BREAKING BAD “Shotgun” Review

Breaking Bad "Shotgun", Season 4 Episode 5 – Well, I guess we aren’t messing around anymore, are we? Breaking Bad started out this week’s episode, "Shotgun", with yet another awesome opening action scene. Walter’s repair bills for his poor little Pontiac Aztec have got to be through the roof! First it gets hit by some debris from the plane crash in season 2, then he runs over two gangsters to save Jesse in "Half Measures", and now he’s tearing down the streets of Albuquerque in order to confront Gus. As it turns out, Gus wasn’t even at his restaurant, and Jesse and Mike were out on the roadpicking up dead drops of cash, so that leaves Walt all by himself!

While the rest of the episode didn’t necessarily keep up the high octane excitement of the opening scene, we still got some great story developments that helped push us forward. Skyler and her new haircut finally sealed the deal with Walt by officially purchasing the car wash, and then Skyler and Walt sealed the deal in a completely different way in the bedroom. This led to one of the best Walt Jr. moments of all time. That face he made when he realized what his separated parents were doing in the bedroom was hilarious. I’m really enjoying the extra screen time we’ve gotten for Walt Jr. I lamented the show only giving us a handful of Walt Jr. scenes in the first few episodes, because I really do think that Walter Sr. interacting with his son brings out a much lighter side of his personality that is so often lost on this dark show. RJ Mitte has also clearly grown up so much on this show, that we as viewers feel like he’s a member of our family as well. Read More...


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