Originally Posted by rdgrimes
cliff-hangers are lame, but what can you do.
I don't know. The second Battlestar Galactica wouldn't have been worth watching had it not been for the cliffhangers. I think that's why the show's ending sucked so bad: because all they ever did right was end episodes on a note of suspense. Wrapping the show was just beyond their skill set.
I for one don't believe Jesse killed the guy, but I hope I'm wrong.
Vince Gilligan speaks as if Pinkman did the deed. And Gilligan strikes me as enough of a TV fan to not pull some lame crap like Pinkman not shooting Gale.
Also, one of the things BB deserves a lot of credit for is going all-in with its characters. A lot of what's happening in the plot now falls under the heading of things that have to happen before the show wraps.
Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood
Gilligan and his writers seem to write the series in a sort of "jazz" fashion
Every TV show is written that way!
What's amazing with BB is that the writers actually are afraid of screwing up continuity and having people do things out of characters.
Go read the BSG thread and the giant freakout that occurred when Ron Moore openly admitted they didn't give a rat's ass about wrapping plotlines when the show ended.
For that matter, rewatch the Lost finale. At the end of the day, that finale sucked for a simple reason: the writers didn't give a **** and the fans did.
Go read some of the stories about the Sopranos writers expressing exasperation that fans still want to know what happened to the damned Russian (about the time I stopped watching, I have to admit).
VG's crew cares that they might fail the viewers. That by itself is a minor miracle.
Originally Posted by fistofsouth
Walt's past is an enigma indeed. After watching the first two seasons, in fact right up until this seasons finale, I was convinced that Walter had been a brilliant research scientist and had been working towards something for years with Gretchen and Elliott Schwartz.
Given the show's core theme, about Walt taking (or losing, depending on the story that week) his manhood, the implication I took away from the Grey Matter plotline was that Walt was never man enough to succeed in anything, and just sort of wussed his way out of the company before it hit the big time.