'Breaking Bad' Recap: Death and Loss for the White Family

This was one of the most difficult hours of television -- or any motion picture, for that matter -- that I've ever watched. In immediate retrospect, I realize that most of what happens this week is table-setting: this episode is meant to get us from last week's harrowing final act to whatever paradigm shift we'll experience next week, and the episode's place in Breaking Bad canon will probably be more transitional than anything.
All the same, I was overwhelmed with dread throughout the entire runtime -- director Rian Johnson somehow manages to extend that sense of foreboding we felt at the end of last week all the way through this hour, and while I'll probably have a few more gray hairs for it, I'm thrilled to be so thoroughly at this show's mercy.  Read More...



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