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Who do you root for on Breaking Bad

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by JohnB1000, Sep 2, 2013.

Who do you root for

  1. Walt

    64 vote(s)
    52.5%
  2. Jesse

    59 vote(s)
    48.4%
  3. Hank

    18 vote(s)
    14.8%
  4. Skylar

    8 vote(s)
    6.6%
  5. Marie

    4 vote(s)
    3.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    I want Walt's cancer to go into remission and for him to get a life sentence.
     
  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I want to see him beat the cancer and escape...

    ...but lose his family, lose his money, and become so famous he'll never be able to start over. He'll just live cowering in fear of the inevitable capture for the rest of his life.
     
  3. MonsterJoe

    MonsterJoe ♪♫♪♪♫♪♫♫♪

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  4. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW

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    ... Until he meets Louis and has five boys.


    :)

    But seriously, based on the flash-forwards, it sure looks like he's lost his home, his family, and his identity (probably by choice)... don't know about the money. But if he still has the money and but lost his family, that would be the denouement, which is pretty much the opposite of what he wanted when he started in the meth cooking business (leaving his family with enough money to survive without him). When he started, he didn't know (1) the cancer would go into remission, and (2) that he would actually end up building an empire. Remember in "737" he calculated all that he needed to leave behind was $737k, and that was enough and he would stop. Didn't work out that way.
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Heh, I was going to say "Like Whitey, only with a clue." Because Walter would be smart enough to realize he wasn't going to get away with it forever, whereas Whitey was enough of a moron to think he could just enjoy the rest of his life.
     
  6. MacThor

    MacThor Not Pictured

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    S1E1. Hank was a complete a**, and practically bullied (not physcially) Walt at Walt's birthday party.

    S1. Walt walked away and wanted nothing to do with cooking any more, and Jesse brought him back in.
     
  7. macrho

    macrho Guest

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    why not an option for no one?
    hopefully the series finale won't be as bad as the sopranos
    everyone in the show should have a horrible slow death
     
  8. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

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    What episode did that happen in? I don't remember and in reading it looks like Walt went back to Jesse, not Jesse pulled him in.
     
  9. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    This is like Twilight


    Team Jesse or Team Walt
     
  10. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

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    I can't root for Walt Sr. He's gone from a half way decent guy to a total POS. Rooting for Hank mostly and a little for Jesse.
     
  11. MacThor

    MacThor Not Pictured

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    Jesse came to his house and threw his share of the money from their first and only cook at him.
     
  12. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    To be fair, the poll spelled it Skylar and so at the least I am only partially to blame for that. I have no excuse for Jesse other than having rarely seen it spelled out (I only occasionally participate in the threads or read things about the show online). And it's still preferable to root for non-existent characters than any of the other choices presented.
     
  13. whitson77

    whitson77 Active Member

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  14. Worf

    Worf Active Member

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    Waited this long to catch up to 5.5 and get a bit into the season.

    After catching up, I still have to root for Walt. I don't know why, since you're supposed to hate him by the 5th season...

    Maybe because the others just don't seem as relatable? Hank's cool, but the way he gloats? Turn off. Skyler and Marie? Never liked Marie, and her gloating's even worse than Hank's. Skyler? Dang it, it's on and off - sometimes she's great, other times she's a pain.

    That leaves Jesse. Dang, he'a neutral to me. Good most of the time, but when he's bad, man...

    Leaves only Walt for me.
     
  15. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

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    Lydia is going to regret being so insistent about her stevia if you ask me.
     
  16. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    And I'm going to get a lot of enjoyment from watching it happen.
     
  17. bsnelson

    bsnelson Mid-life anti-crisis in progress TCF Club

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    If the stevia does figure into the finale, I'm torn between these two viewpoints:

    1. The writers tried too hard to plant the seed of "notice" in our minds or
    2. They're just showing Lydia's compulsive/health kick/hoity-toity nature

    Either way, it's a bittersweet night tonight.

    Brad
     

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