Breaking Bad "Bullet Points" 8/7/2011 (#404)

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  1. mooseAndSquirrel

    mooseAndSquirrel Well-Known Member

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    My wife pointed out if they were going to kill Jesse, the best thing to do would be to give him an overdose. That way Walt would have enough doubt. Getting rid of Jesse would be a much more realistic thing to do with the show, but some of the tension is missing for me because I know they won't kill off the character.

    But... I love this show. It is so well acted and so well written. I like how they come back to things (I wonder if the pizza on the roof will ever be explained). I like the tension. And while I also like Dexter, there are a lot of side-stories on Dexter that I don't give a fig about. On Breaking Bad, there's very minimal side story (like Marie's kleptomania) that fits in well with the overall arc.

    I'm glad to read about plans for ending in Season 6. You take a journey into darkness too long, it just becomes ludicrous (like Weeds).
     
  2. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    What's to explain? Walt was pissed, and tossed it up there...
     
  3. affe

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    What was that scene in the flashback at the beginning?
    They guy who got shot rapidly by a machine gun or something?
    Gus smiled after the shots were fired...

    I ask myself in which episode this was... For sure not in this season!
     
  4. KungFuCow

    KungFuCow Thread Killer

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    Season 3 finale maybe?
     
  5. NatasNJ

    NatasNJ Bone marrow lover!

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    Season 6? I read an article claiming they really didn't want to go past season 4 and worst case 5. Now 6? I know they didn't like the idea of only doing a 6 episode season.
     
  6. affe

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    no, i dont mean the shot from jesse, but these machine gun shots... (in the intro flashback of "bullet points")
     
  7. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    I know exactly the scene you mean, and I couldn't place it either.
     
  8. dimented

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    Somewhere...
    I believe that was the scene with the cartel last year when he was telling Gus he needs to come up and pay him a visit and then his ranch gets attacked and Gus smiles leading us to believe that he caused the attack on the cartel.
     
  9. tgrim1

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    It was Mike not Gus and I dont think it was a flashback. It was just a cool intro scene like they have from time to time to explain a little of the story going on. In this case it seems that Gus is under a lot of pressure from rivals.
    They showed Mike with the bandaged ear throughout the show.
     
  10. photoshopgrl

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    Yup that was exactly the scene.
     
  11. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    That's not what he's referring to, either. Affe is referring to the "Previously on Breaking Bad" montage which occurred before the opening scene with Mike in the Pollo truck. The last snippet in the montage is of a guy getting gunned down and then a quick cut to Gus smiling about it. I think Dimented got it right, but I'm drawing a blank on the episode it was from.
     
  12. affe

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    thank you very much, this is exactly what i ment!
     
  13. photoshopgrl

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    I believe it's the season 3 finale.
     
  14. KungFuCow

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    Yea.. I thought this was in the season 3 finale. Obviously I thought wrong. Maybe the episode before the finale.
     
  15. mooseAndSquirrel

    mooseAndSquirrel Well-Known Member

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    Oops, my bad. Sorry!
     
  16. tgrim1

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    ahhh, I remember that now. When he said "flashback" it made me think of something actually part of the show, not something shown as "Previously on BB"
     
  17. VegasVic

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    If the box cutter incident didn't make Jesse fly right nothing will.
     
  18. mrdazzo7

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    Man is that dude dark. I love that the show waited so long for him to actually commit a murder and now that he has they're not just nonchalant about it. He's obviously lost his s*** and it's probably only gonna get crazier. Aaron Paul deserves whatever recognition he gets.

    One of my favorite scenes of the series is when Walt is in the RV and Hank shows up and they're not only a few feet away from each other, but at one point they're actually pulling on the same damn door, which is about as close as they could possibly get without actually revealing everything. So I loved the scene in this last episode when Hank is casually talking about this case he's consulting on and pops in a DVD of Gale... That would be "holy crap" enough, except then he breaks out Gale's lab notebook showing just about every single piece of info about the operation. That's bad enough too. But then there's a quote with initials W.W.

    Luckily Walt was able to sidestep that by saying it was Walt Whitman (I don't remember, was it actually something Walter said or really a Whitman quote?)... but it was that same sense of getting these two guys in a room and having Hank within an inch of putting it together, but just not getting there. So well done.

    I think the cartel leader's shooting in the "previously on" was there as a reminder to the fued between Gus and them, which played into the ambush Mike fended off. It's obviously gonna become more and more of a focus because they don't usually do anything on this show without a reason.

    I thought maybe Mike was driving Jessie to a rehab facility, maybe the one he was in during season 3. Since it's Jessie, we can be pretty sure he's not gonna kill him (not because of Walt's demands but because the show just wouldn't kill Jessie) so that's the only other thing that makes sense. But who knows. I never try to figure out where these guys are gonna take things because it's never right anyway.
     
  19. BitbyBlit

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    Yeah. That was from episode 8 ("I see you"), the episode right after the one where Hank got attacked. I believe the attack was from the authorities, who had before turned a blind eye to the cartel's activities because of the leader's connections. (When talking to Gus he mentioned having a brother working for them.) The deal was probably along the lines of "you leave us alone and we'll leave you alone" along with some monetary bribes.

    The logic of the authorities was probably that there was going to be drug activity no matter what, so they might as well let it happen with a known, somewhat controlled entity rather than a loose cannon. But once they saw the attack on a DEA agent by some of the cartel's head goons, they probably either thought that the cartel was no longer keeping up its end of the deal or the leader no longer had control over his men, and either way they needed to make a move to take them down.

    Gus was smiling because he had set all of this in motion by telling the goons that it was okay for them to attack Hank, and then warning Hank so there would be a highly visible confrontation that would point back to the cartel.

    I think at some point Walt is either going to save Gus from the cartel, thus stabilizing their relationship, or replace Gus after the cartel takes him out.
     
  20. MikeAndrews

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    I have a suspicion that they originally wrote Mike as being the hired "fixer" like Michael Clayton - not so much hired gun - and them liked him so much they expanded his menace.
     

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