Ben Wyatt's Low Cal Calzone Zone
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Golfing with Stephen Hawking, he lied about his handicap. Didn't need a golf cart though, I just sat in his lap.
re: Breaking Bad Thread (NO SPOILERS OUTSIDE OF THIS THREAD. INCLUDING SIGS & CHATBOX.)
Another really strong episode, Walt and Jesse just have this brilliant father-son relationship now as evidenced by the scene with Walt talking to Jesse about possibly starting a family and becoming more responsible. The Mike/Walt antagonism was again strong and further hinting at something big going down sooner or later, have to start wondering if it will be the centre of the last episode before the year long hiatus.
Skylar was excellent in this episode, as was Marie. Neither have really ever been my favourites but Marie was really good in that scene at Walt's house and reacting to Walt's cover up of Skylar's deteriorating mental health, and Anna Gunn is just doing terrificly at the moment in capturing how afraid Skylar is of Walt and recognising he's no longer the man he once was and that his interest in cooking meth is now far more deeper than simply providing for his family. Again its hinting at a dramatic confrontation between the pair, and with Walt Jr, Hank, Mike and even Jesse all affected by any issues between Walt and Skylar, it'll be interesting to see how Walt reacts if Skylar slowly becomes more and more troublesome to keep in line.
LOVED Walt watching Scarface and Skylar's reaction, anyone else think it was also a little disturbing that Walt was letting his baby daughter watch the film? Its one of those scenes where its not 'terrible' on Walt's part, but compare him in Season 5 to how he was in Season 1 and you'd never believe he would ever act like that. Just further clarifies his progression into a whole new person and who has become totally unrecognisable for a few seasons now.
Also, kind of a faint hope but I really hope Walt Jr plays more of a role this season. I've always found it odd how he's been relegated to virtually non-existance over the entire series when he's perhaps the one person (at least prior to the birth of Walt's baby daughter) that Walt may actually be most affected by should anything happen to him. I get that with too much exposure he may not be able to perform as well in big scenes compared to Walt, Jesse, Hank and Mike, but I do think the show really could have possibly explored more just how Walt and Skylar's actions over the entire series could have really impacted on his behaviour or mental state. He was really great at the start of Season 1 in outlining just why Walt would risk getting into the drug business in order to ensure his son would be taken care of in the event the cancer beat him, and it feels ever since then that his importance as a sense of morality and innocence in contrast to Walt hasn't really been touched upon. Maybe there's time for them to rectify that but I do fear this last run of episodes will again look to Hank, Skylar, Mike and Jesse as potential antagonists to Walt rather than his son.