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Breaking Bad S05E05 "Dead Freight" OAD 08/12/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by bsnelson, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Aug 13, 2012 #1 of 211
    bsnelson

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    Holy sh*t. What an ending! I never, ever would have seen that coming.

    I loved the methylamine heist, although I don't see how the train dudes could have missed the sound of the gas generator used to run the pump.

    Overall, a good "season 5" episode :)

    Brad
     
  2. Aug 13, 2012 #2 of 211
    David Platt

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    I absolutely love that Jesse has become the 'idea man' of the operation. Who knew? :D
     
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    Aniketos

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    So Landry is a serial killer...


    As soon as I saw that kid I was like well he's going to die.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2012 #4 of 211
    BradJW

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    Who did Lydia call towards the end of the episode?
     
  5. Aug 13, 2012 #5 of 211
    Peter000

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    Also the conscience of the group.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2012 #6 of 211
    Hank

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    Their loco was still running and the generater was 814 feet away, so it likely wouldn't be heard over the drone of the loco.

    Now I'm starting to dislike Walt for jeapordizing the entire operation just to get to 10,000 gallons of methylamine. I'm sure 9000 would have been just fine giving everyone time to detach and close up the tank.


    The problem I now see is what do that do with the little kid? They can't leave him there since the fuzz could easily find the methylamine tanks and evidence of a heist. So they're going to have to do something about that.

    And Todd? Wow... he really wants to be part of this crew. Now they have no choice but to bring him in. I think that's a good move in the long run to have more muscle like Mike around willing to do the dirty work.
     
  7. Aug 13, 2012 #7 of 211
    mike_k

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    She called Walt - presumably to tell him which train car the methylamine was in - although it seems like they already knew, or they just got really lucky that the car they needed ended up on the bridge.
     
  8. Aug 13, 2012 #8 of 211
    Hank

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    Before the heist? She was calling Mike/Walt to tell them which tanker had the methylamine. ICBW, but I don't remember her calling anyone after that.

    ETA: Yeah, that was 100% pure luck that the tanker was so close to the bridge. And the position of the tanker was the stopping proper distance to the front of the train and the stalled truck.

    Although I suppose they could have come up with some other ruse to stop the train further down the track if they needed.
     
  9. Aug 13, 2012 #9 of 211
    NJ_HB

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    Now what about the kid? Someone is going to miss him, they'll send out a search party, which will lead to either a body or the in ground tanks or the 'good' samaritan, who will recount the events of the truck 'stalled' on the tracks, which will lead to the truck driver, it just goes on and on. Poor kid, poor Walt and crew. The end is in sight.
     
  10. Aug 13, 2012 #10 of 211
    Peter000

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    Not if they dump the body somewhere totally unrelated.

    Very shocking ending.

    And it's pretty brilliant of them to cast the guy from Friday Night Lights. I was totally expecting him to be a "good guy." Just because, so far, that's the kind of role he's played.
     
  11. Aug 13, 2012 #11 of 211
    VegasVic

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    I didn't see that ending coming either. Great episode
     
  12. Aug 13, 2012 #12 of 211
    nataylor

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    I'm thinking the kid gets buried in the holes they've already excavated for the tanks. I assume they'll have to take the tanks out of the ground to remove evidence of the heist.
     
  13. Aug 13, 2012 #13 of 211
    TheMerk

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    Great episode.

    They're setting up Hank and Marie to be good parents for Holly once Walt and Skyler are gone.
     
  14. Aug 13, 2012 #14 of 211
    danterner

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    In the one hand, I was on the edge of my seat and thoroughly entertained throughout the episode. On the other, as I watched the mechanics of the heist (the timing, the tools needed, hooking up the tubes, etc), I couldn't help but be taken out of the moment by how wildly unrealistic it was, surpassing even the Great Magnet Caper. Jessie knew exactly what to do under the tanker as though it was old hat. Everything went off like clockwork in a satisfying yet credulity-straining way. It was as though it had been planned, prepped, and rehearsed over months, rather than part of a week. So far this season we've seen the magnet mission, the great train robbery, and the AED; all which shouldn't have worked the way they did but which seem to be there for sheer storytelling and entertainment purposes. Not that I'm complaining, necessarily; as I said, I was very entertained. It just seems like these types of moments have been served up at a rapid clip of late.
     
  15. Aug 13, 2012 #15 of 211
    SeanC

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    I mention these things only because I agree with danterner and they stand out to me. They do not however cause me any issues with enjoying the show.

    Sooooooooooooooooo Lydia didn't plant the GPS. Fine. I gotta say though that other DEA office has some ****ty effing GPS equipment.

    The dirt they kept kicking into the tanks

    The little pump that could, ie, the water pump. It appeared that Walt didn't start the water pump until he had a certain amount of methylamine, which they explained in the show, the less dense methylamine, fine, but I'm supposed to believe that the little water pump could pump as much water up 30 vertical feet as opposed to the methylamine flowing down?

    The shot that killed the kid. The way they showed that was fine story telling, but only the very very best handgun sharpshooters can make a shot like that.
     
  16. Aug 13, 2012 #16 of 211
    BradJW

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    The dirt in the pump bothered me too, but thinking about it, it's possible the tank had an outershell and an innershell (with a much smaller hole). The dirt may have falled on the inner shell, but still not have gone in the tank.

    Otherwise, that's 1000 gallons wasted.
     
  17. Aug 13, 2012 #17 of 211
    MikeAndrews

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    It's 1000 gallons.

    I thought they had planned to come back and use the tank for refills when needs but they can use Todd's tankler truck to get all 1000 gallons out and put the kid in the hole.

    With all of the planning, Walt didn't bring a chem mask?
     
  18. Aug 13, 2012 #18 of 211
    MikeAndrews

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    I have a real Garmin tracker. It has to have a view of the sky and it can only update its location about every 15 minutes if you want the battery to last a couple of days.

    It's also a lot smaller than the one they showed. About the size of a pack of gum.

    (My dog managed to dump the $150 thing somewhere in the back yard.)
     
  19. Aug 13, 2012 #19 of 211
    SeanC

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    Oh, hey, for comparisons sake, how many gallons were the barrels in the warehouse? 60?
     
  20. Aug 13, 2012 #20 of 211
    mrdbdigital

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    That's 1,000 gallons. The last digit on the meter is tenths of a gallon.
     

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