Breaking Bad: A Tragedy in Five Seasons

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When I first saw the poster for the fifth season of Breaking Bad, featuring Walt enthroned in the middle of his “fat stacks” with the caption “All Hail the King,” I saw it as confirmation of something I had suspected for some time: the story of Walt’s rise to power is a modern-day Shakespearean tragedy. […]

What if Walter White Had Never “Broken Bad?”

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Back in the prime of my comic book collecting days, one of my favorite series was titled, What If…?  The premise was simple: take any pivotal moment in the publisher’s comic universe and speculate what might have happened had the outcome of that moment been somehow different.  Considering the enjoyment I derived from reading those […]

Who’s Going to Get the Money?

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Who can forget that massive pile of money Skyler had stashed in the storage unit?  With the final eight episodes looming, it’s hard not to speculate what might become of it all.  I can think of only a handful of possible scenarios, although the writers could very easily have yet another unforeseeable twist up their […]

When All is Said and Done, How Many Bodies will be Left in Walt’s Wake?

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We’re all anticipating the final episodes of Breaking Bad.  Knowing we still have months ahead of us is nothing short of torturous.  Still, we can discuss the series, where the characters have gone, and where we think they’re going while we wait.  I’ve been thinking a lot about that first scene in Season 5, Episode […]

A Special 2013 Christmas Episode

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Well, the show is over… But what if you were given the opportunity to write your own Breaking Bad Christmas episode and all cast and crew were asked to commit to the moment? What have you always wanted to see in a scene? Or perhaps it’s not a what but a who? What if you […]

Breaking Bad: What Makes a Criminal?

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One of the things that makes Breaking Bad such an amazing show is its ability to make its audience sympathize with the bad guy.  All of our favorite characters are criminals, and the main reason we love them so much is because we’ve seen both sides to each of them.  We’ve watched Walter transform from […]

How Justified is Walt in all He’s Done?

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When it comes to “breaking bad,” is there ever any justification for falling over the edge and beyond the point of no return?  Is Walt still a good man who’s fallen into some bad decisions, or is he officially a hardened criminal with not a redeeming quality left to his character? In the series’ beginning, […]

Who Will Get the Ricin?

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Originally prepared to kill Gus, temporarily suspected to have poisoned Andrea’s son, Brock, and nearly used to get Lydia out of Walt’s way, the ricin capsule has passed through a few different hands and has been the potential death of at least a couple of characters.  Now once again hidden behind the electrical outlet cover […]

Will Jesse Stay Sober?

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Jesse has struggled with addiction off and on throughout the series.  In his introduction, we learn that his meth addiction has contributed to his inattention at school, which causes him to flunk out of Walter’s chemistry class, and also prompts his parents to kick him out of their house.  From there, we’ve witnessed multiple attempts […]

Who’s the Bigger Baddie: Walt or Gus?

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  At first glance, it might seem like a no-brainer; only one man has been left standing, despite a long battle of the wits and some ruthless plays on both sides.  Still, had Walt’s timing been even slightly off or had Hector decided last-minute against the plan, the outcome could easily have resulted in another […]