Jesse decides to make a change, while Walt and Skyler try to deal with an unexpected demand.
~ Favourites ~
Favourite Uncle Jack line – “Ever been on a plane and find yourself looking down at the armrest next to you, at that little plug where the ashtray used to go? I look at that and say, what the hell happened to this country.”
Favourite Kenny line – “Nanny state. I see a kid with a bicycle helmet on, I want to smack the shit out of him, like, for his own good.”
Favourite Marie line – “Insurance wouldn’t have covered the treatment that you needed, and I… I just wanted the best for you”
Favourite Saul line – “Well then you get my complete lack of chill!”
Favourite Walt Jr line – “Well, um, What’s the.. what now?”
Favourite Walt line – “What now is that we go on, like always. Right?”
Favourite Hank line – “Help me out here, Jesse… and we can put him away. I know you want that. I think you wanna talk”
Favourite Jesse line – “Not to you”
Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange –
Jesse: “Would you just, for once, stop working me?”
Walter: “What are you talking about?”
Jesse: “Can you just, uh, stop working me for, like, ten seconds straight? Stop jerking me around?”
Walter: “Jesse, I am not working you.”
Jesse: “Yes. Yes, you are. All right? Just drop the whole concerned dad thing and tell me the truth. I mean, you’re– you’re acting like me leaving town is– is all about me and turning over a new leaf, but it’s really– it’s really about you.”
Favourite scenes –
Hmm.. Todd telling his uncle and friend about the train heist? Todd, remember you shot a kid because nobody was supposed to know about that heist? And note how he doesn’t mention the kid?
Could they have chosen any more cheery place for this restaurant meeting?
I could be wrong and you don’t get much of a chance to see them, but is Marie wearing her shoplifted heels? That would be slightly ironic..
In this moment, when Walt hugs Jesse, you really want to believe he means it, even just for a second.
Seriously? Hello Kitty?
Corner of Juan Tabo and Osuna – that is the actual location they shot the scene at.. John B Robert Dam
Notable Music – “Gonna Romp and Stomp” by Slim Rhodes (on youtube) plays at the end of the teaser.
Ending Song – The Breaking Bad theme composed by Dave Porter
Jesse Lightbulb Moment –
This one you can actually SEE. Jesse finally makes the connection and realises Huell was the one who stole the Ricin cigarette, back when Brock was poisoned.
Notable Shots –
Even after all this time we have spent in the White bathroom, they are still finding new angles to show it to us from.
Jerry Can Cam
Episode Running Time on DVD – 47m 23s
DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – Inside Confessions; Inside Breaking Bad – Making Confessions; Commentary with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Bob Odenkirk RJ Mitte, Gennifer Hutchison, Michelle MacLaren and Melissa Bernstein; Deleted Scenes: “Time to Talk”; “Goodbye”; Special Feature: “Walt’s Confession”
Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 603 “Confessions” with Vince Gilligan, Melissa Bernstein, Michelle MacLaren, Thomas Schnauz (playing the role of Gennifer Hutchison), and Betsy Brandt, as well as a segment with Aaron Paul. Running time 1 hour 32 minutes 34 seconds. Click here for the MP3 file Click here for podcasts via the Apple iTunes store – podcasts are free.
Snoskred Notes –
Aaron Paul won an Emmy for this episode – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – and certainly after last week where Jesse said not one single thing, this was like a Jesse explosion, in more ways than one.
I like how Todd calls Mr White to tell him about the change in management.
This is an episode of Walt manipulating people – first, Walt Jr. Then, his video confession to manipulate Hank and Marie. Then, working Jesse.
The science of Breaking Bad – Confessions.
Episode Count –
Fifty-seven episodes down, 5 to go