Fans have unanimously declared last night's episode of Breaking Bad to be one of the greatest episodes of the series ever. Taking to the internet this morning I found some things in the episode that I completely missed last night that are worth mentioning.
Goes without saying that if you didn't watch last night this is a SPOILER!
5. Everyone Falls To Their Knees At Their Most Devastating Moment
Walt falls at the death of Hank. Marie falls learning that Hank is dead. Skylar falls when Walt kidnaps Holly. Is this significant? Probably not, but it's pretty damn cool and seems as though it was intentional throughout the filming of the episode to have that happen.
4. Everything Is BULLSHIT For Walt Jr.
Walt Jr. finally gets it laid out for him and of course it's "BULLSHIT!" I swear that's his reaction to everything. I was kind of expecting a more sympathetic reaction from "Flynn" to be honest. He usually sides with Walt in all conflicts between him and Skylar, so it was a real turning point to see the boy for once side with his mother.
3. Hey It's Walt's Pants!
The image of Walt in the green shirt and white underwear will forever be iconic to the show, and in last nights episode they casually snuck Walt's pants back into the desert scene. Also points to the fact that Walt might have chosen the spot where he and Jesse had their first cook in the RV.
2. Walt And Gus Crying Side By Side Comparison
It's really hard to compare Gustavo Fring to Walter White, but perhaps putting these two scenes together show that Gus was once like Walt way back when. While the other shots indeed seemed intentional, I think this one is just an odd coincidence or perhaps popular camera shot. It's a bit of a stretch to draw a connection here, but still cool.
1. Walt Clears Skylar Of All Charges.
Although most of us only heard the line above, Reddit user CedarPride, I believe, hit the nail on the head with the point of this phone call.
Notice the language he uses- "you were always begging me to stop, telling me its illegal, immoral, someone could get hurt" etc, "I warned you what would happen if you crossed me", "Oh what am I saying, you never had anything to do with it, this was me, it was all me". Of course he presents it in a manner that is made to seem him like a piece of utter shit, and in many ways he is, but this was a truly selfless act to defend his family. Walt destroying the phone demonstrates he knew police were there, and solidifies my views.
Good catch man! This renews my hope that Walt indeed has a plan as opposed to just running away with his tail between his legs...wait a second, what was that dog doing at the end of the episode?! Anything else we missed? Discuss it below or in our forums!