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Re: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?

Post by Lone Wolf » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:01 am

Man, the things that Eliot said during that interview were just perfect to inflame Walt's pride and get him Heisenberged up for the endgame.
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Yeah, Todd's a really frightening character.  You could see him struggling to understand everyone else's reaction to the Drew Sharp killing, trying his best to awkwardly decipher human emotions that he's never actually felt.  Once I saw that I knew that he was a psychopath and probably the most dangerous person on the show.

You can tell that his "love" for Lydia is the real deal by the way he brought home her lipstick-stained coffee mug, presumably to place it on the shelf next to Drew Sharp's spider.  :o 

Poor Andrea.  :(  Walt may deserve everything that's coming his way, but before it's all over I hope that he makes those Aryan dirtbags stop wasting oxygen.
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Re: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?

Post by AdamA » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:44 pm

This was probably not the most productive way I could have spent the last 2 hours, but I really enjoyed watching this 2 hour condensed Breaking Bad video. 

http://fansided.com/2013/09/23/breaking ... %20on%20FS
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Post by dualstow » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:49 pm

AdamA wrote: This was probably not the most productive way I could have spent the last 2 hours
What about the person who produced it. : - D
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Post by MediumTex » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:44 pm

I had a dream last night that I watched the final episode and nothing was resolved, not one thing.

I woke up pretty rattled.

***

I was thinking about the show today and an idea hit me.  Imagine at the end of the final episode with everyone laying there dead, and the scene moves to Brock back living in the ghetto with some distant relative, growing up without a mom or a dad and being surrounded by hoodlums from his neighborhood.  It would show scenes of Brock growing up and show him gradually turning into basically another Tuco...and then the credits would run. 

With about a 15 year lag, the meth scene would be exactly the way it was when Walt found it, sort of like the way vegetation grows back after a volcanic eruption.

As hard as Walt might have tried to put the genie back in the bottle with the poison and .50 caliber, it would be clear that once you unleash that kind of evil in the world it never completely goes away.

***

I was watching the 2 hour recap of the whole series, and I think that Gus might have been the best bad guy in the whole series.  I like Todd's creepy psychopath vibe, but his uncle's crew seems sort of low rent compared to Gus's many-layered persona and long history of brutally working his way to the top of a very large drug distribution organization.

I had also forgotten some of the people that Walt killed.  I love the scene where Jesse is walking toward the two guys who killed the kid and as he gets close to them Walt's goofy Aztek comes barreling into the scene and runs over both guys and Walt hops out and shoots one of them in the head.

Oh I'm going to miss this show.
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Post by dualstow » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:49 am

MediumTex wrote: ...
Walt's goofy Aztek comes barreling into the scene and runs over both guys and Walt hops out and shoots one of them in the head.

Oh I'm going to miss this show.
Good times.

If Jesse lived it would be nice if he could raise Brock, but at this point he's suffered so much pain that maybe it would be best if he took himself out and a few Aryan Bros with him.

With Walt suffering the death of a relative, most of his money gone and the rest rejected by his own son, I *already* feel a sense of closure. (Again, I'm comparing against 'Lost' so the bar is not very high.  :) )

I agree with you that Jack & crew are low rent. If they were sophisticated, it would be interesting to see them get away with the money at the end, but Americans don't usually create neo-Nazi characters and let them get away at the end, even in a tragedy. It would be highly unusual.

I can't figure out what would or should happen to Lydia. Maybe Todd could kill her accidentally and finally feel remorse?

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iwealth really called it.
iwealth wrote: Things are starting to clear up a bit. Here's my guess:

Gomie is dead. I don't see much more use for his character in the narrative. Hank is either dead or comatose.
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Todd may be dead. That will heighten the Neo-Nazis' urgency to bring Walt into the fold. Either way, they need Walt (or Jesse) to assist with the cook. We know it's not Walt. Jesse must become their and Lydia's meth slave.
...
And of course Todd is a slave to love.
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Post by iwealth » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:04 pm

dualstow wrote:
If Jesse lived it would be nice if he could raise Brock, but at this point he's suffered so much pain that maybe it would be best if he took himself out and a few Aryan Bros with him.

With Walt suffering the death of a relative, most of his money gone and the rest rejected by his own son, I *already* feel a sense of closure. (Again, I'm comparing against 'Lost' so the bar is not very high.  :) )

I agree with you that Jack & crew are low rent. If they were sophisticated, it would be interesting to see them get away with the money at the end, but Americans don't usually create neo-Nazi characters and let them get away at the end, even in a tragedy. It would be highly unusual.

I can't figure out what would or should happen to Lydia. Maybe Todd could kill her accidentally and finally feel remorse?

P.S.
iwealth really called it.
iwealth wrote: Things are starting to clear up a bit. Here's my guess:

Gomie is dead. I don't see much more use for his character in the narrative. Hank is either dead or comatose.
...
Todd may be dead. That will heighten the Neo-Nazis' urgency to bring Walt into the fold. Either way, they need Walt (or Jesse) to assist with the cook. We know it's not Walt. Jesse must become their and Lydia's meth slave.
...
And of course Todd is a slave to love.
Ha thanks, I guess I wasn't too far off.

I agree the Neo-Nazis are dead. Just no way they survive. As far as Jesse raising Brock - I can't see any legal means he'd get custody. He probably went to the grandmother. And Lydia...she just reeks of a ricin killing, but I have no idea how Walt could orchestrate it.
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Post by MediumTex » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:55 pm

Lydia will think that she escaped the carnage, yet again...and then she will start to feel ill.
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Post by dualstow » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:23 pm

She does like her tea and stevia.
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Post by MediumTex » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:32 pm

dualstow wrote: She does like her tea and stevia.
There must be some point to the stevia thing.  That makes perfect sense.
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Re: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?

Post by rhymenocerous » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:30 pm

I agree that Gus was the ultimate villain.  That's why I thought that season 5 would all be Hank vs Walt, because there was no one left who is a worthy opponent for Walt.  Todd and the neo-Nazis aren't quite on the same level.  What I'm trying to figure out is Walt's next move.  It has to be some kind of ingenious and manipulative plan.  He can just bust down the door and start shooting.  How is he going to find he $70m?  Who is gonna die tot he ricin and how will he administer it?  They've been saving the ricin for the  finale, so I only think a few people could warrant such an extravagant death: Walt, Jesse, possibly Todd + Lydia, the entire Nazi gang all at once.  Lastly, that would be so depressing if Brock grows up to be Tuco, and nothing has changed; kind of like the Wire.
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Re: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?

Post by Reub » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:19 pm

I am tweeting Vince Gilligan and demanding a fair up and down vote on an additional season of Breaking Bad. I am not adverse to a lengthy filibuster if necessary.
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Re: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?

Post by dualstow » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:11 pm

One thing I like about poison in tv shows & films is that it allows two bad people to kill each other. First the poisoner dies and then the killer of the poisoner starts to feel the effects...
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