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  •  Watched the whole series and liked it all. (6+ / 0-)

    But what was the significance of leaving the watch at the payphone? I'm sure it meant something.

    Also when the call came in from Marie and Sky started talking with her, I had the feeling Walt was already there. Sky's voice and face had the same tone/look when she was on the call with Walt before his disappearance.

    At first I thought Jesse was a goner because the police would probably discover his confession tape somewhere in the compound, but then someone mentioned the fake death pic on Hank's phone. But then, aren't his fresh prints all over the lab? So who knows.

    If Hank hadn't been killed, Walt might could have stretched out his reign a little while longer. He never should have called for backup on his way to stop his $ burning. But then, his $ was always the most important to him, even after he had more than enough.

    Same old, same old :)
    But this was a fantastic series. Probably will get the DVDs for xmas.

    •  Good question about the watch (13+ / 0-)

      I googled it and found:

      Gilligan explained that the reason Walt placed his watch (the one Jesse gave him for his 51st birthday) on top of the payphone after pretending to be the New York Times reporter was only retrofitted symbolism: The reason he had to do it was because they realized that in the flash-forward of him at Denny's that they'd shot for episode 501, Walt wasn't wearing a watch, so they had to explain where it went for continuity reasons. And so, out of necessity, they came up with what Gilligan called the "artsy fartsy" reason: It was a symbol of Walt, seeing the end is near, cutting ties with one of his "arch-nemeses," Jesse.
    •  VG talked about that on Talking Bad. They made up (9+ / 0-)

      a good-sounding reason for the watch being left there. It's a meth money watch, and Walt's letting go of that, and time is coming to an end for him.

      Which fits.

      But in reality, it's a continuity thing. They shot and aired the scene of Walt in the cafe earlier in the season, buying the weapons in the parking lot.

      And Walt wasn't wearing the watch. So the watch had to go in the scene they aired later that was supposedly right before he walked into that cafe.

      Confession time: When I'm not ranting about politics, I write romance novels

      by teresahill on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 12:29:16 PM PDT

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      •  I was surprised (6+ / 0-)

        that they seemingly cared so much about "continuity". I had noticed that Skyler's hair was nothing like her original dirty blonde hair when the flashback of her on the phone with Walt happened 3 (?) weeks ago.

        I chose not to quibble about it then. How hard would it have been to get that right?

        Die-hard fans are so seldom appeased. See also: Comic book guy

        Global warming & smoking cigarettes = Nothing to worry about? Those who deny climate science are ignorant, evil or worse. Google Fred Singer.

        by LaughingPlanet on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 12:37:13 PM PDT

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        •  Continuity is a big, complicated thing in TV (4+ / 0-)

          and movies, because they shoot scenes out of order. They have people in charge of continuity, to watch all the little details and make sure if you wore a watch in the scene inside the cafe, you also wore it outside.

          Confession time: When I'm not ranting about politics, I write romance novels

          by teresahill on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 12:41:10 PM PDT

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          •  Yes. Scripties and Costume and Props (3+ / 0-)

            are all responsible for that kind of thing.

            Hair&make up are notorious for keeping shit notes and not doing continuity books, in movies as well as television.  

            They usually just try to hit up other depts. for notes/pics when it becomes an issue.

            So, you see a lot of that pink lipstick/red lipstick back and forth when they do reshoots a month later....even though every stitch of clothes and the entire set are redone perfectly to make it match.

            "But the traitors will pretend / that it's gettin' near the end / when it's beginning" P. Ochs

            by JesseCW on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 05:12:45 AM PDT

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