Have you ever thought of becoming a critic?
Do you have an opinion on a movie, television show, or in music that you want to share with the rest of the world? It turns out that most people, if not all people, have some kind of a critical opinion. Whether or not people want to expend the effort to write it down or to record it, is a different story.
In the middle of a snowy nowhere, Walter White finds himself attempting (and failing) to hot-wire an abandoned car. Just when all hope seems lost, a police cruiser comes upon the vehicle, blue and red lights bleeding through the ice encrusted windows. But soon enough, the cruiser moves on, uninterested.
He has come so far. How ironic that Mr.
"Everything good?" - Ed (Robert Forster) "Define good." - Saul (Bob Odenkirk)
A red minivan pulls into the parking lot of Best Quality Vacuum. We know this minivan. It is the same one that Walt jumped into at the conclusion of last week's "Ozymandias". The driver, Ed (Robert Forster) opens the door.
"I'm in the empire business."
If there is one thing that makes Breaking Bad so endearing, it is watching the downfall of Walter White. It is an incredible transition, defined by a man who is fighting back in the worst possible ways imaginable. The result is a man who over time goes from being sympathetic, to totally villainous and despicable.
"It had to be done."
"Gliding Over All," had all the feelings of a final episode. Taking place over a span of three months, it wrapped up a lot of loose ends. The hazard list was put to rest, Walter had made his peace with Jesse, and it seemed like Walter was ready to go back to being a family man.
"You and your pride and your ego.
Silence. The usual suspects have gathered at the mechanic shop. From beneath a large pile of dirt on the back of a truck -- they drag out the dead boy's dirt bike. They dismantle the bike –taking it apart piece by piece- so that it can be dissolved in acid. Obviously, the boy is also concealed beneath that dirt.
A dirt bike bounces across the desert terrain, uprooting rocks and skidding down dusty hills. Soon, the driver stops the bike and removes his helmet. We see it is a young, innocent boy-- maybe 10 or 11 years old. He spies something on the ground. It's a large tarantula. He bends and picks up the arachnid, letting it crawl over his hands and arms.
It's Walter White's birthday! What do you get for the cold-hearted sociopath who has everything (including cancer)? Well, chocolate cake is a good start.
One of Breaking Bad's most unsettling moments takes place in the third episode of season five. Skyler (Anna Gunn) lies in bed. The sounds of nearby gunshots are audible. She goes to the living room, where she finds her husband Walter (Bryan Cranston) and their disabled son Walt Junior (RJ Mitte) laughing gleefully as they watch Brian De Palma's Scarface on TV.