Best jaw to floor moments
Published: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013 23:09
7. Hank’s Toilet Reading: It was inevitable that sooner or later Hank would discover that Walt was the drug lord he has been looking for, but did anybody really see it happening like this? It may have been a cheap trick to reveal it this way, but it certainly worked as I spent an entire year waiting to see what would happen when Hank got off that toilet in suspense. It did look like he had been sitting there a year when Hank got off it in shock.
6. Walt’s First Kill: Walt technically breaks bad before he has a dead corpse and a tied up gangster in his partner’s basement, but it was so early in the show that nobody really saw yet that Vince Gilligan’s vision was to turn this family man into a cold blooded monster. The scene was so well done. We learn everything we need to about Walt here. He doesn’t like any of this, but he’ll do what he has to. When Walt finally finds his vicious streak he kills the man after a nice, lighthearted conversation with him and doesn’t even seem as phased as we’d expect. Very well done Vince.
5. Walt’s Family Finally Leaves Him: In, “Ozymandias” so much happened. One of the most shocking moments was when Walter Jr. finally learns the truth and Skylar finally decides she’s had enough when she thinks Walt may have killed Hank. Following a fight, Walter Jr. makes his choice and calls the police. Walter is now all alone. I’m not rooting for Walt, but it was still heartbreaking.
4. Jesse’s Gasoline Incident: After five and a half seasons, Jesse learns that Walt poisoned his ex-girlfriend’s son and attempts to light his house on fire pouring gasoline everywhere. If only Jesse knew everything Walt had done to him. It was really hard to wait a week to see what happens next and we really saw how unstable Jesse is and how far he’ll go with nothing to lose and rage as a motivation.
3. Walt Lets Jane Die: This was a really hard scene to watch. After she tries to blackmail him and rightfully ,but wrongly in a sense, turns Jesse against Walt, we see Walt go into Jesse’s apartment to find Jane and Jesse passed out high on heroin. Jane pukes and begins to choke. After reaching to help her, Walt decides to let her die and watches in horror. Although he is unhappy watching it and letting it happen, he does. Very disturbing stuff.
2. Hank Dies: I used to think that Stringer Bell’s death on The Wire was the most shocking in television. Two weeks ago that was topped when Neo-Nazi Jack shot Hank dead even after Walt begged him and offered him money to spare him. Interestingly enough, after Hank’s death everyone assumes Walt killed him and says it directly multiple times. Walt didn’t shoot him, but he never denies it and says no I didn’t. Instead he is silent. Just fun trivia.
1. Mike Goes to Belize: Vince Gilligan teased that in the first half of season five Walt would do something unforgivable. We finally found out what that was when he shot the ruthless, but loveable Mike dead as he was on his way to flee New Mexico anyways. What makes Mike’s murder more shocking than any of the others is that even in Walter’s train of thought and logic there was not much of a real justifiable reason to kill him. Every other death we can understand why he had to in his position, but Mike is pushing it. Sure, Mike would be a loose end and when he killed Mike’s imprisoned men after Mike left Walt may need to look over his shoulder, but Walt respected Mike and we even saw Walt try to apologize to Mike as he watched him die. Walt can now kill people he likes without much hesitation or regret. His family and Jesse better watch out. Yeah, this was written before the finale.