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Breaking Bad S05E07: “Say My Name”

Walt pulled the wrong piece out of his Jenga edifice of a drug business, and it's time to watch how the pieces will fall. Mike's death was fantastic, but we're left wondering how the show will manage without him. We'll miss his no-nonsense badassery.

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Walter White, the Classic Coke of evil drug lords.

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[do action=”moment” emo=”Creepy” title=”The Heisenberg fantasy”/]

Good thing Walt believes his own hype, because we’re not sure anyone else does. “What’s my name”? What is this, the porn remake of Breaking Bad? Nice way to illustrate how far gone he is now. His Classic Coke speech was pretty cool, though.

[do action=”moment” emo=”Quotable” title=”A multilingual joke”/]

Jesse, reading the side of the truck: “Vamonos.”
Skyler: “I wish.”

[do action=”moment” emo=”Badass” title=”The least exciting DEA search ever”/]

Of all the search warrants the DEA delivers every year, I wonder how many involve a grumpy old dude watching a black and white movie on TV as they go room to room. Little do they know that he ‘formatted’ his laptop a few hours earlier by dumping it down a well. Tech-savvy as ever, Mike.

[do action=”moment” emo=”Creative” title=”Next on Breaking Bad: the nose camera”/]

This show… Mike’s banker puts money in lockers. Boring, right? In any other show it would be. But this is Breaking Bad, so we get cameras in the most creative angles possible: on the guy’s wrist, inside the locker, in the suitcase, and so on. This quirky visual style is a huge reason why this show never fails to entertain.

[do action=”moment” emo=”Boring” title=”And then they fight some more”/]

OK, enough of Walt and Jesse arguing, please. We love the season so far, but it sounds like that’s all Jesse and Walt do anymore.

[do action=”moment” emo=”Cute” title=”The teacher and the student”/]

Walt goes full-on high school chemistry teacher, and Todd, aka Jesse 2.0, responds by taking notes and striving to be a grade A student. You can tell Walt’s got a new teacher’s pet.

[do action=”moment” emo=”Puzzling” title=”The White waterworks, redux”/]

Here’s Walt crying in Hank’s office again, and asking for coffee. What’s with the weird, security camera-like angle at the end of the scene? Foreshadowing?

[do action=”moment” emo=”Heartbreaking” title=”Farewell, Mike”/]

Walt’s sudden decision to shoot Mike took us by surprise. The scene was masterfully shot, in a gorgeous forest, making it both tense and serene at the same time. A fitting end to a great character, even though we secretly dreamed he would get away and die in his sleep. “Let me die in peace,” he says, before looking away in the distance, watching the sunset, then falling with a muffled thud… Dammit, Walt. Dammit.


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