Breaking Bad S05
Breaking Bad S05E08: “Gliding Over All”

Over the course of season five, Walt has gone from the desire to provide for his family, to an obsession with legacy-building. The shift was smooth, and a reminder of how much this show can accomplish with a limited number of characters. With Hank finally picking up the scent, the table is set for the grand finale. Don't waste your time hoping for a happy ending.


Walt sees an opportunity to go global, as soon as he ties up a few loose ends.

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Of all the characters we expected to return from the dead on this show, that wasn’t one of them. All kidding aside, isn’t it funny how seeing two men in biohazard suits holding a big white container now immediately evokes dismemberment of a corpse followed by dilution in acid? Poor Mike.

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Mike looks an old geezer trying too hard to look badass with his sunglasses and Heisenberg hat. So I guess Lydia is taking care of distribution now, huh? We’re divided about Lydia, but one thing’s for sure, she’s no Grumpy Mike. I mean, hell, they’re talking a multi-million drug deal in a café… Mike would have taken this business to a desert road like a pro.

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We love the brutality and violence of the hits. Drives home the horror of Walt’s actions in coordinating the hit on ten men at once.

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We bet Gilligan had Crystal Blue Persuasion in his back pocket all along. This montage, the second in thirty minutes, made for a pretty soothing experience. Something tells us things are going way too well right now.

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That’s what we call an interesting problem. By the way, some guy did what Skyler couldn’t and calculated the amount of money in the pile. His conclusion? That’s nowhere near as much as you think.

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The episode’s end was predictable in some ways, and you gotta wonder why we had to see Hank take a dump. But as we suspected all along, Hank finally picked up Heisenberg’s trail due to an inconsequential detail. We just didn’t know it would be this one. There was no way Walt was going to enjoy his retirement from the drug business for too long, of course.

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