The man who plays Hank Schrader on Breaking Bad has greased up his fingies, and decided to milk our nerd glands. The good sir has dropped a couple of comments regarding the (best) show. If you haven’t seen the first half of season five, don’t be read anything after the jump. Instead, get your life in order and start watching this fucking show.
Wow. If there was any question about whose side Jesse is on, I think any solid answer has been thrown to the dogs. After their brutal altercation at the end of “Bug,” Jesse is looking out for number one from now on – he’s a total wild card. He seems to like Gus more every episode, and you have to respect a guy who unflinchingly walks in front a sniper’s sights, but seeing another man’s head explode may have him looking for a way out.
9 episodes into the season and miraculously a flashback doesn’t slow down the show at all. Seeing the some of the Chicken Man’s origin story added a reservoir’s worth of depth to the show – especially the point where at now. Being put into a situation where he doesn’t know what’s coming is certainly something Gus isn’t used to. He’s quick on his feet and great at improving, but he was visibly shook in the elevator. And while Gus may not be a person of interest to the DEA, but that doesn’t stop Hank from going maverick on his ass. On top of that, the Cartel isn’t budging and Jesse is still a wild card.
And finally, the answer to the twice asked “Do you know how much money I make a year?” is put out there for Skyler to gasp at. Walter, after expenses, makes $7.5 million a year. A much greater amount than Skyler was expecting and one certainly not able to be laundered in a car wash. She has no choice but to continue on with the front – once the car wash opened its doors Skyler became an accomplice. No backing out now.
“Open House” is a perfect example of why Breaking Bad is so strong and why the writers should remain so damn confident. Bryan Cranston is barely in this one – we open with his furious reaction to the CCTV cameras in the lab, he bickers a bit with Skyler and Saul, and then finally celebrates the purchase of the car wash with a $370 bottle of champagne. All in all I think it makes up five minutes of the episode. The rest is given to Skyler, Hank, and kleptomaniac Marie.