'Breaking Bad' Recap: The Walt vs. Jesse Showdown Begins

Last week's final scene caused a bit a of a debate on the utility of flash-forwards: the episode closed with Jesse maniacally dousing the White house with gasoline, but there was never any threat of him igniting it because we've already seen the house still standing in the future. For my money, I love Breaking Bad's flash-forwards: they establish tone magnificently, they add more suspense than they subtract, and in my opinion, finding out how the plot unfolds is significantly more exciting than revealing the story in linear time. Read More...



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