Chuck Finley wrote:
It's interesting seeing Skyler transform. It seems like she is breaking bad as well
Nah, she's just breaking, just like everyone else is or will be. They're all broken & dealing with it in the only paltry way their characters can. Marie's little scene with the therapist was a perfect example. They want out of the quagmire, all of them, except Walt. Walt wants to control all of them
I think the greatest thing about this season is how they are masterfully depicting the art of manipulation. "Walt is a dismally unbelievable liar". "He doesn't want to hurt anyone" "Walt's afraid", "Walt cares", "Walt's reluctant" "He's in over his head". "It's Skylar, or Jesse or Saul, or Hank who have exacerbated the situation, not Walt"
The most masterful manipulators are the ones that can orchestrate it so that the people around them think THEY are the ones in control or coming up with the plans. Walt's scene in the hotel with Skylar is textbook. Walt's such a fantastic manipulator, he's got real people duped, people sitting on a couch watching him
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.