Of all the episodes we’ve seen so far in this second half of the final season of Breaking Bad, last night’s episode, titled “Rabid Dog,” was the least tension-filled. That’s not to say that it wasn’t good, mind you, it was just a slow down and take a deep breath episode that needed to happen in order to set up whatever pant-sh*tting stuff is to come in the four episodes that remain. With that said, more Carol the neighbor and more Trent the table-side guacamole guy would have been nice. Oh well.
So let’s get right to it, shall we? Here are a few notes I made during last night’s Breaking Bad about characters, scenes, etc. I found interesting for one reason or another.
- “Mr. White? He’s the Devil. He is smarter than you. He is luckier than you. Whatever you think is supposed to happen, I’m telling you, the exact reverse opposite is going to happen.” — Jesse Pinkman
- When Jesse uttered the line above, you just knew that Hank’s plan to get Walt to talk about his crimes on tape was somehow going to go awry — and it did. This time Walt — who for some reason still trusts Jesse enough to let his guard down a bit, even though he knows the DEA has already tried to get him to turn informant — got lucky because Jesse confused a random dad with his kid in a public plaza as a hitman or something.
- Regarding what the episode seemed to be setting up in the final four episodes: I have a feeling that the call to Todd is going to rain hell down on everyone. Killing Jesse and Hank has to this point had not been an option to Walt. When Saul made the “send him to Belize” and “Old Yeller” suggestions he balked at both.
It’s clear that Walt has so far considered Jesse to be “family,” just like Hank. But now Jesse has finally crossed a line with Walt. I have to think there’s a good chance that Jesse will get clipped and I wouldn’t be surprised if Hank gets a bullseye put on his back as well. Meanwhile, the call to Todd will likely also get Walt ensnarled with some really nasty people — I mean, they’re F*CKING NAZIS — perhaps leading to the showdown with heavy weaponry that’s been foreshadowed in the flash forwards we’ve seen.
- So we’re left to wonder: what did Jesse mean when he said, “Next time I’m going to get you where you really live.” The internet has some theories…
- For someone who gets away with telling a lot of lies, Walt sure can be a terrible liar at times. The scene where he explains the gasoline smell to Skyler and Walter Jr. was laughably bad, and a little cringeworthy. Naturally, Walter Jr. sort of bails him out.
I want more like this!
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