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Post by dualstow » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:55 pm

Intense. So, did walt say all that crap on the phone to get Sky off the hook?
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Post by rhymenocerous » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:30 pm

Spoiler Alert:

Yes, that's what the smart people of the internet say.  I didn't realize that at the time, but his tone with her on the phone definitely felt wrong.  I don't think he was prescient enough to take Holly to ensure that police phone call to get Skyler off the hook.  I think he was acting purely on emotion after that crazy knife fight.

Omg, I'm just rewatching the episode again.  In the teaser, Sklyer is next to the phone and knife in the kitchen talking to Walt.  This was when he first started cooking.  Fast forward to today, and she chooses the knife to go after him!  Their family has been irrevocably destroyed.  I choked up when Walt shouted, "But we're a family!"
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Post by dualstow » Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:02 pm

rhymenocerous wrote: I don't think he was prescient enough to take Holly to ensure that police phone call to get Skyler off the hook.
Nor do I.
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Post by MediumTex » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:37 am

It's all very disturbing, but we knew this was coming.

I don't know how you sort this all out in two episodes and get Walt with a full head of hair to the coffee shop with the .50 caliber in his trunk.

I don't think that his cancer ever returned.  I think that he has been dying, but not of that.
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Post by dualstow » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:33 am

MediumTex wrote: It's all very disturbing, but we knew this was coming.

I don't know how you sort this all out in two episodes and get Walt with a full head of hair to the coffee shop with the .50 caliber in his trunk.

I don't think that his cancer ever returned.  I think that he has been dying, but not of that.
Wig? :-) After all, he's supposed to change his appearance when he gets his new identity.
He was still taking meds in the bathroom when he bought the huge firearm.

But, I guess we still have to see who levels the residence at 308, and what happens to Lydia.
I look forward to the Aryans meeting their Maker. That's the only real payoff after these tragic deaths and revelations.
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Post by Lone Wolf » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:31 am

What an episode!

I definitely agree that Walt's treatment of Skyler was designed to get her off the hook and, more importantly, leave his children with at least one parent they could still love and respect.  He had to cast her as the victim and himself as the monster to make that work.

She comes as close to saying goodbye as she can when she says "I'm sorry".  I found it poignant how badly he wanted to respond but had to play the rest of the call as pure Heisenberg.

Just an amazing scene all the way around.

And yeah, I don't think that the kidnapping was premeditated.  I think you can tell this because he whispers to Holly about getting her a "brand new car seat".  It seems to me that when Holly started asking for "Mama" was when he realized that he had to leave his family completely in Skyler's hands.  That meant doing whatever it took to keep the blame off of her and on him.
MediumTex wrote: I don't know how you sort this all out in two episodes and get Walt with a full head of hair to the coffee shop with the .50 caliber in his trunk.

I don't think that his cancer ever returned.  I think that he has been dying, but not of that.
It'll be fun to see how we get there.  Especially because at this point I have complete faith in this shows writers to do it right.

What do you think that Walt's been dying of?
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Post by MediumTex » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:55 am

Lone Wolf wrote: What do you think that Walt's been dying of?
Bad.

I think that it is dawning on him that his form of Bad disease has the peculiar quality of killing all those around you before finally killing you.
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Post by Lone Wolf » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:31 pm

MediumTex wrote: Bad.

I think that it is dawning on him that his form of Bad disease has the peculiar quality of killing all those around you before finally killing you.
Yeah, it sure seems that way.  This disease makes a person do things like not take Declan's $5 million.

I guess Walt's rapid ascension/expansion to the detriment of everything around him is kind of like cancer itself.  Maybe it's dawned on him that he doesn't have cancer so much as he is cancer.
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Post by iwealth » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:07 pm

Word is the final 2 episodes will be 75 minutes each instead of 60.
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Post by dualstow » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:28 pm

iwealth wrote: Word is the final 2 episodes will be 75 minutes each instead of 60.
Gotta squeeze in those lucrative ads for five-hour energy drinks.  :D
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Re: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?

Post by AdamA » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:34 pm

Lone Wolf wrote: What an episode!
The amazon.com description of this episode says simply, "Everyone copes with radically changed circumstances."

Great line from Hank:  You're the smartest guy I know, and yet you're too stupid to see that he made up his mind 10 minutes ago.
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Re: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?

Post by Reub » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:59 pm

Yes, Hank kept his dignity right up to the end. Walter lost his a long, long time ago. I can't see how this saga can end in any other way except with his comeuppance.
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