“He’s scared, he’s always been making this up as he goes, but his murder of Mike was a moment that he probably wouldn’t have done if he’d had it to do over—unlike Jane or Tuco.”
That’s the difference between Walter and Gus. Gus would never act out of anger or frustration. Walt is much more human and it’s fascinating to watch. His transformation in the show is the most fascination development of a character I’ve ever seen in television or in film. I cant wait to see what future projects Vince Gilligan has under his sleeve.
He was a writer on The X-Files back when it was good.
I just recently tried to get back in to The X-Files on Netflix but it didn’t hook me. It’s sooo 90s…
Thats what they want you to think.
God help Walt if he ever finds out about the kid. Or Mike.
Jane probably would have gotten Jesse killed eventually, but they would have been happy.
How much of The X Files should I watch before jumping ship?
He wrote an X-Files episode with a Speed-like plot, and Bryan Cranston was the main guest star in it as a crazy racist man.
^^Sign me up.
I remember that one—with the exploding heads. He was all over that show, though.
Cranston… So awesome. Especially when he supposedly molested Jerry in Seinfeld.
I’m gonna give X Files a whirl.
I’ve seen the pilot of X Files and the movie. I’ve already jumped ship.
Now, The Wire, Game of Thrones, and Louie, I’m still in season one.
Did you interpret Jane’s death as Walter allowing her to die to save Jesse? It seemed to me that he felt at the time he was too late to intervene in any meaningful way, although it seemed turning her over on her side would have helped.
I think next season Hank is going to be leaning on Jesse hard, because he knows Jesse’s involved with Heinsenberg, he knows Jesse knows Walt, and he could probably easily find something to charge him with. The only reason he couldn’t get a warrant for anything before is that he beat Jesse up.
It’s true Gus was always calm and collected, but his downfall was being emotional. He wanted to torture the guy in the wheelchair, he wanted to kill him personally, out of revenge for his friend who the cartel murdered.
I finished Season 1 of the wire… Look forward to seeing season 2.
I LOVED the first season of Game of Thrones. And I pretty much despised the second season.
Louie isn’t my thing, but I love C.K.
I see Jane’s death as a bit of both. Walter could have helped her, but instead backed off because he wanted to save Jesse (and himself in a way). Then again, she looked in pretty bad condition when he got in there. Maybe it was helpless…
Yeah you’re right, Hank will be on Jesse’s ass… So we get more Jesse at least. As for the beat down, wow, Hank knocked the hell into Jesse. If I were him, I’d run for the hills if I saw Hank coming my way.
I hope we get the return of Schraderbrau.
I’ve also seen theories that Hank will “break bad” and join Walt seeing as he’s about the only character on the show that has yet to commit the titular action. I highly doubt this, seeing as he’s been obsessively chasing after Heisenberg for over a year now, and next season being the last it’s time for Walt’s downfall, but the show did surprise me with Skylar going bad before, so who knows.
For a chubby guy, Hank knows how to kick some serious ass. The scene in… Season 2 (I think) where he kicks the crap out of the two guys in the bar. Classic.
I don’t think Hank will jump over and join the action, but maybe, he’ll be tormented about hurting his family and destroying his own position. He won’t want Walter Jr and Holly to grow up as the children of an infamous meth dealer, same as Skylar, or put his own wife through that kind of scrutiny given she has her own psychological issues.
Maybe Hank breaks bad in his own way—he can’t bring Walt in because he’ll destroy his career in the process, so maybe he decides to give Walt his own brand of justice.
But the first time Hank confronts Walt about Heisenberg is going to be riveting.
You think Hank is going to confront Walter directly, without gathering proof?
I think Hank would be willing to sacrifice his career to capture Heisenburg. He seems like the ‘Cowboy’ type whose personal vendettas come first. The question is whether he’s willing to put his family through that.
The ideal solution for both Hank and Syklar seems like a quiet disappearance, which is a distinct possibility, but I think before Hank does that, even given a pile of circumstantial evidence, he’s going to need something concrete before he’s fully convinced enough to get through the emotional boundaries of murdering his brother in law.
He’s certainly not going to let Walter know he’s on to him until he’s made the decision to do it or not.
Yes. It’s the moment that almost everyone has wanted to see since season one.
The show has changed a lot over the years, but I think that next year will be the biggest change. The cat and mouse that’s been going on the whole series one has made a huge turn, and it’s a tough call how everyone will handle it.
“I think Hank would be willing to sacrifice his career to capture Heisenburg. He seems like the ‘Cowboy’ type whose personal vendettas come first. The question is whether he’s willing to put his family through that.”
I became convinced Hank would say to hell with his job when he told his sad story about how he now missed his summer job tagging trees. He is convinced that humans can be monsters, and is haunted by that.
^^I’d say that takes the cake here.
So I just watched the episode from season three called “Fly” today. It was funny because almost immediately I was struck by the visuals, they particularly stood out from other episodes, and I’m thinking to myself, “Wow, they really amped up the style and made this show even more spectacular here!”
And then the credits said it was directed by Rian Johnson.
That man deserves to make more work.