We talked about a possible version where Skyler and Walt were holed up in some Motel 6 or someplace, and he’s talking to her, she’s in the bathroom and he’s saying to her, ‘It’s going to be alright, it’s gonna be okay, I’ve got a plan. Skyler? Skyler?’ And he forces the door open and she’s in a bloody tub or something like that, having opened up a wrist … It was very dark.
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When he meets Lydia in her favorite, awkward café, Todd sips tea and suggests that the two of them make a “good team.” He’s not wrong. Sure, one is high-strung and the other has the vibrant, inner emotional life of a cinder block, but they’re ideal co-conspirators: 92 percent purity, 100 percent avarice. The market decides what’s best for both of them; anything that gets in the way, be it a Czech tariff or a single mom, is what soldiers call collateral damage and what capitalists call a write-off.
1. Breaking Bad is so insanely great.
2. I adore Grantland’s writing.
Sartre wrote “Hell is other people,” but sometimes one man is more than capable of being his own worst enemy.
The Skyler White Effect
The cognitive dissonance that happens when a female character is presented by the narrative as absolutely correct in their judgment of a male character, and yet the viewers assume she’s the bitch.
I have to say, I continue to be disappointed by Skyler White. I mean, you just know she is WAY stronger than she’s letting on - in fact I admire her restraint. But I keep waiting for her inner Sarah Connor to be unleashed and it hasn’t been and she just seems so…constipated.
She needs to get in touch with her inner bitch, because right now she just seems cunty.
I dislike Skyler just as much as I dislike Walter. If that’s an opinion that makes me some mansplaining-misogynist, then oh well.
Horrible people. All of ‘em… Skyler, Walter, misogynists, people who use the word “mansplaining.”
I’m on team Jesse. Or Hank.