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Breaking Bad S05E02 "Madrigal" OAD 7.22.12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Hank, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Jul 23, 2012 #21 of 144
    Hank

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    I posted the same guess at the end of season 4. I'm not convinced, though, In the previews for next week:

    Walt,Jesse and Mike agree on "terms" and then Mike says "Ok, let's take a tour". So I suspect that Gus had a small backup lab somewhere else, or maybe an older, previously used lab. There was actually a fraction-of-a-second shot of a small lab, like a mini-super lab.
     
  2. Jul 23, 2012 #22 of 144
    gchance

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    Nah, the problem there is space. While there's LOTS of space above ground (parking lot, inside the car wash tunnel), that's all exposed. There's no interior structure other than the car was office. Anything underground would be buried water & soap pipes, certainly nothing like the laundry (which looked to be DESIGNED with the underground lab). There's no way he'd be able to build something like that without being noticed. He'd also need lots of $, which at the moment he doesn't appear to have.

    Did Aaron Paul do an amazing job after emptying the Rumba or what? Not to mention, he's sounding a lot less like the doofusy kid, the opening phone call barely sounded like Jesse at all.

    Greg
     
  3. Jul 23, 2012 #23 of 144
    danterner

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    I think the spoilered location is the most likely place. The only other possibilities that come to mind are the junkyard or, in an ironic "full circle twist", the chemistry lab at Walt's old school (very unlikely but very poetic if the writers can explain away multiple implausibilities/problems that spring to mind). Another possibility would be the vacant roller skating rink (that's what it was, right?) that they visited at the end of Season 3. Saul had suggested it as a laundering location. Maybe they could acquire and repurpose it?
     
  4. Jul 23, 2012 #24 of 144
    nataylor

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    How about the now-abandoned Pollos Hermanos restaurant location?
     
  5. Jul 23, 2012 #25 of 144
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    Maybe that's why the guy put one of the leads in his mouth instead of both of the leads on his chest. Perhaps this would fool the AED into reading a bad heart beat and then would adminster the jolt which would kill the guy!

    YES!!! VERY WELL DONE!!!!


    A most enjoyable episode and as others have said it mostly was setting up things for the future.

    Gerry
     
  6. Jul 23, 2012 #26 of 144
    Hank

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    Or even better -- how about the recently vacated APD evidence room!





    :) :D
     
  7. Jul 23, 2012 #27 of 144
    MikeAndrews

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    Hey, AMC, drumming into your audience WHO IS WATCHING that they can't watch AMC on Dish makes as much sense as the MPAA telling the captive audience who bought movie tickets not to steal the movie.

    Get it? Dish subscribers who can't get AMC aren't going to see your message that they can't watch AMC.

    With that and the Small Town Security promos AMC=Aggravating Message Channel
     
  8. Jul 23, 2012 #28 of 144
    formercatholick

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    Former paramedic...the AED scene is BS. Even if pulling a pad off and placing the exposed wire in his mouth shorted out the AED's detect for the only two heart rhythms it would shock, the shock delivered is not enough to kill a living person. I'm a former paramedic for a reason... I actually accidentally shocked someone we had just resuscitated. The patient had a beating heart, and at the same joule setting as an AED has, the shock delivered only temporarily altered the heart beat... but didn't stop it and certainly wouldn't kill anyone.

    Having said that, there are a lot of little errors this show and ALL TV and Cinema makes. It's fun to spot them but let's not focus on them. Hands down, this show is nothing short of THE BALLZ.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2012 #29 of 144
    MikeAndrews

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    Talk about acting with only facial expressions...Skyler looked like she wanted to say something about 3 times. Her lips moved but she never said a word.

    Methinks that's an omen that Skyler may betray Walt sometime.
     
  10. Jul 23, 2012 #30 of 144
    Hank

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    "may"?? She's already betrayed him at least twice (that I can think of).
     
  11. Jul 23, 2012 #31 of 144
    Hank

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    Unless they're at a friends house or watching via bittorrent.
     
  12. Jul 23, 2012 #32 of 144
    DevdogAZ

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    Yes, that scene was amazing. Going from pure relief to horror and shame and guilt that he almost killed Walt. That was extremely impressive.
     
  13. Jul 23, 2012 #33 of 144
    DevdogAZ

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    If they're watching via bittorrent, they won't see those commercials anyway.
     
  14. Jul 23, 2012 #34 of 144
    Carlucci

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    This episode marked the turning point for me. Where Walt was once a mostly sympathetic character, either desperate or trapped, now he is just a despicable drug dealer. I pretty sure this is by design, though. The writers had always tried to make him likeable in spite of his chosen path. But, now that he has had a chance to walk away, nearly unscathed and nearly breaking even, he instead is choosing to continue to pump drugs into the community, and wants to be the kingpin.

    I was rooting for Vic Mackey in The Shield through the whole show, and I believe that's what the creators wanted, even knowing he was a
    cop killer
    from episode 1. I had a similar anti-hero affection for Walt.

    But now that he's just doing it for greed, forget it! He deserves whatever he's got coming, which I imagine will be a substantial world of hurt.
     
  15. Jul 23, 2012 #35 of 144
    Hank

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    While I would mostly agree with that, I think he knows his days are numbered, and he wants to rebuild the nest egg for the rest of his family for when he eventually disappears by his own hand or someone else's. Like Mike says, Walt's a ticking time bomb, and I agree with that.
     
  16. Jul 23, 2012 #36 of 144
    DevdogAZ

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    So if Lydia works for Madrigal, and Madrigal has now pledged full cooperation with the DEA's investigation, does it make sense that she'd start the process of killing all the people when she doesn't know what info the DEA already has? And would she be able to provide the methylamine without being detected, given that the DEA is already sniffing up her tree?
     
  17. Jul 23, 2012 #37 of 144
    Hank

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    How do we know Lydia works for Madrigal? I don't think we do.
     
  18. Jul 23, 2012 #38 of 144
    nataylor

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    She was sitting next to the Madrigal lawyer at the meeting with the DEA.
     
  19. Jul 23, 2012 #39 of 144
    mike_k

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    That's why the show is called Breaking Bad, not Breaking Even... :D
     
  20. Jul 23, 2012 #40 of 144
    Hank

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    Oh, I definitely missed that. Thanks.
     

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