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Breaking Bad - S05E14 - 09/15/2013

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

  1. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South
    Digging one big hole isn't too much quicker than two small holes.

    Plus, he was digging at night, wasn't he?
  2. Fahtrim

    Fahtrim Member

    Apr 12, 2004
    Getting the hole started in the desert would be the hard part I think, softer as you get deeper probably, so probably quicker to do one hole and fill back in one hole.

    He was digging during the day, he went back home and collapsed that night with that "talk" with Skyler.
  3. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South
    Dunno. I think it's pretty hard. Might even be harder as you get deeper.

    I'm sure Walt wishes he had dug 7 holes at this point.
  4. kaszeta

    kaszeta Ceci n'est pas une conserve TCF Club

    Jun 11, 2004
    Grantham, NH
    Yeah, he was one of my favorite minor characters:

  5. kaszeta

    kaszeta Ceci n'est pas une conserve TCF Club

    Jun 11, 2004
    Grantham, NH
    Does it really matter that much that the AB took most of it? Not sure that 80 million would help life on the run any better than 10 million.
  6. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    I keep remembering things I wanted to mention.

    I really liked how they made it realistic as possible when Walt was backing out of the driveway with Skyler's car behind him. It's not easy to just push a car in "PARK" and he really floored it to force it out of the way. For a rusty, old, beat up pick-up truck he bought in the desert, it sure had some mad horsepower and good tires!

    Hmmm. on second thought, I don't know what kind of car Skyler has, but I would have guessed it would have been a front-wheel drive car, so the front wheels/transmission should also have been locked-up (in "PARK") as well as the rear wheels that must have had the e-brake engaged. Unless it was a RWD car, then it works to have the rear wheels locked and the front wheels spinning freely. Either way, it was still an awesome scene.
  7. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South
    Fine point.

    But in most scenarios where someone discovers your pile of money, they don't actually leave you with any.

  8. kaszeta

    kaszeta Ceci n'est pas une conserve TCF Club

    Jun 11, 2004
    Grantham, NH
    It's a Ford Edge, BTW.
  9. Dawghows

    Dawghows Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2001
    I don't think it was ever Walt's intent to go on the run with the money. His intention was for Skylar and the kids to have access to the money after he died.

    Of course now that things have fallen apart like they have, of course, it's a different story.
  10. jamesl

    jamesl Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    10 million = 500 000 a year for the next 20 years
    or 9615 every week for the next 20 years
    all tax free

    a family of 4 (soon to be 3) could EASILY live on that
    even if it does include a newborn and a teen with cerebral palsy

    Portugal, South Korea, Canada, New Zealand or even Belize would all be fine places to live
    sure it would take some adjustment, but I think 9615 a week would ease the difficulty:)

    I sure wouldn't have any problem with it
    I'm single, I'm sure I could get by on a paltry 4 million
    (3846 each week for the next 20 years)
  11. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    I just got caught up after a mini-marathon the last few nights. All I can say is, WOW! This is just amazing television. As the series has progressed, I've wrestled with whether or not I should be rooting for Walt. Amazingly, I still found myself rooting for him, even at the end of this episode. I can't deny that I was relieved when he got on the van at the end and was spirited away to safety. Given all his recent actions, you would think I would want him to be apprehended, or perhaps even killed, but for some reason I don't. I think this is a testament to just how phenomenal both the writing and acting are on this show. In Walter White, they have created the perfect anti-hero.
  12. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South
    You may join our "I <3 Walt" fan club.
  13. Jon J

    Jon J Curmudgeon

    Aug 23, 2000
    Music City USA
    Honor among thieves...er, murderers? ;)
  14. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    Yeah. That bugs me.

    Jack: "I just stole 80% of your money, but we're square? I need to know we're square."

    For WHAT?

    Then Walt says Jack still owes him Pinkman. Don't think that contract was supposed to be for $70 mil.
  15. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    Typo ... it was supposed to be 6 (to match your episode rating). ;)

    In my neck of the woods (far from any desert) as you dig deeper you get clay (harder to dig) and eventually bedrock.

    I was surprised that nobody mentioned hydration for a coughing cancer-stricken middle-aged man. Where there any water bottles during the desert dig or the desert barrel roll?
  16. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    I think it was mentioned during the thread for that episode.
  17. 3D

    3D Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Plantation, FL.
    So now you're nitpicking the nitpickers? ;)
  18. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    I'll nitpick the nitpicker of nitpicking nitpickers and say that you forgot to give him the multiple thumbs down. :thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:
  19. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    Actually, he was not far off on his review. The only part he really missed was the phone call from Walt to Skyler. He had no way of knowing Walt's real intent. He saw it as "Walt calls his wife to ream her out and say hateful, awful things to her. I thought he was gonna kill the baby over the phone and have her listen, because that's a real power move."

    It appears we've wasted 64 hours watching this show. Just watch the final ep or two, and enjoy the finish. :)

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