It didn't smack of lazy writing, just of convenient plot twisting. I don't buy Jesse's whole direction this season, whether or not it's acted or written well.Fat Head wrote:I am not sure about the whole deus ex thing, the scene in which we see the bodyguard frisk Jesse would not indicate lazy writing to me (the scene we are to believe he takes the ricin although the scene was forgettable so this all may be just opportunistic as it later gives credence to the whole next pick pocket scene where he switches his drugs for normal fags)sldawgs wrote:Jesse can been seen as the Prince. Jesse falls in love with Jane, like Hamlet and Ophelia. Ophelia drowns, Jane basically drowns.alan smithee wrote:Interesting. Expand please. (Jesse could be seen as going a bit batty like the Shakespearean title character at least.)sldawgs wrote:I'm thinking Hamlet. There are some definite similarities.alan smithee wrote:I'll go in a bit with you on that. I'll say it's deus ex machinish. My feelings may change (in either direction) depending on how necessary Jesse's actions are to how the show wraps up.JJ wrote:I've actually been completely disappointed by Jesse's character these past four episodes. As far-fetched as the show is, I just don't buy it. Seems a bit like a deus ex machina to make an ultimate and comprehensive finale possible.
Walt is definitely the king, who became the successor to the crown after killing Gus. We all know Walt is a master manipulator and had been working Jesse for the better part of the series. Mike became a father figure for Jesse but then Walt kills Mike and tries to step in a the father figure. Jesse is pretty sure Walt killed Mike.
Even Badger and Skinny Pete can fill the roles of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Especially lately.
It's not a perfect match, for instance, how does Hank fit in, but it presents some scenarios for the upcoming episodes and could pose quite a Shakespearean series finale.
Last night's episode also featured a detail I couldn't stand - Hank calling Marie right after he put Walt into the car. It seems completely out of place, but might be necessary as a plot point later on (Marie knows that Hank made the bust.)
And how the hell are they getting cell service way out there?