I do not see how everything else can possibly be resolved in the next 2 hours. (Some obviously isn't meant to be, but the Hank-Gus story has to get to a better point, for instance, though they're moving it forward. I do not want this story to end with Hank getting hurt again.)
As much as I dislike Walt by now, I want him to end on a somewhat better note than this, which is much like his story last season in a lot of ways.
Post by FelliniBlank on Oct 2, 2011 7:01:11 GMT -5
Oh sure, the show is willing to kill off anyone (eventually) except Baby Holly -- and probably Saul, because that guy is never the one who dies. I'm just bemused by how much affection I have for Gus and Mike. I'm as nervous on their behalf as I am for Walter, Jr., and after his recent interactions with his father, which mark him as the moral center of the family, I have a bad feeling about his immediate future.
After Walt emerges from his psychotic basement break, I'll be interested to see how he responds to Skyler's seeming betrayal (now or later). What a toxic pair -- if I had had to spend the past 20 years married to either one of them, I'd have killed myself by now.
I like Gus, but I wouldn't mind if he dies (and I expect him to sooner rather than later). I would mind if Mike dies, but less than if Hank dies. And I don't think it would make sense to kill Marie -- that's not going to turn Hank off the scent.
Being the moral centre of the White family is not exactly difficult, though Walt Jr has always worried about doing right. But Skyler started out -- well, I guess not totally moral, but not quite as bad as she is now.
. But Skyler started out -- well, I guess not totally moral, but not quite as bad as she is now.
I'd say that, like Walt, Skyler appeared to be basically decent to begin with, but also like him, it's less that she changed than that she's exhibiting more dramatically qualities she had been exercising all along.
I mean, come on, a PT Cruiser? Which of course means she was, unsurprisingly, also responsible for the horrid Aztek. She could have gotten the poor kid a far less embarrassing car for less money, but that might have left some fun and joy alive in the world. And then there's Ted -- apparently old Walt wasn't quite spineless enough for her, so she had to seek out someone even more reminiscent of a waterlogged saltine.
I'm not sure how I feel about her character being largely depicted as a classic vagina dentata (cluelessly suffocating mommy monster subtype), but she is, just as Walter is portrayed as hung up on his own sense of masculinity and identity as son, father, provider, etc.
Ha, it's a meth-infused Rip Van Winkle or Walter Mitty story!
Skyler has taken all sorts of shit to save Walt Jr's image of his father. And I'm not sure Ted was spineless, any more than Walt ever was. Passive-aggressive, maybe.
Yeah, that's a better term for the dishraggy quality I was trying to describe. I guess we'll see on Sunday whether Walt does or does not possess true grit.
Walter, Jr. is one thing that keeps bringing me back to Walt and Skyler's worthwhile qualities. They apparently have done a decent job of bringing him up. And really, a lot of what's "wrong" with both of them is the same banal stuff that's wrong with everybody. It just doesn't amount to much until you find yourself in a crucible.