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Originally Posted by JimWinVA View Post

Yes, the cinematography is great, right along, w/ the writing, acting, etc. etc... What makes it so great is the attention to details; every aspect of this show has high standards. The best TV EVER! There it is!

Agreed; I don't know how many times I've said to my wife "Now THAT's how you make a TV show". Best Ever!!!
post #2642 of 4072
Quite a bit packed in Sundays episode ..

And even if you don't care for Skyler .. the woman can act .. the scene with Hank at the diner as well as the scene with Marie trying to take the baby .. Skyler gradually racheted up her emotions in both scenes and did an outstanding job

I hope Jesse does not turn on Walt .. "Better Call Saul" ..

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Hank's career is Toast whatever happens , he not on the best ground anyway remember the exploding head on the tortoise & Hank losing it like a little girl , then having panic attacks so bad that he lost his supervisor's position in Texas .
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Send him to Belize!

And agree on the great scene in the cafe! Silence is golden....
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

Hank's career is Toast whatever happens , he not on the best ground anyway remember the exploding head on the tortoise & Hank losing it like a little girl , then having panic attacks so bad that he lost his supervisor's position in Texas .

hes actually not doing that bad now, hes in charge of the office in ABQ after they ousted his old boss because of Gus
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Originally Posted by Sibuna View Post

hes actually not doing that bad now, hes in charge of the office in ABQ after they ousted his old boss because of Gus
that's my point, the old boss was removed for Just knowing Gus. Hank got that job by default when Hank pulled all the Chicken "ElPollo" shops in with the Germans revealing Gus's ties . Now come to find out that his inlaw was the Cook ,
add in the fact that Walt used that bug in Hanks office to find about Mike's crew & was able to kill them all thru info gleaned from Hank's office .
Hank is Walt's bro-inlaw that connection is even a stronger tie than what the old boss got canned for .
how does Hank explain all the medical dollars sent his way from Walt on his recovery from the shooting ?
the DEA is gonna find out about the phone call from Gus , that call that Hank got that saved his life as well when they start investigating Hank & they will look at him hard If the Walt case blows open .
post #2647 of 4072
Good luck on figuring out where the plot will go. Never have yet. Don't expect to this time. One guess - the GPS coordinates get lost and the money remains buried forever - a la Fargo - but one of the great things about Breaking Bad is that it is so unpredictable that I wouldn't put any money on that.

It's always been great - but these last episodes are brilliant - the best ever. Sad that it's ending, but look forward to what the creators do after Breaking Bad is laid to rest.
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Originally Posted by cwilson View Post

It's always been great - but these last episodes are brilliant - the best ever. Sad that it's ending, but look forward to what the creators do after Breaking Bad is laid to rest.

I'm thinking Vince's next pitch for a new show will be a short meeting.
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Originally Posted by cwilson View Post

Good luck on figuring out where the plot will go. Never have yet. Don't expect to this time. One guess - the GPS coordinates get lost and the money remains buried forever - a la Fargo - but one of the great things about Breaking Bad is that it is so unpredictable that I wouldn't put any money on that.

It's always been great - but these last episodes are brilliant - the best ever. Sad that it's ending, but look forward to what the creators do after Breaking Bad is laid to rest.

If Huell didn't throw a tracking device into one of the barrels , he is a moron.
post #2650 of 4072
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Originally Posted by cwilson View Post

Good luck on figuring out where the plot will go. Never have yet. Don't expect to this time. One guess - the GPS coordinates get lost and the money remains buried forever - a la Fargo - but one of the great things about Breaking Bad is that it is so unpredictable that I wouldn't put any money on that.

Of maybe Walt's lottery ticket hits the big one .. ?? eek.gif
post #2651 of 4072
Who's going to believe Walt buys lottery tickets?
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Of maybe Walt's lottery ticket hits the big one .. ?? eek.gif

They were just pick 3 numbers, the big one is only worth $500.
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Originally Posted by RemyM View Post

They were just pick 3 numbers, the big one is only worth $500.

You obviously are paying more attention than I am .. I'm blaming the beers I had .. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by flint350 View Post

I would point out, however, that there were a couple of scenes that sort of strained credulity for me.  That Walt could dig such a hole in his current chemotherapy condition was a bit preposterous.  I'm not sure it could have been done by a healthy man his age, much less one with 6 months to live on chemo.  And the Lydia massacre was also a bit flimsy in the setup.  From how did they sneak up on them out in the open so quickly and allowing her to take a working cellphone with her despite their security concern?  But, nit pics that didn't put me off as much as stand out only because the rest is so good and compelling.

totally agree about Walt being able to dig that hole by himself...not to mention that it had to be a huge, deep hole to fill all those containers...I didn't have an issue with the Lydia massacre...it made total sense to me...in the beginning when I thought that Todd killed all those people by himself I called BS, but when I saw his uncle and the rest of the group it was fine...although yeah, how were they able to follow them so closely out in the desert?...but I have that same issue with most shows where a car is tailing close behind another car and the 1st car doesn't seem to notice even when they are out in the middle of nowhere
post #2655 of 4072
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Originally Posted by flint350 View Post

I agree with all the usual praise for the episode.  Terrific tv and great subtexts.  I would point out, however, that there were a couple of scenes that sort of strained credulity for me.  That Walt could dig such a hole in his current chemotherapy condition was a bit preposterous.  I'm not sure it could have been done by a healthy man his age, much less one with 6 months to live on chemo. 

Maybe he used some of his own product ..

I'm 65 and while not on chemo, I could dig that hole given the timeframe it seemed to take place in and the pressing need to stash the cash .. don't discount sheer willpower .. and he did collapse when he got home, which I would do as well ..
post #2656 of 4072
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

.I didn't have an issue with the Lydia massacre...it made total sense to me...in the beginning when I thought that Todd killed all those people by himself I called BS, but when I saw his uncle and the rest of the group it was fine...although yeah, how were they able to follow them so closely out in the desert?...but I have that same issue with most shows where a car is tailing close behind another car and the 1st car doesn't seem to notice even when they are out in the middle of nowhere
Lydia had her phone , they didn't need to follow her all they had to do stay & wait , then track the GPS in her phone . heck even a 1st grader can by tracked by parents these days with simple easy to get equipment .
post #2657 of 4072
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Maybe he used some of his own product ..

I'm 65 and while not on chemo, I could dig that hole given the timeframe it seemed to take place in and the pressing need to stash the cash .. don't discount sheer willpower .. and he did collapse when he got home, which I would do as well ..
when Walt woke up the next morning he asked how long was I out , 4 to 5 hrs IIRC so he got home some time about 2 am . & they had him most of the day digging , so he more than enough time to dig .
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

Lydia had her phone , they didn't need to follow her all they had to do stay & wait , then track the GPS in her phone . heck even a 1st grader can by tracked by parents these days with simple easy to get equipment .

there's no way that Todd and the gang could have gotten there so quickly unless they were closeby...and the underground meth lab had to be way out in the desert much like when Walt and Jesse went out to cook...so with no one around it should be much easier to spot someone coming from miles away
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post #2660 of 4072
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

there's no way that Todd and the gang could have gotten there so quickly unless they were closeby...and the underground meth lab had to be way out in the desert much like when Walt and Jesse went out to cook...so with no one around it should be much easier to spot someone coming from miles away
Todd had cooked there before & was fired for starting a fire .
So those Uncles of Todd's coulda already been in the area to start with coming from flanking directions .
post #2661 of 4072
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

Todd had cooked there before & was fired for starting a fire .
So those Uncles of Todd's coulda already been in the area to start with coming from flanking directions .

unless they were hiding underneath the sand this still sounds a bit implausible...remember in the opening shot of the area they showed a henchman on top of an elevated platform with a machine gun or sniper rifle...I think the location Todd cooked at was a different location...that's why Lydia was blindfolded...she went there so she could find out where the meth lab was located
Edited by TitusTroy - 8/21/13 at 11:25am
post #2662 of 4072
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Maybe he used some of his own product ..

I'm 65 and while not on chemo, I could dig that hole given the timeframe it seemed to take place in and the pressing need to stash the cash .. don't discount sheer willpower .. and he did collapse when he got home, which I would do as well ..

I interpreted it the same way you did. Walt is getting sicker but he still isn't very disabled and he desperately needed to conceal the money in an undiscoverable location. The only way to do that was to not leave a paper trail and not involve others. This meant that Walt had to dig a deep, wide hole and fill it with a bunch of barrels full of money by himself. Desperation tends to make people capable of more than they thought they could do. The price Walt paid for his exertions was nicely dramatized when he passed out after he got home.
post #2663 of 4072
Thing is, the parents couldn't launder all that money.

When are the kids going to be able to even pretend to launder it?

Skyler may survive for another 40-50 years and still couldn't account for all that money. As an accountant, she is going to be conscious about documenting that income for the IRS.

They would have to operate a lot of car washes, all successful. That in itself is a lot of work.
post #2664 of 4072
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Originally Posted by wco81 View Post

Thing is, the parents couldn't launder all that money.

When are the kids going to be able to even pretend to launder it?

Skyler may survive for another 40-50 years and still couldn't account for all that money. As an accountant, she is going to be conscious about documenting that income for the IRS.

They would have to operate a lot of car washes, all successful. That in itself is a lot of work.

why do they even need to launder it?...can't they just keep the cash in a safe location and use it almost like a bank withdrawal when they need it
post #2665 of 4072
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

why do they even need to launder it?...can't they just keep the cash in a safe location and use it almost like a bank withdrawal when they need it

That's fine for purchasing groceries and going out to dinner, but you can't go buy a car or a house with a suitcase full of cash, there are IRS reporting requirements if you do that. Same if you tried to deposit it in a bank account.
post #2666 of 4072
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Originally Posted by RemyM View Post

That's fine for purchasing groceries and going out to dinner, but you can't go buy a car or a house with a suitcase full of cash, there are IRS reporting requirements if you do that. Same if you tried to deposit it in a bank account.

can't you just deposit it in small lumps not exceeding $10,000 over a prolonged time period to avoid IRS inquiries
post #2667 of 4072
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

can't you just deposit it in small lumps not exceeding $10,000 over a prolonged time period to avoid IRS inquiries

I'm sure eventually whether it be interest or making a big purchase you would have to pay taxes and file with the IRS and they would wonder how you deposited millions of dollars or bough a house or something with no income.
post #2668 of 4072
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

can't you just deposit it in small lumps not exceeding $10,000 over a prolonged time period to avoid IRS inquiries

Your Bank would flag that after about the second deposit ..
post #2669 of 4072
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Your Bank would flag that after about the second deposit ..

Exactly. I work for a bank and anything that even looks like it MIGHT be money laundering, as employees, we're required to report .
post #2670 of 4072
I always wonder when Audio heads buy and sell items exceeding the 10K threshold how is it documented, or if it's even flagged when lets say a few pairs of B&W 800Di, along with a few Boulder Audio Mono amps. I would hate to repay tax on those items.

Hey Walt's kids something to think about. wink.gif


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