Mike may know all that detective sit-in-the-car stuff, but Jesse says, “I know methheads.” He grabs a shovel, starts digging a hole, and the user can’t fight his curiosity. So he starts digging for him. I can’t help but feel that there’s a metaphor in there for cultish TV fandoms like this one. “What’s in there?” asks the fan, and the showrunner replies, “You know.” The mystery is so irresistible and the showrunner so convincing that the fan nods along, trusting that there’s something good down there, somewhere. So the fan picks up the shovel and and starts digging, on blind faith. With this episode of Breaking Bad, the show goes much deeper. But is there anything down there? If so, will we like what we discover?
One of my favorite activities in the world is reading old recaps of Breaking Bad or Mad Men on Vulture. This is hands down the best site for pop culture news and theories.
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