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Breaking Bad 08/25/13 "Confessions"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Peter000, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. jkeegan

    jkeegan New Member

    Oct 16, 2000
    Won't get a chance to do a rewatch in one contiguous section, but here's my observation about the first 30 seconds:

    The episode starts with a cigarette. Nice touch, given the last few scenes of the episode.
  2. Gary McCoy

    Gary McCoy Active Member

    Jun 4, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    I would point out that Walter White murdered his way into control of Gus Fring's drug empire, after Gus murdered and replaced the entire Mexican drug cartel. Then WW expanded his empire into Europe, and took over the biggest market there, the Czech Republic. WW is literally profiting off the misery of the addicted, and swelling the ranks of the addicted with the purity and strength of his Meth.

    Remember the 2 minutes in which WW murdered 10 men? WW is the most despicable character in the history of TV. He does in fact make Tony Soprano look like a piker. WW murders people wholesale, Tony Soprano did his murders retail, one at a time.

    That we see WW evolve from the type of man we recognize and respect into this towering figure of evil, is the genius core plot of BB the series.

    Five episodes remain. I believe that the scene with WW at his former home is the next to last scene. Here's my prediction for the end of the series:

    1) WW kills all the remaining bad guys with the M-60 - almost certainly this would include both Lydia and all her Aryan Brotherhood thugs..

    2) WW swallows the Ricin, turns himself in, and confesses and credits Hank with his arrest, saving Hank's career. Then he dies.
  3. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    I almost never agree with Gary.

    I agree with Gary.
  4. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    I noticed this episode included "Story Sync," which AMC has done with its other shows. This is the first time I recall it for Breaking Bad. Am I just spectacularly unobservant? I didn't use it, because I didn't want anything to distract me as I watched.

    I did check out the free sample of the "Breaking Bad: Alchemy" iBook. It's pretty nice. I may get it.
  5. pdhenry

    pdhenry Actual TiVo Owner

    Feb 27, 2005
    It's been going on for all eps this summer, for sure. I watch delayed so it's of no use for me (which is why they do it).
  6. 702

    702 New Member

    Feb 9, 2003

    Paper towels aren't flushable. Toilet clogs, plummer finds blood soaked paper towel, calls cops.
  7. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    :up::up: Beautiful! BTW, "The Court Jester" is one of my top favorite movies, mostly due to that bit about "the pellet with the poison"! Kudos to you.

    :eek: Brilliant!

  8. astrohip

    astrohip Active Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    I think this is another example of how VG foreshadows very specific events, making all 4 million of us wonder exactly how it will play out, and then he moves on. It creates a tense razor's edge to this show that creates a unique BB aura, a sense of foreboding.

    Because if you think about it, a bloody towel in a toilet is so non-eventful, there is no way a plumber would think twice. Plus it would simply be plungered away. But at the time, as we're watching it, we remained glued to the screen, waiting to see the repercussions unfold from this simple act.

    It really is the best thing on TV right now.
  9. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    It may also be another example of people reading too much into things (not that WE'D do that!)...I've flushed paper towels down the toilet any number of times, and never clogged it.
  10. JETarpon

    JETarpon Active Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    And imagine a plumber calling the cops "hey, I found a bloody paper towel in a toilet."
  11. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    Or even lamer, "I found a paper towel with a small red spot in a public toilet!"
  12. nataylor

    nataylor Curiously Strong TCF Club

    Apr 26, 2000
    Houston, TX
    I think the more important thing isn't the flushed paper towel, but that he has blood on his boot. He almost certainly didn't wipe all of it away.
  13. GoPackGo

    GoPackGo Active Member

    Dec 28, 2012
    This. When you're out of toilet paper...
  14. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    Precisely. :up:
  15. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    Pulling weeds
  16. MonsterJoe

    MonsterJoe ♪♫♪♪♫♪♫♫♪

    Feb 19, 2003
    Central MA
    That does a good job of explaining what really happened - but I'm still stuck on Jesse putting it all together from the stuff /he/ knows.
  17. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

    Dec 22, 2006
    No spoilers here, but I loved Sam L Jackson's idea in Talking Bad.

    He was filming near where the set for BB was - specifically the chicken restaurant, so he wanted to just walk in and buy lunch in the background of a scene! Nothing else, just a cameo of him buying a chicken dinner.

  18. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...

    I mean, it makes sense because WE all know what happened. I can't see him making that leap.
  19. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista

    Nov 22, 2008
    Boring Ohio
    Okay I skimmed the last couple of pages so I could say this so forgive me if it's already been stated. On the question of the money for Hank's medical bills. I see it this way. Walt/Skyler gave Marie cash. Marie deposited cash into their checking. Received bills from hospital/insurance after they paid what was covered. Marie then wrote a check to the hospital/insurance for the remainder. So the only paper trail here is the one showing Hank's bank account randomly loaded with cash deposits. Walt is in the clear. This was the nail in the coffin and I personally thought that's exactly how they made it seem and why Hank told Marie she just killed him with that act.
  20. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    It won't happen but I think Hank still should tell his boss everything he knows. Take the mother of all lie detector tests, sodium pentathol, hypnosis, whatever... It's not court admissible but that's not the point. The point is to convince his boss and everybody else at the DEA that he's telling the truth. He missed the boat about Walt for a year but it wasn't because he was covering anything up. It just never dawned on him that his brother in law was Heisenberg.

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