hings really fall apart for the first half of this season. i stopped pulling for walt and jesse as all their wrangling and lies had seemingly left them bereft of possible redemption. hank emerges as a more central character this season and skyler is much more active as well. jesse and walt get as close as ever to being caught when hank finds the rv at the junkyard.
this was a tough season for me. it hurt to see jesse off the wagon last season, but it’s almost worse to see him resigned to criminality here. his strong moral compass when it comes to kids is redemptive and walt stepping up for him, thus strengthening their partnership, are good things to see. of course this is capped off by the finale which is as tense as any episode in the series.
the series continues to be about walt/jesse and them solving problems together, but this is the season where hanks and skyler really are central to the plot. i think of it as a plot-driven show since so much is always happening, but the characters are so strong and complex that it works on both levels. as always, actions have consequences and we see that here.Watched on TV