The Olympics started Friday night with an amazing Opening Ceremony spectacle arranged by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle. (As long as you ignore that awful commentary by Matt Lauer and the gang.) With the games in full swing, it means some of the networks will be running reruns so they don’t have to compete—especially tonight, with gymnastics and swimming on NBC. So it’s an unusually light TV night for a Sunday! However, there’s still plenty of great shows on for those not interested in watching the Olympics. So read on to see what we suggest you check out tonight.
Last week on Breaking Bad, the DEA ascended on the German headquarters of Madrigal Electromotive. However, R&D head Peter Shuler used a defibrillator to kill himself before he could be arrested/interrogated. Back in the US, Jesse was consumed with worry that his missing Ricin cigarette was out there where some other little kid could find it. So Walt created a fake vial of Ricin for Jesse to find when they turned over his apartment. With Jesse now relieved, he and Walter met with Mike to see if he wanted to re-start the business with them. Mike was hesitant until he found out that the DEA had seized the offshore account Gus had set up for his granddaughter. Meanwhile, Lydia, a Madrigal board member, met with Mike, handing him a list of Gus’s employees she was afraid would talk to the DEA. Mike refused to kill his friends for her, so she hired someone else to start eliminating the potential witnesses. But when Lydia tried to have Mike taken out, he turned things around, killing her assassin. Mike spared Lydia’s life in exchange for her assistance in getting supplies for his new venture with Walt and Jesse.
I love how Breaking Bad cares about the small details that many other shows would just drop—like Jesse being consumed with the missing ricin cigarette and how Gus’s demise affects the folks at Madrigal. They seem to be making a concerted effort to leave absolutely nothing hanging by the end of the series. I can’t wait to see how this new venture between Mike, Walt, and Jesse plays out. Last week, there was a great moment when someone told Hank how all these people close to Gus had no idea what he was really up to—and then there was a close-up on his face. Does Hank suspect Walt at all? And if not, when will he? And Skyler is completely afraid of Walter now—lying in bed pretending to be asleep so she doesn’t have to talk with him. Will she make another run for the Four Corners? I love the slow, tense burn we are getting so far this season.
In tonight’s episode, “Hazard Pay,” Walt and Jesse formulate a new business plan; Walt shares a secret with Marie.
See the drama tonight on AMC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Breaking Bad @ Clicker.
Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Chopped, Political Animals, True Blood, The Newsroom, Weeds, and Episodes.
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