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Countdown to Breaking Bad!!!

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Teacher, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. that_was_easy

    that_was_easy Senior member

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    (SPOILERS) http://sepinwall.blogspot.com/2010/0...ic-bullet.html (SPOILERS) Also, thoughtful analysis? I think the seemingly staged behavior in the parking lot, was just what Marco and Leonel do. Every second they've been on the screen (except maybe the flashback as youngsters) has been theatrically embellished. I think it's a product of the particular Mexican tradition they developed under. So, for me, it wasn't really a stretch to retrieve the axe, especially if we take into account that bullied brother wants to impress the wounded one. One of the best episodes yet.
     
  2. Psyren

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    Am I the only one who first thought that Skylar's visit to Walt's apartment was a booty call? Don't know why I thought that, but I suspect that as time goes by Skylar will be finding the new (not meek) and independent Walt more attractive.


    As for Jesse, he's going to come to realize that, self-confessionals notwithstanding, that he's not really "the bad guy".


    I thought she was gonna bribe him. The episode guide on my cable box said "Skylar tries to cut a deal with Walt" so that was misleading.
     
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    another thing about Jessie - walt had a choice of either having him killed or giving him half the money, this shows that he isn't quite as bad as he could be by this point.


    also, if the DEA is going to be wathicn jessie, is it such a good idea to have him coming to the new lab?
     
  4. Teacher

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    also, if the DEA is going to be wathicn jessie, is it such a good idea to have him coming to the new lab?


    Considering Jesse's threat against Walt, I think this is just the lesser of two evils.
     
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    I've been giving the scene with Hank and the cousins some thought over the past few days and realized that the way they went about the attempted hit was seen by us through Hank's eyes. So, of course it would seem sloppy because it was through his hyper-aware viewpoint and involved his ability to take advantage of the situation he was given.

    Yes, the stray bullet was a reach, but things like that happen in life, no?
     
  6. Teacher

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    Well, so much for the cousins. I wonder what the next big danger will be...probably Gus himself (and by that I mean someone in his organization).
     
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    Well, so much for the cousins. I wonder what the next big danger will be...probably Gus himself (and by that I mean someone in his organization).
    Gale seems pissed. If Gus doesn't immediately eliminate him, I could see him going all loose cannon and fucking things up for everybody. I don't think Gus is an immediate danger, but there is definitely gonna be some kind of showdown farther down the line. Gus vs. Walt is the stuff that they make season finales out of. And how cool was that wobbly table scene.
     
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    Heh...I wasn't even thinking of Gale, but you're right, it seems like this was a setup for something to unfold later.
     
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    Gale seems pissed. If Gus doesn't immediately eliminate him


    That's what I was thinking last week when firing Gale came across Walt's mind. I was wondering whether Walt knew that in having him fired probably would mean a death sentence for Gale, something presumably Walt definitely would not want. Maybe Walt will come to learn of it and realize that 3 months notwithstanding, there is no way out.


    Or maybe Gus knows that Gale is in fact very competent at meth-making, that he's seen/learned enough in that breif time, and will keep him in reserve until he takes over the lab.
     
  10. dusty

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    Can't find latest ep, halp?
     
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    And how cool was that wobbly table scene.
    Wobbly table scene was cool, though I don't really understand what it's purpose was. Maybe to remind us how "real" the characters are? Also Skylar defending Walt when Marie was blaming him for getting mixed up with Jesse was a surprise. Also the most memorable scene of the episode, the last twin crawling out of his bed towards Walt. That was fucking creepy.
     
  14. LabelKing

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    love you

    Heart you too.
     
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    wah, i missed 3 episodes already, it's hard to get back on it with its slow, good pace.
     
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    Me Paraphrasing -

    Orderly: "Sir, if you want to smoke you have to move another 20 ft. away from the door."

    Jesse: "So wheel me over a few more feet, Bitch!"

    That for me was the best line of the year.
     
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    Wait a sec....in the parking lot scene...who called Hank with the one minute warning? Gus?
     
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    Wait a sec....in the parking lot scene...who called Hank with the one minute warning? Gus?

    Probably, Gus likely wanted Hank to take the cousins out, hence the warning.
     
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    That was always my assumption. These guys are loose canons and Gus is low profile. He didn't want them hanging around staring at him in his restaurant any more (or doing anything else to draw attention to him, like hacking up his people with axes in their own homes). Even if they had succeeded, I'm sure he'd have set them up to be arrested and then, while in custody, killed.
     
  20. RedScarf7

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    Wait a sec....in the parking lot scene...who called Hank with the one minute warning? Gus?

    The call came from his partners phone. He answers it with "hey gomey" or something of that sort. So whomever made the call had access to the DEA phone. I suspect that Hanks boss, the old bald dude, is in cahoots with Gus. It is too convenient that federal forces took down the cartel in Mexico the same time all this is happening. Someone with a great deal of authority would have to approve the raid, and I suspect it was the boss that did so. Additionally, he was the one that gave Gus the tour around the DEA office. So many things point towards them being partners. We know that Gus is incredibly smart and resourceful. I doubt he would over look the importance of having someone inside the DEA.

    I imagine Gus has been looking to sever ties with the Mexicans for a long time, and with Walt cooking 200 pounds a week he finally has the in-house production to support his operation.
     

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