Breaking Bad "Hermanos" OAD 9.4.11

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  1. Sep 5, 2011 #1 of 39
    Bierboy

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    :eek: Wow....each week's final scene gets better and better. And, again, awesome cinematography in this one.

    I thought I'd missed the first 15 minutes of the show when it started, too.
     
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    VegasVic

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    Yeah I was confused at first about the opening too. Great episode. Good backstory on Gus. I haven't seen Steven Bauer for awhile. Sort of a mini Scareface reunion with him and Mark Margolis.
     
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    that was an awesome episode...glued to the tv with subtitles :)
     
  4. Sep 5, 2011 #4 of 39
    danterner

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    Awesome episode (as usual).

    When Gus and his chemist "brother" were asked "why do I need [Gus]?" and it became evident that they wouldn't both be walking away alive, I expected Gus to kill the cook. It would have been a nice parallel to Walter killing Gale.

    (Not to revise last thread's blame debate, but yes that's not a typo above - to my mind, Walter killed Gale. Jesse just pulled the trigger).

    FYI - the Nerdist podcast just had a hour plus interview with Bryan Cranston. Fun to listen to.
     
  5. Sep 5, 2011 #5 of 39
    pendragn

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    Can someone explain to me again why Steven Bauer's character let Gus live? The line was something like "The only reason you're still alive is because I know who you are." It didn't all jive for me. To me it would have made sense to kill Gus, who had the role that Bauer's character did, business, and leave the cook alive to make the meth.

    tk
     
  6. Sep 5, 2011 #6 of 39
    danterner

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    Gus' past in Chile is a mystery right now (to us as well as to Hank), but the implication is he was someone important in the Chilean drug trade. Bauer's character knew of him by reputation and spared him out of professional courtesy. At least that's how I understood it.
     
  7. Sep 5, 2011 #7 of 39
    Jeeters

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    That's how I took it,too.

    We don't yet know why Gus was spared; it wasn't fully answered.
     
  8. Sep 5, 2011 #8 of 39
    getreal

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    So when Walter pleas with Gus that he and Jesse are basically a package deal, Gus has obviously been through a similar scenario in his own past.

    I thought that young Gus was spared because he is more well-known as the Chicken Man, whereas the cook was not. But since they were both speaking about the menu, I could be wrong. I'm sure there's more to the story which will be revealed before long.

    It's amazing what lighting (or shading) can do to make Gus appear younger (besides the wig). The sun was always to his back from our perspective, which hides any lines.
    And his poor cook "brother"/partner ... he needed that hole in his head like he needed another hole in his head. :(
     
  9. Sep 5, 2011 #9 of 39
    cheesesteak

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    What a great episode. The best show on tv right now but you never have a good feeling after watching an episode.

    I guess Hector didn't save his money wisely.
     
  10. robojerk

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    I think Gus was either involved in the drug trade, or involved in the former Chilean government.
     
  11. danterner

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    I think if he were part of the government, there'd be a record of him.
     
  12. robojerk

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    Not if he changed his name, entered Mexico with false documents. If he was part of the government, that's not too outrageous.
    The cartel probably figured out who he was, so Gus went back exterminating things that could link him to his old identity.
     
  13. markymark_ctown

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    strange...the Sepinwall blog comments are mostly from readers discussing the gay undertimes about Gus and his "partner" which I didn't see at all.
     
  14. aadam101

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    Gus did make a mention of the Chilean government. It wouldn't be a surprise if he is involved.
     
  15. DevdogAZ

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    I think Gus was simply mentioning that during that government's administration, they committed a lot of atrocities and didn't keep great records, so Hank shouldn't be surprised that he was unable to find a record of him. I don't think there was any implication that Gus was involved in the government.
     
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    My theory is that Gus had familial connections with people whom Don Eladio did not want to upset, perhaps due to fear of starting something between the families or out of respect because of some arrangement he had with them. I don't think he cared about Gus so much as what would happen if he did something to him.
     
  17. pendragn

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    Thanks, that helps.

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  18. danterner

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    I could buy that.
     
  19. getreal

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    If that was the case, then wouldn't Eladio be afraid to upset Gus and leave him alive? Wouldn't that lead to the possibility of reprisals? I think it's something else.

    But I do NOT buy the gay rumor from Sepinwall's forum. Gus may be a loner, but that may have more to do with the idea that loved ones would always be at risk in the drug world.
     
  20. photoshopgrl

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    I'm really puzzled where the gay thing comes from. I didn't get that vibe at all. Some people see gay in any male bond anymore. It's rather ridiculous.

    This episode was another great one. Normally in movies/tv I get annoyed and easily distracted when forced to read that much subtitle conversation to follow what's happening but I was glued to them here.

    Thoughts on the text to Jesse that Walt saw?

    I really love Hank piecing things together about Gus. I truly think the only reason he's not suspicious of Walt is the closeness of their relationship. He's going to feel like such an ass when it all comes out.
     

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