NOTES: There have been a couple of nice nods to the thriller/horror genre in some recent episodes. The shot with the knife block and the phone in the foreground in Oxymandias. The knife fight in Oxymandias. In this finale, the shot with Walt theatrically closing the front doors in the background while Elliott and Gretchen are in the other room completely oblivious. I half expected to see Jack Nicholson when he turned around, and then he delivered this line: “Elliott, if

It’s great that Vince Gilligan is showing us the key scenes in their entirety now that we are in the end game. I’m glad we got to see the two gunslingers face off at Hank’s garage with their cell phone guns. Hank’s clearly got the faster trigger finger. That Walt didn’t immediately know that Hank was on the other line with Skyler shows that he continues to underestimate his adversaries. Hank and Skyler’s meeting was interesting. He didn’t understand how

NOTE: Spoilers Below You’ll mock, and I certainly understand, but I was looking forward to last night’s new episode of Breaking Bad like I used to look forward to Christmas when I was a wee little tot. Which, to clarify, means that I’ve been anxiously counting down the months, then days, then hours, and then FINALLY minutes until the episode premiered last night. Sure it’s sad, but everybody has a quirk or two. When I saw the flash forward before

I thought I was pro a Saul spin-off series. But now that we are so close to the airing of the Breaking Bad final episodes, I think I’m going to feel very “scorched earth” about anything related to it after it’s over. When I’m that invested in something (book, movie, TV series), I feel very protective about it. And if Vince Gilligan is giving it the ending it deserves, I’m going to want it to be over once and for

As Megan tells Don about her upcoming onscreen love affair, Don says, “Honey, I can tolerate this, but I can’t encourage it,” without a trace of irony. And poor, naive Megan says, “You’re perfect.” Ah yes, this is one of many examples of what I love about ‘Mad Men.’ Dear Don, you are a giant hypocrite. Strangely, I have considered you redeemable until this episode. Now, you are dead to me. Don, meet Walt. Aside to Vince Gilligan, please don’t do