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This is a standard first date in Russia.
Actually, that is Squints. He masquerades as a quarterback the rest of the year.
Who’s Paul F. Thompkins?
Getting tickets to Drake is a good thing now?
I asked my fiancee and 2 gay friends of mine and none of them finds Benedict Cumberbatch even remotely attractive. He looks like a weird alien thing, not a sexy human male.
I thought the Stevia thing was too obvious to be what they were going for but I am very satisfied with the ending. I’m pretty sure humans first invented film so that we would have a way to effectively capture images of Nazis getting shot the fuck up. I was especially delighted with the use of Badger and Skinny Pete. No surprises in this finale but given all the jaw-dropping moments this series has given us I’m very glad it didn’t end with Walt holding a bullet-riddled Holly in his arms with his dead family and blood-covered money on the floor around him. Loved the Marty Robbins too.
Sure, but does he need to implicate them if he’s going to kill them? Whatever happens, so long as I get to see some shot-up Nazis I will be satisfied.
After everything this show has done, it certainly wouldn’t surprise me if they did something totally different than what I suggested, as they love to do the opposite of what you think will happen (as Jesse pointed out to Hank). But there is no chance the gun doesn’t get shot in the final episode. That’d be worse blue balls than the fade-out in the shoot-out, where I literally yelled “OH COME ON!” at the tv as though it could hear me and be like “I know, right?”
I might be in that movie, as I attended the filming of it for $5. I doubt it, but if you see a bearded gentleman sarcastically shouting out “St. Anger!” to the dismay of the crowd around him, that’s me!
No chance the ricin is for Walt. Like, 0.00% chance. He could easily kill himself in any number of ways, but risking being seen at his old house just to get the ricin, knowing that could interfere with his plans for the gun? The ricin is for someone else, almost certainly Gretchen and Elliot.
Told ya. Only no-good teens would make graffiti with a lower-case i. And there’s no way he’s going to implicate the Nazis. He’s going to murder them with a giant machine gun just like God intended.
That is the worst theory I’ve ever heard since I started watching Breaking Bad. Chekov would rise up out of his grave if that gun did not get fired. You do not reveal a giant gun on July 15, 2012 and then never shoot it after letting that image linger for 15 months. The gun is for the Nazis, and I cannot wait to see them all get shot the fuck up.
It’s not the actual money, but what the money represents to him. It’s symbolic money (and not just in the sense that money is not real and has no function other than that which we give it), representing everything he went through to get it, and losing it is symbolic of all the power he had that he’s now lost (hence: Ozymandias). He did everything he did to get that money, and so losing it means he made the wrong choices and it was all for nothing.
And it was undoubtedly no-good teens. They’re skating in the backyard pool, why wouldn’t they write graffiti? Who else would write that and then dot the lowercase i?
Very good find! I had wondered whether there were more callbacks to the cold opening but I didn’t catch that.
Everyone but Walt dies and he’s all alone with his money, his entire world destroyed and the people he loved (who were his original motivation for doing this) are all dead as a direct result of his actions, and he has to live the rest of his life with the memories of what he’s done and the knowledge of the shattered man (a la his reflection in the broken mirror he pauses on after he retrieves the ricin) he’s become.
And then the cancer comes back.
No-good, rowdy teens. Now that everyone knows Hank is dead, Skyler talks to the cops and the entire house becomes part of the investigation. Heisenberg’s identity is reported on the news and everything in the house is taken as evidence and the house is fenced off. Obviously, no-good teens start skateboarding in “the fuckin’ Heisenberg house, dude!” and spraypaint the walls when they’re not doing kick-flips in the now-drained pool. Why else would the “i” be lowercase and dotted? It’s just graffiti.
Why would he want to fuck with the Nazis? Because they have all his hard-earned money that he has been VERY protective of in the past, and they know about his wife and kids. That’s who the giant gun is obviously for since he knows how well-armed they are.
BUT WHAT IS THE RICIN FOR???
Next week’s episode is the one I’ve been looking forward to since the start of season 5. I saw the episode title and knew it would be about Walt in New Hampshire so we’ll finally see the payoff of the flash forwards.
Maybe the Nazis kidnap Jesse and Walt buys the gun to try and save him, thus redeeming himself in his own crazy, twisted mind.
But we don’t know HOW he gets out of this situation and then escapes to New Hampshire. Is it Sunday yet?
My thinking is that after Walt escapes with the help of the Nazi dudes, they demand he cook for them in the next episode since they shook hands on an agreement and even though those Nazi dudes are Nazis and therefore very untrustworthy, they’re the types who think a handshake is the ultimate contract so they demand the promised cook! Walt, of course, wants nothing to do with this so he escapes to New Hampshire (penultimate episode is called Granite State, New Hampshire’s motto, and we know from the flash forwards that he escapes to there, or at least makes it seem like he escapes to there) but I suspect that the Nazi dudes keep after him (Nazis are very persistent, be it a handshake meth-cook deal or crazy, backwards views on the various races of the world) and Walt’s solution is to buy the big fuck-off machine gun in the Denny’s bathroom to deal with them, since they obviously have some serious firepower of their own (and seriously, if everyone EXCEPT the Nazis dies on this show I will be very upset). BUT WHAT IS THE RICIN FOR?!?
The Heisenberg tag is just evidence that rowdy teens like to go skateboard and smoke pot in “the fuckin’ Heisenberg house, dude!” That’s why the “i” is lowercare. A rival gang wouldn’t do that. Nope, this looks like the work of rowdy, no-good teens. The Carol reaction and the house being stripped of evidence (sans the ricin that no one but Walt knew about) shows that he gets exposed and escapes whatever attempts to capture him that we’ll see in the next few episodes. But who/what is the ricin/M60 for?!
I thought this one was good but not great. After the intensity of last week’s episode this one seemed more like a set-up episode to get things ready for the rest of the season. At some point Walt needs to get found out, have the house taken from him and somehow escape to New Hampshire (as the flash forwards have shown) but we’re not quite there yet. WHAT HAPPENS IN BETWEEN? Worst of all, I’m in a wedding party next week and then I leave to Mexico for 8 days (best worst of all ever!) and so I have to wait TWO WEEKS to see what happens next. Jesse’s heartache and misery can’t even begin to compare to mine.
Don’t forget the bacon 52 at the start of season 5. Walt takes on character traits of the people he kills (Crazy 8′s crusts, Mike’s ice in scotch, Gus’ towel under the knees when barfing).
So everyone on the Internet hates you?
He wasn’t Heisenberg until the door closed on the garage. That and the cancer elements were to show the weakness of Walt, in contrast with the vicious nature of Heisenberg.
A friend of mine is legitimately excited to see this, and seems to think that Bret Easton Ellis, the world’s biggest The Hills fan, is going to have interesting critiques on “the death of cinema.” He’s a good friend though, so I’ve tried not to tell him how impossibly stupid I feel his position on this clearly crappy movie is.