Breaking Bad Recap: Walt, Anonymous?

It's Hank's show now. 

The final shot of Breaking Bad's mid-season finale "Gliding Over All" has already inspired arguments among fans. Was it dramatically right and hilarious, or way too easy? Too easy, I think. I was disappointed by it. But maybe that's just me. I like Hank and despise Walter for all the harm he's caused others. After Hank's crushing tactical defeat by Heisenberg, who had all Hank's potential Madrigal informants killed in prison simultaneously, Godfather-style — I really, really wanted this episode to end (if indeed it had to end in a revelation for Hank) with the DEA agent putting things together on his own. Instead, series creator Vince Gilligan and screenwriter Moira Walley-Beckett ended with Hank sitting on the can at the White house three months after Walt eliminated all his immediate foes and set up his business to take the next big leap, and had him find a copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass given to Walter by the murdered Gus Fring chemist Gale Boetticher. I guess I was hoping that Hank would put it all together on his own rather than having it almost handed to him, like a present.  Read More...


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