re: Breaking Bad Thread (NO SPOILERS OUTSIDE OF THIS THREAD. INCLUDING SIGS & CHATBOX.)
So guys, what are your favourite episodes?
There are so many great episodes over the course of the show, so it might be hard trying to isolate one and call that your favourite episode in the history of Breaking Bad, but I'm interested to see what people might come up with. Personally, I would have to choose "Dead Freight" (episode 505), that is the one with the train robbery for those unfamiliar with the title (although it's fairly self explanatory).
What a fantastic episode this is. I like how it starts out with one of Walt's finer acting performances which involves him breaking down and "crying" in front of Hank, just for the opportunity to bug Hank's new office, classic Walt manipulating scenarios for his own benefit. I also like the "planning" scenes where they're all in the abandoned basement figuring out the steps needed to pull off the heist successfully, with Mike being the badass he usually is, wanting to kill Lydia on the spot and once again Jesse being the voice of reason, something that has become rather common place during the 5th season, which shows his transformation maturity-wise. Lastly, the entire actual heist is brilliantly done, nail-biting right up to that final moment where Jesse lay motionless on the train track, I thought Walt had fucked up for sure when he didn't pull the plug earlier. Also, the episode ended on a huge bombshell when Todd decided to act upon impulse and shoot the little kid, who lets face it, had seen too much.
So there are a few reasons why I rate this episode so highly, obviously there are so many other great episodes but this is the one that stood out most to me. I'd like to see what other people think.
Last edited by Alex; 11-24-2012 at 01:53 PM.