So i’m going to do the stereotypical thang and write a big fat analytical blog about breaking bad and how utterly brilliant it is. Anyone who disagrees with this long piece of writing can suck it as far as i’m concerned, sorry that was a little aggressive. sorry. please read on because this is gonna be interesting :)
i’m not going to do this chronologically because that would generally prove difficult for me as this blog is more a scattering of my mind on a digital page.
So Walt went after the Schwartz, Gray Matter Technologies couple and its safe to say Heisenberg really did return in all his genius glory, he practically scared the shit out of them without having to lay a finger on them. just complete and utter psychological warfare thats what i would call it, because of the ‘hit men' threat they will live in fear which is pretty much what Heisenberg made people do, live in complete fear. fearing what would happen if they would ever have to face him. it was a perfect ending to that chapter.
the best part of all of this scene was when Walt returned to the car with his ‘hit men’ and as they revealed their masks it turned out to be Badger and Skinny Pete, what a brilliant cameo to make you laugh. Vince Gilligan’s seriously a writing genius for putting that tiny little sprinkle of gold dust in there.
Now for Walt’s meeting with Skyler, finally he admitted he did it for him, he admitted it was the cancer and being at deaths door that spurred him to do it he wanted to feel ‘alive’ and he said he did which for some reason i felt happy that he got to feel alive for the better part of four seasons before his demise. In this scene not only to his admittance of this and the part where he sees baby holly, it seems for a split second (maybe not in your mind but in mine) that he has regained some of his humanity he is no longer Heisenberg in this scene he is Walter White the chemistry teacher and i’m glad i got to experience the good in him as he stroked hollys head lovingly. it was almost like he was saying good bye to the old Walt as he walked the plank to his inevitable death.
Moving swiftly on to the final scene with Uncle Jack, What a brilliant way to slaughter Jack and his crew of wrongerns, than with Heisenberg style intelligence, evil yet so clever. Once the machine gun popped out and Walt saves Jesse’s life by diving onto him, I loved that when it was over Jesse didn’t even think about killing Todd it was instinctive which was brilliant for Jesse’s character, a slow painful death Todd received and i couldn’t have thought of anyone better to dish it out.
Walt killing Jack was also a special moment, It was brutal but he was one evil man so i think the fact Walt never let him finish his sentence was perfect, and it had that exciting shock effect for the audience. Breaking Bad blow your brains out style!
I’m so pleased that Jesse got away because he was never an evil character although he could have let Heisenbergs evil rub off on him but he was always the light at the end of the tunnel for breaking bad.
I felt like after Walt said that cooking meth and becoming Heisenberg was all really for himself, i thought it was fitting for him to die where he said he felt ‘alive’. a cleverly devised metaphor in my eyes. Him dying in the meth lab previously stroking the equipment before collapsing on the floor to die.
So yes breaking bad was a crowd pleaser but i don’t care, there were some genius, creative, utterly riveting moments. Goodbye Breaking Bad you have been good to be.