Walt has a choice to make, but he’ll do everything in his power to delay making it. Pete and Courtney dive into the psyche of Walt as he makes his first kill of the series. Though this is the first, it is certainly not the last. Courtney and Pete will map out the connections from this episode to the later casualties of Breaking Bad and plot lines in Better Call Saul.
Jim and A.Ron from Bald Move join Pete to discuss the Legacy of Breaking Bad. The guys talk about how the show changed television and how it played a part in their decisions to start talking about TV as a way to make a living. They also realize how their favorite individual quotes from the series are connected. Growth Decay Transformation wouldn’t exist without Bald Move, and it’s great to have them on for our first crossover episode.
Was Joel wrong? Were the Fireflies right? Here at the end of the season, we take a look back at the major steps that brought us to the explosive conclusion. Join Jim and A.Ron as they hear from medical professionals, ponder Jim’s take on the mycologist, and talk about Marlene’s experience.
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Courtney explores the significance of coin flips and choices and considers to what extent they are catalysts for Walt’s transformation. Was it a random act of fate that the task of killing Krazy-8 fell to him? When Skyler flips a coin in “Cornered,” why doesn’t she follow it across the Colorado border? The decisions the characters make can sometimes put them on bad choice roads.
It’s an emotionally crushing finale full of hard choices and desperate situations. The Fireflies may have gone off the deep end. We get to see the killer version of Joel people have been talking about all season. Did you catch all the video game actor cameos throughout the season?
Ever decide something with a coin flip? Walt and Jesse did. And that brings us to question the role of fate in the lives of these characters: Was Walt always Heisenberg? Or did he have to become Heisenberg? Looking back, there’s a lot bubbling under the surface of these characters. Now, go watch No Country for Old Men if you haven’t seen it yet.
And just like that, The Last of Us season one comes to an end. Join Jim and A.Ron as they discuss your thoughts, theories, and questions with the benefit of having a complete season. From the sketchy Fireflies to the heartwarming giraffe moment, there’s a lot to unpack as we fight to survive with Ellie and Joel one last time.
Pete goes back to revisit the Pilot episode one more time to examine why it’s one of the best ever made. In 58 minutes it tells us everything we need to know about Walter White and is extremely effective at making us root for him. This is a great set up for Vince Gilligan’s larger plan to deliver a story about change.
We have a definitive answer as to how Ellie got Joel into the house. Get answers to more questions such as…. Is Ellie adopting Joel’s personality? Are the clickers too absent? Did David know about Tommy’s town? Can a clicker get rabies?
If you weren’t already convinced that Bella Ramsey is the perfect pick for Ellie, this episode will change your mind. As painful as it was to watch this episode the first time, it’s even creepier on a second watch. Grab a bowl of munchies, maybe somebody’s dad, and enjoy this episode of Savage Starlight!