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Breaking Bad S05E03 "Hazard Pay" OAD 7.29.12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by johnmoorejohn, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Robin

    Robin Nasty Woman TCF Club

    Dec 6, 2001
    I think Mike's an honest guy (all things considered). I expect he takes a minimal salary for himself and the rest goes into the granddaughter's fund.

    Seriously. I know it made for great television, whittling down piles of cash, but what the hell?

    On second thought, maybe he did that on purpose to make Walt understand the expenses involved?
  2. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    That Half-Life poster is great!

    I didn't watch Malcolm while it was on, but yesterday I happened to notice it was airing on IFC and I tuned in and caught an episode and a half. It's truly amazing how different Bryan Cranston is from role to role. His bearing, his manner of speech, his timing, his physical appearance. Wow.
  3. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    It wasn't Marie who flipped out. Marie was just all-knowing and clueless Marie. What is great writing is that how that went down is so real. Marie the motormouth would react by doing anything except shutting up.
  4. fmowry

    fmowry New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    I think Mike did it to show exactly where the money was going.

    "Here's the total pile. Here's out shares. Here's this taken out, here's that taken out. That is why you ended up with a bit over $100K."

    Rather than "Ouf of the 1.X million, we each get 1/10th. Trust me."
  5. TheMerk

    TheMerk Always Bid First

    Feb 26, 2001
    Salt Lake...
    I have a theory that Todd the exterminator employee who turned off the nanny cam went to the high school where Walt taught. He wasn't one of Walt's students, but he knows Walt's real name, possibly Jesse's too, and will stir up some crap later on.
  6. robojerk

    robojerk Active Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Laguna Hills CA
    Landry is always causing problems.
  7. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    It's interesting to see Walt's transformation from just a "cook" to being a boss. I was hoping that was the direction the final season would take. Cranston plays it soooooo well.
  8. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

    Nov 11, 2002
    Wait until he goes on a multi-state killing spree!
  9. fmowry

    fmowry New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    Remember, he's already killed once.
  10. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    How about the Anti-Dentite episode of "Seinfeld" (S08E19) where Cranston plays the dentist (Tim Whatley) who turns Jewish so he can tell jokes to his patients without sounding like an anti-Semite?

    He probably stirs up trouble using magnets. :p
  11. stellie93

    stellie93 Active Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    I just assumed that the "hazard" involved was prison, so the pay would have to continue however long they're in, mainly to keep their mouths shut. :confused:
  12. Anubys

    Anubys KMT Soccer Playa

    Jul 16, 2004
    some clarifications:

    Mike did say the hazard pay continues in perpetuity; which is preposterous.

    Each cook nets them about $1.2 million, not $350,000

    Don't forget the cost of the stuff the woman gets. Only the first barrel was free. I wonder how many cooks they make before they need another barrel.
  13. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA

    some clarifications:

    Each cook grosses them about $1.2 million. Net is after the deductions. Each cook nets about $540k (based on the first cook, but not including Jesse's one time $120k investment payback).
  14. nataylor

    nataylor Curiously Strong TCF Club

    Apr 26, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Mike took about (not sure the exact number) $350k out of the total for the hazard pay. I was assuming he was going to pay back all of Fring's guys who had their money seized, then stop. I didn't remember him saying it was going to go on forever.
  15. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    He said something like "This is the way it's going to be..." which is pretty vague as to how long it will actually go on.

    I suspect (a) that Mike would only continue it as long as it needs to make those 9 guys "whole", and (2) that we'll never actually find out how long it goes on for.
  16. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

    Feb 11, 2000
    NoHo, CA USA
    I think it's pretty obvious something will happen with him other than him just being an employee.

  17. MrGreg

    MrGreg New Member

    May 2, 2003
    I've heard several people mention the car wash as a potential cook location. Where exactly? I don't see any reason the car wash would have any sort of basement or storage large enough.

    As for the in-home cooks, I'm wondering about power requirements. At best, a residential house might give you easy access to a few 20 amp 110V circuits. I have no idea how much juice their equipment needs, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if they had several devices that need 220V, or maybe even more. They could maybe get a 220V line from an oven, and another from a dryer, I suppose. Jesse mentioned electrical supply when they were looking at potential locations, so I was surprised that didn't come up when they were discussing the exterminator option.

    Although I'm not apparently as bothered by the exterminator solution as other people here seem to be.
  18. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    It's a fictional TV program, so I have no problem with a fictional basement under the car wash. We have no idea what was there before that the car wash could have been built upon. Say it was a deserted hotel/motel, or gas station. It's well within reason that there is a basement or other location at/near the car wash to cook. Now if it were Florida where nobody has a basement, I could see it.

    I'm also willing to let the power requirements slide for the home-cooking lab - that really doesn't bother me as much as the entire idea is stupid and extremely risky.
  19. Anubys

    Anubys KMT Soccer Playa

    Jul 16, 2004
    you're right. Bad choice of words on my part. Someone earlier posted that they make $350k per cook (or at least that's what I recall). I was correcting that and made a poor choice of words (net instead of revenue).

    I remember he said the hazard pay was $110k (or around that number). It wasn't clear to me if it was total or each. I wish I could remember the breakdown.

    20% for the mules
    $18k (each?) for the pest guy
    How much for Saul? $40k each or so?
    The Hazard pay
    Anything else?

    Mike's grand daughter's account had $2 million. Assuming he was paid more than the others AND that he saved more than the others (2 very safe assumptions), I can't imagine the hazard pay being more than $1 million each to make them whole.
  20. pdhenry

    pdhenry Actual TiVo Owner

    Feb 27, 2005
    same reason the corrugating plant was a no-go. The humidity would ruin the cook!

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