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HortensePowdermaker
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re: Was "Ozymandias" the best episode of television you've seen?


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The crazy thing for me is the love for Todd.


Yeah. What is the reason for the Todd love? Just because of the kid?






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OnTheBrink
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re: Was "Ozymandias" the best episode of television you've seen?


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What is the reason for the Todd love?


From what I gather it is because of his character. But every time I see him, I picture Tyra or Saracen jumping in to say Hi.






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DirtyMikeandtheBoys
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ha, I know it's not normal, but I can't help it.

For some reason everything Walt has done I have agreed with. I guess I invest myself into the protagonist from the start and look at his actions as if I were him or something. I guess you have to say what if I was Walt? This also explains my hatred of Skyler/Marie/Hank.

Todd is just awesome. Dude DGAF, his ringtone really bumped him a few notches. It's like he is so psychotic that his actions are all out of amusement. It's like a big joke to him.






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HortensePowdermaker
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Todd is just awesome. Dude DGAF, his ringtone really bumped him a few notches. It's like he is so psychotic that his actions are all out of amusement. It's like a big joke to him.


All of this is belied by his subservience to both Mr. White and his uncle. It seems like a cold-blooded kid-killer would be doing his own thing a lot more.






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joshnorris14
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Weird


It's not really weird considering how the episode went.

The unspoken forgiveness toward Walt that Hank felt just before he died as Walt tried to buy his life for $80 million.

The rashness of Skylar and idiot boy when dealing with Walt. (You know the shite has obviously hit the fan and your first reaction is to, instead of figuring out what's wrong, stab Walt/call the cops).

Walt's painful, forced vindication of Skylar in front of the cops before he knows he's going to get his fresh start. Think about that. The last time he talks to his wife he essentially acts as a sociopathic (Which he is not) abuser in order to clear her name. So gut wrenching.

The only thing really unlikeable that Walt did was stab Jesse and twist the knife.






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HortensePowdermaker
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re: Was "Ozymandias" the best episode of television you've seen?


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The unspoken forgiveness toward Walt that Hank felt just before he died as Walt tried to buy his life for $80 million.


I didn't think it was clear that Hank granted that forgiveness.

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The rashness of Skylar and idiot boy when dealing with Walt. (You know the shite has obviously hit the fan and your first reaction is to, instead of figuring out what's wrong, stab Walt/call the cops).


Meh. I don't see how Walt could have possibly thought they would just walk out the door with him - particularly Walt Jr. Look at it from Skylar's perspective...what the hell is in it for Walt Jr. to be on the lam with a criminal? IMO, she made the exact right call by drawing a bright line.

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Walt's painful, forced vindication of Skylar in front of the cops before he knows he's going to get his fresh start. Think about that. The last time he talks to his wife he essentially acts as a sociopathic (Which he is not) abuser in order to clear her name. So gut wrenching.


Well, he has certainly become sociopathic - I suppose it's debatable that he's an abuser (although I think a strong case could be made).
I didn't find it particularly gut-wrenching to find an evil guy managed to find the slightest bit of non-evil for 5 minutes.

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The only thing really unlikeable that Walt did was stab Jesse and twist the knife.


He also attempted to get his disabled son to go on the lam with him.






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joshnorris14
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Well, he has certainly become sociopathic


He's not a sociopath. He certainly has empathy. He was a broken person after watching Hank get shot and he was crying while he talked to Skylar on the phone.







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TigersRuleTheEarth
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re: Was "Ozymandias" the best episode of television you've seen?


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The unspoken forgiveness toward Walt that Hank felt just before he died as Walt tried to buy his life for $80 million.


Yeah, I didn't see this. I think Hank's hatred melted away a bit, but it didn't dissapear.






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HortensePowdermaker
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He's not a sociopath. He certainly has empathy. He was a broken person after watching Hank get shot and he was crying while he talked to Skylar on the phone.


Over the course of the series, he has clearly shown sociopathic tendencies. Yes, it was finally taken so far in the last episode that even he - as rotten as he is - reached a breaking point. If only he would have shown some of that over the past year.






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joshnorris14
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If only he would have shown some of that over the past year.


He did, towards Jesse. A sociopath would've shot him in the desert instead of letting him go.

Oddly enough, if he did shoot him none of this would have happened.






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taylork37
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re: Was "Ozymandias" the best episode of television you've seen?


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Need to start Breaking Bad, but it was even better than the Season 3 Finale of LOST?


This episode was great, but I feel like emotionally, the season 3 finale of lost takes the cake.







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