Breaking Bad Recap: Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

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Episode Title
End Times

“There isn’t. There was. But now there isn’t … Those consequences, they’re coming.” There’s no way out: All the exits are closed now that this phenomenal show is racing toward its finale next week. Just one more recap to go. That is, after we all stop hyperventilating.

And then, of course, there’s the way the script catches the delusional, ego-mad morality of our manly hero. “I have lived under the threat of death for a year now, and because of that I have made choices, and I alone should suffer the consequences of those choices, and no one else,” Walt says. It’s an admirable line. But it’s bullshit. Walt’s always wanted to be the big man. He has always wanted this whole dramatic crisis to be about him. But it never has been. And, right now, it doesn’t seem he can do anything to change that.