Breaking Bad - S05E14 - 09/15/2013

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  1. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

    May 25, 2006


    This may be my favorite episode of the series. It may also be my least favorite.

    Surprised that Hank was killed. I figured he'd manage a way out of it or Walt would have stopped them.

    I was actually wanting Walt to find a way to get away. Until he told them where Jesse was and gave him the big F.U. by telling him he let Jane die.

    Who is Flynn?
  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Walt Jr.

    Amusing that in the past, people resisted calling him Flynn. But now, nobody's resisting any more. :D
  3. jkeegan

    jkeegan Active Member

    Oct 16, 2000
    I kept expecting him to say "I'm Walt Jr, not Flynn!" when they first told him.
  4. kaszeta

    kaszeta $nullstring TCF Club

    Jun 11, 2004
    Grantham, NH
    Probably not, since they warned Huell not to talk to that guy..
  5. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

    Feb 11, 2000
    NoHo, CA USA


    The fact that he offered them 80 million to not kill Hank, instead of some much lesser stash in the city.

    I don't know, it seems like he's jumping in and out of total Heisenberg badass mode, and regular guy Walter White mode.

    The guy who made that call to Skyler/FBI doesn't seem like the same guy that would offer up everything he's earned over the past few years just like that.

  6. skumclown

    skumclown New Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Thank You! (troll hits 2)

    I still fully believe that what we heard at the beginning of the episode was the entire shootout, it just seemed longer when we were seeing everyone's perspective.

    The phone call was brilliant, as was the subtle placement of the picture that was obvious "motivation" for Jesse to cook.

    It was this episode that finally spurred me to post an opinion, although I only rarely read the forums. I may have to stick around for a while!!
  7. jamesl

    jamesl Active Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    got this from another forum

  8. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South
    They just left the camera - it was laziness more than anything. ;)
  9. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    I thought it was Walt Jr. who decided he was Flynn.
  10. jkeegan

    jkeegan Active Member

    Oct 16, 2000
    Yeah but I think he came up with that when he was mad at his Dad. Can't remember.
  11. jkeegan

    jkeegan Active Member

    Oct 16, 2000
    A coworker brought up the fact that the picture puts Jesse in a similar situation to Walt at the beginning of the series: he had to cook for the woman and kid that he cared about.
  12. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Has anyone mentioned that Walt left his car in the desert, somewhat near the crime scene. Important for the future ? I guess not since he already owned up.

    At this point I was about to write that I think the prequel has him coming back for Jesse but then I remembered the hatred.
  13. BitbyBlit

    BitbyBlit .

    Aug 25, 2001
    The problem, though, is that if Marie was right about Walt being in custody, Flynn would find out the truth anyway, and on top of that know that his mother had blatantly lied to him. So Skylar had to decide if she was willing to take that chance, and she decided that Marie sounded believable enough that it wasn't worth lying about it anymore.

    It's certainly not a "Walt let Jane die" turning point level of "breaking bad". But from a "lost his innocence" perspective, I think it was.

    The phone call wasn't Walt Jr. freaking out and saying, "Oh God! Oh God! My dad was trying to get us to leave! And then he got into a fight with my mom! And there was a knife! And I think he killed my uncle! Help! Please!" It was a much more calculated call.

    When he showed up, he had money in his jacket so he wouldn't have to open the barrel and expose the fact that it was full of even more money. So I'm fairly certain he knew or strongly suspected that there was a house out there, and prepared himself accordingly.

    I don't think so, but hopefully the guard hears aboud Hank and Gomez's deaths, and then checks in with the office. Otherwise, the last scene of Breaking Bad might be Huell sitting in the room yelling, "Hello? Hello? Is anybody out there? Is it safe? Can I leave now?"
  14. MacThor

    MacThor Not Pictured

    Feb 7, 2002
    Richmond VA
    Just rewatched. Marie couldn't hear the phone call. She saw Skylar's face after she asked about Hank, and Walt said "you're never going to see Hank again." Marie didn't hear Walt but Skylar's reaction was all she needed.

    I half expected that house in the desert to be the same house the cousins changed clothes in when they first came into the US (and left their fancy car - that would have been something!).
  15. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    My back yard
    I think that was a Sisyphus reference- a punishment for chronic deceitfulness and all.
  16. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    Wasn't it already laundered through the car wash? Should be clean now!

    At the shootout scene, there are places to climb up and look around. Maybe he could see a road, or a house, or chimney smoke in the distance. Or like someone else said up-thread, he has been there a few times. Maybe he was familiar with the surroundings.
  17. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Jeeze, you make it sound like it was the first time Walt Jr told a little, rather insignificant lie. He's a teenager, I'm sure he's "lied" plenty. That is not "breaking bad".

    If it were all laundered, the cash would actually be gone. That's the point of laundering money, to get cash into the "system" a little bit at a time so you can get it into a bank account, report it on your tax return, pay tax on it, and then spend it. There's absolutely no way they could have laundered $80million through the car wash in a year. see:

    Speaking of the money, it occurred to me that Skyler is a smart cookie. And she knows that Walt's lifestyle is unstable. Assuming she lives through the next two episodes, I would not be surprised if she kept another smaller stash of cash just for herself, just in case Walt, and the cash disappeared.
  18. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    Heh. I like that. Walt dies, thinking that everything is lost, but in actuality and unbeknownst to him he actually did succeed in providing for his family but it was thanks to Skyler's actions, not his own.
  19. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    Shows what I know about being a criminal mastermind!

    Oh, quick thought for you... I hope they stamped all those bills for Where's George!

    I could see the note now: "I found this bill and many barrels of other bills buried in the desert!"
  20. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL

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