) as they tried to get Walt back into the game- they know it takes extreme measures with him. All shit hit the fan. Walt has nothing to lose. He gets the one person he trusts who cannot take the death of a kid, Jesse, to help him. Together they go after their target- Lydia. AB goes down, Lydia goes down, Todd goes down. Then Walt and Jesse, mortally wounded, smoke the ricin as they talk about how they Broke Bad.
The M-60 will be used against bad guys we have not seen yet.
Huell is the man!
Anyone else see Mac’s dad from It’s Always Sunny as one of Todd’s men?
no, but awesome.
So I’ve thought of the worse possible ending. Walters bleeding out in the street all of a sudden we hear someone screaming Hal. We cut away to seeing hal being woke up by Lois. He puts his book down on the chair and the title says breaking bad. Fade to black
Or we go back to when he’s first finds out about his diagnosis and he just keels over and dies.
I loved this episode so much for showing us everyone’s motivations – Walt, Skylar, Hank, Marie, Saul, and even Lydia to an extent. Everyone except for Jesse, who this all now hinges on and who they have proven is a complete wildcard via these last two episodes. Can’t wait for next week.
So what happens when the next batch of crystal blue that Todd cooks turns out to be complete shit? Does Lydia then decide to kidnap Walt Jr. or Holly to bring Walt back into the fray? I really hope that Gillian and Co. would not go down that path and I think they are way smarter than that.
I am gonna go ahead and say it. I am 100% pulling for Walt. I can’t help it. He’s kind of a bad-ass, and I like bad-asses. I also don’t like cops. I also don’t like people who color coordinate their homes.
I’m with you. Walt dared to live out loud.
Anyone else get a major case of the sads when Hank was describing to Marie how his career is effectively over? Man, if he isn’t the one to take down Walt, momma’s gonna get mad.
GF and I have discussed that same point several times, especially when Gus got invilved and Waleter went off the deep end. There’s no way Hank can be that close to Heisenburg and not either look suspicious or incompetent.
Hank’s boss was forced to resign over Gus. Hank may face jail time.
Anyone else think of the second season of the Wire when Jesse was spinning on the playground roundabout?
u know todd still has the spider right? i’m just sayin this show is prime for a quick quiet subtle killing as simple as a spider in the drivers seat of walts car. i’m callin it !!!
We all owe Todd one big group apology. How could such a nice boy have caused the quality control problems?
Was anyone else disappointed to see how many of those bundles of cash were comprised of $10s? It was pretty much all $50s and $10s. I’d been assuming it was mostly $100s.
Methheads probably don’t even have $50s.
The money they use is way too neat and clean and stacks way too easy.
Methheads probably pay almost entirely in filthy, crumpled singles and fives.
I actually expected Skylar to get violent in return when Marie tried to walk of with Holly. I figured she thought the slap was deserved, “But you’re not taking my kid, b1tch!”
Marie deserves to be slapped.
favorite line. for me…
“Mexico, all I’m saying”
“10 guys in prison within 2 mins, all I’m saying”
didn’t catch that the first time… and now I think it’s legendary.
Gotta wonder if Hank is going to walk into the interview room with Jesse and act like Walt is already busted for this stuff. That’s the only way I could see Jessie saying anything.
Whoa. You just blew my mind. That would make so much sense, especially since the other cops aren’t watching while Hank is in there with Jesse.
That was how I saw it. Would definitely be the best way to get to him.
Skyler is definitely acting out of self-preservation as her number one motivation, but I think finding out Walt’s cancer is back has made her realize that she does have an out after all, since he’ll be dead soon and she can deny she knew anything prior to Hank talking to her.
Loved how Hank and Walt were both doing the old high noon-finger twitch during their last stare down before Walt got in his car.
On Jesse rolling. Its way to obvious for a show like breaking bad with how they left it last episode. The next episode is called “confessions” as well. That alone makes me think he will not. I think this will be one of the great misdirections of our time. All I am certain of is something really fucked up is going to happen that causes skyler or lydia to roll. They would be the only ones besides jesse that can bring walt down legally speaking.
Todd and Kuby make up the most badass tandem of Momma’s Boy-looking gingers EVAH