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Breaking Bad - S05E13 - To'hajiilee

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by GoPackGo, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Sep 9, 2013 #201 of 374
    JohnB1000

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    I looked for hints that they were following and didn't see any. It was also quite a long time after he got out there. So if that's the case it was more bad directing :)
     
  2. Sep 9, 2013 #202 of 374
    tivoboyjr

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    They could have been tracking him, but I don't think they had the technology available to do it. The Skymall device didn't allow live tracking, and as far as we know, Hank and Gomie haven't gotten the DEA involved. Not sure how they could have done that on their own, but maybe they did.

    Either way, they found him.

    If we're talking about implausibilities, I am not sure that the Walt we know would have blindly accepted Jesse's explanation that he found the money by using the GPS tracking history from Walt's rented van. Has Jesse ever been known to be capable of doing anything like that? Not to Walt. Could Jesse, or pretty much anyone, have been able to do that without involving law enforcement? I don't think so. You either need to have an insider at the rental company, or a warrant.
     
  3. Sep 9, 2013 #203 of 374
    Rob Helmerichs

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    What sold the story was the photo of the barrel. Once Walt saw that, it didn't really matter how plausible the story was on close examination...one way or another, Jesse found the money.
     
  4. Sep 9, 2013 #204 of 374
    tivoboyjr

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    Definitely - the photo sold it. But once again, this is Jesse Pinkman, who Walt thinks is a complete idiot. And it was just a picture of one barrel of money. I can see Huell falling for something like that when the cops pull it on him. Harder to see Walt fall for it when Jesse, who to Walt is dumber than dumb, finds the money through some complicated detective work, allegedly all on his own.
     
  5. Sep 9, 2013 #205 of 374
    Frash

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    Hahaha, found on another forum:

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  6. Sep 9, 2013 #206 of 374
    Rob Helmerichs

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    And yet he indisputably found it. (Or so it seemed.) It wasn't A, then B, then C, then D. It was D. Since A, B, and C lead to D, and we know we're at D, then it doesn't really matter what the odds of A, B, and C are, since, well, D.

    That was the brilliance of the plan. Hank learned something he really had no business knowing (that Walt had buried the money out in the desert in Home Depot barrels), and built a chain leading to that knowledge that would force Walt to the actual location.
     
  7. Sep 9, 2013 #207 of 374
    getreal

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    I find that, the more I am excited about the episode I just watched, and want to share that excitement ... then I come here and start reading the posts. Some are just as excited as I am and share great observations, but then I become increasingly disappointed to read through all of the critical comments about the storyline and suggestions for "better" story ideas. Ugh!! I used to be able to get through all of that, but it is getting less and less pleasurable to want to add my two bits with the overanalyzing and awful second guessing going on. :(

    Sorry gang, but I want to keep the excitement alive, so I'll just add a tiny observation or two:

    When Saul appeared at the car wash and said "Better Call Saul!" to Flynn, and Walter popped in with the baby, it was the last moment of the whole family being together in one scene (Walt, Skyler, Walt Jr. and Molly), though they had no idea in the moment.

    Then when Hank called Marie after arresting Walt/Heisenberg, they shared a final sweet moment with "I love you" back & forth and a breath of relief before Hank's doomed "It'll be a while before I see you" (paraphrasing) ... as the Aryans were descending upon them.

    Jesse could hardly believe his eyes as he witnessed the takedown of the infallible Mr. White (now "Walt" to him as his full betrayal was unquestionably revealed to Heisenberg), followed quickly by the demons from Hell being unleashed immediately thereafter. What a sickening feeling for Jesse, who could have had his new identity and been safely starting a new life in Alaska, only to be facing his worst nightmare in the desert.

    My advice to us true fans of excellence in storytelling: Don't second-guess. Just sit back and enjoy the thrill of the ride. It will all be over before we know it. Let's marvel as the masterpiece unfolds before our eyes.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2013 #208 of 374
    cheesesteak

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    Couches are bullet proof in Hollywood too.
     
  9. Sep 9, 2013 #209 of 374
    cheesesteak

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    They usually kill about 47 bad guys in every Strike Back episode but never get shot themselves.
     
  10. Sep 9, 2013 #210 of 374
    smak

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    I'm not sure I buy that Walt wouldn't have thought to check that the rental van had GPS in the first place.

    -smak-
     
  11. Sep 9, 2013 #211 of 374
    JohnB1000

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    The problem Getreal is that it really wasn't excellent, an ep like this is just carried by reputation. In truth BB has high standards and these flaws do not allow the ep to live up to those standards.

    Surely you are not suggesting we just blindly love it or not post our issues.?
     
  12. Sep 9, 2013 #212 of 374
    smak

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    If everything that Walt is doing right now is to insure that his family gets that money, why hasn't he just given the lottery ticket to Skylar? I think an old lottery ticket in the bottom of a women's purse is a lot less conspicuous than it is in a man's wallet.

    -smak-
     
  13. Sep 9, 2013 #213 of 374
    uncdrew

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    Or Jessie could have gotten the info at gunpoint. He's good at pointing guns at people.
     
  14. Sep 9, 2013 #214 of 374
    brianric

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    I agree, especially after watching Under the Dome. :p
     
  15. Sep 9, 2013 #215 of 374
    Hank

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    If it's an internal system for tracking truck rentals and/or employees, Walt might not even know to look. Or if he did, it could be very well hidden. The old Lo-Jack systems were installed in cars very well hidden, they would not even tell the owner where the units were installed. They were installed very stealthfully, and these internal GPS tracking systems could be the same way.
     
  16. Sep 9, 2013 #216 of 374
    Regina

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    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?????

    I mean...

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLTTTT???????????? :D:p;)

    Thanks! I do remember that!

    Geez-I guess Jesse has stood up for himself before. Good for him!

    But jeez-I couldn't BELIEVE he was trying to get out of the car during the gunfight...STAY IN THE CAR, JESSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:
     
  17. Sep 9, 2013 #217 of 374
    john4200

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    You want the hit men to kill Jesse after they finish with Hank and Gomez?
     
  18. Sep 9, 2013 #218 of 374
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Maybe he's the only one in Hollywood (including writers and directors) who knows that sheet metal or plastic can't stop bullets, and that it would be safest to get the hell away from there... :D
     
  19. Sep 9, 2013 #219 of 374
    smak

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    I don't think it matters if it's hidden. If he knew about it, he wouldn't just take it and drive off, and just be oh well, I can't find it. He wouldn't do it in the first place.

    He'd go somewhere else.

    -smak-
     
  20. Sep 9, 2013 #220 of 374
    Regina

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    DURING the fight, YES! I mean-NO! I don't want him to get killed! Stay in the damn car! (Especially since cars are bullet-proof, as we have discussed) ;)

    After-if still alive-get the heck out of Dodge! :p
     

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