So, great cinematic episode.
It concerns me how much they're reaching these days. This season especially, it's like they're almost gleefully throwing logic and believability out of the window. I know the "air-crash" was a stretch, and even Face-Off was a huge leap, but I could believe them, but this. For the first time ever in this show I'm struggling to cover it. There are now just too many points that are starting to stretch my suspension of disbelief.
1) How can they reasonably expect Hank and Marie to have the kids for an indefinite period, especially given Skyler is back at work now?
2) The convenience of Lydia knowing EXACTLY where it should be done. "It's my job to know these things", we'll no, it's not actually. You'd know when it arrived at checkpoints, that's it.
3) The fact they measured out exactly where the tanker would be BEFORE knowing which one it was going to be in, despite having made a point earlier that they wouldn't know what one it was in.
4) Firing up a compressor in the middle of the desert and the guys 1km up the track don't hear it? Sound travels, yo.
I don't know, I feel pretty disappointed with this episode. It just felt.. lazy. Exhilarating, thrilling, unbelievably tense (I was screaming at the screen for Walt to just let them get off), and yes, the wave and then the shot.
But it felt cheaply done, there were to many things that were just TOO convenient for the plot, and this seems to be happening more and more, and that scares me.
And it kills me to type that because I LOVE this show.
Tonight was the first night I was aware I was watching a TV show, the points I outlined above dragged me out of it.
But then it speaks volumes that despite the fact that I had the above issues that it's still better than 90% of what's screened.