I can just picture the Network Admins right now:
Admin 1: "Holy shit, Scott... SCOTT!"
Admin 2: "What, what's up?"
Admin 1: "Are you watching the logs? Look at event 43853 and 64830 from workstation 87."
Admin 2: "My god... it was offline briefly. Twice. WEEKS APART. What do you think?"
Admin 1: "Obviously there's foul play afoot, these Dells are never supposed to lose power, be unplugged, or experience any network failure whatsoever for any length of time. Okay, backtrace the time of those connection drops and compare it to the sign in sheet so we can see what might be going on 'cause clearly there's some intrusion afoot."
Now THAT is totally unrealistic. Scott? Who the fuck with a job is named that in this day and age? It's 2012, remember?
2/24 - Swans = 2/26 - Corners = 3/1 - Sleater-Kinney = 3/8 - the Church = 3/16 - Swervedriver = 4/4 - Tobacco = 4/10-12 - Coachella 1
4/14 - Jenny Lewis = 4/15 - the War on Drugs = 4/17-19 - Coachella 2 = 4/21 - Protomartyr = 5/8-10 - Levitation Austin = 5/14 - the Antlers = 7/17-19 - Pitchfork
Last episode this year. Went by so fast. I wonder if Jesse will find out about Mike
Hello my name is Johnny Polite and they are going to kill me...
Burning Hotels 1.14 | The Kills 1.23 | Adam Ant 2.7 | Girls 3.9 | Dr. Dog 3.11 | Neon Indian 3.13 | Andrew Bird 3.15| Band of Skulls 3.17
Hey, remember how Walt Jr. was going by "Flynn" for a while there? I wonder if that was foreshadowing that the duplicity that's overtaken Walt was passed on to his son and Flynn is either going to help Heisenberg's operation or *gasp* usurp the throne. Like all Oedipal and shit.
Flynn in drug mule, high speed car chase crash after a car wash.
The moment where Hank finds out about Walt is one that I have looked forward to for so long. I have imagined the scene in my head many times. Never once did I think it would happen while Hank was sitting on the can. That's the Breaking Bad humor that I know and love.
I liked that episode a lot. When the 10 guys on the list were all getting shanked, and Walt was just standing by knowing it was probably all going down, it reminded me of the scene in The Godfather when Michael ordered the murders of the heads of the other families and Moe Green. I've always drawn a few parallels between Walt and Michael Corleone, so I was excited with how that played out.
The last scene is something I've been waiting for for a while. It made me very excited about the last half of the season. The possibilities are were running through my head, and shared with DJ Mae West and her husband, right after the credits started rolling.
Yeah, this was a fantastic episode. Nice parallel drawn with The Godfather, Tommy. The character that I was thinking of was Keyser Soze but yours is a better fit considering the gangster & Al Pacino connection.
I was impressed with a lot of the editing (a couple of jump cuts during the "Crystal Blue Persuasion" montage, the prison hits) and the starkness of the cinematography in the hotel room when Walt's talking to Todd's uncle; I don't recall those colors being used in the show before, or at least not with Walt. I worried about Jesse ever taking his eyes off Walt during their conversation in the living room; thought the opening shot of that scene, with the lit cigarette burning in Jesse's hand, was foreshadowing Walt employing the ricin. But of course it would've been stupid to kill anybody else in this episode when 10 other people were already taken out. It wouldn't have resonated as impactfully. Anyway, glad that Walt took care of getting him the money he was owed.
This year-long wait is going to be agonizing.
I thought of Walt as Keyser Soze when Hank had the flashback to the scene where he was trying to figure out what "W.W." meant and joked that it was Walt. It was like he dropped the coffee mug and strung all the pieces together, except this is more exciting, because Walt isn't limping away from the station just yet...
This was such a great half-season. Every time I watch the show, I feel like my life is a mess. How am I going to get out of this meth business? I have a feeling it's going to be brutal and violent.
That was such a good episode start to finish wow.
The Jessie and Hank scenes were perfect, the motel scene was also really good. I'm curious to see if he is really out, and what his new partners have to say about it if he is.
Now that was a great episode, front to back. It's frightening how easily Walter goes from orchestrating mass slaughter back to the peaceful, semi-awkward family man he started out as. The wait we're about to endure is an act of cruelty.
1:11. Forty years ago and still the same condescending glances.
May 1 - Sleep
May 8-10 - Austin Psych Fest
May 15-17 - Psycho California
June 6 - The Rolling Stones
June 10 - Melvins
June 20 - Blur
June 24-28 - Glastonbury
July 18 - Death Grips?
July 26 - Faith No More
September 25 - Kraftwerk
Great season finale for sure, though I have to say I found this last season more one to admire than one to love. Especially when compared with seasons 3 and 4.
So many ways this thing could end... Hank is onto Walt forcing him to do something drastic, maybe kidnap Marie or something. Walt kills Hank then that bitch Skylar comes out of nowhere and slits his throat.
Such a great episode.
The entire dinner scene at the end, I was on the edge of my seat because I was waiting for something really bad to happen.
same here, somehow I thought "don't put the suntan lotion on Holly, there's ricin in it!"
I thought something bad with the baby or Jr was looming. That scene went on far too long without any real dialogue.
'Breaking Buds' looks like one of those ghey pool parties that go on during Coachella. But I hope Walt kills Hank if Hank comes after him. Hate cops.5