I know I'm really late to the party, but WOW, what an incredible show!! Normally, I don't like shows about drugs and guns and violence, but I was blown away by how fantastic "Breaking Bad" was. Has anyone else watched it and loved it?
We got pulled into a new show called The Killing. Last we left off in season two Walter was on the verge of coming clean to his wife but he pussied out and she stormed off. He turns and finds Pinkman in the RV and has a hissy.
I missed the finale. Oops I have to edit this...Yes I did see the finale, but not when it aired. I remember thinking the true agenda of the lead character was exactly as I thought per the ending. Hope that doesn't give anthing away.
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Yes, that's exactly what I thought! Walter loved every moment of his life as Heisenberg.
Here's my theory on the story arcs of Walter and Jesse: Getting wrapped up in the world of hardcore meth dealing brought both of their true, core selves to the fore.
When we first met Jesse, he was a loser drug-addict wannabe meth dealer and we didn't really like him because we thought he was a sleazy dude dragging Walter down into moral decreptitude. But as the show moves along, we start to realize that Jesse -- at the core of his being -- is a nice person with a conscience, who was never cut out for this life as as Scarface-style drug kingpin. Jesse is too much of a good person to be able to live this lifestyle, and he hates his life as Walter's henchman, and he feels trapped and imprisoned by Walter, and he comes to hate and fear Walter. But, the entire story brings Jesse's true core self to the forefront: Jesse becomes the voice of conscience in the show.
Meanwhile, when we first met Walter, he was a respectable science teacher, but, he hated his life as a respectable science teacher. As a husband, father, and teacher he felt marginalized and disrespected and becoming Heisenberg allowed him to achieve this kind of self-actualization that he was never able to find in his old life. I guess, really, Heisenberg was always lurking deep down inside of Walter. Heisenberg was always who he really, really, really was and his life as a drug kingpin allowed his truest and most authentic self to come to the fore. I think, Walter initially had good intentions with starting his meth business but you're right, he loved it -- he had so many opportunities to get out of the business, but he kept on going back and going back because he loved the power and status that this new life provided for him.
The ending scene, and the music -- a love song, "My Baby Blue," as Walter lovingly admires and caresses all the meth-making equipment in that lab and dies with a smile on his face -- it's just perfect.
Last Edit: Jan 27, 2015 7:42:59 GMT -5 by AeroCooper
Well you certainly summed it up well!! I missed some of the episodes more centered around Jesse, but I think you've got it right. When his ex told Walter it really was all about him, he finally admitted at the end it really was. Clever show!
Gus was an excellent antagonist. Such a well written character. It was interesting to see him come full circle, from starting in the situation Walt and Jesse started in, being under the thumb of a major cartel, to becoming the cartel and having Walt and Jesse under his thumb. To his end story with Hector.
Love Mike also. And love how he and Walt deal with each other because they have to.
I will post more when I'm at a keyboard and am not typing with one finger lol
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I'm extra late to the party, but I'm on season 2 right now. I always avoided this show because of the title. I was picturing either a modern day western (snore) or something with cops versus bikers all the time. Neither appealed to me. Truth is, its an excellent show and I can't wait to see what happens next. I went through this topic and put everything into spoilers so I or someone else doesn't read them by accident. I'd hate to have it ruined for me.