Breaking Bad 514 "Ozymandias" season 5 episode 14 gifs and memes
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Breaking Bad
Reddit during-episode discussion of "Ozymandias":
Reddit post-episode discussion of "Ozymandias":
Andy Greenwald of Grantland analysis:
"I met a traveler from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed: And on the pedestal these words appear: "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away."
Fitting title for the third to last episode.
Source of the Ozymandias on the left:
The exact moment Walt knew it was over:
Grantland analysis is worth reading:
But, like "Ozymandias," last night's searing, feverish episode of Breaking Bad, let's begin by walking it back. The prevailing lie of this series isn't one Walt told Skyler or Walt Jr. or Jesse. The only lie that matters was the one Walt told himself: that he could keep things neat and tidy, that he was in the right, and that the catalyst that sparked his transmutation from milquetoast to murderer was an overwhelming, desperate love for his family. In fact, what ignited the propane gas fire of the past five seasons was, as I wrote last week, the resentment that bubbled deep within Walter, like unstable liquid in the beaker that was the first thing Rian Johnson's camera focused on last night. And so this entire experiment was begun under false pretenses and got only more fraudulent from there. Bad faith. Worse science.
That is some reflection.
Boy, are we a long way from the beginning of season 5.