Breaking Bad 5.04 Review - "51"

Walter White has officially gone to the dark side.  For four seasons we have watched Walt gradually become drunk with power and greed as his life circumstances, increasingly of his own doing, drove him to darker and darker depths, but with Breaking Bad "51" that airs tonight on AMC we find that Walt's transformation has officially gone past the tipping point, with devastating implications for all involved.

Taking place mostly on Walt's birthday, "51" deals squarely with family matters.  We know that Walt is very attached to his children, but there has been an obvious detachment on Skylar's behalf that has been difficult to read.  I'd go as far as to say that what is going through Skylar's head is one of the bigger mysteries of this season of Breaking Bad, and tonight you will get an answer that is a real game changer not only in what it means for her position on the current 'situation', but for how Walter responds to it. Read More...


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