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Blue is Our Brand

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Hi friends,

Sorry I didn’t get the chance to join the conversation last week, but to extend it, I’d like to pick up on one of Bryan’s points – that Walt has always had his meth cooking skills to fall back on and, without them, he’s left quite vulnerable. For all the incredible action and plot movement twists and gasp-out-loud moments this week, I think this simple point remains at the core of the current narrative: Walt’s the only one who can make the meth blue…it’s the perfectly simple truth that he is never going to escape his own creation.

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If you don’t know who I am…

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Hello friends,

It’s both incredible and somewhat sad to be discussing the final episodes of Breaking Bad. What a twisty turn it’s been!

There’s so much in this episode, so I’ll focus on a few comments ¬†and questions.

I think the psychological dimensions of the show — always present in Breaking Bad — reached a (literal) crescendo with this episode. The depiction of Hank’s realization of ‘who’ Walt is was incredible, as was the final showdown between them (Hank’s closing the garage door, Walt’s last words, etc.). Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Martin

August 12, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Say My Name

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Breaking Bad, Mike, Walt, Say My Name,

Dear Bryan,

I’m not going to pull a Walt here and make you say thank you for having pointed out for the last several episodes that we were headed to this dark conclusion. A gun in the hand, or within the reach of Walt’s hand, was clearly headed in one direction. But did it really come down to such a seemingly small case of wounded pride? And what do you make of what seemed to be fear, panic, and regret in Walt and Mike’s final moments?
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