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Breaking Bad S05E08 "Gliding Over All" OAD 9/2/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by thebigmo, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Sep 4, 2012 #181 of 321
    KenDC

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    As Walt is always a step ahead, could he have gotten the cancer is back news and then changed directions just to see if his wife would take care of him when he gets sick?

    Also, could someone explain the book again. I remember Hank having it and the flashback whole scene but I didn't remember Walt getting a copy. When/why did that happen?
     
  2. Sep 4, 2012 #182 of 321
    MikeAndrews

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    Not to mention that even in the worst county hospital the maintenance crew would have gotten a round tuit to replace the towel dispenser - or they would have a Dyson hand dryer by now.
     
  3. Sep 4, 2012 #183 of 321
    Hank

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    It's not the same book. The book in the flashback is Gale's "Lab Notes" notebook which had a short inscription to "W.W". This was evidence collected by the DEA/APD when Gale was shot. The book in the bathroom is a book of poetry by Walt Whitman which had a similar inscription from Gale to Walt. It hasn't been confirmed if Gale giving Walt the book happened on-screen or not.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2012 #184 of 321
    DevdogAZ

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    In a podcast I listened to, they said that in the S3 episode in question, Walt and Gale discuss their shared love of Walt Whitman, and then later in the episode, Walt is seen looking through the book. So while the giving of the gift was not done outright on screen, it seems to have been implied that the book came from Gale.

    Even if it wasn't implied at the time, the inscription which we now were able to read in this episode makes it pretty clear where Walt got the book.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2012 #185 of 321
    uncdrew

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    You guys obviously have never had mad stacks of cash.

    When you have money, you count it. There is no Scrooge McDuck who just piles the money and doesn't count it.

    Walt is crazy meticulous with recording things. And he put the cash in stacks -- to think that he didn't count it and record it is kind of unbelievable.

    I'm curious to get TCF Hank's opinion.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2012 #186 of 321
    rrrobinsonjr

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  7. Sep 4, 2012 #187 of 321
    Jstkiddn

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    I agree with both your take on the towel dispenser scene & your prediction.

    Walt was too calm and cool while washing his hands to have, just a few seconds before, been beating the life out of a hand dryer. I agree that they showed it to show Walt reflecting on the past year and allow us to reflect right along with him.

    Re: the prediction. They made a point to show Walt replacing it into his hiding place, so it is definitely not out of play just yet. Once Walt realizes that Hank is on to him, I think he would use it if given the chance.
     
  8. Sep 4, 2012 #188 of 321
    Hank

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    Yeah, I did not mean to imply that Gale never actually gave Walt the book, just that it wasn't confirmed if it happen on screen or off screen. It's pretty clear it was a gift, I'm not debating that.

    I think Walt was meticulous in counting each pile of cash he handed over to Skyler. He might not have been so meticulous adding it all up in his head. But yeah, he would have some ballpark *idea* of how much cash he handed over to her within a $10-million range.
     
  9. Sep 4, 2012 #189 of 321
    Hank

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    One more comment about the WitSec path. We were watching a few eps of S04 last night,and in E04 or E05, when Walt is wondering how everything go so far out of control, Saul proposes that Walt and his family "dissapear". Saul "knows a guy" who says is way better than Witness Protection, you really "disappear". "Off the grid". New identities, everything. But Saul said that his fee is "substantial.. and I mean 'SUBSTANTIAL'". "There's no going back."

    I didn't watch the next episode, but I think that's when Walt goes back to the crawlspace to find out that they don't have enough money left to "disappear". I suspect Walt eventually uses this guy's service to disappear to NH. No WitSec.
     
  10. Sep 4, 2012 #190 of 321
    VegasVic

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    It does here :cool:
     
  11. Sep 4, 2012 #191 of 321
    uncdrew

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    I'm with you.

    While "building empires" was his expressed goal, the real one is to provide for his family.

    I too think he saw the mad stacks and it really hit him. He doesn't need to live in a world where his wife hates him and kids don't live with him anymore. He has the money. He can quit.

    Giving a ton of it to Jessie also seems to fit that revelation.

    The dinner scene at the end seemed to show a tad bit of healing (with Walt and his wife and kids). I think he's content and is ready to be good again.

    Of course that's right when Hank finds out.
     
  12. Sep 4, 2012 #192 of 321
    danterner

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    Hank, your imagined nursing home dialog is hysterical -- well done! :D
     
  13. Sep 4, 2012 #193 of 321
    DevdogAZ

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    Walt clearly counted the money each time the cash was delivered to him, so he could make the necessary percentage payments to Saul, Todd, Vamanos Pest, and anyone else. But I don't think he kept records of how much was leftover each time, and how much he delivered to Skylar. That was the whole point of her involvement. So he didn't have to deal with the accounting.
     
  14. Sep 4, 2012 #194 of 321
    Jstkiddn

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    Isn't that always the way life goes?
     
  15. Sep 4, 2012 #195 of 321
    stellie93

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    I don't know, but I loved that rug, and I don't usually even like purple. :confused:

    Definitely not buying either one of them not knowing how much money there was. Skylar is an accountant--she should be anal about keeping track of each deposit--maybe in code somewhere. It's not that the whole pile in the storage locker should be counted, it would have been counted 1 deposit at a time as it came in.

    I didn't even think about fire. She probably should have broken it up into different storage lockers. Or safety deposit boxes....oh, wait, not a good idea. ;)
     
  16. Sep 4, 2012 #196 of 321
    KenDC

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    Thanks.

    Did anyone else get the impression that the first page might have been "stuck"? It seemed like he went back and forth and it "popped". Maybe Walt didn't even know it was there and that is why he didn't get rid of it?

    Of course, if that is true I will forget I nailed it a year from now. :)
     
  17. Sep 4, 2012 #197 of 321
    uncdrew

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    Just doesn't seem in Hank's character. To closely track and monitor every last detail but then not keep track of the end result?

    I'm done. This show sucks and it's just too hard to believe. They can't even keep a dented piece of metal around for a few years in case they need it again.

    Sheesh, crappy show.
     
  18. Sep 4, 2012 #198 of 321
    DevdogAZ

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    I think Skylar was counting it meticulously at the beginning. She was trying to keep up with it and run it through the car wash to make it legit. But at some point she realized there was no point. I was coming in far too fast for her to launder, and she couldn't just store it at the car wash, so she had to find some place to put it. I'm guessing that even then, she tried to keep up with the recordkeeping, but it just became pointless.
     
  19. Sep 4, 2012 #199 of 321
    Dawghows

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    My powers of observation must have been on the fritz when I was watching this. It never even crossed my mind that Walt's cancer might be back, and I didn't believe for a fraction of a second that he was truly "out."

    Having now read through this thread, I'm pretty convinced that he is indeed serious about stopping, although I think the new Czech deal seems like an awfully large hole in that theory. One thing is for certain, though: Pretty much every time I think I know where this show is headed, it takes a turn I didn't expect. I guess we'll all know for sure next year....geez what a long time to wait.

    ETA: There were a few previous comments about all that unlaundered money being so much "useless paper," and about Jesse not be able to use all his money. Unless I'm forgetting something, there's no reason they can't use the money -- it's not marked or anything, right? Granted they can't go out and buy a fleet of yachts, but as long as they spend it on reasonable purchases and without any obvious grandiosity, they should be fine.
     
  20. Sep 4, 2012 #200 of 321
    tivoboyjr

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    I'm usually one of the people on here saying I didn't find something believable, but I have no issue with the paper towel dispenser and I have no issue with them not knowing how much money there was.

    Why should the paper towel dispenser look identical to the way it looked months ago? Is Walt the only person who uses that bathroom? Maybe some other, recently-diagnosed guys have taken shots at it. Does it seem likely that it would have been replaced by now? Yes, but it's not beyond belief that it wasn't.

    Re the cash, Skylar was in charge of the cash and she went through a long period of time where she just didn't give a damn. I can believe her being overwhelmed and losing track and I can also believe that for a stretch she just didn't care and even if she had been counting, she just stopped.
     

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