Monthly Archives: July 2012
Breaking Bad: Hazard Pay, Season 5 Episode 3
Taking a closer look at Hazard Pay: Breaking Bad Season 5 Episode 3
In the previous episode, Mike tells Lydia “Now, I don’t know what kinda movies you’ve been watching, but here in the real world we don’t kill eleven people as some kind of prophylactic measure”. On “Hazard Pay” we find out what kind of movie Walter White is watching. In an interview with Huffington Post, creator Vince Gilligan says “it was so fun to get to use the clip from “Scarface.” It almost didn’t happen, because using a clip from a famous movie with famous, Oscar-winning actors like that can be a very expensive proposition. But [“Scarface” studio] Universal was very cool about it, and I hear through the grapevine that Al Pacino was extraordinarily cool about it. He could have charged us out the wazoo to use his likeness, and I think he was just very cool about it.” Read the rest of this entry
Breaking Bad: Madrigal, Season 5 Episode 2
Taking a closer look at Madrigal: Breaking Bad Season 5 Episode 2
“Two good men died because of you” declares Mike. One of those ‘good‘ men attempted to kill him for $30,000. Being able to see the silver lining or bigger picture could come in handy on a day when Mike looses 2 million dollars, negates a plan to murder 11 men, and goes into business with a man he describes as a ticking time bomb. The second episode of the season sets up the partnership of Mike with Walter and Jesse, while exploring the aftermath of Madrigal’s involvement with Gustavo Fring’s meth empire and the missing ricin cigarette.