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Old 06-13-2018, 09:35 PM
 
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1. I thought it was one of the most perfect TV series and finales in history.

2. I cannot see any way they could have improved it.

3. Though, I'm sure some folks will say that they would have paid to see Walt Jr killed.
1. Yes.

2. Yup.

3. Hell, yeah!
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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While I disagree with the finale not able to be better, I will gladly agree the overall series was perfect in every way... Except for Skylar. She was whining and crying a little bit too much for me. Too much of a one dimensional nagging character.
Maybe if you were married to someone like Walter White, you'd be whining and crying too! I'll agree, though, that I didn't exactly like her character.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:20 PM
 
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Maybe if you were married to someone like Walter White, you'd be whining and crying too! I'll agree, though, that I didn't exactly like her character.
I'm a man and if Walter White were a woman and I were married to her, I would probably be whining and crying as well.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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It was sad how Walter could've just as easily been insanely rich had he stayed a partner/founder of that drug company.
One of the reasons I disliked Jesse so much. Walt destroyed the perfect opportunity to save Jesse's ass.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:06 PM
 
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I'm a woman, and WW would have thought Gus was a soccer mom compared to me in that situation!
Actually, I found Skyler's behavior very understandable, if not wimpy... but I'm a NYC Italian.

BB is my most favorite series ever.
It flirted with perfection.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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I'm a man and if Walter White were a woman and I were married to her, I would probably be whining and crying as well.
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Maybe if you were married to someone like Walter White, you'd be whining and crying too! I'll agree, though, that I didn't exactly like her character.
I thought Walter was a very solid father for his circumstances (outside the drug dealing).

I mean, he did choose to stay married even after skyler cheated on him.

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One of the reasons I disliked Jesse so much. Walt destroyed the perfect opportunity to save Jesse's ass.
Refresh my memory on this one please. I thought Walter was already removed from partnership/founding of his lucrative drug company by the time he was a science teacher for Jesse
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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BB is my most favorite series ever.
It flirted with perfection.
I remember being hooked immediately after the first or second episode.

When Walter created mustard gas for the gangsters to incapacitate them in his mobile home meth lab, it was one of the most ingenious and funniest things I ever saw on a TV show at the time.

Further on down, when Gus killed Don and all his "henchmen" from a poisoned drink, that was another memorable scene for me
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I thought Walter was a very solid father for his circumstances (outside the drug dealing).

I mean, he did choose to stay married even after skyler cheated on him.
I think one of the things that made Walt and Skyler's relationship so interesting is that, with all of the sh!te that was happening around - and to - them, it was inevitable that they would both wind up hurting one another immensely. What shone through the cracks of their shattered world though, was their love for each other, even during those times when it appeared to turn to hatred. (To me) Skyler loathed what Walt had done to them, and she attempted to get back at him by evoking an equal amount of pain. Yet at the end of the day, you could see it in their eyes, the very last time they saw one another...the love was still there, even though the relationship was dead.

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When Walter created mustard gas for the gangsters to incapacitate them in his mobile home meth lab, it was one of the most ingenious and funniest things I ever saw on a TV show at the time.
Agreed, that was both ingenious and hilarious! One of the things that I think made Breaking Bad so strong was not only the amazing storyline, with it's intricate twists and turns, but also the often dark humour that was interspersed throughout. One of my favourite scenes was early on, when Jesse is attempting to dispose of Emilio, and instead of using a plastic container to dissolve the body (as per Walt's explicit instructions), he decides instead to use the bathtub. The entire scene, with the slow drips from the ceiling, to the entire collapse, and Walt's exasperated response, was perfect:

"Hydrofluoric acid won't eat through plastic. It will, however, dissolve metal, rock, glass, ceramic. So there's that."

And I shall never again call a barn just a barn. To me, it will always be a cow house.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:31 AM
 
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Refresh my memory on this one please. I thought Walter was already removed from partnership/founding of his lucrative drug company by the time he was a science teacher for Jesse

Well before.

This is something that.. If you want to nitpick.. We never really got the whole story behind the Walt/Gretchen/Elliott situation.

We know they were dating/together and when they broke up, Walt left and sold his part of Gray Matter.. We don't know what the cause of that breakup was, though. We know she winds up with Elliott who was also one of the founding partners.. Did she leave Walt for Elliott?

That's something I would have preferred be explained, but the fact that it wasn't is rather minor.

The fact that Skylar knows and seems to be decently friendly with Elliott and Gretchen.. Not sure about this.. It appears that she is the "Wife of a friend" type acquaintance. I don't think she knew Elliott and Gretchen before meeting Walt. But, that also means that Walt remained in touch enough with Elliott and Gretchen for her to at least know them somewhat. Perhaps just by attending their wedding or something. I could see that.. Walt invited to the wedding, brings Skylar.. It seems Skylar has about that level of relationship with E&G.. She's met them at a few functions, but that is about it.
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Refresh my memory on this one please. I thought Walter was already removed from partnership/founding of his lucrative drug company by the time he was a science teacher for Jesse
I must have misunderstood. I thought that person was talking about Walt working for Fring in the drug lab.
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