August 11, 2013 7:00pm PT by Aaron Couch
'Breaking Bad' Premiere's 5 Best Quotes
[Warning: spoilers ahead for Sunday’s Breaking Bad premiere “Blood Money.”]
Heisenberg is back and the showdown between Hank and Walt is on. Breaking Bad returned with the first of its final eight episodes Sunday. And true to a show that has had more than its fair share of quotable moments, the episode featured plenty of great lines.
The Hollywood Reporter counts down the five most quotable moments below. It may seem like overkill, but three of them come from the final scene, in which Hank and Walt square off. That’s how good we think those minutes of the episode are.
5. Badger to Skinny Pete: “Chekov screams, he sprays blood out of his mouth. Scotty beamed his guts into space!”
Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) and Badger’s (Matt Jones) inane but awesome conversation about Star Trek fan fiction showed how far removed Jesse is from his friends. The pair were happy to joke around while Jesse worried about the deaths that are on his head.
4. Walt to Jesse: “Listen to me: I did not kill Mike. The last time that I saw him, he had his bag -- the one that I brought him -- and he got into his car and he drove away. And for all I know, he is alive and well. … Jesse, I need you to believe this.”
Like so many times before, Walt (Bryan Cranston) lied to Jesse (Aaron Paul) and laid it on thick. There's definitely a tone Walt adopts when he's lying, this time included. But for the first time, Jesse didn’t buy it. There was a lot going on in Jesse’s expression as he listened to the speech -- as if he was realizing Walt had been lying every other time he spoke to him in this way.
3. Hank to Walt: “You drove into traffic to keep me from that laundry. That call I got, telling me Marie was in the hospital? That wasn’t Pinkman. You had my cell number. You killed ten witnesses to save your sorry ass. You bombed a nursing home. Heisenberg. Heisenberg!”
Hank (Dean Norris) went into overdrive as he confronted Walter. Hearing him enumerate some of Walt's many sins was chilling -- particularly when he pointed out that Walt bombed a nursing him to kill Gus. The "face off" moment had been so cool, we hadn't considered how irresponsible it was for it to have happened in a retirement home.
2. Walt to Hank: “In six months you won’t have someone to prosecute. But even if you were somehow able to convince someone I was capable of doing these things, you and I both know I would never see the inside of a jail cell.”
This one had a lot going on in it. Is Walt telling the truth? Will he really die in six months? We see in the episode that he's back on chemotherapy. The last line is also intriguing: Does it mean he'd take whatever measures necessary (including killing Hank) to avoid jail?
1. Walt to Hank: “If you don’t know who I am, then maybe your best course would be to tread lightly.”
We predict this will go down in history along side "I am the danger" and "Say my name."
What’d we miss? Sound off in the comments about your favorite quotes from the finale below.