I started out watching Breaking Bad episode to episode as it aired on AMC but after season two, the show got put on the back burner for me. I know the series has finished but I’ve finally got the feeling to resume where I left off. Truthfully, I’ve been watching Breaking Bad marathons for the past couple of days. I had to watch the first two seasons to server as a refresher. It’s funny how many little details you forget after a few years. On with season three!

The Albuquerque plane crash definitely served as a surprise. The affect of Jane’s passing was more widespread than I think most viewers would have ever imagined. Her poor father clearly wasn’t ready to return to work. I couldn’t imagine being in his shoes after this tragedy.

“No Mas” did a nice job of getting us back into the swing of things with the drama of Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Skyler (Anna Gunn). Skyler’s determined to see the separation through. So much so that she actually had divorce papers drawn up. Frankly this seemed like a huge step, perhaps a little too big to be entirely believable. I admittedly don’t have any personal experience in this area but it seems to me that the separation period has been awfully short. Skyler’s jumping the gun a little in my opinion.

When Skyler kicked Walt out at the end of season two, I wondered if he was going to come right out and tell her what he’s really up to. Instead, that happened in “No Mas”. Despite my thoughts that he would admit to it earlier, I’ll admit that I was still a little surprised that he finally owned up to it. With Walt, there’s always one lie after another. It’s amazing how many times he’s lied in two seasons of television!

Skyler, however, didn’t want anything to do with the truth. I can’t say I was surprised, however.

Walter White - Money
Bryan Cranston as Walter White

Skyler’s reaction forced Walt to make an important career decision, however. He’s done cooking. Yeah, I don’t believe it for a second either. Something’s going to happen. A situation will come up that will force him back into the lab. I don’t know what, but I know it’s going to happen. There’s no way he’s done doing business with Gus. Not when he can make $3,000,000 in three months worth of work.

When watching Breaking Bad there are times where I wish I spoke Spanish and knew more about Mexican culture. “No Mas” had many of those moments. The strange scene depicting people crawling on the ground on the way to an altar was one of those moments. Frankly any scene involving those two villains who looked and dressed alike had me wishing to be a little more cultured. I have no idea what was being said in the back of that truck. All I know is everything went to shit once that kid recognized the boots those dudes were wearing. Whatever these guys are up to it can’t be good. I’m intrigued as hell though.

Breaking Bad’s third season premiere wasn’t excellent, but it was a promising start to what I presume will be a terrific season. There are a lot of stories I’m looking forward to seeing developing. Anything’s possible with Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). It looks like he’s transformed into a different guy but I’ve got some doubts about that. I can’t imagine he’s going to be a totally different guy.

Rating: 7

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