They like to feel superior, I don't
know. Never bought a fucking thing.
You're sitting down "The Rio Rancho
this, the blah blah blah," "The
Mountain View--" "Oh yes.
Walter White is a modern Ozymandias, whose meth empire is on the verge of collapse — and by the end of the series, none of his works will remain.
All I can tell you is…two things: A) You will not be disappointed, I promise. I promise, I promise, I promise. B) Every single storyline will be buttoned up, and there will be no loose ends. It's going to redefine last seasons of television. It's going to redefine series finales, which are almost inevitably disappointing. This one will not disappoint.
I've seen all eight episodes. I've seen it through to the end, and I sat in front of my screen crying, myself, alone...
Before you even get to transporter issues, there's the plot point that the pies are being churned out at a rapid pace thanks to the wonders of "the replicator," Star Trek's computerized short order cook. Unfortunately, the Enterprise crew didn't have that luxury in 2265. "A replicator would seemingly be able to spit out pie after pie after pie, but in The Original Series they didn't have replicators per se," Van Citters says. "They used 'food slots' or 'food synthesizers' that took a pre-programmed card or disk inserted into a slot that had the instructions for what to create on it. The tech seems pretty much the same, but it does seem a bit more tedious and slow."
Anachronisms aside, Van Citters believes Scotty's pinpoint stomach beaming jives with Trek's scientific history, though the process would require an excessive amount of work.
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There's an interesting parallel here, which I hadn't thought of before this season: while the cartel was gunning for Walt all throughout Season 3 and parts of Season 4, the only people sent to kill Walter – the Cousins – were dispatched by Gus, without Walt's ever knowing they were there. Walt survives by the grace of Gus, and for a time it seems he'll be content working under the shadow of this greater man, until his desire for control overwhelms him. So, too, was Mike gunning for Lydia, and it's only now that Walter's cut Mike out of the picture that Lydia can feel safe. Safe, that is, unless Walt decides she's a threat to his safety, just as Gus once targeted Jesse and then Walt for death. But now that Walt's decided she ought to live, as Gus let Walt live in Season 4, it's time for Lydia to chafe under Walter and decide she needs more control—control that will lock her into a fight with her former employer and business partner.
We know Lydia's as much of a control freak as Walt, if not more so, and that she's as out of place in this world as Walt was in his time. We know that she's willing to kill to get what she wants, and that she wants to end up with a profitable empire, just as Walt once did. What we didn't know was whether or not Lydia was competent enough to be a threat, or just the clown that Mike thought she was, and this episode suggests that perhaps she's a force to be reckoned with after all.
VULTURE: Breaking Bad fans get into some serious nitpicking. For example, there was some heated discussion about Hank’s decision to use Walter White’s master bathroom rather than the hallway bathroom. Do you ever want to say to fans, like William Shatner on SNL, “Get a fucking life?”
NORRIS: I don’t because I think Breaking Bad deserves all the obsessive attention. I get it when people love the show so much that you want to talk about it. I love it, too. And I actually think it’s a good life if you’re smart and cool enough to be into it so much that you pick it apart. [Laughs.]
Anyone notice in 'Say My Name' that when Hank and the rest are searching Mike's place, he's watching and old movie ('The Big Heat') and they're talking about a cop who blew his own brains out. A few scenes later when Walt is back in Hank's office and Hank leaves to get Walt coffee, he motions blowing his brains out to his secretary.
Allow us an opportunity to entertain you -- we have the Blue Hole for Walt, purple fish for Marie, geology for Hank, great music and friendly people for Jesse, delicious breakfast cuisine for Walt Jr., several nice locations to swim for Skyler, colorful clothing for Saul, and the list goes on.
Young Travis Coates Walter White is left to take care of the family ranch meth operation with his mother Mike Ehrmantraut and younger brother Arliss Jesse Pinkman while his father Gus Fring goes off on a cattle drive in the 1860s kablooey. When a yellow mongrel comes for an uninvited stay a train robbery with the family, Travis Walt reluctantly adopts the dog. Though Travis Walt initially loathes the "rascal" and at first tries to get rid of it, the dog eventually proves his worth, saving the family on several occasions.*
It’s Team Sand versus Team Midnight at the Mexican restaurant, with Marie in black, Hank representing for Schrader purple and Skyler in a beige turtleneck to match Walt’s cream shirt and grey cardigan. Later Gomie comes into Hank’s office wearing a purple shirt, only to be met with belligerence. Hey Hank, I think you’re missing a potential ally there.
Jesse: It's got these red berries on it that I guess taste sweet and sometimes little kids eat them and wind up poisoning themselves. And that's it, nothing more.
Jesse: So Gus didn't poison him after all.
[a beat, while Walt continues to feign shock and confusion]
Jesse: Still he... he had to go... right?
Walt: Damn right. Gus had to go.
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