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Vince Gilligan's Five Favourite Breaking Bad Moments
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The Exploding Tortoise

Breaking Bad -  The Exploding Tortoise

From: 'Negro Y Azul' – Season 2, Episode 7

"The severed head on the desert tortoise, crawling through the desert and then – BOOM! – blowing up. That was a highlight moment for us. When we came up with the idea of the head on the tortoise I literally said to the writers, 'You know what? I think we can go to lunch early. We’ve earned our money today.' And then one of my writers, George Mastras, said, 'And the head should be booby-trapped! The tortoise should blow up!'"

"And I said, 'George, quit while you’re ahead, all right? That’s ridiculous. We’ve already got a head on a tortoise, why should it blow up?' Of course, I then thought about it for five minutes and said, 'Damn it George, you’re right. The head has to blow up.' (Laughs)"
 

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1 My top 5
I thought Saul is not a very good actor and the part could have been played a lot better. I thought the death of the chicken guy was way overdone and not as real as the rest of the series. I would substitute when he killed the kid in the basement, and when the twins crawled on the ground to the altar. Both realistic and believable More

Posted by grumpygramma on Thursday March 6, 2014, 13:50

2 HALF MEASURES!!!
I'm sorry but THE greatest BB moment was when Jesse snorted the Meth, grabbed his gun and went to go kill those two drug dealers, only for Walt to take them out in spectacularly gangster fashion! Awesome moment... More

Posted by Mr_Haze1810 on Monday September 16, 2013, 13:00

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Start of Episode 7, Season 5, 'Say My Name', Bryan Cranston has ever been better. More

Posted by moviebuff on Wednesday July 17, 2013, 18:34

4 Crawl Space
The end of the episode as Walt realises all hope is lost and breaks out in a spine chilling laugh that Dr. Evil would be envious of More

Posted by edthehead12 on Wednesday June 5, 2013, 16:36

5 My top 5
The infamous 'I am the danger!' speech. Walt avenging Jesse with the explosive in season one. MAGNETS BITCH! YEAH! Walter did it. The Lilly of the valley reveal. Season 3 finale. I think its the best finale so far! I loved it! More

Posted by Fight knight on Friday May 31, 2013, 12:01

6 We don't need a criminal lawyer
We need a "Criminal" lawyer!" More

Posted by chris wootton on Friday May 31, 2013, 11:18

7 The penny drops at the end of S4
I loved the train heist episode, especially the consequences form it but I think my favorite part of the entire show has been the last 5 seconds of season 4. Walt you bastard. More

Posted by beardyphysics on Friday May 31, 2013, 10:21

8 The One Who Knocks
Surprised not to see a mention of Walt's "I am the one who knocks" speech. More

Posted by adamfripp on Friday May 31, 2013, 09:54

9 Yes
Gilligan has all the best bits down to a T. These are honestly the best parts in the series, very memorable and poignant in their own ways. Great choices. More

Posted by FoxDhoj on Friday May 31, 2013, 01:58

10 Same my name..
Best scene right here: http://vimeo.com/61148810 More

Posted by GFoley83 on Friday May 31, 2013, 01:57

11 Ditto what mattchorlton said
That whole episode is one of my favourite episodes of television ever, it was brilliant, and that ending - daaaaayum! More

Posted by sowasred2012 on Friday May 31, 2013, 00:32

12 Mike!!!
Man, when Walt killed him... gah! More

Posted by beebs_ on Friday May 31, 2013, 00:29

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Too many to mention for me, but a few that stick out have to be Gale's death, Hank's showdown with the twins and the Crystal Blue Persuasion montage. Genius. More

Posted by JamieNC on Friday May 31, 2013, 00:14

14 Run!
Best. Hit & Run. Ever. More

Posted by mattchorlton on Friday May 31, 2013, 00:04

15 The Train Heist
The Train Heist or the moments shortly after it. From triumphant success to utter despair in a matter of seconds. More

Posted by Old_Pyrate on Thursday May 30, 2013, 22:19


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