I’m here today with my thoughts on the newest episode of AMC’s Breaking Bad.
First of all, throughout the whole German scene, the only thought going through my mind was how awful a combination of French and Ranch dressing would taste. It was a disgusting thought that I was unable to shake. I mean, come on. That sounds terrible.
Anyway, I found it weird that this random guy, who was obviously important, just up and killed himself, without ever being introduced into the show. I mean, who was this guy? Could we get a little backstory please? At least a little bit of reasoning behind why he wants to die? It was probably that nasty ass dressing.
The whole ‘Jesse crying’ thing made me uncomfortable. Not because of Walt’s deceit or Jesse’s life problems (zzz…), but because they felt it necessary to do a close up of his face while he was crying. No one is attractive while crying, and Aaron Paul is no exception. The whole time, I was just thinking, “Ugh, I wish this would be over with already”. I was seriously uncomfortable.
OK. Enough nitpicking. Let’s get into the important stuff.
Bravo, Mike, for putting out there what we’ve all noticed about Walt, lovable though he may be (or may have been, see below); he’s just trouble on legs. No matter how much you like Walt, you’ve got to admit, he’s caused more than his share of trouble for everyone, most of which could have easily been avoided had Walt made wiser choices. Even now. He has the car wash, his treatments are paid for, and he’s in remission. So what does he do? Keep selling crystal. Yeah, he’s broke, but hell, he’s not hurting for money nearly as much as he was, so he could really quit the meth game. But no, he’s too greedy. So I can’t even be mad at Mike for telling it like it is with Walt.
Dear writers of Breaking Bad: do whatever you’re gonna do with Hank and send him on his way. Sincerely, me. I told you guys last week how much I want Hank to either bust Walt, or just give up the mystery meth chase. It’s getting annoying. It’s like watching Tom & Jerry, Jerry’s just a smug little bastard, and Tom is never gonna catch him. Though judging by Hank’s face while talking to his commander, he may finally be warming up to the fact that Walt’s pretty much the Donald Trump of the drug world. And it’s about time. Though I don’t know how to feel about that whole interaction between Hank and Mike. I feel like Walt’s crime and Mike’s crime are two totally separate entities, and Mike’s deserves to go unpunished. Plus, with a name like that, you’ve gotta give him a break.
And then we move on to this random fussy hussy, whose first appearance in the show has her being a total bizznatch. Well met, Lydia. Luckily, good ol’ Mike put her in her place too. But of course, she had to go around him and try to have her way anyway, at which point, Mike showed her who was really running shit. By the way, note to Lydia: you don’t just up and kill 12 people because it would make you feel better. You just don’t. And if you’re about to get shot in the freaking face, you are in NO position to be making demands, sweetheart. And how did she fit into the equation anyway? I could have just missed it, but I don’t think that was ever clarified.
I didn’t really care one way or the other about Skyler’s little fit of depression, I found it unimportant to the story.
And in Walter Jr.’s single appearance, he is eating breakfast. Like always.
Last point I want to make is about Walt. He has become a truly dark and menacing character. I didn’t really notice the extent to which this is true until the last scene with Skyler when he’s getting his horn dog on, but when I saw that, I thought back on his demeanor throughout the whole episode and realized that he’s one scary mofo. Killing, manipulating, doing whatever it takes to get his money; cooking meth has really changed him. And it’s not necessarily a good change, either. Skyler is terrified of him, and he’s starting to rub off on Jesse, who’s not a bad person. And by the way, we all know it’s just a matter of time until Jesse finds out the truth about the risin, and in turn, finds out the truth about Brock. And when that happens, Jesse just kill him. I’m curious to see how much further he’ll fall and who else he’ll effect.