Have you ever felt blue? Jesse Bruce Pinkman gets dyed blue in Down. The Smurf look is a not-so-subtle nod to the rising tensions between Skyler and Walt and the way in which Jesse himself is feeling. It’s pretty clear by this point in the show that Walt can’t keep his mouth shut, and thereby alienates Skyler. Pete and Courtney call into question Walt and Jesse’s belief that they are owed by their own families. Your hosts will sort through the emotional turmoil in the hardest episode of Breaking Bad to watch.
In this episode of feedback, you’ll get a deeper look into character motives, a possible meaning of the symbol, a guess as to where Javi has been, and more! Can all the strange things in the wilderness be a coincidence? What was the fate of the baby? And can we trust the producers? No, obviously not.
The Misty and Walter storyline is taking a cute turn. It’s also taking a dark turn. Such is the nature of Yellowjackets. As the mysteries pile up, Jim finds some theories he likes. And A.Ron makes a play for some future Internet points. What darkness is hiding behind the beautiful blue eyes of Elijah Wood? And find out about the plot point that Jim considers an intellectual affront.
The Dukes of Hazzard in a very entertaining show that is unfortunately buried underneath multiple layers of Daughters of the Confederacy obfuscation and Hollywood writing room ignorance. Good looking guys and gals tear-assing around the countryside in a classic American muscle car clowning on corrupt law enforcement all while fighting for justice and the underprivileged. What’s not to like? Wait, they’re calling that car the General what now? And what’s that on its roof? Oh. Ah. Okay. Hear us out. We have a plan to save the Duke boys from themselves!
Walt’s cancer becomes a family affair as Skyler and Marie search for medical attention. Hank tells Walt that he’ll take care of Skyler and Walter Jr., and predictably, Walt gives him a withering look. Though seemingly benign, there are actions taken in this episode that have big consequences later down the line. Just like the cancer in his own body, Walt becomes a destructive and unyielding force.
When baby’s first words are “This is the way”, you may need to rethink your priorities as a parent. Not only does this episode deliver on some exciting action, this is the redemption tour for Ahmed Best. Not sure who that is? Don’t worry! Jim and A.Ron dive into his story and why his appearance here is so important in this episode of Tribe of Two.
This is not the same Star Trek that Gene Roddenberry envisioned, but there are some things to enjoy about this episode. There are some old school TNG vibes. Worf is the GOAT of the series. There’s a plot twist Jim and A.Ron didn’t see coming and Picard is getting his swear on.
This is a podcast where Jim and I, using tools created for the purpose, randomly generate a title for a fictional TV show. We then pitch ideas to each other based on what that show would be like if it were real. We like to call it, “Quit Yer Pitchin’!”
Jim has some hot takes about aging. You can email him directly with your responses. A.Ron and Jim answer your burning questions and quandaries, such as…would a “Karen” survive the apocalypse? Should there be a Christmas episode? Is the plot too simple? REMEMBER: The Instant Take will be this Friday evening after the premiere of episode five.
David and John take a road trip with Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us, the latest hit from HBO. After explaining the origins of the episode title of Season One, Episode 4 – Please Hold to My Hand, David and John recap an action-packed 45 minutes that still managed to develop the relationships and motivations of the characters.