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Not to be all LA Dude, but, Tagine is my fave restaurant in the city for a Fancy Meal. It’s walking distance from my apartment and the first time I went, the service was super slow, and next time I came back Ben REMEMBERED ME and comped the whole several-hundred-dollar meal??? Best sangria I’ve ever had, some of the best hummus. Super A+.
No way! Season 3′s episodes 6 and 7 have done a good job of humanizing him, finally, and he has backed off of the Insanely Evil Plans a lot. Now he just has minor pranks. Basically getting him and Mrs. O’Brien on opposing sides has made a HUGE difference. Also enough other drama has happened that he doesn’t have to carry the weight of Eternal Bad Guy.
It actually showed up – in close-up! – in S03E06, Sunset. Walt is reading it when Hank calls him about finding the RV.
Bingo! DINO DNA!
David didn’t know what would happen. That was the point. He had a dream-conversation (!?) with the not-dead-guy (!???!??) and the not-dead guy said “fuck it, go try something CRAZY.” And then he asked not-Tom Hardy whether he was willing to drink mysterious alien fluids for science, and not-Tom Hardy was like “SURE!” and then glug glug ejaculate impregnate wombsquid.
“Let’s just electrocute the decapitated alien head that very clearly has an ancient super-plague. Fuck it! What could happen!”
I mostly am behind this, although I still loved it, but I’ll say that the whole “why does THIS mysterious space weapon make zombies and THAT mysterious space weapon make wombsquids” is a ridiculous complaint. It’s like if a bunch of cavemen found like an abandoned National Guard weapons cache and started saying “why does THIS one throw pieces of metal really fast and THAT one set me on fire?” WHO KNOWS! In space nobody can hear you understand ancient alien technology!
I’m just saying if someone gave me fifty grand, I’d make a WAY longer vacation out of it. Was he flying first class, last minute, for every flight? Did he stay in solid gold hotels? TEN DAYS IS NOTHING.
Also that whole scene was the first and only time he’s complimented Jesse’s cooking abilities… and it was all part of his brilliant plan. Dickhead.
The multi-ringing bell was because of Walt’s shitty bomb-making. Remember when he tested it and it didn’t really work?
I agree it would’ve been a stretch for Walt. But Walt died in the crawl space two episodes ago. This is full on Heisenberg now – Walt has finally become what he wanted to be back in Crazy Handful of Nothing.
That was Gus’s “manager of a shitty fast food restaurant” disguise! The tie he died in was CLEARLY a real tie.
I think last episode there was a line about how Jesse has been back from Mexico for four days? But yeah, the Mike situation is really up in the air?
Working theory: Gus made his own ricin, stole the cigarette to implicate Walt. Most likely he’s had Jesse’s house bugged all season – we know Mike can bug places, and he’s done it before for similar reasons. And Walt and Jesse have definitely talked about this at Jesse’s place.
Gus is all about control. Walt is a loose cannon – as evidenced by, from his perspective, Walt responding to threats by SENDING THE DEA after Gus. Like we know that wasn’t what Walt intended, but that’s definitely how it looked. So he wants Walt dead to control him, and Jesse killing him is the easiest way to make sure Jesse doesn’t stop cooking.
And in the longer view? This is DEFINITELY why is was having Jesse ride around with Mike. To get him ready to kill again. Like what other reason to bring him to Mexico, except hoping that he’d get used to the idea of killing to protect himself?
Why would he take Jesse’s poison instead of just cooking more Ricin? He’s done that twice already.
I’m serious, downvoter, I want him to have a genius grant.
When’s Steve Winwood getting a genius grant?
Definitely the best, not least because (SPOILER ALERT) he dead the whole time. He dies in the first shot. Movie over!
It’s not even really subtext! There’s the part where not only was JGL’s reasoning dumb, but it was built on false premises (as revealed in the flashbacks towards the end of the movie where we see she was never that into him, or The Smiths)
I’m just not sure how ZD was shown as negative once JGL starts remembering all the shit he hadn’t told the viewers (her different musical preferences/him being a total prick to her/etc.). The negative stuff is all told-not-said, by JGL, and is directly contradicted by the later versions of the scenes the movie presents. Unreliable narrator! And in the end, her explanation of why she’s married is really pretty great and emotionally deeper than any of JGL’s nonsense.
2 and 3 are true, but 4 is wrong and 1 is basically missing the whole point of the movie. It’s about the incredible misogyny and self-centeredness of the classic 60s/70s romantic comedy! (And romantic comedies in general.) JGL’s character is explicitly told that he is an idiot and an asshole, in the FIRST SCENE. And he IS. And he comes to realize that his expectations/memories of Summer were total bullshit.
(Which is why that movie would be a lot better without the winking Autumn joke at the end.)