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post #3061 of 4069
OFFICIALLY hate the USPS, tracking says my new BB t shirt is out for delivery. The problem is, I do not live in the city it says its out for delivery in. rolleyes.gif
post #3062 of 4069
Gus employed a ton of people and paid off various others to keep his operations secret.

Walt would have had to have done the same. He wanted low overhead (remember he hated legacy costs that Mike imposed?), just amass a lot of money in the quickest amount of time.
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Originally Posted by wco81 View Post

Gus employed a ton of people and paid off various others to keep his operations secret.

Walt would have had to have done the same. He wanted low overhead (remember he hated legacy costs that Mike imposed?), just amass a lot of money in the quickest amount of time.

Walt is a godless socialist, taking out a true job creator.
post #3064 of 4069
Just watched "Talking Dead" and laughed when Don Cheadle turned to "Gomez" and said hey you might be dead the next episode!!. We don't know who survived the Gunfight at the OK Corral .. I also thought Gomez would turn on his boss but again, this is Breaking Bad. Three more episodes left and the theories are all over the place.. "Ozymandias","Granite State" ,and "Felina" are the episodes left.
post #3065 of 4069
Last night is a perfect thing for Myth Busters to debunk, unless they already have. I don't really watch that show. The shootout of course.
post #3066 of 4069
Yeah, so I think I'm officially with Walt until the end. I don't know why, but I really hated Jesse in this episode. I felt he really betrayed a man who only did what he did (Brock) to keep himself and his entire family from being murdered. Jesse is nothing but a rat. I was scared for Walt's safety and was praying that Todd's uncles would show up to blow that smug look off of Hank's face.
post #3067 of 4069
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series & The Final Season Blu-ray Sets detailed...I'm not a fan of the special barrel packaging but maybe it'll grow on me...I wish they would release a standard Complete box-set in normal packaging...something like the Star Wars or Alien Anthology box-sets

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=12096

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post #3068 of 4069
i think its kinda cool! wont really be any deeper than a box set so storing shouldnt be a problem.
post #3069 of 4069
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

Breaking Bad: The Complete Series & The Final Season Blu-ray Sets detailed...I'm not a fan of the special barrel packaging but maybe it'll grow on me...I wish they would release a standard Complete box-set in normal packaging...something like the Star Wars or Alien Anthology box-sets

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=12096

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Looks like as much fun as a barrel of methylamine.
post #3070 of 4069
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I didn't have a problem with most of what you point out. Hank was trying to keep the whole investigation of Walt under wraps until he could "fix it", because he looks like an idiot for letting his brother-in-law make a fool of the whole DEA. He also wanted to catch Walt at the site of the money, because the cell-phone trace clearly would be inadmissible (he can't get a warrant for a tap/trace for an investigation that's not filed). Actually, I'm not sure how he would get around that legal hurdle, even by catching Walt at the site, since his method of tracking him wouldn't have been warranted. Hank doesn't have anything that's admissible at this point...even a recording of Walt admitting to all the killing he did over the phone to Jesse.

The only real problem I had with it was the shootout itself. I felt like I was watching a re-run of the A-team, where they would shoot 100's of bullets and not hit a single person (actually, I think in season 5, finally Hannibal got shot...when he was wearing a bullet-proof vest).

I get why Hank wouldn't call-it was Gomez just going along with it that I found implausible. They might not have had any admissible evidence but they surely had enough to call for help. The whole situation just seemed out of character for both men. and for a show where the characters are so finely etched it seemed a contrived way to keep Walt from being exposed..Smart people forced to act stupid to advance the plot...Happens all the time in movies and on tv. I just didn't expect it from Breaking Bad.

But even after saying that, I have to admit I can't wait for next week. Sunday can't get here fast enough.
post #3071 of 4069
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Originally Posted by ljmart View Post

show his badge? drop one hand from that gun, look away for one second, he's a dead man!we dont know if the call dropped or if jesse was just being silent. since he was able to make the call to todds uncle, one can assume the jesse call was not dropped.agree with you on that one... all in one spot? really? not a good plan there!dream? just cant imagine that with the show ending soon.

Ah, well NOT showing his badge didn't exactly keep them from firing either, did it? Besides, apparently they could so somersaults and headstands and still be safe!

And I didn't literally mean a dream, just some odd explanation for why nobody got hit. Or are they really going to say everyone was that bad a shot? These are guys who were able to synchronize the killing of how many? 12 men? Within a one or two minute time span at just as many different locations. And they can't hit a guy 150 feet away?

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post #3072 of 4069
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Originally Posted by Nuance View Post

I did wonder if Gomez was going to kill Hank, yes, but I quickly dismissed the notion. It's more of a move found in "24" rather than "Breaking Bad." :)

But then, so is firing hundreds of rounds and not hitting anything.:sly:

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post #3073 of 4069
That Shoot out scene had the potential to be awesome, instead it became a giant fail...
post #3074 of 4069
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Originally Posted by lonwolf615 View Post

Smart people forced to act stupid to advance the plot...Happens all the time in movies and on tv. I just didn't expect it from Breaking Bad.

It happens all the time in real life too.
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But then, so is firing hundreds of rounds and not hitting anything.:sly:

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LOL - true dat! With that said, we don't know what really happened yet. If at the beginning of Sunday's episode we learn no nobody was in fact hit, then let's complain. Until then I am giving the writers the benefit of the doubt.
post #3075 of 4069
I think when the show opens up next week, they'll show that indeed, everyone was hit except for Walt and Jessie (because they were in those bulletproof cars). Then it'll turn out that Jessie and Walt plotted this whole thing together. It'll end with Walt turning to Jessie and saying, "Dewie, don't tell Lois about this, mmkay?"
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post #3077 of 4069
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P.S. In reality Hank, Gomez, Walt and Jesse would be dead from the showering of bullets. But this is Hollywood. smile.gif Breaking Bad is still a near perfect show for me though, unlike Dexter which has really spun into silliness.

When the gang opened fire with everything they had, and Hank & Gomez pretty much sitting ducks against a very well armed group, Hank / Gomez or both should have been hit somewhere at that range .. unless those guys are just extremely bad shots ..
post #3078 of 4069
Just curious, has anyone verified the GPS coordinates? I wonder if people are out there digging right now?
post #3079 of 4069
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

When the gang opened fire with everything they had, and Hank & Gomez pretty much sitting ducks against a very well armed group, Hank / Gomez or both should have been hit somewhere at that range .. unless those guys are just extremely bad shots ..

Especially one of the gangs operates a fully automatic shotgun AA-12
post #3080 of 4069
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Originally Posted by leebo View Post

And I didn't literally mean a dream, just some odd explanation for why nobody got hit. Or are they really going to say everyone was that bad a shot? These are guys who were able to synchronize the killing of how many? 12 men? Within a one or two minute time span at just as many different locations. And they can't hit a guy 150 feet away?

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I thought it was a surreal enough scene to be a dream too, but I don't know how they will make it work. But I'll freely admit the writers on this show are smarter than I am, so I'm expecting to be satisfied by however they explain it.smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Nuance View Post

LOL - true dat! With that said, we don't know what really happened yet. If at the beginning of Sunday's episode we learn no nobody was in fact hit, then let's complain. Until then I am giving the writers the benefit of the doubt.

Agree nuance. By dwelling on the shoot out it makes me appear overly critical I guess. I'm more than willing to shut up and watch how they handle it next week.
Edited by lonwolf615 - 9/10/13 at 10:29am
post #3081 of 4069
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post


My take was that at this point the show went abstract instead of logical- and I like it.

My take is that it went silly at the wrong time, and was not in keeping with the stellar writing this show normally has. The shootout, I mean. This was right up there with the ridiculous prison assault last season on Walking Dead, but at least with that show you don't have such high expectations.

Guess we'll have to see how it turns out next week, gotta give Vince the benefit of the doubt.
post #3082 of 4069
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Originally Posted by RemoWilliams84 View Post

I think when the show opens up next week, they'll show that indeed, everyone was hit except for Walt and Jessie (because they were in those bulletproof cars). Then it'll turn out that Jessie and Walt plotted this whole thing together. It'll end with Walt turning to Jessie and saying, "Dewie, don't tell Lois about this, mmkay?"

That would still strain credibility. You can get shot with a handgun and maybe still run around, but not if you're hit by a rifle round. The kinetic energy of a rifle round will spin/knock you down, and you most likely won't be getting up again...even if Todd's crew were using FMJ rounds, it would still liquify your internals with the force of impact/concussion.

Hank and Gomez would/should be down, and wouldn't be able to return any fire if they were hit by "professionals" who they showed lining up their shots.
post #3083 of 4069
Yeah the shootout was bad. No attempt was made for accuracy and realism. Perhaps the show makers think the audience are a bunch of kids. I can't believe what a pussy Walt turned out to be with his pleading: "Don't do it, Todd." "Don't do it Jack.". His sense of right and wrong came a little too late. He crossed the line of no return when he committed his first murder long ago. To Hank, Walt is a just criminal that he was about to send to prison for life. Hank also cut off family ties with Walt. Yet, Walt wanted to save him?
Edited by Davidt1 - 9/10/13 at 10:54am
post #3084 of 4069
I can only hope there is some reason why they would portray a Quentin Tarantino-like shootout with no hits. The Brotherhood guys had good cover; Hank and Gomie not so much, but still. It concerns me how much they shot into the SUV when they already made it quite clear that they want Walt to provide cook tutoring. (Though we assume Walt is fine as he seems alive and well later in the flashforwards.)
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Looks like as much fun as a barrel of methylamine.

But less fun than a barrel of cash. biggrin.gif
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Just curious, has anyone verified the GPS coordinates? I wonder if people are out there digging right now?

More of an inside joke, making the coordinates come back to a place used in production of the show:

http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/breaking-bad-gps-coordinates-lead-studio-where-show-was-shot-111771
post #3085 of 4069
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Originally Posted by ToddR View Post

I can only hope there is some reason why they would portray a Quentin Tarantino-like shootout with no hits.

Yeah, you can bet if Tarantino had directed it, there would be bloodshed .. eek.gif
post #3086 of 4069

I can live with the various nits, given the overall brilliance of this show.  The shootout was wildly unrealistic in several ways and the DEA Agents would be hard pressed to operate that way in secret from their office as they have for a few weeks now.  But this is no Fonzi jumping the shark moment for me.   This show is simply too riveting and beautifully done and I miss it already.

post #3087 of 4069
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Originally Posted by flint350 View Post

I can live with the various nits, given the overall brilliance of this show.  The shootout was wildly unrealistic in several ways and the DEA Agents would be hard pressed to operate that way in secret from their office as they have for a few weeks now.  But this is no Fonzi jumping the shark moment for me.   This show is simply too riveting and beautifully done and I miss it already.

IMO, it's the overall brilliance of the show that make the nits standout .. wink.gif
post #3088 of 4069
Steady, no hits or bloodshed, YET, Sopranos fade to black too.. To be continued. I thought Michelle Maclaren's set-up to the shoot-out was teriffic As noted above, I have faith in Vince G. and his stellar staff.
post #3089 of 4069
Walt driving like he did with one hand on the wheel was the thing that bugged me the most about the episode.
post #3090 of 4069
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Walt driving like he did with one hand on the wheel was the thing that bugged me the most about the episode.

Yeah, what's the deal? His new car doesn't have Bluetooth for his phone?
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