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Breaking Bad S05E07 "Say My Name" OAD 08/26/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by TheMerk, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. robojerk

    robojerk Active Member

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    Be quiet you two.
     
  2. tivoboyjr

    tivoboyjr Unregistered User

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    Assuming Walt actually cooks for them. If not, I would imagine they'd want their money back.

    PS - Thanks for changing the subject. I was about to ask what Todd should feed the tarantula.
     
  3. john4200

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    I understand that I am explaining facts about how law enforcement works, and you are making nonsense claims. And that you are claiming you did not write things that you did write just a few posts ago.

    Now, if it is your OPINION that I don't know that the Breaking Bad writers have a tendency to write some ridiculous things, then your opinion is incorrect. I never claimed to be able to predict what the writers will write in the future. I was consistently writing about what would actually happen in such a situation. There is little point in speculating what the writers will write in the future, since they often deviate quite far from reality.
     
  4. Test

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    I'd like to think Mike was smart enough and worked it out so his granddaughter has a nice chunk of change coming to her when she turns 18. Unless they explicitly show otherwise (which I don't think they have) that's what I'll think.
     
  5. john4200

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    No, I never said that. Realistically, it is not possible that the DEA would fail to find Kaylee's box. I have consistently written that. I never made a claim either way about what the writers would write in the future about Kaylee's box.
     
  6. john4200

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    Blue meth. It would be interesting to see a spider on speed.
     
  7. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    Me too.
     
  8. Hank

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    Does not compute.
     
  9. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    Can we get back to talking about Todd for a bit? I have only just caught up to the point where I'm watching them weekly, and I don't remember seeing a lot of things that would make Todd look like a loose cannon or an idiot. Someone fill me in? When he shot the kid, I thought it made sense and would have expected that from someone who regularly robbed houses and the like.
     
  10. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Does Saul stating explicitly in the episode count?
     
  11. john4200

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    I was talking about what the writers would write about Kaylee's box. I thought that would be obvious, but since you are involved, I went back and edited my post to make it explicit.
     
  12. Bierboy

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    Huh....that's WAY beyond nitpicking....
     
  13. john4200

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    Wow, really? I would never expect anyone to casually shoot a kid, unless I already knew that they were a ruthless SOB.
     
  14. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I agree. While it was completely cold-hearted to shoot the kid like he did, it fit perfectly with the needs of the plot and the character. He then explained himself well when they were back at the warehouse. I think the only things he's done that are questionable are mentioning that he has relatives in jail, and then taking the tarantula (presumably as some kind of trophy).
     
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Seriously? After it was drilled into Todd (and the viewers) earlier in the episode that there are heists that work, and heists that leave witnesses. And that absolutely nobody else can ever know about this? Given those parameters set out earlier in the episode, what options were realistically available to them when they turned off the generator and saw the kid sitting there?
     
  16. TAsunder

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    Right. And he seems a lot brighter than Jesse when it comes to learning the cook method and wanting to do a good job. I don't doubt that there could be a fun plot twist with Todd, I just don't get why people think so poorly of him currently.
     
  17. uncdrew

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    No. Only one person didn't agree on that one. Seemed obvious they were buying the supply to both use it and cripple the competition.


    The cops find little girls' money. Way too many very easy reasons this will happen. The only way it doesn't happen is a rare set of events.
     
  18. tivoboyjr

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    I don't get the confusion over this, either, but I've moved on.

    I think Todd is both a loose cannon and an idiot. It wasn't his decision or his "place," as Mike would say, to shoot the kid, and Walt/Mike/Jesse didn't even know Todd had a gun. It's Todd's place to shoot the kid if one of his bosses tell him to shoot the kid. He did it on his own. That makes him a loose cannon.

    As for being an idiot, I think Todd is much dumber than Jesse. Jesse is uneducated, immature, impulsive, an addict and so on, but he's also shown on more than one occasion that he is capable of critical thinking. And while Jesse was able to learn the meth recipe, I don't think Todd would ever be able to learn it (based on what I've seen of him so far).

    Now Todd is much more of a "thug" than Jesse and could come in handy, but he could also be a liability - due to being a loose cannon and an idiot.
     
  19. uncdrew

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    He did. He assumed that an attorney dealing with no other part of his criminal activities wouldn't be followed.

    He was wrong.


    So actually, it wasn't a very good plan. It was better than doing it himself. But he should not have used the attorney of 9 people conducting criminal activities. He should have used a different attorney just for the Kaylee stuff.

    But this attorney got pinched. Pinched by Hank who has an enormous bug up his butt to solve this. So everything this attorney ever touched will get investigated. Kaylee gets nothing.
     
  20. Test

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    I guess I missed that part. Are you sure he explicitly said that?

    No confusion.
     

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