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Old July 17 2012, 03:34 PM   #28
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Re: Breaking Bad - Season 5

Robert Maxwell wrote: View Post
The magnet scheme was interesting, although you'd think a smart guy like Walt would know better than to turn it up all the way. I get that something had to go wrong, in keeping with the themes of the show, but couldn't we have had it be something that didn't depend on Walt being stupid?
Walt's smart but he's overconfident as all hell, which I assumed was the point. Jesse's the voice of reason - get the hell out of there - and Walt's all let's do it some more. And then at the end he remains glibly confident that the entire thing worked perfectly and people should accept that as an article of faith because Walt says so.

The man's in love with his own voice (and with the voice of Bryan Cranston, who can blame him?) and that sense of authority. Walt's smart but far from flawless.
'Spock is always right, even when he's wrong. It's the tone of voice, the supernatural reasonability; this is not a man like us; this is a god.'
- Philip K. Dick
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