301 – No Mas

We’re back! Summer just ain’t summer without some of the old Heisenberg Blue, and we’re crushing and snorting episodes from here on out until we wrap up our coverage for season three. First up, the Bryan Cranston directed, Vince Gilligan written premiere, “No Mas”. Walt wants out, Skyler wants Walt out of the house, Jesse embraces his role as the bad guy, and Walt Jr. turns down waffles. This and other shocking developments are considered, and we analyze some character arcs in the spoiler section, safely tucked away at the end of the podcast.

213 – ABQ

In this installment of Breaking Bad, episode 213, “ABQ”, AKA, “A.Ron’s Waterloo”,we find really excellent episode that works on so many visceral and emotional levels, but for at least one host, comes completely off the rails in the final 15 minutes. Other than THAT, we discuss the excellent work by Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn, Walt’s endearing qualities, such as they are, John de Lancie’s haunting portrayal of Jane’s father, Gus hiding in plain sight, and one grizzled old fixer dude in Saul Goodman’s employ… I doubt we see much more of him. All this, a smattering of feedback, and the guys get philosophical about season 3 in the spoiler section.

212 – Phoenix

Welcome back to coverage for the penultimate episode of season 2 of Breaking Bad, number 212, “Phoenix”! We discuss baby saving sonar robots of the future, heroin acquisition machines, take a deep dive in the morality and ethics of one Walter White, divide blame for the Jane fiasco among all the players, chide Hank on his lactophobia, and much more. Plus, some feedback, and some spoilers for things yet to come as we mentally prepare ourselves for next week’s finale, “ABQ”!

211 – Mandala

Welcome to our coverage of Breaking Bad episode 211, “Mandala”! This is a pivotal episode in Breaking Bad history, and Jim and A.Ron go almost two hours on a very deep dive, discussing among other things our “heroin; not even once” personal philosophy, the rapid deterioration of both Jane… and Jesse’s apartment, say goodbye to our friend Combo, and get philosophical about the Buddhist concept of “mandala”. It’s a superior and meaningful episode of Breaking Bad, and we got a lot of feedback, and one of the healthiest spoiler sections we’ve had for awhile. Enjoy!

210 – Over

Jim and A.Ron dive into episode 210 of “Breaking Bad”, “Over”. We talk more pink teddy bears, shattered Azteks, boobs in the work place, Jesse’s ridiculous fight with Jane, turning points for Walt, and one truly sorry water heater. This, your feedback, and a spoiler section where the boys debate whether some foreshadowing is coincidence, meaningful, or something else entirely. Enjoy!

209 – 4 Days Out

In this episode 209 of Breaking Bad, “4 Days Out”, we find Jesse and Walt stranded in the boonies, undergoing a long dark tea time of the soul. We discuss homemade batteries, this episode as the fulcrum of the entire series, Saul’s lack of bedside manner, Walt’s shattered reflection, and Jr’s epic flipped bird. All this, your feedback, a healthy spoiler section, and much more.