Best of Breaking Bad, #12: “Your Boss is Gonna Need Me”

*Spoiler alert: as always, do not read or watch unless you have seen this before or don’t mind spoilers. You have been warned*

Ah this scene. Following in the wake of another incredible scene for the season three finale (a scene that doesn’t make the list, actually; this show is that good, but i’ll link it anyway. That scene would have been #15 if I had had more foresight to round the number off), a scene of full-Heisenberg as ruthless as he needs to be. First he offers up Jesse. Then, he gets Jesse to shoot Gale in the face. Read that again. Shoots Gale in the face. It’s worth watching, as it highlights the conflict for Jesse (which later clips will only emphasize, and really one of the highlights of the show) and how far Walt will go to save his family …or his own skin?

Anyway, The moment when Mike and Victor hear Walter recite Gale’s address and realize — simultaneously — what exactly Walt has set in motion is one of those moments where you sit forward and mutter “holy fuck. this is actually going to go down.” And Walt’s delivery. The tenor of his voice, the ballsiness with which he delivers his lines, with the incredible physical acting while doing so, and the “yeah” at the end. “Badass” doesn’t even come close.

*As always, all footage is the property of AMC, and has been embedded from media in the public domain; should that change or should AMC send me a written request to remove said footage, said footage would be removed immediately.*

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~ by Benji on 4 July 2012.

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