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 […]

Breaking Bad: Gliding over All

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“Gliding over All” GLIDING o’er all, through all, Through Nature, Time, and Space, As a ship on the waters advancing, The voyage of the soul–not life alone, Death, many deaths I’ll sing. –Walt Whitman This week’s episode of Breaking Bad, aptly titled “Gliding over All,” wraps up the first half of the final season by […]

Breaking Bad: Out of Line

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Warning: Contains spoilers. By: Leigh M. Lane There are people in this world who subscribe to the belief that all people have their place, their title, a specific role they were made to fill.  This week’s episode, “Say My Name,” plays on that idea.  It leaves the viewer wondering what Walter’s place in the drug […]

A Bad Future

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By: Leigh M. Lane This week’s episode of Breaking Bad, “Buyout,” seemed to be all about setting up for the final ten.  While it opened with a wrap-up of last week’s episode, the team cleaning up Todd’s mess with yet more barrels of hydrofluoric acid, much of the rest of it seemed written to offer […]

What if Hank Already Knows about Walt?

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Warning: this article contains spoilers. In “Hazard Pay” (episode 503), Assistant Special Agent in Charge Merkert (Michael Shamus Wiles) talks to Hank and Gomey about how he never suspected that Gus Fring was a meth kingpin. Merkert is about to take a forced early retirement, and laments that he can’t believe that Fring was someone […]

Breaking Bad: The Value of One Life

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by Leigh M. Lane Warning: this article contains spoilers. In the most recent episode, aptly titled “Dead Freight,” the opening scene sets the tone for the rest of the episode in more ways than one.  It seems innocuous enough at first: a child exploring the desert stops, but only long enough to take captive a […]

Breaking Down: Skyler’s Plight

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by: Leigh Lane Last week, I did a rough character analysis of Walter White, comparing him to his fellow characters and offering possible insights to the disturbing reality behind his “breaking bad.”  This week, I’d like to take a look at Skyler’s character—a stark contrast to Walter—and the devastating effects his actions have had on […]

Walt vs. Hank Is Coming!

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The thing that interested me about this interview was the fact that yes, Walt and Hank will have their final showdown. Hank is going to be learning, finally, that Heisenberg is in fact, his brother-in-law. As a fan, I kind of have mixed feelings about this, obviously we need to have the show resolve this […]