It was a given that Walt’s reign as The King was going to be a short one. This is, after all, Breaking Bad, the show where nothing good ever happens. But even knowing full well that things were bound to go south in a very short amount of time, it’s
For as hectic as the action in Breaking Bad gets, it’s always been a show that’s been a slow burn. It takes its time setting up the pieces on the board, allowing situations to develop — seemingly in real time — before things begin to go haywire. Even early on in this
Walt has been playing gangster for the better part of a year now. He talks a great game. He’s killed a kingpin and put an innocent child’s life in danger and even shot a man in the head at close range to save Jesse. He thinks his shit doesn’t stink
“Just because you shot Jesse James, don’t make you Jesse James.” — Mike Walt figured that with Gus out of the picture, he’d be free to reign over Albuquerque as the new drug lord no questions asked. But, of course, in the Breaking Bad universe, nothing is so cut and dry.
The best dramas are able to hinge huge events — usually life altering ones — on single decisions made by its characters. Breaking Bad was able to display this perfectly in its season 2 storyline, where a series of decisions by Walt ultimately led to the plane crash tragedy. At
[Allow me first to apologize for the lateness of this post. I was on vacation and couldn’t watch the premiere when it debuted. These recaps will be posted on Mondays from here forward. Also, this should go without saying, but below contains many spoilers from the episode and the series