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Breaking Bad: Are We All Walter White?

Breaking Bad: Are We All Walter White?

Are we all Walter White? Given the circumstances, would we do the same thing?

No. I just finished Breaking Bad, and I've come to this conclusion.

It takes a special person to cross into that "territory."

Which leads me to discuss what is the single most important scene in the series.

The "Stay out of my territory scene," as witnessed below.

Walt happens to notice that a guy inside Raks Building Supply is buying all the wrong ingredients for his meth cook. He proceeds to tell the guy what he should be using, when it dawns on him; this is his competition.

Here, in this moment, Mr. White breaks bad.

He follows the antsy cook outside and threatens: "Stay out of my territory."

In my opinion, (and many others, if you read the comments below) this was the turning point. He's no longer just saving money for his family's future and paying off his cancer. This is about POWER. It's now his territory.

Walt wants more than the thrill of the cook. He wants the block, the neighborhood, maybe the entire drug trade? He's feeling the power and ready to exercise it.
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TV On The Radio wrote and amazing song, "DLZ," that pretty much sums up the whole thing. It plays thru this epic scene as the episode fades out. It gave me cold chills the first time I heard it.

Congratulations on the mess you made of things, On trying to reconstruct the air and all that brings
And oxidation is the compromise you own, But this is beginning to feel like the dog wants her bones saved

You force your fire then you falsify your deeds, Your methods dot the disconnect from all your creeds
And fortune strives to fill the vacuum that it feeds, But this is beginning to feel like the dog's lost her lead

This is beginning to feel like the long winded blues of the never
This is beginning to feel like it's curling up slowly and finding a throat to choke

This is beginning to feel like the long winded blues of the never
Barely controlled locomotive consuming the picture and blowing the crows, the smoke

This is beginning to feel like the long winded blues of the never
Static explosion devoted to crushing the broken and shoving their souls to ghost

Eternalized, objectified, You set your sights so high
But this is beginning to feel like the bolt busted loose from the lever

Never you mind, Death professor, Your structure's fine, My dust is better
Your victim flies so high, All to catch a bird's eye view of who's next

Never you mind, Death professor, Love is life, My love is better
Eyes could be the diamonds, Confused with who's next

Never you mind, Death professor, Your shocks are fine, My struts are better
Your fiction flies so high, Y'all could use a doctor, Who's sick, who's next?

Never you mind, Death professor, Electrified, my love is better
It's crystallized, so'm I, All could be the diamond, Fused with who's next

This is beginning to feel like the dawn of a loser forever (x3)

One life can destroy so many others. Seems obvious right? But where would you draw the line?

Add in the fact that he had cancer, and maybe then, you start to feel like you have NOTHING to lose. But yet, your family? Isn't that enough?

We can't truly know until we walk in someone else's shoes, and that's why Breaking Bad is the best modern series to date.

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