Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fake Breaking Bad Recap: Walt Buys a Hammer

As the show barrels towards what is sure to be an emotionally wrenching finale, it seems like everything is in play, but we do know one thing for sure: there is no way Walt will finish and stain the deck in time for the PTA reception.  How the show's characters will deal with this setback remain to be seen.

What about Saul's visit to the car wash?  What are we to make of that?

He's clearly angry because of the stains Enrique left in the interior.  But was it fair to threaten to call the Better Business Bureau?  It sure seems like an overreaction, especially after Walt had given him a full refund and promised to remove the stains.  Nevertheless, if Saul leaves a bad Yelp review, this could be a major blow.

Jesse is clearly distraught as the tension tightens on him and he must choose between Arizona State and Nevada-Reno.  Sure, UNR has the hospitality management program that appeals to Jesse's desire to enter the hotel/gaming industry, but Arizona State has put together an attractive financial aid package.  Either way he goes, there is sure to be blowback that will affect him and his family for years.

But nowhere is the tension higher than for Hank, who is finally coming to grips with the fact that Rosetta Stone is a scam and there is no way he will learn French.  Watching the realization creep across his face was heartbreaking, and Dean Norris turned in an amazing performance in this scene.  What effect this has on Marie's plans for their trip remains to be seen.

A lot of people have complained about the hamburger scene, but I found it totally believable and in character for Walt.  Of course, it sounds absurd - who puts a fried egg on top of a burger? - but it fits in perfectly with his willingness to try new things, especially now that he knows his cholesterol is back under control.

And that final scene, with Walt buying the second-cheapest hammer at Home Depot, well, I guess we'll have to wait and see.

1 comment:

Tamagosan said...

You have to admit that Dean Norris did an amazing rendition of La Marseillaise, though.