Originally Posted by mikey mo
I'm not ready to make the leap that Walt poisoned Brock. What happened to the Ricen (sp) cigarette?
you're kidding right?...were you also one of those people who still question to this day whether Jesse really shot Gale?...or if Gale is not secretly alive somewhere?
a show doesn't need to spell out every last detail but it couldn't have been more obvious that Walt poisoned Brock...they showed a closeup of the plant in Walt's backyard!!...last week they showed Walt playing 'spin-the-gun' in that exact place where the plant was!!...do you need to see Walt actually mixing the plant poison?
need even more proof?...here is Vince Gilligan answering the question himself:
Question: What about the closing shot of the episode, the poisonous plant growing ominously in Walt's backyard. Is it meant to suggest the possibility that he might have poisoned Brock, or is it meant to say he definitely did it?
Answer: To me it is fairly definitive. But there's the old Billy Wilder quote, which I am going to misquote, that if you give the audience 2 plus 2 and let them add it up to 4 themselves, they'll love you forever. I abide by that. The audience is plenty smart, and I like giving them as little as possible, and letting them do the math themselves. It's such a shocking moment, that you find out the full badness, if you will, of Walter White, and you learn, truly, what he's capable of: these monstrous acts, up to and including poisoning a child to further his and his family's survival. To me, a moment like that is best told delicately. It's best to not hit the audience over the head with it but to let them do the math themselveshttp://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/20...imes&seid=auto