'Breaking Bad,' New Hampshire, Germany and Magnetic Charm, thoughts
By April MacIntyre Jul 16, 2012, 4:24 GMT
AMC\'s "Breaking Bad\'" (Sundays at 10 p.m.)? Walt appears at a diner with a head full of hair and New Hampshire plates.
WARNING, SPOILERS: "Live Free or Die."
AMC's "Breaking Bad'" (Sundays at 10 p.m.)? Walt appears at a diner with a head full of hair, seemingly not well and with a car donning the "Live Free of Die" state of New Hampshire plates.
Cut back to Walt after the Fring offing, as his son's excitement about Uncle Hank's heroism rubs him a bit wrong of his Uncle Hank, as Skyler deflects and reacts flatly to Walt's very being. He fancies himself the family savior and Skyler is wondering how she wound up with a cold blooded murderer as a husband.
Pride is Walt's deadly sin this season, and his handling of Saul (Bob Odenkirk in the best role he's ever had) Mike (Jonathan Banks) and even Jesse (Aaron Paul) goes from hard ass to insufferable, and only Mike has the stones to call him on it. Thank the TV gods for Mike this season.
Magnets - thanks to Jesse's seemingly hairbrained idea - save them all from certain arrest. The actul caper scene was visual, alarming and downright exciting to see as they manage to cack up the laptop from Gus' office containing damning evidence of their presence.
Skyler's dalliance with Ted has cost Walt not only humiliation, but now a massive liquidity issue as he needs to generate more cash, and he calls on Mike to be his partner. This alliance will happen only because Mike is now enraged at the parent company that Gus answered to, and their wish to sever ties with all men connecting them to Gus, including Mike himself.
Walt's cancer still looms. Skyler sleeps with the enemy. New England awaits Walt. Hank is still pulling the loose threads. Germans never quit until the job is done.
Much to ponder the demise of Walter White. Seven more episodes this season to savor.
"Breaking Bad" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on AMC.