Just finished rewatching series and took so much more from it a second time through. With all said and done, I believe the worst moment of them all for Walt begins in To’hajiilee (once he picks up Jesse’s call) and ends with this scene’s conclusion in Ozymandias, (so like 35 min in real time). He’s done some terrible things but here’s what he f’s up at this point alone:
1- he drives right to where his money is, leading Hank, Jesse and Steve Gomez to the spot.
2- on the drive, he confesses to nearly every crime he’s committed.
3- he calls for backup from the Nazi crew (Jesse and co).
4- he tells the Nazi’s that no backup is coming, so they know they won’t be getting caught out there.
5- he attempts to buy them off, resulting in them finding out precisely how much money he has AND that it is buried where they’re at.
6- he reveals Jesse’s hiding spot, effectively selling him into slavery (although he was HOPING they’d kill him right then and there).
7- he revels in telling Jesse that he watched Jane die.
It’s essentially the culminating moment where Walt’s ego not only cause HIM to lose, but also Jesse, Hank and Steve while simultaneously giving the Nazi’s a huge payday and meth cook.
Oh, Walt. I cannot believe I was ever on your side.
I’m rewatching the series and whenever Walter White is explaining science to someone he is in this zone. He absolutely shows that Walter, no matter where he is in his character development, loves science more than anything. Watch “4 Days Out” when he is explaining the science of making the battery to Jesse and tell me Bryan Cranston isn’t one of the finest actors alive today.
Great song but obviously not canon when it is shown in Season 2 Episode 7. But where would you place it to be canon and how would you rationalize it.
EDIT: here’s the link if you don’t recall https://youtu.be/BUmpTKXpIdM
Lord knows there ain't no shortage of gems in this category, but which one do you favor?
I gotta go with:
"But isn't it filthy blood money? Surely you can't touch that. I Mean, you're so pure, you have such emotional depth. No, you can't touch that dirty money. I'll save you from that Jesse."
I cracked up the first time i watched it and haven't looked back.
Ironically, this is probably the one quip that Gilligan and Co. did NOT mean for the audience to find funny.
Anywho, what say yall...
The late season 3 episode ‘Fly’ good or bad.? Personally I didn’t like it that much when I realized there wasn’t going to be any big plot developments I zoned out. But the backstory for why the episode happened is kinda cool with not enough budget for a full fledged episode. But some people really like it so I thought I would ask.
The entire time Skyler is talking with the police about Walt's trespassing, she is going through psychological hell. And Walt is completely expecting it and enforcing it by knowing she won't say anything about his drug production, this is very fucked up.
"You called the cops on dad?!"
I'm trying to find the audio commentary tracks that the creators started doing, mainly at season 3. Netflix doesn't seem to include them and I'd rather not have to deal with dvd/bluray disks etc. Do I have any options aside from buying the whole deluxe series off of itunes?
How did the world find out about Walt and the empire? Didnt Hank and Steve keep the investigation to themselves until they would find the money, a point that proved huge when they were heavily outnumbered against Jack and his crew. Hank called Marie first after arresting Walt to gloat and never got the chance to call for backup. The Nazis took the confessional tape from Hanks house and I doubt Marie would know enough, and with zero evidence too, to get Walt out in the open. So how does everyone think the world found out about Walt when all evidence is gone (money taken by the nazis) and the only two reputable sources are dead and buried in the desert?
I’m going from memory - and, for all I know, this has been brought up on here before - but what Jesse does with his hands at the end of the scene immediately prior to viewers being introduced to Old Joe for the first time in S03E06, intentionally evokes Kramer’s “worlds colliding” hand gesture from Seinfeld S07E08.
It can’t possibly be a coincidence. The writers were clearly linking to Larry Hankin’s role as Cosmo Kramer on Jerry Seinfeld’s show-within-the-show.
I’m convinced of it.
I am watching it a third time through. Such a great show! Better call Saul as a prequel is good too. I am just wondering what people envision becomes of the characters that survived the finale??