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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. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    I generally don't subscribe to suppositions like this, but they've called out the watch a few more times that makes it stand out, so yes I think the watch will play some minor part of Walt's downfall.
  2. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    Just watched the opening scene for the season premiere. Walt has no wedding band or watch, different glasses, hair and a full beard. I wonder if he faked his own death in order to return to ABQ and seek revenge on Mike?
  3. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member

    Jul 8, 2004
    West St....
    I'm not a chemist, nor well versed in physics, but if water is heavier than the methylamine, were they dealing in amounts small enough in ratio to the entire tanker car and in a small enough time frame, that they would not be diluting the methylamine they were taking from the bottom of the car by running water into the top of it at the same time?

    And if they do leave the tanks there and draw from it as they need it, does the effect of the time over which they draw and the changing temperatures in that area of AZ (night versus day, etc.) have any real effect on the 'purity' or concentration of the methylamine? I can't imagine that stuff would 'spoil'?
  4. Jesda


    Feb 12, 2005
    Just when I thought this show was running out of steam... BOOM!
  5. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    It was a 24,000 gallon tanker, and they were putting in about 900 gallons of water, so even if the water did mix with the rest quickly enough to affect what they were drawing out, it would only be diluted around 4%. I'm sure Walt can deal with that in his recipe.
  6. mooseAndSquirrel

    mooseAndSquirrel Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2001
    Whatsamatta U
    I got the impression that the wheels were turning for Walt that Lydia could help solve the Mike problem rather than the other way around. She knows the 9. Plenty of Ricin to go around. And she's a critical part of the supply chain. Maybe he's now thinking Todd could be the new muscle. Walt seems to process new challenges quickly. So... Bummer, the kid is dead, what do I do now?
  7. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    Would Mike have just up and shot the kid like that? I wonder if Walt, Jessie and Mike even knew Todd had a gun. Walt does seem to process and adapt to new challenges quickly and I think Jessie is learning to also, but it shows itself in different ways.

    Getting the stuff from the train was a great idea but I wonder if Lydia thought they could even really pull it off. Maybe she thought of it as a set up to get her off her back if they were caught.
  8. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    Lydia knows she is in deep, and implicated with these guys. She has been on the precipice a couple of times now, and has managed to talk her way out. But she has also tried to make people die, so she had "broken bad" before we first met her. I'd say that her fate is sealed, but who knows what twists are in store?
  9. Tyrion The Imp

    Tyrion The Imp A Lannister

    Jul 11, 2012
    New York
    That was another great episode. The whole train thing was awesome..

    Does anyone get that feeling that Hank knows about Walt already?
  10. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    It's beginning to seem that way....his comments about "keeping" their daughter, etc...make it sound like he's becoming increasingly suspicious.
  11. Gary McCoy

    Gary McCoy Active Member

    Jun 4, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    You can speculate about how closely the story arc will emulate Scarface and whether or not the version emulated will be the 1932 original (Chicago Mob) or the 1989 Brian DePalma remake (Cuban gangsters). But the main story arc in both has the main character gaining power at the cost of family, and then striking out against all his enemies in an over-the-top attack. It's one of the basic themes from The Godfather films, as well.

    Buit I'm not speculating. I just like to have a new episode in the TiVo, and my remote in hand. I like the Dolby Digital sound we have been treated to lately, and the cinematography has been uniformly excellant. This is a well-crafted production, made from excellant scripts.

    Just this week in the scene where Jesse is on the tracks after replacing the pipe cap, the surround sound had the train wheels sounding as if they were rolling through the room. If you don't have surround, you are missing part of the experience.
  12. mchasal

    mchasal Member

    Jun 6, 2001
    NY, USA
    Hmm, that's an interesting thought, but I'm thinking that if he did know, or even had some pretty strong suspicions, he would have confronted Walt. Maybe told him something like "Look, I'm not sure this is you, but if you know anything about blue meth, we're getting close. If you just stop, I'll make sure it dies out", or maybe even just started dropping hints that they're getting close.

    I'm pretty sure it's going to happen at some point, but I don't think we're there yet.
  13. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

    Dec 30, 2003
    I don't think there is any way Hank compromises an investigation for Walt. Even if Walt was his blood brother my impression of Hank as a DEA agent is that he wouldn't like it, but he would follow the trail and not warn him.
  14. Robin

    Robin Nasty Woman

    Dec 6, 2001
    I watched the ep in two parts so by the time the ending rolled around I had completely and totally forgotten about the kid.


    Love this show.
  15. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    If Hank doesn't warn him and busts him then his career is over. If he warns Walt then perhaps he saves his career. It will be interesting to see which way it goes as we all assume Hank will find out at some point. But who knows, maybe Hank stays in the dark until the very end.
  16. tivoboyjr

    tivoboyjr Unregistered User

    Apr 28, 2003
    I don't think Hank would do it for Walt, but I do think Hank would do it for Hank. If/when Walt is caught, whether it's by Hank or by anyone else, Hank's career is over. I can see Hank agreeing to some sort of deal where he will look the other way (maybe officially conclude that Heisenberg is dead) if Walt stops cooking/selling. I don't think Hank would like that at all, but it could be his best option.
  17. TheMerk

    TheMerk Always Bid First

    Feb 26, 2001
    Salt Lake...
    I found it interesting that the "Previously on AMC's Breaking Bad" made note of Hank saying they were working on putting a tail on Mike.

    That didn't come up in the context of this episode, and the Previously On usually only deals with things that are specifically needed to understand the episode you are about to watch.
  18. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    Interesting. Much like I never watch previews for next week I also don't watch the "previously on" because often it can foretell too much of what's about to happen or at least which direction the episode is going to go.
  19. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    I think the watch stands out because it is a big purchase. Most people would consider a $5000 watch extravagent. Hank doesn't know about the medical bills and I don't know he knows how much the car wash was and the cars were explained as leases.
  20. robojerk

    robojerk Active Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Laguna Hills CA
    I forget, when Walter and Skylar laid out that lie about Walter's "gambling problem", was it just a cover to help explain away the purchase of the car wash, or did they include that they were also helping to pay for Hank's medical bills too?

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