Off the chain: Bayou Catfish (3 fried catfish fillets covered in a white shrimp & crawfish sauce). (at Sammy’s Grill)
I was thinking about “Breaking Bad” & I have to say this was a great ending. If Walt had just killed a lot of people for no reason — or a good reason — & waltzed off into the sunset, it would have satisfied more people, but it wouldn’t have done the character justice. I think it was great that Walt came to grips with who he was. He missed his opportunity to make the most of his greatness with Gray Matter; he didn’t with meth. Both were outlets for his passion for chemistry. Both were byproducts of his genius. There’s an argument to be made that Walt was a failure as a teacher (Nobody listened; he didn’t even reach Jesse until the meth). Maybe as a husband (y’all remember Sky’s “birthday present” in the first episode? A hand-job while she CONTINUED to shop on eBay?!?! She couldn’t stop shopping long enough to do that?!?! Really?!?!). Maybe as a father (Jr. wanted to be called Flynn & looked up to Hank more than Walt). But he wasn’t at meth; He was really good at chemistry, & meth was his outlet. Walt’s wife & kid & Hank & Marie would’ve cried over his death had he never broken bad, but Walt wouldn’t have died at peace, like he eventually did. (Of course this brings up all sorts of religious overtones & undertones, but I digress). Furthermore, why did their love for Walt have to be conditioned on the fact he remained a hen-pecked geek who didn’t command their respect? No, the ending was perfect. To thine own self be true. You could tell by the joy in his eyes as he gently stroked the lab equipment in the end, that Walter White rests in peace.
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