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The next morning, Walt sits on the side of the highway where Jesse previously waited for Saul's new-identity contact. Den of Geek All Jesse has left is his battered soul. While everyone else is engaging over much hand-wringing based on what they might lose if they tip too far in one direction, Jesse has nothing left. After Skyler tells him she is alone, Walt berates her, accuses her of never supporting his criminal activities and says that he did all the work alone when he built up his drug fortune. But no, the intensity of being given bad news by a close relation makes a considered response all but unthinkable. Martin Says Breaking Bad's Walter White is a Bigger Monster than Anyone in Game of Thrones", "George R. R. 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[11][16][6] By the end of 2013, TIME placed the episode number 1 on their list of "Top 10 TV Episodes of 2013. The song used in the episode is "Take My True Love by the Hand" by The Limeliters, which is a version of a folk song called "Times Are Gettin' Hard, Boys". She soon finds herself in another conversation where she has nothing to say, however: when Marie confronts her, she finds there are no words she can say to justify or compartmentalise her actions. It’s understandable: he’s already getting over one betrayal from one of his closest family members, so to comprehend another so soon afterwards is a tall order even for the most pragmatic of people. At Jack's headquarters, a beaten and frightened Jesse is detained in a cell. They tap the Whites' home phone and try tracing it when Walt calls. Sometimes, it’s hard to talk to your family. Lydia, frustrated by the diminishing quality of meth produced by Walt’s inheritors, arranges for them to be violently taken down by Todd’s family, a coup that frankly can only mean bad things for everyone. "[17], Tom Mendelsohn of The Independent speculated that the episode may be the best ever written for television, stating that "the show's writers are positively Shakespearian in the thorough way they set about bestowing calamity on their characters. It’s a hug that Skyler doesn’t exactly reciprocate; in fact, there’s a hint that she may have been slightly offended and patronised by this gesture. So when Skyler finally meets with Walt – after his rather more literal day of uncomfortable truth-burying, as he attempts to hide his fortune in the desert – her keep-schtum and bide your time attitude has proved to be a fairly decent course of action. At the car wash, Marie informs Skyler that Hank has arrested Walt. Post-garage confrontation, Walt and Hank briefly face-off in a driveway showdown that self-consciously echoes Sergio Leone spaghetti-westerns, complete with deep focus and twitchy trigger fingers: although this time, the pair are drawing for smartphones, not Smith and Wessons, as the pair raced to be the first to reach Skyler. Skyler is at first confused by his words and tone, but soon realizes Walt knows the phone is tapped and is trying to clear her of involvement in his crimes. Follow our Twitter feed for faster news and bad jokes right here. Get the best of Den of Geek delivered right to your inbox! Now that we’re on the same page, I can’t wait to embark on this new journey of understanding and tolerance with you.”, “Little brother, I’m just glad you told me you’re the one behind the nuisance phone calls to my wife. [...] After a slow start to the second part of this fifth and final season, in which the moving parts of this catastrophe engine were painstakingly set into place, the master plan was finally made appallingly clear". It’s a sobering, awful moment for Skyler, but thanks to Hank’s intervention it ends with Holly still in the house and Walt still a free man. In this scene, biding her time pays off for Skyler: when Hank lets slip that Walt���s cancer is back, she possibly sees another option, one that doesn’t involve the destruction of her family and Hank’s name being dragged through the mud. Written by Moira Walley-Beckett and directed by Rian Johnson, it aired on AMC in the United States and Canada on September 15, 2013. In an ideal world, the intimacy of a blood bond would win out over everything else, and your loved ones would be immediately receptive and welcoming to whatever you have to tell them, even it conflicts directly with everything that defines them as a person. They bury Hank and Gomez in the hole left by unearthing the barrels. Particularly if it’s about something important. He can’t talk to those closest to him- i.e. Before Jack's gang takes Jesse away, Walt spitefully reveals to Jesse that he was there when Jane died, and decided not to save her life. [21] Maureen Ryan of The Huffington Post stated that the episode was indescribable and "the hardest episode of TV [she] ever watched", describing it as "mind-bendingly, soul-churningly devastating" and "sickening". [37], Joel Oliansky for "To Taste of Death But Once" (1971), Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, "Director's commentary with Rian Johnson", "Breaking Bad Review: The Empire Stikes Back in "Ozymandias, "Episode Review: Breaking Bad, "Ozymandias, "Is Breaking Bad's Ozymandias the greatest episode of TV ever written? [5][6][7][8][9][10] At the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in August 2014, Walley-Beckett won the Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Emmy for her screenplay, and Bryan Cranston and Anna Gunn won Lead Actor and Supporting Actress Emmys, respectively, for their performances in the episode. [22] Nick Harley of Den of Geek stated that the episode was "the single greatest hour of television" he had ever seen. Amitin additionally lauded the episode's directing and acting, stating that he could "taste" the episode's "cruelty and bitter tears". After a pre-credits teaser demonstrating the aftermath of Jesse’s ill-fated multi-million dollar homage to 80s arcade classic Paperboy, we pick up moments after the conclusion of last week’s episode. Walley-Beckett requested to work with Johnson because of their positive experiences together working on the third-season episode "Fly. Stream full episodes for free online with your TV provider. The production team decided it was a moment of "movie magic". Yeoman also noted that the fact that most of the harsh violent scenarios occurred off-screen did not deduct from the cinematic intensity. in reference to Walt and his fallen empire. No money, now. [15], "Ozymandias" received universal critical acclaim and was described by several publications as the series' best episode, as well as one of the greatest episodes of television ever produced. Also, this scene neatly summed up one of the recurring themes of the episode (and indeed the series as a whole) with a visually striking image: Lydia, her eyes scrunched shut, attempting to pretend that she’s somehow annexed and above all the carnage she helped to create, even while she’s physically stepping over still-warm bullet strewn bodies in expensive heels. Where would you even start? With Walt now apparently caught, Marie offers to support her sister and their family, but demands that Skyler give up all copies of the false confession video implicating Hank and tell Walt Jr. the truth. [33], The episode was watched by 6.37 million viewers on its original broadcast, which increased in over a million viewers from the previous episode.

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