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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by bsnelson, Aug 13, 2012.
Here's a four-minute video clip of how they shot the tanker scene...
If they had been better prepared, they would have had multiple hoses, all laid out along the track (both directions) and camouflaged, with the ends spaced 50 feet apart or whatever. Then, wherever the train stopped, it would be within 25 feet of a couple hose ends.
And of course, as has been pointed out, they would have needed a much bigger pump.
Yep. As it gave it's dying gasps it teased me by telling me where it was in the yard.
Per the usual SNAFU it was still is battery save mode so it didn't get my instruction, given previously, to give it's location continuously. There's an option to not update constantly when it's inside the fence. Sorta makes my purpose of telling me when the dog is OUTSIDE the fence have a bit of delay.
No matter. I gave its position lotsa times as the battery died. I still couldn't see it. I think I have it down to a 30-50 foot radius circle. More aggravation is the the phone app will tell you what direction to look but THAT depends on your phone updating it's location and how fast your data link is...
It's designed to help you spot where your THING is, not where the tiny gizmo itself is.
We scoured and haven't found it so far. It could be outside the fence or under the deck, but so far we haven't spotted it. I refuse to mow until I find it. It's jungle out there.
One reason they idle the locos, besides keeping it warm, is because it supplies all the power. In Union Station the engines stay at low idle while they use building power, then pull the house power, all the lights in passenger cars go out, and they run the engine(s) to high idle and switch to internal power. I've been told that the passenger trains have electric traction motors on the cars.
I predicted that Skyler was not going to be impressed how safe Walt and the family are by telling her how he faced down a gun to his head.
Now Heisenberg can tell Skyler everything is still safe and cool even if they did SHOOT A KID.
I think the reason Walt wouldn't stop the pumps was not because he wanted 10000 and no less, but because if he stopped before the correct amount of water was put in the weight would be off and the theft would be discovered.
This is exactly the kind of role he has played. The kind of role he has played is someone who is willing to murder for other people.
They need to take the kid's body and dump it somewhere it will be found quickly. That way there won't be a search party that might stumble upon the tanks.
I never thought they would leave the methylamine in the tanks, I thought they would immediately return with the water truck and fill it back up with the methylamine.
As for the dirt falling in the methylamine, Walt being a master chemist, I assume he knows how to distill and purify that out.
You need to set up a hard perimeter and do a grid search.
Don't forget to open a port
Pretty chilling when Skylar sarcastically asked him if he was out burying bodies and he shocked her by telling her he was robbing a train and she knew he wasn't kidding.
IMO, the killing of the boy, if the body is found, will be the main cause for the demise of Walt and Jessie. John Q Public doesn't get aroused as much when people involved in drugs kill each other as they do when an innocent young boy, a white one to boot, gets killed, and I'm not trying to be racist, but a white child, especially coming from a family that is well off, will cause such an uproar that the Government, local, state, and Federal, will throw every resource they have to find the ones responsible for the child's death.
I could be remembering wrong, but here's my theory.
Walt said they were going for 900 gallons of methylblahblah.
Walt then did the math to figure how much water they'd need to get the weight of the tanker back to what it was.
They then made a point of showing the counter stopping at 1,000 gallons if not more, along with multiple shots of Mike trying to get them to stop pumping.
This will become a plot point when the tanker ends up at it's destination a couple hundred pounds under what it's supposed to be.
They were going to take 1,000 gallons of methylamine, and replace it with 934 (or some such exact number) gallons worth of water. Walt even accounted for spillage and what would be left in the hoses when he came up with the amount of water. They pulled off the switch exactly as they planed to.
methylwhatamacallit is lighter than water so they wanted 1000 gallons of it and were replacing it with 900 something gallons of water.
and refresh the hard drives while you're at it.
So I was remembering it backwards.
924.something (3, I think) and he rounded it up to 925 to account for spillage and what's left in the hose (I think I remember that correctly - I'm sure someone will chime in to tell me I'm wrong.).
Ok, I'll buy that Walt was waiting for the correct amount of methyl/water to be pumped in/out of the tanks instead of what I originally thought that Heisenberg was going for just filling the methlymine tank to capacity. That make more sense. I'm back to liking Walt better now,thanks!
I don't think anything will ever be found (on the show) relating to the hidden tanks or the diluted methlyamine.
Also, I suppose they could buy/borrow/steal their own tanker trunk to store the methlyamine locally so there's no evidence left in the desert. They can just drive it to the tent lab and draw only as much as they need instead of dragging a 55gal drum everywhere.
Also, I like the idea above about laying out extra hose in case the railcar was further away. :up:
As I had originally suggested, the watch will be critical in connecting the dots between Jesse and Walt. Later. Hank does not (yet) have any suspicions about Walt. But the watch is distinctive, and they made a point of having Walt showing it to Hank and him commenting about it. Chekhov's gun. It was done for a reason, and it will become evident later in the show. Period.