[S6E4] A Breaking Point
Was I the only one disappointed that Gabby let his nonsense slide so easily? Sure there was some acknowledgment that his behavior was less than acceptable, but it was never articulated that is was because of his gender bias. You can't change a thing until you name it.
[S6E4] A Breaking Point
I was disappointed in Matt for not accepting the gift with more graciousness. I mean, how cool would a giant guinea pig habitat at the firehouse have been? With Pouch gone, 51 could use a new furry friend.
Another plot point that could go either way is Otis pestering Casey about "beta-testing" some Japanese equipment. The odds of it turning out well for Otis or going hilariously wrong seem about 50-50. I won't lie, I'm hoping for hilariously wrong. I think we might need the laughter.
Casey would be appointed Captain that afternoon, and Dawson wanted to surprise him with a gift. So she took the morning off and told him a little white lie, saying she was picking up party supplies at the supermarket, when she was really picking up his present at an antique store.
In 9-1-1's Winter finale, the breaking point is more about the people our first responders serve than them. Thus giving us an episode that lacks the drama for anything with the word "finale" associated with it.
While Howard Hamlin visits his psychologist, Jimmy McGill disguises himself as Howard, uses his duplicate key to take Howard's car, and picks up Wendy at a motel. They drive past Kim Wexler and Clifford Main and Jimmy pretends to force Wendy out of the car, making it appear to Cliff that Howard is using prostitutes.[a] Jimmy returns the car just as Howard leaves his appointment. Kim drives Wendy back to the motel and Wendy alerts her to a nearby car, which Wendy believes to be undercover police. Kim notices the same car continuing to follow her. While meeting pro bono clients at the El Camino Dining Room, Kim spots the car again and confronts the occupants. Mike reveals that the men following her work for him, that Lalo may still be alive, and that Mike is having men monitor anyone Lalo may contact. Kim realizes Mike is the man who saved Jimmy's life in the desert[b] and asks why he told her, not Jimmy. Mike replies that she is "made of sterner stuff." As he leaves, she recognizes him as the former courthouse parking lot attendant.
As so many of you most likely know, we are going to see Snowfall season 6 episode 4 arrive on FX this Wednesday. There are so many characters who are either at a breaking point or being pulled closer to it, and that includes Gustavo.
At the man's house down in the Everglades, they're employing the "hammer and anvil," surround the house and everyone enter from different points at once. Jesse, Sam and Michael go in the house, but the guard is already dead inside.
Rebecca pulls up to a trailer by water, planning to steal airboats. Sam points out all the chemicals around and suggests it means the men are cooking meth and probably aren't going to like having their boat stolen. Sam argues against killing anyone.
And, since the show seems utterly convinced that we are just dying for more of this idiocy, the Dowager Countess has invited her friend Lady Shackleton to join the Crawleys for dinner, ostensibly to give herself another ally in the inevitable verbal throwdown about it. Violet even provides her friend with a series of talking points that effusively support of keeping the village hospital under local control. Why Lady Shackleton gives a rip about this either, is deeply unclear, but even she personally comes down on the side of modernity and more progressive treatments for everyone, because this story apparently exists to make Violet look like a backward, power-hungry narcissist. Ugh. Lady Shackleton agrees to say whatever her friend wants her to in the end, though. Because that's what friends are for, I guess.
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And the one thing that they established is that Jon and Sansa had not been close. What they really needed to do there was develop what their relationship had been like because they never had interacted on screen: and even if they had, then it would have been something from 5 years ago that nobody would remember at this point. One would have expected that it would not have been close: Sansa was mini-Cat as a girl, after all, and Catelyn hated Jon.
The TV letter only gave us information we already had. The book letter smacked us upside the head with big reveal after big reveal (any of which a reader has to doubt at least somewhat, then Tormund hints we should doubt it more), whereupon it is immediately followed up on by a major move by Jon, then Jon getting stabbed to death. That BAM-BAM-BAM was one of the most powerful points in the books.
This. I just want something other than LF magically appearing at CB (or anywhere north of MC). Even if he gets to CB (or wherever that scene with Brienne/Sansa is) and just says I passed X location/house/person getting here. Otherwise I am going to need a farcaster portal or mobius chair. Honestly, at this point I would enjoy some futuristic tech to explain his travels.
Before he started showing up at the end of episodes last season, the last time we saw Morgan was in the excellent season three episode, "Clear," and he was very, very different from both the man Rick met in the pilot and the man he is now. He was alone, his son had died, and he was very close to his own personal breaking point. "Here's Not Here" picks up right after that encounter with Rick and we see Morgan continuing his self-destructive path, killing every Walker or man that he meets, even if he doesn't have to.
Better Call Saul season 6, episode 4's courthouse attitude shift forces Jimmy to stop straddling the line between right and wrong, and pick a side. Is he "Jimmy McGill," the cheeky underdog lawyer who isn't afraid of a little chicanery? Or is he "Saul Goodman," the man who lies to ensure murderers walk free? Reluctantly, Jimmy chooses the latter, finally embracing his mucky (but lucrative) reputation. The last remaining glimmer of a legitimate career still burning in Better Call Saul season 6 has been snuffed out, and from this point forward, Saul Goodman & Associates will act as a refuge for Albuquerque's crooked, corrupt and criminal. In terms of bridging the gap between Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, this marks one of Jimmy's most crucial steps.
Given the shared history of the two (and unearned respect) it evokes, anytime Jesse refers to Walt as "Mr. White" is a contender for most heartbreaking moment. And even though there is nothing but pure loathing in Jesse's heart for this monster anymore (he called him "the devil," for crying out loud), he still bestows that honorific upon his name. At one point Jesse referred to him as "Walter White" tonight, and I thought maybe he'd finally kicked the "Mr." habit ... only for him to say "Mr. White" again later. The devil's still in Jesse's head.
The two actors reprise their roles 13 years (and change) after that episode aired, and it certainly shows. Of the three, only Odenkirk looks about the same age as he did then. I chock that up to the actor losing a lot of weight and looking younger than his Breaking Bad character for most of Better Call Saul, to the point where they had to make him look older and chubbier in these segments.
In the novels, the mutiny is told from Jon's point of view, save for a few minor differences. Throughout A Dance with Dragons, tension grows within Jon as he hears of House Bolton's numerous atrocities, mostly at the hands of Ramsay Bolton, whom Jon learns has married and is abusing Arya, Jon's half-sister whom he loves dearly (this girl is actually Jeyne Poole, who was forced to impersonate Arya). Unable to leave Castle Black to rescue "Arya" personally, Jon allows Melisandre to send Mance Rayder (whose execution was faked) to infiltrate Winterfell and save her. After hearing of the failed mission to Hardhome to rescue stranded wildlings there, Jon decides to go with Tormund and lead the ranging himself, but shortly before he can leave, he receives a letter that was apparently sent by Ramsay, who claims that Stannis has been killed, his army smashed, Mance captured, and Jeyne and Reek (whom Jon does not know is Theon) escaped. In the letter, Ramsay demands the return of Arya and Reek, and Melisandre, Selyse, Shireen, Val (Mance Rayder's sister-in-law) and Mance's baby son handed over to him as hostages, threatening to march on the Wall and kill Jon if he does not agree. Jon is finally pushed to his breaking point and discusses what to do with Tormund for two hours off-page. Jon reads the letter aloud to the Watch and all those present at Shieldhall. He announces his decision to march south and confront Ramsay himself, while Tormund will lead the ranging to Hardhome with as many men as he requires. When Jon states that he will not ask any brother to forswear their vows and asks if anyone will come with him, the wildlings are moved by his speech and volunteer. Yarwyck and Marsh slip out at this point, and as Jon begins preparations to make for Winterfell, he hears an agonized scream and rushes to the source, finding Wun Wun holding the mangled body of Ser Patrek of King's Mountain, who had tried to steal into Val's chambers. As Jon tries to prevent more loss of life among the chaos, Marsh and a faction of Night's Watchmen mutiny against Jon, while Marsh has tears running down his cheeks. 041b061a72