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  1. Breaking Bad Season 5 Episode 16 "Felina" Part 2

    Two parts because there's too much to talk about. We're almost done folks!

    We get a quick retread of the flash-forwards with an interesting contrast to the pilot with Walt surrounded by family and friends. Walt got the excitement that Hank proposed, but with the next cut of him alone in his dark abandoned house, you can tell he misinterpreted what Hank meant vastly. While the difference is abrupt, the path he took wasn't worth it. Now I don't know how Walt managed from here on ...
  2. Breaking Bad Season 5 Episode 16 "Felina" Part 1

    Exactly one year later. A retrospective. Are your thoughts still the same as when it originally aired?

    I won't lie. I do tend to flip-flop between liking it a lot and holding criticism. The neo-nazis as antagonists lean more towards stereotypical than dynamic, and Walt having to go up against them kind of muddles the point of his graduation to the despicable guy he is. Perhaps the intention is to blind those of the audience even further who still believe his actions are justified. ...
  3. Breaking Bad Season 5 Episode 15 "Granite State"

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    We've come a long way everyone! For anyone who has been checking in every now and then since I've started this review series, I just want thank you. I'm aware that most people look at these and likely decide not to read and honestly I'd probably do the same. I can only hope that the read is clear and enjoyable, even if the reward for you is coming to a disagreement.

    If I was to describe this episode in a few sentences it would be that all of these characters seem ...
  4. Breaking Bad Season 5 Episode 14 "Ozymandias"

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    "You're a damn artist! This is art Mr. White!"

    An initially skeptical Walt had once shrugged off Jesse's nave notion of quality meth manufacture as being an art form, but as the chemistry of Walt's choices began to push him farther down this darkened path, he began to get swept up in the notion of his own blue majesty which grew to be an extension of himself. The egotistical man with the black sunglasses and pork pie hat. Something of which always felt like an ...
  5. Breaking Bad Season 5 Episode 13 "To'Hajiilee" Part 2

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    (...continued) As Walt contemplates his next move after meeting with Saul, he looks over to Skyler and Junior working the cash register before he gets a picture message of a money-filled barrel. This is just about the last moment that he has with them before they can never look at each other the same way again because now Jesse knows where Walt's money is (or does he?) and this sends Walt rushing off. Once again the score captures the tension precisely as he runs past the counter ...
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