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Breaking Bad - S05E15 - Granite State

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by GoPackGo, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Dawghows

    Dawghows Active Member

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    I haven't listened in a couple weeks, but I believe the people on the podcast call him "the disappearer."
     
  2. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Exactly. Even thought the AB broke into the house and got Jesse's confession, wasn't Marie sitting right there listening to the whole thing? Between what she knows and Walt's phone call to Skylar, plus all the rest of the stuff the DEA already had on Heisenberg, it wouldn't take them long to start piecing everything together.

    Why couldn't the "long trip" mean driving back to the airport and then flying back to ABQ? A jeep isn't really the most ideal car for a cross-country trip.
     
  3. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

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    So...

    Should shows die at their peak, like Breaking Bad? It makes for a better legacy for sure. Think Firefly and other examples.

    But like LOST, should it keep going just to give us more to watch? A "not as good" season of Breaking Bad would certainly be more enjoyable for me to watch than most of the crap on TV.

    I'm glad BB is going out on top, but part of me wishes there were more seasons.
     
  4. MonsterJoe

    MonsterJoe ♪♫♪♪♫♪♫♫♪

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    Maybe it's not the end. Maybe WW disappears and reappears as Malcom's dad.

    Has that been mentioned yet?
     
  5. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

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    I just watched the series finale for Dexter.

    8 seasons was about 3 seasons too long for that show, IMHO. A once great show was brought low.

    I would much rather see a show go out while it is still good. Then you get to remember it fondly, and want to see it again, and want to share it with anyone who may have missed it the first time.

    It's like a good book. Of course you don't want it to end, but you can't wait to see what happens. I love that feeling.
     
  6. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

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    He's had a lot of time to think about things. That Jesse is still alive is a distinct possibility, since he last saw him alive. And the people who are going to kill him aren't terribly trust-worthy.

    But yeah, I agree that he isn't planning a huge storming of the castle to save Jesse.
     
  7. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

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    Whoa!
     
  8. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

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    That is correct.

    More likely, at least for now, he is going to kill him, but I suspect circumstances could possibly change that plan.
     
  9. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

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    I can't imagine Jesse wants to be alive. But he did try to escape...
     
  10. peitsche

    peitsche Immer vor der Glotze

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    That would be a very satisfying finale (for a lot of viewers of the show for sure) but is that (1) "a redemptive series finale" and (2) a very surprising finale that would make him plant such a nuanced hint in the penultimate episode?

    I guess it depends on what one perceives redemption means in this context. My point was that Walter White/Heisenberg killing a few more people (including Gretchen and Ellie) does not make it a redemptive series finale. IMHO, of course. :D
     
  11. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    I'm several pages behind and this is probably a smeek, but I think that Walt found out about Lydia's request to have the AB pay a visit to Skyler and baby Holly. Walt is not amused and he made a stop by his old house to pick up the riacin to use on Lydia.
     
  12. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Guns don't kill people. People kill people.

    So maybe Walter is going to use those guns for redemption, not for killing.
     
  13. audioscience

    audioscience Droppin' Science *

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    Yeah, I think it was just a poor choice of words on the article writer's part.
     
  14. peitsche

    peitsche Immer vor der Glotze

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    Agreed. What do you think would be a better choice of words? Asking differently, what do you think the hockey scene was supposed to mean, if anything?
     
  15. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

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    LOL! They should pull a Newhart and have him wake up in bed next to Jane Kaczmarek. :D
     
  16. peitsche

    peitsche Immer vor der Glotze

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    Pulling an uncdrew by quoting myself, my answer to that question is that the hockey scene doesn't hint at anything other than (a) Vince Gilligan possibly being a Wisconsin Badgers fan or (b) he was going for a Badgers reference. You know, as in the guy who is friends with Skinny Pete...:D
     
  17. MonsterJoe

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    It may be the hockey in my DNA, but the game being on, and hearing parts of it clearly, did seem deliberate.
     
  18. GTuck

    GTuck ClownPrinceofCrime

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    I'm betting it was the only hockey footage they could get for free or super cheap, it's old so there aren't any current college players involved as well.
     
  19. wouldworker

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    Maybe it doesn't mean anything more than "We need stuff for the channels the bartender flips through. He's in a bar in New Hampshire in the middle of winter. Maybe there's a hockey game on."
     
  20. JohnB1000

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    I don't think the hockey scene meant anything.

    Here's what they said about it on the podcast (this really isn't a spoiler so don't be afraid to click)

    Nothing, which is significant in itself
     

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