Granite State

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Events set in motion long ago move toward a conclusion.

Breaking Bad Season Five, Episode Fifteen “Granite State” – [Official Text Credit: amctv.com]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Uncle Jack line – “Ah what the hell. The heart wants what the heart wants, right?”

Favourite Kenny line – “Just watch.”

Favourite Todd line – “I think we should keep him for a while and get a couple of cooks under our belt.”

Favourite Walt Jr line – “No. What you did to mom – You asshole. You killed Uncle Hank.”

Favourite Skyler line – “I understand I’m in terrible trouble.”

Favourite Ed the Disappear-er-er line – “You be the judge”

Favourite Lydia line – “And I’ll need more Stevia.”

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Favourite Saul line – “Hey, I’m a civilian. I’m not your lawyer anymore. I’m nobody’s lawyer. The fun’s over. From here on out, I’m Mr. Low Profile, just another douchebag with a job and three pairs of Dockers. If I’m lucky, a month from now – best case scenario – I’m managing a Cinnabon in Omaha”

Favourite Walt line – “One of these days when you come up here, I’ll be dead.”

Favourite Jesse line – “Come on, bitch!”

Favourite Charlie Rose line – “But just yesterday, your charity, the Gretchen & Elliott Schwartz Foundation, announced a $28 million grant for drug abuse treatment centers throughout the Southwest.”

Favourite Elliot line – “Charlie, the Southwest is our home, and we couldn’t just ignore what’s going on in our own backyard.”

Favourite Gretchen line – ” I am. I can’t speak for this Heisenberg that people refer to, but whatever… whatever he became, the sweet, kind, brilliant man that we once knew, long ago, he’s gone.”

Favourite scenes –

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I love the opening shot of the vacuum store. What an unusual building!

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Love this back to back Lydia and Todd scene.

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Despite the title of the episode, the scenes in the snow were filmed at the Sandia Crest in Albuquerque.

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The completely heart breaking Jesse escape scene.

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The moose with the chemo and the Walter White hat.

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Walt Junior – RJ Mitte was fantastic here..

Notable Music – “Sign of the Gypsy Queen” by April Wine (On Youtube) plays while Jack and crew watch Jesse’s confession video.

Ending Song – The Breaking Bad theme composed by Dave Porter

Jesse Lightbulb Moment – – Trying to escape.

Notable Shots –

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Great shot of how Walt is transported.

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This hat has been such an iconic image throughout the whole series.

Episode Running Time on DVD – 51m 15s (Extended version on Blu-Ray: 53m 26s)

DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – Inside Granite State (On YouTube); Inside Breaking Bad – Making Granite State (On YouTube); Commentary with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Bob Odenkirk, Robert Forster and Peter Gould; Extended Scene: “You Made It Happen”

Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 515 “Granite State” with Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Michelle MacLaren, Melissa Bernstein, and Bryan Cranston, as well as a segment with Aaron Paul. Running time 1 hour 45 minutes 11 seconds. Click here for the MP3 file. Click here for podcasts via the Apple iTunes store – podcasts are free.

Links to other reviews of this episode – AV ClubAlan SepinwallTV Critic

Snoskred Notes –

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Finally, we get to meet the disappear-er-er!

And towards the end of the episode, how far down Walter has finally sunk, paying $10,000 to the disappear-er-er to stay for another hour. Being totally alone is probably the worst punishment for someone like Walt. And let us face it, he *deserves* this punishment, after everything he has done.

The commentary track on the DVD is utterly hilarious for this one..

Bryan Cranston broke the window of the jeep as it was driving through the gate in the snow. You can actually see it crack if you look closely right as they cut to the next scene. Sorry no screenshot – it was quite difficult to catch it!

Sephyroth here 🙂 Thanks to Netflix and spamming the pause/play button, here is the moment –

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The science of Breaking Bad – Granite State

Episode Count –

Sixty-one episodes down, 1 to go

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