Okay, the lede is a little misleading. Although in ongoing analysis of the show, the word karma is oft bandied about.
Fans have pored over Breaking Bad and found the most obscure and amazing plot points.
Do folks have a DVR and watch the same episode over and over again?
This column believes the show is brilliant. Television is the new novel. Somehow, Vince Gilligan was able to corral a cast of actors who do justice to his story and his words.
Even those in only a scene or two, as well as the child who portrayed Brock whose presence belied his young age, were magnificent.
There is no point in belaboring the obvious: the star and stars of this program have taken the craft of acting to the highest level that talent and hard work can provide.
Back to minutiae. Only by reading the recaps did this column learn that Walt takes on a habit of a person he recently murdered, starting from Crazy 8 and carrying though to Gus.
Who knew? Apparently hordes of justifiably rabid fans.
This column bought every twist and turn that the narrative provided except one: it involved a sedentary, middle-aged man burying 7 barrels of money in the desert while feeling the effects of his cancer returning.
Otherwise, the story snaked around, inching forward, feeling realistic by inches.
It was impossible to go from the seminal episode to the final season with believability, unless the viewer made the journey with the show. (Although Hank was forced to accept the reality within nano seconds.) But watching the small changes in all the characters over time allow the penultimate scenes to make sense.
And Walter White, facing death, has finally returned to showing he loves his family and seeks to protect them. Even in-laws
Everyone has some virtue and grace.
(Sorry- the show worked too well. I am still rooting for WW to somehow survive intact.)