Monday, August 12, 2013

Diary of a Fangirl: Breaking Bad Final Days

I saw the season premier yesterday, and also watched Breaking Bad: Talking Bad.  One of the things mentioned is will Walt be killed in the end, and will he have to kill Jesse?

Here's my take:

* Walt can't/won't kill Jesse.  Jesse knows that Walt had Mike bumped off, and Walt desperately wants him to believe otherwise.  We've seen Walt be on the rag many a time with Jesse when he was angry/frustrated/ego tripping, but we've also seen Walt kill for Jesse.  He was jealous of Mike and Jesse's relationship, of the controlling relationship between Jesse and...damn, what's her name?  All I got his "Apology Girl" at the moment.  Jane--right.  He poisoned a little boy to get Jesse back on his side.  He fell into a deep depression and took pain killers on the eve of Walt Jr.'s birthday because of a fight he and Jesse had.  Walt will do anything to keep Jesse by his side.  He finally even called him "son" in this season premier.  There's not a snowball's chance in hell that Walt will do anything to hurt Jesse, and I love him for that.  Damn near everyone else is expendable except for Jesse (and his kids and even Skyler).

* If Walt is to die, I feel like it'll be by Jesse's hands.  Jesse is the only one who can touch him.  I don't think he really will though...but if he did, I could see it.  Only cancer or Jesse will be able to stop Walt.

* I think the ricin is for Hank, sadly.  No effin' clue about the M16, though.

* Instead of "Remember My Name," I feel as if that promo poster should be "Say My Name," cause that was a bad ass moment and monologue last season.

* I don't think the title Breaking Bad is a reference to Walt becoming the villain...I think it's a reference in a break in the system, as well as Walt.  It has to be about the deconstruction of evil-doings.  It was always the intention for Walt to do a 180 and become a Scarface/Kingpin kind of guy.  So what needs to be broken then?  The evolution, that's what.  In the flash-forwards, Walt looks unraveled and unkempt.  He seems to be going to last resorts.  His family is gone, his home is gone, and his anonymity is gone...That's what the true "break" is about.  Like how the mobster lifestyle is presented in "Goodfellas" from start to finish.  You think it's about one thing, then it evolves, fades and deteriorates (literally) into something else by the end of it. Even the color grade changes to signify the reality of the situation.  "Growth, decay.  Transformation."  We've seen Walt in a decay state for some time now.  This season is about transformation.  Hell, he's even wearing mostly white now in all of his scenes.  What will he ultimately change into?

So excited about this season.

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