Fargo - S05E07 – Linda

Just as Jim and A.Ron were getting back into the Fargo saddle, tragedy strikes! Jim has fallen ill and so A.Ron turns to Pete Peppers to help break down all the puppety action this episode. What does Dot’s dream escapades tell us about her inner conflict? What kind of unholy vengeance does Ole Munch have planned for the Tillmans? And holy hell, Gator is almost 30?!? We’ll get fully caught up with this week’s episode and feedback with another new host by the end of the week! Thanks for your patience as we reroute things to cover for Jim in his hour of need.

Foundation - S02 Wrapup with Pete Peppers

Pete Peppers is here to discuss Foundation Season 2 with Jim and A.Ron! With the latest season all wrapped up, the three discuss the highs, lows, and twists of the story so far. They’ll combine their personal observations and opinions along with intel from David Goyer himself. Join in as Pete, Jim, and A.Ron put a bow on Season 2 of Foundation.

Growth Decay Transformation - S02E13 – “Truth or Consequences”

What makes for a satisfying ending? In “ABQ” we meet Mike Ehrmentraut when he gets a devastated Jesse prepared to call in Jane’s death, Walt gets his tumor removed before Skyler confronts him and asks him to leave, and Donald mourns the loss of his daughter before we see where all of those black and white teasers were heading when Wayfarer 515 crashes above the White household. The finale works as a conclusion that ties up so much of what the season has asked us to think about while setting things up for the future. The satisfaction it provides feels like a reward for paying attention. 

Growth Decay Transformation - S02E12 – “Daddy did That”

Are there any episodes that you dread rewatching? Your hosts break down one of the most heartbreaking episodes in the whole series, “Phoenix.” Walt makes the deal at the cost of missing Holly’s birth, is deeply offended by the concept of charity, gets blackmailed by Jane, has a highly coincidental meeting at a bar, and then watches Jane die. Y’know, a typical week in the life of a meth kingpin. But how responsible is Walt for Jane’s death? Is it really Jesse’s fault that Walt misses Holly’s birth? Why do Walt and Donald “other” Jesse’s “little junkie girlfriend” and Jane’s “scumbag” boyfriend, respectively? Join Pete and Courtney as they unpack the penultimate episode of season 2.

Growth Decay Transformation - S02E11 – “I Know a Guy”

If you find Skyler singing “Happy Birthday” cringey, you’re in good company. While it may be a scene that even made the crew feel uncomfortable, it’s an important one that gives clarity to Skyler’s choices. Speaking of fateful decisions, this is an episode teeming with them. Join hosts Courtney and Pete as they discuss Jesse’s downward spiral, Jane’s decision to join him there, and Walt’s first meeting with “the guy” (who knows another guy who apparently knows Saul). So put on your best corporate smile, grab a soda, and join your hosts as they ponder just how alike Walt and Gus are.

Growth Decay Transformation - S02E10 – “We’re So Excited About the Future”

Does Jesse have a type? When he feels rejected by Jane some comparisons to Walt start to emerge. More bad news, male kangaroos don’t have pouches. Junior gets his first taste of Tequila and what’s been bubbling up between Hank and Walt comes out in the worst possible way. But hey, they’re really excited about the future at the White house and Walt’s on the case to get rid of the rot. This is peak decay in Walt’s journey of growth, decay, and transformation, and as much as he’d like to become something different he’s looking a lot more like Heisneberg than even he understands.

Growth Decay Transformation - S02E08 – “A Criminal Lawyer”

Do you see Jimmy McGill or do you see Saul Goodman? First introduced to us as a cartoonish caricature in the eighth episode of season two, there’s a lot more to everyone’s favorite criminal lawyer than initially meets the eye. Saul offers much needed comic relief, but we know from BCS that underneath the hilarious quips and colorful, outlandish suits is a deeply wounded man. Join Pete and Courtney as they ponder Saul’s role in Walter White’s success, how fear affects Walt and Hank, and why Jane keeps “coming back” to Jesse.