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|Breaking Baddathon Pt. 5 (spoilers!)|
Yesterday's Breaking Bad episode...was amazing (as expected). But what
made the last episode so great? It had little action in it, was paced
rather slowly, and raised just as many questions as it answered.
However, yesterday's episode, "Blood Money," was interesting and
extremely intense (especially the last scene). All-in-all, it was a fantastic
episode, and I am looking forward to the next one!
This list will cover the top ten most interesting moments in yesterday's
episode (in no particular order). Unfortunately, this is my final Breaking
Baddathon list. I had a lot of fun making these and I loved the
discussions we had! Hopefully I can make more lists like these in the
Now, what'd you think of yesterday's episode? Tell me in the comments.
BEWARE -- FULL SPOILERS AHEAD!
|1||The Beginning of the Episode|
Breaking Bad episodes are infamous for their cryptic beginnings, which make no
sense at the time but are later explained either at the end of the episode or at the
end of the season. Thus is the same with the beginning of yesterday's episode.
Walt arrives at his house one year later to see that it is destroyed, with children
skateboarding in his backyard and "HEISENBERG" spray painted on the wall in his
house. He gets ricin (!) from a hiding spot in his house and leaves. His next door
neighbor pretty much freaks out when she sees him on the way out, implying that
people most likely know now that Walt is Heisenberg. This raises a boatload of
questions. Who is Walt planning to kill with the ricin? Where is his family? Why is his
house destroyed? We will probably not see any answers to these questions until
the end of the season.
|2||Walt's Complete Abandonment of His Meth "Empire"|
This came as a shock to me. Walt, who just a few episodes ago claimed that he
was "in the empire business," just decides to quit cooking cold turkey? I expected
him to at least have some involvement with his meth empire after he drops out. The
fact that Walt leaves all together was an interesting decision on his part.
|3||Skylar's Detachment From Walt|
During the episode, Skylar seemed emotionally detached from Walt, as if she still
doesn't trust or love him. Obviously, Skylar can never changed what happened, but
I would think that she'd be happy now that Walt is clean again. However, she still
seemed as tortured as before, despite that her life is far better now that it has
Hank made some really stupid, out-of-character decisions after he pieced together
that Walt is Heisenberg. Although this newfound information must have been a
shock to him, these decisions are still very foolish for a man who has been in the
DEA for so long. For one, Hank straight-up steals the Walt Whitman book from
Walt's house. Did it never cross his mind that maybe Walt would notice that the
book was gone? Also, the decision to put a tracking device on Walt's car was dumb
beyond belief. Hank did this because he was suspecting Walt of being Heisenberg,
who is a criminal mastermind. Wouldn't a criminal mastermind be smart enough to be
check his car for tracking devices once in a while? It made sense to put a tracking
device on Gus's car, since Gus would have no idea who put it there if it was found.
If Walt finds the tracking device, he will immediately know it was Hank, since he
know's Hank's tactics. Ugh...I'm probably just overthinking this.
Upon receiving the five million dollars he earned from Walt, Jesse decides that he no
longer wants it. Tormented by his guilt, Jesse decides to use the money to redeem
himself and set things right by giving the money away to the parents of the kid
that Todd shot and Mike's granddaughter. If anyone redeems themselves in this
show, it will be Jesse. He is the only character that shows legitimate regret for
what he was done, and hopefully by the end he will clear his conscience. The
question is...how will he do this?
|6||The Cancer Returns|
Yep, the cancer is back, and just like the beginning of the show, Walt thinks that
he only has months to live. While I can't say I'm particularly surprised, I will say
that this is certainly an interesting turn of events.
|7||Badger's Star Trek Script|
Not too much to say about this one, but this scene was hilarious. It was nice to
have a comedic scene in an other dark and intense episode.
|8||Walt and Lydia's Conversation|
I don't know if I'm the only one who noticed this, so I'll just throw it out there. Walt
has, essentially, become Gus. Remember seasons 3 and 4? There were times when
Walt desperately tried to talk to Gus out of concerns about the meth business while
Gus was at work, prompting Gus to pretend like he is having a work-related
conversation, practically ignoring what Walt was saying. The same thing pretty
much happened in the car wash last episode, except Lydia has replaced Walt and
Walt has replaced Gus. Walt did the same thing Gus would have done if he was in
Walt's shoes. This may not matter in the long run, but I found it interesting how
the writers showed Walt's evolution over the course of the show.
|9||Hank vs. Walt at the End of the Episode|
Damn...those last moments of the episode were tense. The looks Hank was giving
Walt, the way Walt never admitted to anything while at the same time admitting to
everything. Honestly, it was one of the best-written scenes in the entire show.
That scene was a real game changer as well, as Hank is now conflicted on whether
or not to turn Walt in to the authorities. I am truly fascinated to see how this all
plays out next episode.
Walt to Hank: "Your best course of action...is to tread lightly."
Walt's threat to Hank about turning him in is both vague and absolutely terrifying.
Before, Walt would never even consider killing his brother-in-law (Walt even killed
Gus when he was trying to). However, that all changed last episode. Hank is now
skating on thin ice, and if he makes one wrong move...Heisenberg will strike. Walt's
threat leaves Hank with an incredibly important question. That question is, what
does Hank value more: his family, his job, or his life? If he turns in Walt in favor of
his job, he will be accomplished and fulfilled, but he may lose his life and his family.
However, if Hank lets Walt go, he will keep his life and his family, but he will lose his
job and never forgive himself. Which course of action will Hank eventually decide
on? I don't know, and I can't wait to see!
|Have an A-1 day!|
|walt is ozymandius|
|niggas is gonna die i can tell you that|
|I can definitely see Jesse confessing everything to Hank in order to relieve his guilty conscience,
and this works for Hank since he has no hard evidence. Noticed that there's two episodes coming up:
"Confessions" and "Rabid Dog." Note that the episodes air in that order and that last year's "Problem
Dog" centered around Jesse's own confession to his rehab group.
Or, I'm just over-analyzing, but I don't think so. I think Walt may be going back for the ricin to
kill Jesse for ratting
|Underflow: Very interesting prediction there! I can definitely see something like that happening.|
|Walt will kill everyone. He will then change his name to Hal, relocate, re-marry to a woman named Louis and have 4 sons. Derp.|
|The flash forward is pretty obvious to me|
He's like America's Most Wanted and famous and shit and he bailed for a while so they foreclosed his house and no one wants to live where a fuckin mass murderer lived so it's condemned
I read some of the supposed leaks and yes apparently jesse will go to the DEA by episode 11 or 12, hank won't make his move just yet, the IRS will go down on skyler, and the czech cartel or whatever will go after walt
|His first son will be Francis. His second Reece. Third shall be Malcolm. 4th will be Dewey. Derp dee derp dee diddely dumb.|
|he probably rewrote those leaks|
|chemicalmarriage: Don't forget about Jaime, the 5th kid.|
|He shall then have a 5th by the name of Jaime|
|"he probably rewrote those leaks"|
I saw them a week ago and from what happened last nite, they are legit
|Most of that you could guess anyway, it's like reading the wikipedia episode snippets. Assuming it's
even real. People post fake leaks all the time. What's the source?|
|damn still making these lists huh...|
HE'S DONE WHEN HE SAYS HE'S DONE
|yeah it was a great episode, definitely lived up to my expectations|
yeah dude but not like 98% accurate, I saw a whole fucking lot of predictions these past months and none were even close to the leaks, last nite episode proved that at least the first one isn't bullshit who knows? I read up until episode 12 because they were starting to get suspiciously accurate, but you'll be the judge, have a read:
|Cormanom I'd have put that in an img before posting it haha someone might read it on accident.|
|Those leaks are interesting, but there is no way in hell I'm going to read them, even if they are
fake. I just don't like things being spoiled for me.|
|to be fair you shouldnt be clicking on bb threads without being caught up|
|Pretty sure everyone here is caught up lol.|
|Haha I put "spoiler" in the title of the list...one would think that would be good enough.|
|yeah there's no way I'm reading those leaks, I don't want any chance of the rest of the season being spoiled|
|I didn't mean for the latest episode, I meant for Cormano's comment haha, some people may glance over
that on accident or think they're reading Blood Money spoilers, but w/e it's cool. |
|except that makes no sense because the episodes haven't been released yet|
|so pretty soon I will no longer have access to AMC, is there a way to watch the show online other than buying it on iTunes every week?|
|I can't think of a legal way, no.|
|i am burying my fucking head in the sand for the last episode|
something tells me it will leak hard
|Yeah Cormano's comment is as far as I'm going.|
|I thought the episode was quite boring and uneventful but I predict the rest of the season won't be.|
|well I guess iTunes it is, then...|
|haha yeah I will just stay away from the internet until the last episode airs|
|Just tread lightly...|
|did anyone else notice that in the flash-forward from last night's episode walt was wearing Jesse's jacket?|
|So he kills Skylar and Jesse oh man|
|The redditor who posted that said it was fake btw.|
|I first thought was that "Tread lightly" meant that Walt was telling Hank
"Don't make any rash decisions when you have no evidence on me"
"Back the fuck off or I'll kill you."|
|yeah he did say it was fake but he did get everything right for the 9th episode a week before airing so idk|
|shit's gonna get fuckin' real man i am hype|
|"SPOILERS I read some of the supposed leaks and yes apparently jesse will go to the DEA by episode 11 or 12, hank won't make his move just yet, the IRS will go down on skyler, and the czech cartel or whatever will go after walt...I saw them a week ago and from what happened last nite, they are legit"|
lol not quite