'Breaking Bad' episode 514 - 'Ozymandias': That colossal wreck

The poem that gives Sunday's (Sept. 15) "Breaking Bad" its title is a sonnet by Percy Bysshe Shelley in which a traveler describes seeing a crumbling statue in a barren desert. It closes with these six lines:And on the pedestal these words appear:"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"Nothing beside remains. Round the decayOf that colossal wreck, boundless and bareThe lone and level sands stretch far away.It wasn't hard to guess from the episode title that by this time, things would come crashing down around Walt. Just how it plays out in "Ozymandias," though, makes for one of the most wrenching hours of television in a long time, and one of the best episodes of a series full of great ones.It opens not immediately with the aftermath of the shootout from last week, but with a flashback to the pilot: Walt rehearses how to lie to Skyler as...



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