‘Breaking Bad’: Bryan Cranston Reveals His Favorite Scene From the Series — ‘It Was Just So Amazing’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Walter White and Jesse Pinkman

Breaking Bad is an distinctive present from begin to end. Fans nonetheless contemplate it one of many biggest ever made due to the character improvement, drama, humor, and a spotlight to element. The sequence explains from begin to end how Walter White (Bryan Cranston) descends into ethical depravity.

Cranston cherished taking part in Heisenberg and absolutely embraced the character, even preserving his signature hat and sun shades as a memento. However, there was one particular scene that Cranston recognized as one of the best one out of all 5 seasons. It occurred throughout “Dead Freight.”

‘Dead Freight’ is probably the most suspenseful episode of ‘Breaking Bad’

Walter White and Jesse Pinkman
Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in ‘Dead Freight’ | Ursula Coyote/AMC

The whole episode “Dead Freight” is one adrenaline-packed hour of excessive power suspense. The episode takes place throughout season 5, episode 5 and was written and directed by George Mastras.

It opens with a younger boy using a mud bike by way of the desert. He traps a tarantula in a jar that he finds crawling by way of round. But the primary suspense begins subsequent as Walt, Mike, Jesse, and Todd devise a scheme to rob a practice of the methylamine they wanted to maintain manufacturing meth.

Mike and Walt are keen to kill the practice conductor to steal the chemical. But Jesse, the ethical compass on the present, comes up with a hair-raising alternate plan which entails forcing the practice to cease lengthy sufficient to allow them to drain the chemical with out anybody getting damage. They full their mission with seconds to spare.

But then, tragedy strikes. The group realizes that the little boy from the start of the episode has witnessed the crime. Before they’ll focus on what to do, Todd pulls out a gun and shoots him with out hesitation. Later, he retains the murdered youngster’s tarantula as a pet, proving what an evil psychopath he’s.

Bryan Cranston cherished the second after the practice heist in ‘Dead Freight’

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Fans cherished the stress in “Dead Freight” that’s in contrast to most different slower-paced episodes of Breaking Bad. The scene Cranston most appreciated was when Walt realized how rapidly the celebration might flip into tragedy.

“All these things had to go right — and everything went right! It was fantastic!” Cranston mentioned of the heist, in keeping with Entertainment Weekly. “I remember the characters celebrating euphorically in pulling off the train heist of the century. And a moment later, an innocent life is snuffed out when that kid on the motorcycle just shows up.”

He defined how the heist represented highs and lows

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Todd Alquist and Jesse Pinkman in ‘Dead Freight’ | Ursula Coyote/AMC

The group celebrates pulling off the practice heist with such elation solely to have their happiness ruined by the homicide.

“[The boy is] just there. And as Jesse and Walt are trying to figure out, ‘Oh sh*t, what do we do?’ Jesse Plemons’ character just raises a gun and shoots him. And it was like, ‘Oh my God!’,” Cranston continues.

“It was such a beautifully constructed narrative: Okay, you want to experience the highs with Walter White? You want to be on that train ride with Jesse Pinkman? Here’s that rejoicing for you, the audience. And now here’s the repercussions from the business that they’re in. Here’s what happens when you forget that there’s morality connected and consequences to every action. It was just so amazing.”

For that excessive pivot from happiness to horror, “Dead Freight” stays probably the most talked-about episodes of Breaking Bad.

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