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.)
The problem with Skylar though isn't that she should be supporting Walt's murderous ways, more the fact that she never really thanked him for the incredible effort and risk he undertook to provide for his family in the event he would die from cancer. Just trying to balance Walt's thought process in basically accepting the cancer was more than likely going to deprive him of seeing his children grow up and planning for that eventuality was incredibly brave, but you've never had that scene where Skylar basically shows her gratitude.
No-one is really objecting to her being afraid of Walt, now that she can see what started as a mission to provide for his family has now become about power, greed and his own ego and just how far he will go to keep his power. The problem with Skylar is she seems to have this opinion of herself where everything she has done is supposedly perfectly acceptable when in fact she's basically been shown to be complicit with Walt's actions when it suited her, but only now when things have supposedly 'gone too far' is she only now finding his actions despicable and worrying about where her husband has gone. Like a lot of female characters in TV shows there seems to be this message that Skylar considers herself perfect and without fault, whereas many watchers of the show will find a lot of her actions over the course of the show to be counter-productive to this 'morality' she is now exhibiting.
Jesse for example is a far better symbol of morality and someone unwittingly drawn into Walt's empire than Skylar, and is someone with whom everyone can relate to compared to Skylar.
Walt Jr is perfectly fine though, he's the one pure character on the show you actually still believe Walt can truly love and not want to manipulate (well him and Holly now) and I still think if there was one small thing you could possibly want from the show that it hasn't already given us, is more of a look at how Walt Jr will deal with the problems at home and possibly come to harm in some way. Hopefully this plays a part this Season where Walt is at his most deranged and dangerous.
Last edited by WOOLCOCK; 08-14-2012 at 08:24 AM.