Thus far the final season of Breaking Bad has been a non-stop thrill ride leading to the sure to be explosive finally. However this week’s episode felt like a setup for the final four episodes of the series. While this may not have been one of its finest episodes, Breaking Bad always manages to make even the most mundane scenarios seem intense and important, which is exactly what “Rapid Dog” did.
After a two month wait, The Walking Dead made its return to television Sunday night. For months fans have been waiting to see the repercussions of Rick’s actions, as well as to see what will happen to Merle and Daryl now that they have been pitted against each in the Govenor’s twisted gladiatorial ring. While the beginning of this episode showed a great deal of promise, this came to be quickly undercut by poor decisions, stupid dialogue, and a few character moments.
A thoughtful character centered story makes this episode magical
*This review contains spoilers
Channing Tatum can suck it. Jonathan Banks is the real Magic Mike. After a mediocre opening to the season, Breaking Bad went all out this week in a wonderfully crafted, character focused episode in which fans have been begging for since we were introduced to Mike, the all around handy man. However to depict the pace of the show readers were treated with the inner workings of a little German company known as Madrigal (in which fans of the series may realise that Hank has mentioned this company when investigating Gus). I loved how strange this opening was; I mean Breaking Bad has been known to begin with stranger openers (look no further than last week’s episode) but a guy testing chicken sauces, that is just silly. I think the writers realised this as well for it eases viewers into the predicament that this man in is. I particularly enjoyed how he avoided the cops, non chalantly grabbed a defibrillator and went into the washroom and electrocuted himself with it. This reminded me of the scene when Gus poisoned the cartel last season and excused himself to go to the washroom. This was such a great way to start the episode and clearly demonstrated the direction that this episode was going.
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Madness descends as past decisions rise to hurt those that Walt loves most
**Warning this review contains spoilers from the eleventh episode of Breaking Bad **
Coming into this week’s episode of Breaking Bad I had no idea what to expect. After the greatness that was last week’s episode, all I could do was wait in eager anticipation for what came next. Well this week’s episode, Crawl Space, was unexpected to say the least, as Walt dives into madness, and things get crazy.
The opening shot begins the episode rather sinisterly, and reflects the absolute madness of the episode overall, as medical professional take out their extensive medical equipment in preparation for whom we can only assume is Gus and Mike. As Jesse blares the horn of the car going to the medical station, and nearly drives through the place, doctors are already on their way grabbing Gus and brining him inside. As they focus on Gus, Mike is left bleeding in the car, Jesse by his side. “This man needs help!” Jesse yells to the doctors in reference to Mike. “This man pays my salary,” the doctor slyly responds. This irked me just as much as it did Jesse. Mike has been nothing but a loyal ally, and great hit man for Gus. Yet when it comes down to it, Gus’ life is worth more, and Mike is just another body. In terms of Jesse though, I think this bugged him because he is essentially the same thing a Mike, replaceable, and so ultimately his future is uncertain.