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Breaking Bad

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Amazing series.  Amazing episode last night.  Talk about a gut punch.

Walter White is a bigger monster than anyone in Westeros.

(I need to do something about that).

This is the final season of BREAKING BAD.  I think GAME OF THRONES may have a shot at upsetting BB for this year's Emmy (only a shot, though, I think they are the clear favorite), which pits us against their previous season...  but there's no way in hell that anyone is going to defeat BREAKING BAD next year, when their last season is the one in contention.

Admittedly, trying to handicap the Emmys is a mug's game.  You never know.  But for what it's worth, I think this year is our best chance of actually winning one.  Given the splash the Red Wedding made, our profile is likely as high as it is ever going to be.  We had a great season.  If the Academy is ever going to give their ultimate accolade to a fantasy show (something that is by no means certain), it's going to be this year, I think.

But we'll see.  BREAKING BAD, MAD MEN, DOWNTON ABBEY, HOMELAND, and HOUSE OF CARDS will have something to say about that as well.  All good shows, I think.  A couple are great shows.  HOMELAND is the defending champ, MAD MEN's won four, and HOUSE OF CARDS has that whole "gamechanger" thing going for it.  Should be an interesting race.  We'll all know on September 22.

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Ray Feighery
Sep. 16th, 2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
Walter had that brief Moment where he literally tried to give up everything to save Hank.

After that though he descended into darkness.It's like he's trying to find the moral man he once was but it's too late now.
krtwood
Sep. 16th, 2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
I don't know, I think his call to Skylar was a performance. He tried to get them to come with him and found out that was impossible. He tried to take just the baby and found that was impossible too. So I think his call to Skylar was about giving them closure. Let them think that he's just a monster now, which is what they seem to want to believe anyway. He was also burning his bridges so there was no coming back. If anything I think this episode was him being the least monster-like he's been in a very long time.
Gato Chungo
Sep. 19th, 2013 03:45 am (UTC)
Finally, I was starting to think I was the only one who believes that!!!! :D
Chase Cameron
Sep. 19th, 2013 03:45 pm (UTC)
He is crying the entire time, and there is a look on Skylar's face once she realizes what he's doing. His being monstrous is just an act; he is saying this because he knows for damn sure there are cops listening. He tells her things like she knows nothing about how he makes his money, that he was the one behind the whole operation; by doing so he is allowing the children to say with their mother and not be taken into custody. She was innocent the whole time according to that phone call...so she gets that look on her face and slowly says..."I'm sorry.."

It hit my like a ton of bricks the second time I watched the scene. Amazing performance.
Dorian Kratsas
Sep. 17th, 2013 12:09 am (UTC)
Walt still has some redeeming qualities - Walt's phone call with Skylaer at the end of the episode? That was in many ways a complete act. He was deliberately slathering it on thick - he knew the police were listening in and he made it expressly clear that Skylar couldn't be held responsible for his actions - just look at his face as he's saying these things - trying to make it out that Hank's death was him being a big bad as opposed to a mistake he never wanted to happen. Remember this was after Holly had called out for her mother and Walt broke down crying. And after that phone call? He left Holly to be taken back.

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