The narrative of Breaking Bad had a habit of pacing itself on leisurely strolls, but they gradually lead to something far darker than initially expected. There were a number of moments that shocked viewers, both with the suddenness of their occurrence as well as the cold-bloodedness of the characters involved.
In the end, though, the series’ scenes cannot be viewed independently from the overall storyline, because they have been measured in such a way as to produce the maximum emotional impact. Nevertheless, there are some that stand out clearer than the rest, if only for the utter audacity they display.
Flynn, who prefers not to use his birth name, Walter, Jr. anymore, receives a call from his dad who has been in hiding on the other side of the country. He asks his son if he and his mother require any money for their expenses, except the boy is even more furious than before.
Flynn screams at him, blaming him for Hank Schrader’s death, finally telling him to “just die already!” Watching this softspoken person morph into a force of nature is amazing, but it also signifies that he will never be the same again, that the darkness created by Walter will forever be a part of his life.
Todd is taken along by Jesse, Mike, and Walt to capture a trainload of methylamine, for obvious reasons. The plan is a monumental success, even though the group faces some rather nerve-racking odds, and they are all pretty cheerful by the end.
That is until an innocent child accidentally comes across them. Todd decides to take matters into his own hands and kills Drew without hesitation. The others are horrified, but certainly not as much as the audience, who aren’t used to such cold-blooded murders.
This had been coming for a long time, but it’s still quite a shock when it happens. Walt expects some crucial information, but Mike refuses, claiming that everything bad that has happened is because of him.
They have a verbal altercation, following which the older man makes his way to the vehicle, presumably to return home to his granddaughter. However, this is not to be, because an irate Walter shoots him in the belly. He then tries saying sorry, but Mike would rather just “die in peace.”