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At some point in the character's story arc, there is a flip from "Walter White, milquetoast HS chemistry teacher pretending to be Heisenberg, enigmatic drug lord" to "Heisenberg, enigmatic drug lord pretending to be Walter White, milquetoast HS chemistry teacher".

This might be that moment. It's as if Walter White let his mask slip a little in front of his wife and she saw the fires of hell and damnation underneath.



Skyler White: Walt, please, let's both of us stop trying to justify this whole thing and admit you're in danger!

Walter White: Who are you talking to right now? Who is it you think you see? Do you know how much I make a year? I mean, even if I told you, you wouldn't believe it. Do you know what would happen if I suddenly decided to stop going into work? A business big enough that it could be listed on the NASDAQ goes belly up. Disappears! It ceases to exist without me. No, you clearly don't know who you're talking to, so let me clue you in. I am not in danger, Skyler. I AM the danger! A guy opens his door and gets shot and you think that of me? No. I am the one who knocks!

One of the three most intense moments in all of scripted TV history. This two minutes is why Bryan Cranston deserves every Emmy he's gotten and is an example of how razor sharp the writing is. The uneasy fear in his wife Skyler's eyes(Anna Gunn), tells you that she has met Heisenberg and she *knows* who she is talking to now.

Date: 2013-08-10 12:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cinema-babe.livejournal.com
I think I love you this was spectacular. And like every jr high school production I was ever a part of.

Date: 2013-08-10 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] radiumhead.livejournal.com
That speech is kind of bullshit, though. Yeah, he made some big moves, but in the end, it was just him & Jesse. He wasnt invulnerable. He didnt have an army behind him, like Pablo Escobar or something.

One reason he was sucessful was he was smart. But the other two reasons were mostly luck, and the fact he was mostly anonymous!!!

Date: 2013-08-10 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cinema-babe.livejournal.com
Bullshit or not, if my husband gave me hat speech it that tone of voice I'd sleep with one eye open. It's all in the delivery and it also shows how delusional Walt is about his own invulnerability.

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