Response to steelcity412 (Reply #6)
Thu Jul 5, 2012, 07:03 PM
RainDog (28,784 posts)
7. welcome to DU!
and thanks for your take on things.
Yeah, I thought it was pretty clear Ted was dead b/c Huell said you can't account for an act of god... lol.
The two actors I mentioned have been mentioned on various big name sites as people joining the cast. I just speculated on their possible roles... but maybe those two are head fakes as well. Gus was supposedly married but we never saw his wife. Lydia might be that person, too.
I never saw any script, though, when I looked for information about this season, I did see that someone mentioned a fake script out there.
The thing I have loved so much about Hank and Walt is that Hank has this idea of who Walt is - a loser nerd - and, because of that, he doesn't connect Walt. At the same time, Hank has shown he's a good detective, so I could very well imagine him having an OMG moment when he realizes Walt was the one who could give Jesse information about his private life to call him off from the Winnebago, for instance. In his corner, Walt has saved Hank's life and paid for his medical bills.
...but, yeah, I would assume the writers will pay off all this cat and mouse between Walt and Hank near the end of the show. How they'll do it - I dunno. I would love it if Walt saved Hank's life b/c the dirty person in the DEA goes after Hank - that would surely mess with Hank's sense of right and wrong.
I hope the show gets back to more of the "fun with chemistry" parts of the earlier seasons.
The story arc of Walt's association with Gus was interesting - but "Crawlspace," the third to the last episode in Season 4, to me, was just... incredible. It was so good I wanted to say "Thank you" to the people who made it for affirming my faith in humanity that such great drama with such black humor could co-exist.
Some things I wonder about, as far as tying up the show - I don't think it's necessary for Jesse to ever learn about Walt's involvement with Jane or Brock - but I wonder if he will. I also wonder about Gus' past in Chile and how tight he was with the fascist regime of Pinochet - I really do like to think of him as Colonel Fring - since Don Eladio brought up "who" Gus was - I assume that's something the writers will at least explain enough to satisfy curiosity.
So you think it's going to be Jesse and Mike vs. Walt? I've always wondered if Mike is going to be i.d.ed as "Heisenberg" as a way to let Walt walk - but, at this point, Walt seems to enjoy the adrenaline of being a bad guy too much and has his ego invested in his criminal ability - the clip, above, with Walt Jr. is interesting to me b/c you can see Walt's gears turning - Hank is going to be the big hero - Walt has to, again, be the goober - and pride is Walt's big downfall - well, that and his incredibly tone deaf people skills.
The "clues" to the future that the story has planted seem to be about how Walt will develop a distribution network since he "owns" the southwest market and a lot of the Mexican one. The chemists are still in the lab in Mexico (initially I thought they were discovered, but maybe not) - they know who Jesse is - some of the cartel is still there and the vacuum that exists because of the loss of the leaders will be filled by another cartel. But that would take some time, it seems, and that timeframe is outside of the time frame of the show.
Thanks for adding your perspective on things. I can't wait to see how the last 16 eps will play out. Well, I have to wait, but can't wait anyway.
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