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post #1861 of 4072
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Originally Posted by rebkell View Post

Who is the actor that played Declan? I know him, but I'm blanking..
Michael Madsen.

Louis Ferreira, I think he was last seen by US audiences as Colonel Everett Young on Stargate:Universe.

post #1862 of 4072
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

Louis Ferreira, I think he was last seen by US audiences as Colonel Everett Young on Stargate:Universe.

Yep, that's it, the voice was so familiar, maybe if he'd hollered Eli or Rush I'd have picked up who it was. biggrin.gif
post #1863 of 4072
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Originally Posted by flint350 View Post


And you would be incorrect.  Unless there have been serious changes in the last few years, that would almost never happen, especially in a local ASAC office outside of a Field Division.

Well, according to the previews, not incorrect for the show.
post #1864 of 4072
I love how AMC doesn't consider it ironic to blur out ****, but showing a kid get shot is somehow OK.
post #1865 of 4072
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post


Well, according to the previews, not incorrect for the show.


Possibly, but the comment was made with an analogy to the real world routine, not the show.  In the real world it wouldn't happen and is not routine.  Even in the show, the preview indicates that they discover a reason to sweep the office.  In that case, certainly it would be done. 

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Saul Goodman's license plate: LWYRUP. biggrin.gif

As dark and violent as this show can be, there's always some nugget of humor in there that gets me chuckling.

I've stopped watching the previews on this show so forgive me if they've already revealed it, but my theory on Walt's plan: They're going to dilute the methylamine, same as the train car. Walt will keep his 300 gallons of the pure stuff and continue to cook, but it won't look the same as the blue stuff so hopefully Col. Young won't get suspicious. The meth-head end customers won't notice the difference. Everybody wins!

And then something will go terribly wrong. tongue.gif
post #1867 of 4072
Funny how they dismantled the whole bike piece by piece to end up in an acid barrel, they woulda saved a little time by summerging the entire bike in a bigger recipient..

All the crudeness of killing a kid, at least they didn't go further and showed him being "barreled", then again they censor the F word later on (this could have been the 1 F word a season but they are saving it for later)
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

But "Landry" killing that kid - eek.gif That's a line you don't see crossed very often on TV, if ever. This show goes to some dark places.

TWD has absolutely brutalized some kids.
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

Funny how they dismantled the whole bike piece by piece to end up in an acid barrel, they woulda saved a little time by summerging the entire bike in a bigger recipient..

I thought that bit of visual sub-text was brilliant. On a side note, what would those barrels be made of to withstand the acid?
Edited by bruce73 - 8/20/12 at 10:54am
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

I thought that bit of visual sub-text was brilliant. On a side note, what would those barrels be made of to withstand the acid?

Certainly not the same thing as a bath tub wink.gif
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

On a side note, what would those barrels be made of to withstand the acid?

Walt explained that earlier in the series when he told Jesse exactly which containers to buy. I forget which kind of plastic they were specifically, but they are designed to withstand the acid.
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As Walt/Heisenberg comes ever closer to the end of his road, Breaking Bad gets darker. I thought the most chilling scene of the episode came in the pest control company's garage, where the boys cooly dismantled the dead kid's dirt bike and placed them and the dead kid in barrels, which would be filled with acid. I couldn't help but remember the first time they did this, in Gus's high tech lab. That time, they were beside themselves because of the horror of the situation. This time, although the remains disposed of were those of an innocent child and his bike, they handled it with the cool aplomb of mechanics having another day of work at the shop. Brrr.

Skyler has deteriorated into an emotional basket case, while Walt has fully evolved into Heisenberg, a man so monstrous, he makes Gus look compassionate. The scene at the White's dining room table was painful but telling. Jesse had a pretty good look at the dark underbelly of the White's marriage and at the monster "Mr. White" has become, but Walt spelled it out when he told Jesse that Skyler had said said she was just waiting for Walt's cancer to return and kill him. Wow!

Finally, the infighting over the methylamine was fascinating. I really want to learn how all of that plays out.
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before last night's episode I was worried that 11 episodes remaining in the series would not be enough as the show was continuing to expand (with Madrigal, Lydia, Todd etc)...but now with Jesse (and Mike) wanting out of the business I can start to see the final end game starting to take shape

nitpick: when Mike left Walter in that room alone (even though he restrained him) it was ridiculous...he watches him all night long because he knows how smart and resourceful he is but then all of a sudden decides that he has to leave for a little while??...c'mon Breaking Bad!...c'mon Mike!...no way would he have done that
Edited by TitusTroy - 8/20/12 at 3:34pm
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Saul Goodman's license plate: LWYRUP. biggrin.gif
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I've stopped watching the previews on this show so forgive me if they've already revealed it, but my theory on Walt's plan: They're going to dilute the methylamine, same as the train car. Walt will keep his 300 gallons of the pure stuff and continue to cook, but it won't look the same as the blue stuff so hopefully Col. Young won't get suspicious. The meth-head end customers won't notice the difference. Everybody wins!
And then something will go terribly wrong. tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Finally, the infighting over the methylamine was fascinating. I really want to learn how all of that plays out.

I think that Walt/Heisenburg will be waaay bolder- I think he will allow the majority of the methylamine (around 66.6%) to be sold to let Mike and Jesse get their shares.

I believe Heisenburg will attempt a new partnership with Declan (to get to cook 100% of the meth.) and leverage his ( 33.3%?) share in the methylamine.

Great episode (again) the response to the shooting seemed very logical at this juncture.

Skylar is dying to "snitch" on Walt to somebody, anybody.

Mike and Jesse are showing a whole lot of compassion and civility for cold hearted killers...wink.gif

So Walt is building an Empire? can't wait to see how that works out...
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

before last night's episode I was worried that 11 episodes remaining in the series would not be enough as the show was continuing to expand (with Madrigal, Lydia, Todd etc)...but now with Jesse (and Mike) wanting out of the business I can start to see the final end game starting to take shape
another nitpick: when Mike left Walter in that room alone (even though he restrained him) it was ridiculous...he watches him all night long because he knows how smart and resourceful he is but then all of a sudden decides that he has to leave for a little while??...c'mon Breaking Bad!...c'mon Mike!...no way would he have done that

That was incredibly sloppy, and he used a plastic wire tie to a heat emitting radiator to boot. Seems like the writers needed an out to make something happen, like Walt getting the tank of methylamine.
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Walt might get Skylar committed so that anything she says can just be passed off as the ravings of a lunatic.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
On last week's Burn Notice, Mike explained another way to escape zip ties by using a small shim or sliver to release the ratchet.
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Great Epi, there are two more epi?
I thought they where going to do a 5.1 season? I thought the dinner scene was hilarious Jesse look like he just wanted to run out of there, awkward biggrin.gif

DJoel
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

nitpick: when Mike left Walter in that room alone (even though he restrained him) it was ridiculous...he watches him all night long because he knows how smart and resourceful he is but then all of a sudden decides that he has to leave for a little while??...c'mon Breaking Bad!...c'mon Mike!...no way would he have done that

That's not a nitpick. That was absurd. He should have had someone watch White or put that meeting off until later. It was kind of a ridiculous meeting as well. If he was going to restrain White, he should have restrained both hands and both legs.
post #1879 of 4072
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove 
I believe Heisenburg will attempt a new partnership with Declan (to get to cook 100% of the meth.) and leverage his ( 33.3%?) share in the methylamine.
I like that theory. The Blue meth is #1 because of Walt's process. Declan wanted all the dimethylamine to (help) put Walt out of business since he, nor anybody else, has been able to compete with Walt's Blue meth. Having Declan buy all the dimethylamine and getting Walt for a cook is a win-win-win-win situation for all them. Walt can build his empire with Declan. All they have to do is deal with their loose end, Todd..... I'd make dealing with him part of the deal with Declan. smile.gif

I agree with the comments about Mike leaving Walt alone. Not typical Mike. I would've thought he'd have hand cuffs ready.

And, how long before they find the bugs in Hank's office? I may watch too much TV, but I would think they would sweep weekly, monthly, or whatever just as a general precaution. Mike is mystifying them with his wiliness so you'd think a little light bulb would be appearing over their heads soon.

larry
Edited by PooperScooper - 8/21/12 at 3:33am
post #1880 of 4072
Even with the minor nitpicks of this show (and yes, they are minor in comparison to other fictional programming), this show is still in a league of its own. Breaking Bad on it's worst day is still much better programming than virtually everything out there, Just my $0.02.

I can't wait until Sunday!
post #1881 of 4072
Get your blue meth! Only $1 a bag.

http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2012/08/21/news/meth-candy-is-a-hit-at-the-candy-lady.html
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‘Meth Candy’ Is a Hit at The Candy Lady
By Russell Contreras / The Associated Press on Tue, Aug 21, 2012


The owner of an Albuquerque candy store is selling a product she’s calling “meth candy” as she tries to play off the popularity of the hit TV show “Breaking Bad.”

Debbie Hall, owner of The Candy Lady, said Monday that the blue-tinted snack is merely sugar rock candy, though it bears a close resemblance to the blue crystal that is central to the plot of the Albuquerque-based TV drama.

In fact, it bears such a close resemblance because Hall said she supplied the “meth candy” for the show as props for the drug during previous seasons.

“We supplied the show when it first started,” said Hall, who buys the raw candy from a wholesale dealer before retooling it. “It’s just rock candy with blue dye and it looks like the real thing.”

Hall didn’t get the idea of selling the blue stuff until she saw actor Bryan Cranston, who plays Walter White, a chemistry teacher turned meth dealer on the AMC series, during an appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman” last month. He pulled out a small bag of the blue candy on the show.

“Breaking Bad” follows Walter White producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul. The series is shot in Albuquerque.

Since Cranston’s Letterman appearance, Hall said she has sold more than 300 bags of the meth lookalike.

“The response has been great,” said Hall. “They are all fans of ‘Breaking Bad’ … and fans of Albuquerque.”

Debbie Hall tints this sugary concoction to imitate the blue meth in AMC’s “Breaking Bad.”

The Candy Lady isn’t the only shop in Albuquerque trying to capitalize on the popularity of “Breaking Bad.” A new doughnut shop on the city’s northeast section, the Rebel Donut, is selling “Blue Sky Breaking Bad” doughnuts, fully equipped with blue sugar rock sprinkles on top of a vanilla-iced caked doughnut. The two-month old store has been selling it since the shop opened and regularly sells out.

For her part, Hall said she’s not looking to glorifying meth and the drug-trafficking business. “It is what it is. Everyone needs to remember this is television,” she said. “We’re just playing on a television show. I don’t condone drugs in any way, shape or form.”

post #1882 of 4072
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Originally Posted by Nuance View Post

Even with the minor nitpicks of this show (and yes, they are minor in comparison to other fictional programming), this show is still in a league of its own. Breaking Bad on it's worst day is still much better programming than virtually everything out there, Just my $0.02.
I can't wait until Sunday!

Agree, when watching other shows, I can't help but think it's a mindless attempt to entertain the masses, while Breaking Bad is definitely entertainment it lurks on the edge of realism. Character development to the Max, outstanding writing, along with gritty acting makes me a true Breaking Bad addict ! I be rewatching the first few seasons just to keep the thrill going..Yeah I'm hooked biggrin.gif

DJoel
post #1883 of 4072
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

I like that theory. The Blue meth is #1 because of Walt's process. Declan wanted all the dimethylamine to (help) put Walt out of business since he, nor anybody else, has been able to compete with Walt's Blue meth. Having Declan buy all the dimethylamine and getting Walt for a cook is a win-win-win-win situation for all them. Walt can build his empire with Declan. All they have to do is deal with their loose end, Todd..... I'd make dealing with him part of the deal with Declan. smile.gif
I agree with the comments about Mike leaving Walt alone. Not typical Mike. I would've thought he'd have hand cuffs ready.
And, how long before they find the bugs in Hank's office? I may watch too much TV, but I would think they would sweep weekly, monthly, or whatever just as a general precaution. Mike is mystifying them with his wiliness so you'd think a little light bulb would be appearing over their heads soon.
I am having a little trouble featuring Walt going into business with Declan. Declan strikes me as much like Gus was in that Declan is going to insist on having a veto over any decision that is made in his organization. I can't see Walt ever agreeing to something like that. Still, this is Breaking Bad where the ingenuity of the writers knows no bounds, so who knows how it will play out?

Like others I had to take an extra suspension-of-disbelief pill before swallowing the idea that Mike would leave the resourceful and technically astute Walt restrained by only a single plastic cuff tie. That's all right, though. The ploy heightened the drama and did nothing to diminish the effectiveness of what was a wonderful episode.
post #1884 of 4072
Great episode!
Loved the scene with Jesse, Skylar and Walt eating dinner.

Also loved the scene with Todd justifying his actions to Walt, Mike and Jesse. He was just like a regular Joe who screwed up at the office trying to save his job.
post #1885 of 4072
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Originally Posted by jakestir View Post

Great episode!
Loved the scene with Jesse, Skylar and Walt eating dinner.
I love that scene too, Walter uses every opportunity manipulate Jesse, very calculating using Skylar's words on Walt's part.
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Also loved the scene with Todd justifying his actions to Walt, Mike and Jesse. He was just like a regular Joe who screwed up at the office trying to save his job.

I didn't want to kill the kid, I did it for the team, I was thinking on my feet tongue.gif Very true not much difference between this job, and an office job.

I'm sure Todd's jail connection will come in to play in the next few episodes..

Djoel
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Originally Posted by jakestir View Post

Also loved the scene with Todd justifying his actions to Walt, Mike and Jesse. He was just like a regular Joe who screwed up at the office trying to save his job.
Yeah, I kept flashing on Matt Damon in any of the "Ocean's ... " films. biggrin.gif
post #1887 of 4072
Walt's whistling has more meaning than originally thought.
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Originally Posted by blakeyamc View Post

Walt's whistling has more meaning than originally thought.

Yes I've been meaning to bring that up...
I first thought Walt's callousness to just whistle while he worked bothered Jesse to a degree on how detached his is from one point to the next ( psychopath ), then I thought if it had something to do with his GF's kid Walt poisoned?

Btw I'm at work, our firewalls have shut mostly everything on the net, I see there are Youtube tags up, so I'll need to head home and see it..

DJoel
post #1889 of 4072
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Originally Posted by blakeyamc View Post

Walt's whistling has more meaning than originally thought.

Nice find! I wondered why Jesse had that odd look on his face when Walt started whistling, but I completely forgot about it.
post #1890 of 4072
Walt's whistling in the last episode was a reminder of just how much Walt has changed. From the brilliant but unlucky doofus he was at the beginning and who I rooted for, he has become a monster who frightens me almost as much as he does Skyler. I find myself wishing for Walt to die before he is responsible for any more killings almost as much as I wished the same thing for Gus.
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