So thatís why Jesse didnít burn down the house. Hank showed up and persuaded him out of it. The question is how did Hank know what Jesse was about to do? Heís been staking out Waltís house now? Anyway I feel Jesseís frustration and I surprised myself when I let out a small groan of agony with him. I canít think of anymore cool ways to describe how good Aaron Paul. His acting has been consistently consistent in each episode. He doesnít miss a beat in terms of painting Jesseís emotional state. The gravelly voice and the red sunken eyes itís all still here since ďBlood MoneyĒ.
I love it when Walt starts telling lies. I laughed like a hound when he was trying cover up the gasoline smell to Junior and Sky. He doesnít even realise he is so transparent itís hilarious! And I love it even more when Sky doesnít believe jack rabbit. The look on her face is spine tingling. Why it is that Walt Junior is so dumb that he cannot find out whatís going on really? If my parents acted in strange ways around me I would clocked on since season 1.
The car scene with Saul was greatly shot. Loved the lighting and Saul and Huell managed to be funny even though situations are serious. ĎÖsomething called Babylon 5?í Ha-ha thatís awesome. Thatís our Badger all right.
I loved the scene also with Skylar and Walt in the motel. Did anyone elseís mind snap in two pieces when Sky actually suggests that Walt get rid of Jesse? Wow, she really solidifies her transformation to the dark side or (or Walt side). The way she spun the conversation car around left me flustered. Seriously the writing packs so many layers of meaning in each sentence itís hard to keep up. When Sky said ďplease tell me these are euphemisms right?Ē I shook my head in disbelief. Waltís shock and repulsion was the same as mine.
Btw thatís the second time Walt has refused killing Jesse as a means of protecting himself. This confirms for me now that Walt really does care for Jesse like a son. Aww.
Meanwhile Marie Iím glad has options of her own by thinking of ways to poison Walt. (Walt has turned everyone into murders its frightening) but I feel itís almost too late now Marie should have had more to do since 3 years ago rather than just steal forks and babies and be a nuisance. Ah well nice to see her have a chance to sparkle as well as Betsy Brandt who did a nice job of showing Marieís emotional misery.
Lastly is it just me or is anyone else finding it hard to root for someone and stick with them? Hank and Jesse were at the top of my list when the episode started but Hank lost my empathy when he insulted Jesse as he left the room. How dare he? Iíve been on Waltís side since Day 1 but lost it all completely when he said he wanted to kill Jesse too. I think I want Jesse to come out on top of all this. But what is a win for Jesse, what does redemption look like? Killing Walt? He already feels guilty for killing Gale so adding another murder to his guilt ridden conscience is a step in the wrong direction. Jesse is not a murderer per se. I think Jesseís win involves outsmarting Walt in some way since he has always been seen as Waltís lackey.
Overall this was a great episode not much physical action but a ton of plot progression and character development which had the same level of intensity as last week. 9/10.
Sorry for this being so long but I was blown away from that episode. Itís like there so much to digest so many layers in each scene that I donít know where to start analysing it all. Roll on next week!
ďDo not float that idea again.Ē - Walt
ďThese are just euphemisms youíre using here right?Ē Sky
ďFor three hours straight he talked about something called Babylon 5.Ē Kuby
Edited by johnny_zoo, 02 September 2013 - 11:36 PM.