Forget about When the episode did not pick up right where we left off last week, in the midst of a shower of gunfire, I was initially pretty disappointed.
I quickly noticed Walt’s hairdo and the familiar setting of the RV and realized we were watching a flashback.
The show evolved into a more HBO-ish series: plot-based, forward-hurtling, with “very special episodes” and an emphasis on the visual aesthetic of quality.
There’s nothing realistic about the people and the stories on has always had a fraught relationship with realism.
He’s unpredictable like Tuco, but as ruthless and powerful as Gus, a truly dangerous combination.
I have to say that Todd is pretty creepy as well, insisting with his formal tone that he’d like to question Jesse before they have him killed.
My disappointment turned to pure intrigue and appreciation.