Edit: Missed a few important things due to celebrating the 3 day weekend...had to rewatch.
Starts off with Walter trying to stop Jesse from burning down his house with the gun he retrieved from the soda vending machine. He couldn't find Jesse so he got Saul's crew to come clean up the house. They can't get the gasoline smell out so he douse his clothes in gasoline and a little bit of his car. He tells Skyler and Walt Jr that he had an accident at the gas pump and got gas all over him. Walt Jr did not buy it and thinks Walt is covering up for his health. Walt convinces Skyler and Walter Jr to go to a hotel while the carpet still reeks of gasoline.
Walt meets up with Saul Goodman. They can't find Jesse at the usual spots. Saul gives Walter the analogy of Old Yeller, again suggesting that Walter needs to take Jesse out but Walt wants to hear nothing about that. First "Belize" now Old Yeller??? Walt warns Saul to not float that idea again.
The Whites go to a Hotel and Skyler reveals that she didn't buy the whole pump malfunction story Walter was trying to sell. She saw Walt meet up with Saul outside in the parking lot. She told him there would be times like this when they have to worry about people attacking them. Walter reassures her there is nothing to worry about. When he finds Jesse he is going to talk to him. Annoying Skyler returned and suggested Walter "deal" with Jesse. Walt tells Skyler that Jesse is not some rabid dog, he is a person. Skyler asks, "what's one more?" Jeez.
Flashback to what happens to Jesse from the ending of last week's episode. Hank stopped him before he could burn the house down. Apparently Hank has been following Jesse since Goodman's office. Jesse scoffs at going to the DEA waiting for Mr. White to get him so Hank takes Jesse to his house.
Marie is at a psychologist office talking about a close family friend lying to them. She won't tell the psychologist who she is referring to because it will hurt Hank. She's not eating or drinking after Walt's confession movie and was up 6 hours looking up untraceable poison. The psychologist tries to change the subject to parking at work but Marie talks about a poison that would be a "contender." She reassures the Psych that she won't hurt anyone but it's fun to think about it.
Marie returns home to find luggage packed up. Hank wants her to go out for a few days while Jesse is crashing at their place. Marie asked if this would hurt Walt, and because it will, she is staying. The hello kitty phone rings and Walt left a message for Jesse wanting to meet up.
Jesse comes to after taking a few sleeping pills from Hank. Marie offers him coffee. Jesse walks into the living room where Hank and Agent Gomez is setting up a camera. I guess Gomez is finally in on the whole thing. Jesse protests that it's going to just be his word against Walter's and Walt has retired from making meth. Hank films Jesse's confession. Gomez confirms to Hank that they have no physical evidence to get Walt. Hank tries to convince Jesse to meet up with Walt... Jesse is kind of afraid. Hank reassures him that Walter won't hurt him, based on all the things Walt has done for Jesse in the past. When Jesse goes to the bathroom, Hank reveals he really don't care for Jesse's safety. If Jesse is right and Walter kills him, they will have filmed it as evidence.
Jesse (wearing a wire) goes to meet up with Walter in public at Civic Plaza to try to get a confession. He sees a bald guy and doesn't go through with it. He calls Walter via payphone and says he will get him another way. It turns out that the bald guy was just a random stranger there with his daughter, not one of Walter's henchmen. Hank picks up Jesse and is infuriated with him. Walter calls up Todd to take care of his Jesse situation.
Funny to think that if Jesse had met with Walt, Walt probably would have said enough to implicate himself, he would have been arrested, the call never would have been placed to Todd's uncle, and a ridiculous amount of bloodshed would have been avoided. As it is, the random bald dude saved Walt's bacon, but probably will end up spelling doom for any number of people.
I think the episode did a really good job of setting up the craziness of the final four episodes. I still have no idea what happens from here, why Walt ends up in New Hampshire, or what happens with that crazy-ass gun he's packing in the trunk of his car, but I think the pedal hits the metal next episode and doesn't really let up until the series ends.
I love not knowing what happens, and I often don't even try to guess - going along for the ride is fun.
I'll admit, it'll be pretty awesome if this series ends with Walt dying from Marie's poison.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
I love that Walt's view of himself at this stage is so wildly out of kilter with how everyone else views him. How could people *possibly* think he'd consider killing Jesse? The very idea! At the other end of the spectrum Jesse sees him in the same way Walt once saw Gus, as an all powerful super villain with powers bordering on the mystical. He's eminently gettable though. I mean, he can call on Todd's crazy uncle in a pinch but day-to-day he relies on Huell for muscle. For a bodyguard, Huell is not very good at guarding bodies.
Originally posted by haydenI love not knowing what happens, and I often don't even try to guess - going along for the ride is fun.
But guessing and being proven hilariously wrong is half the fun! Haven't a clue what Jesse's master plan is though. I'm inclined to suggest it will be less than masterful, but he did go on a brief hot streak of cunning plans earlier in the season (MAGNETS!) so he might surprise us.
Just because, Babylon 5 was mentioned on Breaking Bad, a revolution has occurred. JMS who created B5 wondered on twitter why in God's name, the show isn't on Netflix, Hulu or even TV when it is getting on two of the top shows on TV, the other being Big Bang even though Sheldon rips it apart.
The site has over a thousand likes in two days. Now, whether it was intentional or not, Craston did show up on Babylon 5 as a Ranger who is sent to his death just so the Shadows get info ie he has a somewhat meaningless death. So, maybe we won't get the Scarface ending as much as we are going to get the Ranger death. Who knows. All I know is I found it more interesting than this week's episode. That was the laziest ending of all time and this show is better than that. The podcast review for this and last week's show will be up tomorrow, I hope.
The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
I was also a little shocked how little developed in this episode. Four episodes isn't a lot of time.
Originally posted by dMrI love that Walt's view of himself at this stage is so wildly out of kilter with how everyone else views him. How could people *possibly* think he'd consider killing Jesse? The very idea! At the other end of the spectrum Jesse sees him in the same way Walt once saw Gus, as an all powerful super villain with powers bordering on the mystical.
What's interesting is how wrong every one is (kinda). Walt is/was trying to protect Jesse, while Skylar and Hank, who we generally thought were above Walt in the 'moral compass' department, had no problem feeding Jesse to Walt if it meant gaining an advantage.
It's starting to feel like Hank is less angry that Walt was a drug kingpin and more like he's angry that Walt outsmarted him.
Originally posted by dMrHe's eminently gettable though. I mean, he can call on Todd's crazy uncle in a pinch but day-to-day he relies on Huell for muscle.
I think that phone call to Todd's crazy uncle is clearly the beginning of the end. He's going to regret not calling Saul's guy.
Got the review for the last two episodes up. A lot of good things to say about Confessions not so much about Rabid Dogs. We also discuss if television shows can ever have good endings as well as the #FreeBabylon5 revolution.
The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
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