10 Thoughts About Breaking Bad Episode 512: Rabid Dog
I just caught up with last week’s episode of Breaking Bad last night, which is why my recap is coming just a few hours before the next episode airs.
1. There are few shows on TV that make you wanna lose your mind through pure silence and camera angles like Breaking Bad. When Walt enters the house looking for Jesse and he goes in his bedroom, the camera drops low and pulls back. I was holding my breath and didn’t know it until Walt comes out, not finding anything.
WHOOOOO!!! I was TOO nervous.
2. Walt’s lie about the gasoline smell in the house was so bad that it felt weird for him to even use that alibi. This is HEISENBERG, for jerk’s sake! This dude is devious to the core and somehow keeps wriggling out of the craziest situations. And the best thing he can do is say that there’s gas in the carpet because he spilled gas on himself when he was pumping the car? NAWL! I call boolsheet. Even Walt Jr., who typically only cares about breakfast called him out on it.
3. Saul is my favorite character because his one-liners are so hilarious. When he was in the car with Walt and other goon, he was full of them. First of all, his comparison of Jesse to Old Yeller was brilliant. Walt might have to put him down one of these days. We all know that but he ain’t tryna hear it.
4. It’s interesting how Walt is the only person who wants to save Jesse right now, even though he’s the reason for Jesse’s madness. How he reacted to Saul’s suggestion that he makes Jesse go to Belize was surprising. Lemme find out Walter White still got a heart. And when Skyler finds out the real reason they are in the hotel, he actually tries to come up with excuses for his former sidekick. Which brings me to the next point.
5. Skyler is a real ass G. And she really cannot be blamed for suggesting that Walt HANDLE Jesse. When she brought up the fact that he’s done so much bogusness, so “what’s one more?” I was like AW SHIT!!! Skyler the Goon! And the detachment she used to say it was telling. She’s been a part of Walt’s world more and more lately and what she cares about SOLELY is to keep her kids protected.
What IS one more, Walter White? And what’s a goon to a goblin?
Can I also take this time to say Skyler is becoming my favorite character in these last episodes? Yes.
6. We find out that Hank is really the only reason that Jesse didn’t burn the White house to the ground. And his reason for stopping that was completely selfish, since he is obsessed and hellbent on making Walter White the Meth Lord known. He wants to punish him, and teaming up with Jesse is a great way to do it.
Jesse’s role in this entire series has been PAWN to everyone’s twisted chess game. He has been used as a means to everyone’s end and it continues here. And unfortunately, I feel like there is NO winning for Jesse. We’re all waiting to see how sad his loss is. This is different from Walter’s loss, which will feel sweet. I’ma cry for Jesse.
7. Of course Marie’s suitcases were purple. Purple to her is like red to me. We both have problems. But this episode might have been the one time I laughed at something Marie said. When she finds out that Hank brought Jesse home, the only question she had was “Is this bad for Walt?” When he says “Yes” she offers to heat up lasagna. Because real Gs etc etc.
8. It was really strange to see Hank’s colleague Gomez in his living room, with Jesse. How did that happen? Why didn’t the Breaking Bad folks let us see how the convo where Hank tells his fellow DEA dude that his brother-in-law is the notorious Heisenberg? It’s important because Hank has told Marie over and over again that he can’t tell anyone in the force until he has irrefutable evidence. But all of a sudden, Gomez is standing there getting ready to tape Jesse’s confession. Urrmmmm that don’t curl ALLL the way over for me.
9. Breaking Bad seems to be doing callbacks to things that happen in the episodes right before with this last 8 episodes. What I mean is that something that happens in one episode will basically be replicated by another character in the next. First it was the slaps and punches in the first 2 eps of this second half. Now it’s the confession tapes. Jesse’s was sad to watch, especially when he said Walt was his teacher. MMHMMMMM.
10. There’s no turning back now for Walt and Jesse. When Jesse showed up for the meeting with Walt with a wire and saw some bald dude, his freakout is real. Because he doesn’t trust Walt anymore and there’s no fixing that. So his threat to Walt was to echo the threat he felt. When he told him “I’m gonna get you where you really live” CHILE! TROUBLE! Does that mean he’s gonna come for his family? I don’t know, because I don’t see Jesse hurting kids.
Finally, Walt is forced to do what he’s been avoiding. Call for Jesse’s head. That phonecall to Todd is obviously a pre-emptive strike. Kill or be killed, bro. Like I said before, Walt and Jesse are like Harry Potter and Voldemort. Neither can live while the other survives. At least one of them gotta die. Might be both.
DUN DUN DUN!!! It’s on like popcorn for real now! 4 more episodes to go. The countdown continues.
What are your thought on what Jesse means by he’s coming for Walt where he really lives?
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