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Breaking Bad - S05E14 - 09/15/2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by GoPackGo, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I think the answering machine picked up the call and I assumed then the speaker on the answering machine was playing the call for all in the house to hear. I guess it depends on what kind of answering machine it was, but that was my take on the scene.
     
  2. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Then why would Skyler hold the phone to her ear if the answering machine speaker was on?
     
  3. Fahtrim

    Fahtrim New Member

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    The agent held some device next to the phone, either to record the call or broadcast it for all to hear or both, wasn't clear on that.
     
  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Because the answering machine doesn't have a microphone, and that's how you hold a phone when you're talking into it.
     
  5. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Considering how much talking she did, she really didn't need a mike...
     
  6. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    I totally agree. It seemed like some type of specialized "kidnapper is on the phone" microphone (only) so that they could also hear the call.
     
  7. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    It was just the standard induction coil to pick up (tap) the phone conversation without actually tapping into the phone line itself. They've been around for decades. They usually have a suction cup. They may have been playing it out loud or not (due to potential feedback), but it was certainly recorded.
     
  8. Ereth

    Ereth Well-Known Member

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    George R. R. Martin (writer of Game of Thrones) blog post about this episode (and this season in general).


    http://grrm.livejournal.com/337511.html
     
  9. brianric

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    And Jon Hamm will be frustrated again as Bryan Cranston wins the emmy for best lead actor.
     
  10. Numb And Number2

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    Hank would be alive, possibly providing code red certified security for Saul Goodman, if not for Master Disquietude tossing mad stacks. I'm thinking the beaming of blueberry pies and guts into outer space was a foreshadow.

    Even a fish can stay out of trouble if it keeps his mouth shut.

    Hank counted a chicken before it hatched and it flew the coop.

    Walt was foolish for putting all his eggs in one basket. Had he buried the barrels in pits of two it would not have required much more digging and the advantages are obvious.
     
  11. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    Whatever you're smoking, please pass it around.
     
  12. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

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    His point about burying the barrels in two holes is pretty astute. Heck, just have the holes 20 paces apart and he's pretty safe.
     
  13. jkeegan

    jkeegan New Member

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    Or, don't tell anyone that there is money buried under the ground.
     
  14. jkeegan

    jkeegan New Member

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    On my third or fourth rewatch now.

    If you watch the scene you can clearly see Marie does NOT react to Walt on the phone saying "toe the line or you'll end up just like Hank". It's only when Skyler says "what happened to Hank" that Marie jumps up because Skyler said his name. As was said before, she gets from Skyler's reaction that Hank is dead.
     
  15. Hank

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    Yeah, I just re-watched as well and was going to post the same thing. Also, I'm pretty sure the detective was just holding up his cell phone to record the conversation, it wasn't any kind of special phone tapping (or speakerphone-like) equipment.

    And I wanted to mention this before, but at the top of the show when Hank was shot, he starts crawling towards Gomie's shotgun in pretty much the same manner as he did when he was shot by the twins, and crawling towards the gun and bullet on the ground.

    And I found it remarkable how quickly after Hank was shot that a mortified and grieving Walt turned right back into Heisenberg in order to deal with Jesse.

    Oh, and the stack of cash he paid for the truck was a strap of $100 bills.. so it was most likely $10k. It was a pretty fat stack, so it could have been $20k, but it was just one "strap". So perhaps they took some artistic license and it wasn't 100 bills as is standard for strapped cash like that.
     
  16. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Active Member

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    I feel Gomie should have got a better send off.
     
  17. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    Sure bury the barrels in two holes. Spend more countless hours digging in the sun, in the sand/dirt and such.

    I would have thought bury some and then hide some and then, be really smart and hide a couple somewhere else. Spread it out so that you know not all of it will be touched.

    That however would take time and some planning.
     
  18. Anubys

    Anubys KMT Soccer Playa

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    well, innocent or not, the car wash was bought with illegal drug money. It has to be confiscated, I would think. I also think that accounting bloodhounds would sniff out any scheme Skyler can cook up to hide money. :shrug:

    At least Walt learned to roll the barrel instead of lifting it :D
     
  19. danielhart

    danielhart Nerp Nerp

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    a fitting end for the pathetic POS imo
     
  20. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    This...

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