Monday, March 29, 2010

Breaking Bad: Caballo Sin Nombre

Breaking Bad yet again proves why it is, hands down, the best show on TV. Another solid episode, as the family Walter was trying to provide for crumbles further.

Walt is arrested after arguing with a cop over his busted windshield and has to be sprung from jail by Hank. Walter Jr. tries to leave the house and move in with his father. Walter tries to patch things up, but Skyler refuses to have anything to do with him.

Saul tries to get Walt cooking again. When he learns Walt won't because of his family, Saul sends the Cleaner to keep an eye on Skyler. Skyler has problems at work too, trying to balance the books her boss has been cooking.

Jessie too tries to reconcile with his family, and when it's clear they don't want anything to do with him, he accepts it. And then takes them for $400k.

And the hitmen, they finally track down Walt. A last minute call to Gus is the only thing that saves him from a gruesome fate. The huge question is how exactly Gus is connected to the hitmen. And how exactly was he able to call off the hit?

The show sets up Walt and Jessie in similar conflicts. And each takes their own route. Jessie declaring himself the bad guy in last week's ep, and now takes steps to live up to that, stealing his parents' money. Walter tries to put his family back together, he doesn't want to be the bad guy. Except by the end of the episode, he has broken into his wife's house and quite literally brought killers to the family's doorstep.

And Skyler. She knows her husband is a drug dealer. She knows her boss bilking the IRS. And she chooses to do nothing.

It's that moral grey zone the show toys with so well.

2 comments:

  1. mistresssparkletoesMarch 30, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    PIZZA ON THE ROOOOOF!

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  2. i am soooooo posting an image of that tomorrow.

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