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2012-08-27 12:14:01 PM  
4 votes:

Trocadero: The reason Walt flips out and kills Mike is b/c Jesse respected and liked Mike more than Walt.


That's not why Walt killed Mike.

Am I even watching the same show as some of you people? I gotta be honest, I get a kick out of reading some of these theories, and agree it's fun to speculate, but holy cow some of you are out there. I'm just going to throw this out there: Walter White didn't buy a giagntic machine gun one year from now for an epic showdown with his wife and/or protege, yo.

All I can offer you is this: Whatever you're thinking? It's probably wrong. That's what's so great about this show, it's really hard to predict most things that happen. It wasn't just last week that half the people on here were predicting some sort of Epic showdown where Mike takes out walt to end the season or series.

But what happened? Everything and nothing instead. Mike didn't go out with a proverbial "bang," he went out with a wimper. There was no great reckoning, there was no epic showdown, no one got their come-uppance. Big, Bad Mike died a lonely old man staring at a river, having been shot by a former Chemistry teacher turned wannabe drug kingpin for little more than insulting his pride. How many of your called that for the penultimate episode of the second to last "season?" Not many, I bet.

Now, Say my name.
2012-08-27 01:26:56 AM  
2 votes:
Damn, Mike is dead.

Remember when he went on that badass killing spree with a silenced pistol after blocking out the camera with a bunch of helium balloons? One of my favorite scenes from the show.

One of the more badass characters in TV history.
2012-08-26 11:09:59 PM  
2 votes:
Mike got a dignified death
glad he did
2012-08-26 09:36:42 PM  
2 votes:

CavalierEternal: Mangoose: How many more episdoes until the break?

Next Sunday is the midseason finale, then we have to wait until next July for the final eight episodes.


Almost a year is not a midseason break. It's not even a regular season break.

/thanks
2012-08-29 09:34:48 AM  
1 votes:

MagSeven: libranoelrose: I just had a thought.

At the beginning of the series when Sky is biatching at Walt about using the wrong credit card to buy ink or paper for the printer they were obviously super strapped for cash.

How did they manage to maintain their pool in ABQ while being so poor?

Anyone from that area know what the water costs would be?

You know, I never thought about the pool. Let me speculate.
- They don't use it that often anymore. Maybe for BBQs, but not the family. Walt Jr. doesn't strike me as a swimmer.
- during droughts, they just let it dry up. It's just not that important to them.
- Walt is a chemist. He either has access to or can cobble together, great pool cleaning/algae killing agents at a fraction of the price. This keeps the pool looking great even when no one uses it.


Am I even watching the same show as you people?

Walt 'keeps the pool looking great'? Are you trying to say Walt has control of the pool? You are crazy.

Things we KNOW about the pool:

The pool is blue (like the meth - obvious color link should make the rest of this post no surprise to any fan of the show that is paying any attention)
The pool has tried to kill Skylar (probably because Skylar was starting to distract Walt)
When the pink teddy bear was floating in the pool, it is foreshadowing that the pool will eventually kill the baby (probably to remove any distractions from Walt's life, focusing him solely on production)
Rearrange the letters in pool -> polo ->Pollos Hermanos. Clearly the pool was Fring's boss too.
We have seen plenty of camera shots from inside the pool. The DEA is watching the pool, they suspect something is up.
Were else has the pool shown itself openly? That's right - when Fring took out the Mexican cartel. Also, the plane crash happened DIRECTLY above the pool. Coincidence?

The pool is the real kingpin people.
2012-08-28 12:15:56 PM  
1 votes:

SFSailor: recognizing Lydia


That's not Lydia in picture; it's the waitress or something. The diner scene had booths. Mike is sitting at table in picture.
2012-08-27 08:10:47 PM  
1 votes:
I'm not surprised Mike died. Guys his age often die right after retiring, although he set some kind of speed record in this case.
2012-08-27 07:32:42 PM  
1 votes:

MagSeven: eddiesocket: MagSeven: When did I say I didn't know about Fring's account? Putting words in my mouth as well as the show's I see.

If it was in a "secret offshore account" how the fark would the DEA get to it?

FRING HAD THE OFFSHORE ACCOUNT! FRING!!!!!! WHY WOULD MIKE HAVE THE SAME ACCOUNT AS FRING?!!


One more time, because I genuinely suspect that you're just really farking stupid and not a troll; there were multiple accounts discovered by the DEA. One was in Kaylee's name. The DEA took all of Mike's money, forcing Mike to go into business with Walt against his better judgment. In this episode, they took all of his money again, forcing him to go on the run with a duffle bag. Obviously, the lady at the bank told the DEA about all the safety deposit boxes. No one ever expects to hear from Mike again.
2012-08-27 05:25:39 PM  
1 votes:

angrycrank: The broader point - Saul will be made very unhappy and skittish by Mike's death


There's no reason for Saul or Jesse to ever know Mike died.
2012-08-27 04:08:58 PM  
1 votes:

The Homer Tax: Trocadero: The reason Walt flips out and kills Mike is b/c Jesse respected and liked Mike more than Walt.

That's not why Walt killed Mike.

Am I even watching the same show as some of you people? I gotta be honest, I get a kick out of reading some of these theories, and agree it's fun to speculate, but holy cow some of you are out there. I'm just going to throw this out there: Walter White didn't buy a giagntic machine gun one year from now for an epic showdown with his wife and/or protege, yo.

All I can offer you is this: Whatever you're thinking? It's probably wrong. That's what's so great about this show, it's really hard to predict most things that happen. It wasn't just last week that half the people on here were predicting some sort of Epic showdown where Mike takes out walt to end the season or series.

But what happened? Everything and nothing instead. Mike didn't go out with a proverbial "bang," he went out with a wimper. There was no great reckoning, there was no epic showdown, no one got their come-uppance. Big, Bad Mike died a lonely old man staring at a river, having been shot by a former Chemistry teacher turned wannabe drug kingpin for little more than insulting his pride. How many of your called that for the penultimate episode of the second to last "season?" Not many, I bet.

Now, Say my name.


Yup, that was about Walt's stupid inferiority complex/ego. Mike reminds him of what a schmuck he is under the Heisenberg shell. My already considerable respect for Bryan Cranston grew bounds when he basically transforms from Heisenberg back into pre-Meth Kingpin Walt (hell, into Hal from Malcolm in the Middle) in the moment when he realises what he's done.

Mike's mistake here was that he *knew* Walt was a time bomb but didn't see the specifics of how dangerous that made him to him personally. Mike who can see a trap set by rational enemies a mile away somehow didn't see that poking Walt's fragile little ego would lead to a moment of shear stupidity that would end him.

Walt's farked now (well, more farked). Most of the contacts he has were Mike's people. If he thought that having the Phoenix crew meant it was safe to dispose of Mike, he's about to prove himself very wrong. (If he thought at all. There's premeditation in what he did - he stole the gun - but a second's rational thought would have told him killing Mike was a BAD idea) Not to Mention that Jessie's already started to figure out Walt's number, just not the extent yet. It's only a matter of time before he figures out just what Walt's done to him. Maybe not Jane (how could he ever know Walt was there) but possibly Brock. And while Walt will probably try to make it look like Mike managed to disappear without a trace, I don't see him being able to do that without involving someone else. Maybe Saul (risky, since Mike was Saul's guy. Saul's scared of Walt, but if he sees a way to get rid of him, he will.) I don't see it holding up for long.
2012-08-27 11:56:48 AM  
1 votes:

FinFangFark: EddieMoscone:

Jess will know it was Walt, and we'll end the 1st half with Jesse going after Skyler as payback, and Hank finding out it was Walt all along.


After the last looks between Skylar and Jesse at the car wash showed, I think it's dawned on both of them that they are two sides of the same coin; Walt's hostages. If anything, Jesse will help Skylar kill Walt or give her the means/info to disappear herself and her kids.

The second time I watched last night's episode, the more it looks like this whole damn show has been a big, crazy complicated love story between two men, Walt and Jesse. The reason Walt flips out and kills Mike is b/c Jesse respected and liked Mike more than Walt. You could see the lover's jealousy in those eyes looking out when Jesse shakes Mike's hand for the last time. The knowing glances between Skylar and Jesse, realizing they are in the same position. Hell, Walt seemed to get more pissed off when Gus tried to butter up Jesse than when Ted Beneke slept w/ his farking wife. He killed Gus, didn't kill Ted. The last real emotion Walt has shown to another character was when he accidentally called his son Jesse; those were real tears, not the crap Walt usually throws around Hank or Skylar. I'm betting some liberal arts professor who specializes in homosexual/relationship themes is writing a real doozy.
2012-08-27 10:49:36 AM  
1 votes:
Walt's goose is cooked. Did no-one else not see the camera angle when Gomie arrives at Hank's office to tell him about Mike's warrant--right after Walt removed the bugs. It was from up in the corner of the room, where a cam might be. Walt's on tape removing the bugs and Hank looking at the tape will be next week's climax.
2012-08-27 10:00:23 AM  
1 votes:
Remember when Hank wanted to watch "Heat"?

"A guy told me one time, 'Don't let yourself* get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on** in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat*** around the corner.'"

* Mike
** his granddaughter
*** Albuquerque PD
2012-08-27 09:15:43 AM  
1 votes:
There is something strange about Todd and how he was acting with Walt on cooking meth. It is almost like he is playing dumb. I think he is smarter then he is making it look like he is
2012-08-27 09:00:18 AM  
1 votes:
So do Vince Gilligan and Joss Whedon hang out together or what?
2012-08-27 02:23:52 AM  
1 votes:

Trocadero: MagSeven: I don't have my law GED, but wouldn't that lawyer pull an "attorney-client privilege" move with that big bag of money? Is that why Saul was calling him a shiatty lawyer?

Lawyer or not, you can't walk around w/ that much cash. He's saving his own ass from racketeering charges.


What I don't get is that he wasn't in a public area with the cash, and they never showed them getting a warrant for the bank. What bank on earth is going to let the cops just walk in on someone in the safe deposit vault?
2012-08-27 02:02:33 AM  
1 votes:
Serious question: Does watching tv shows where main characters are criminals change your perception of real life criminals?

when i watched the wire i realized these "bad guys" were people too, tryinh to get by
when dealt a shiat hand. i no longer see things black and white
everythings grey
2012-08-27 01:51:59 AM  
1 votes:
Also, we all know exactly why Walt killed Mike. Jesse respected and liked more than Walter right now. Walt is so damn in love w/ Jesse it's crazy. Walt's going to rape Jesse before the end of this thing.
2012-08-27 01:30:22 AM  
1 votes:

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Damn, Mike is dead.

Remember when he went on that badass killing spree with a silenced pistol after blocking out the camera with a bunch of helium balloons? One of my favorite scenes from the show.

One of the more badass characters in TV history.


He blacked out all the power, not just the cameras.
2012-08-27 01:17:32 AM  
1 votes:
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2012-08-27 12:47:53 AM  
1 votes:

ontariolightning: Butterflew: I think my favorite part from the entire series is when Jesses heading to kill the guys that killed his girlfriend's (Andrea?) brother..and Walt just BAM!! Runs them over and shoots the one guy in the head. Freaking awesome!

that was great

but mine was in season 2 when walt told the two meth dealers "Stay out of my territory"
with the DLZ song playing


IMO the best parts are the ones that are unexpected.

Hanks parking lot shoot-out, Gus's two-face moment, the whole cartel VIP getting whacked in one fell swoop, stumpy dragging himself across the floor... Bleeding all over the place. Omg, blowing up tucos office, idk, there are so many good ones!!
2012-08-27 12:41:08 AM  
1 votes:
Walt is such a goddamn asshole. Although this isn't as a douchey move as using the dollar bill from the car wash eyebrow guy in a vending machine.
2012-08-26 11:31:39 PM  
1 votes:

ontariolightning: Bubblegum Tate: HempHead: So now that Mike is dead, who is Walt going after with the machine gun in Episode 1?

defending himself against whoever from the cartels is out to avenge Gus. Shouldn't have spilled the beans to the Phoenix drug lords Walt

why would the cartel want to avenge Gus?
he killed that one whole cartel


not that cartel, but whichever higher-ups Gus was associated that made the cartel afraid to off Gus in the flashback
2012-08-26 11:28:00 PM  
1 votes:

costermonger: HempHead: So now that Mike is dead, who is Walt going after with the machine gun in Episode 1?

The Phx crew... Or the DEA?


Wasn't there a whole thing with the Mexican cartel being reluctant to kill Gus because of who he was connected with?
2012-08-26 11:27:28 PM  
1 votes:
Walt made a big mistake at the beginning of the show. He made it known to the Phoenix gang that Jesse can cook.

Find Walt's methylene and a cash strapped Jesse, and you've cut Heisenberg out of the picture.
2012-08-26 11:27:04 PM  
1 votes:

HempHead: So now that Mike is dead, who is Walt going after with the machine gun in Episode 1?


defending himself against whoever from the cartels is out to avenge Gus. Shouldn't have spilled the beans to the Phoenix drug lords Walt
2012-08-26 11:15:33 PM  
1 votes:

I Like Bread: bionicjoe: bionicjoe: Waiting a few minutes. I'll just skip the commercials and catch up to ya'll about 10:45.

Watching now. Ya'll hush.

I'M REPLYING TO YOUR POST AND YOU CAN'T STOP ME
ENJOY YOUR E-MAIL NOTIFICATION, DOUCHEFACE


People actually use those?
2012-08-26 11:15:22 PM  
1 votes:
i.chzbgr.com

Let's see, replacing Jesse, a smart kid that was easy to control but was over emotional, and an underachiever, with Todd, a psychopath who looks as dumb as a bag of bricks and acts before he thinks
2012-08-26 11:14:06 PM  
1 votes:
Possible significance - The NH license Walt had in EP 1 and tonight the new safe deposit box #603 (NH's area code)?
2012-08-26 11:02:37 PM  
1 votes:
FARKING


GREATEST


SHOW


EVAR


!!!!!!
2012-08-26 11:01:30 PM  
1 votes:
"Shut the f*ck up. Let me die in peace."

BADASS
2012-08-26 11:00:53 PM  
1 votes:
You remember in the movie Troy, when that pussy Paris kills the biggest badass in the movie?
2012-08-26 10:47:47 PM  
1 votes:
Oh shiat, is he gonna kill mike?
2012-08-26 10:47:28 PM  
1 votes:
Should have called Saul
2012-08-26 10:45:13 PM  
1 votes:
What was with the pixelization?
2012-08-26 10:36:06 PM  
1 votes:
And Hank, don't get me started on your TPS reports.
2012-08-26 10:19:09 PM  
1 votes:

CavalierEternal: Paul Rudd just lost some major credibility in my book.


I really think you take Paul Rudd more seriously than he does.
2012-08-26 10:15:42 PM  
1 votes:
"Vamanos"

"I wish."
2012-08-26 10:10:43 PM  
1 votes:
And now it's out in the open that he killed Gus, not the cartel. That may come back to bite him in the ass next year.
2012-08-26 09:50:26 PM  
1 votes:
I'm ready for a season 5 of The Shield type shocker
blow me blow me blow me away to hell Breaking Bad
 
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