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About Last Night…BATWOMAN, THE ROOKIE, EL CAMINO, and More

October 14, 2019 by  


El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Credit: Netflix)

Let’s talk about Sunday night’s TV!

THE SIMPSONS: Johnny Tightlips?! Good for him for getting help. (Plus, probably saying more in one episode than the rest of the series combined.) And of course there was a SOPRANOS finale homage.

BATWOMAN: I appreciate that the show didn’t delay other people finding out that Alice is Beth, but I’m very, very curious how they can sustain this pace (at least compared to how The CW/DC shows normally structure their season) and how much of this was influenced by the “Crisis” arc.

BOB’S BURGERS: “I came in second!” Oh, Tina; you’re so precious.

SUPERGIRL: Alex got to have a “Francie doesn’t like coffee ice cream” moment!

FAMILY GUY: Given how many times Stewie has manufactured insane inventions, it’s kind of insane this is the first time he totally destroyed the house.

THE ROOKIE: It was cute to have Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas pop up for the “Cast from the Past” week, but it’s also hilarious because the series already has a regular BTS CASTLE reunion since former CASTLE showrunner Alexi Hawley created THE ROOKIE, his former co-showrunner Terence Paul Winter is an executive producer, and former director/executive producer Rob Bowman is now a directing EP on the sophomore season of the ABC show.

I’m really happy for Lucy that she won her bet. (Though I don’t know how long Tim’s new relationship will last and how awkward that could get.)

[Spoilers below for the BREAKING BAD film, EL CAMINO.]

EL CAMINO: As of now, I maintain that BREAKING BAD was one of the best, if not the best, television show I’ve ever seen. It was gorgeously made, beautifully acted, and written. And I thought the ending was earned and fulfilling. With all that being said, I was worried about the movie. The open-ended nature of Jesse’s future in the finale was enough for me.

After seeing the movie, I would still, likely, argue that it wasn’t needed, but at least it didn’t tarnish my feelings toward the franchise. Oftentimes projects like this return to make things more final; I was about 85% sure this movie would end with Jesse dying. I’m really glad I was wrong.

To be clear, it was gorgeously shot. Aaron Paul has perhaps never been better. As twisted as the relationship was, it was incredible to see Walt and Jesse together again. (In a flashback, not a hallucination, as I was slightly worried they might try.) The full-circle element with ending Jesse’s story, once again in a car as he’s driving away to freedom (this time with a small smile vs. the primal scream from the series finale), was nice. But it also very much felt like it existed because the people involved with the series missed this world and missed each other versus having a story that needed to be told.

I’m not sorry I watched the film, but I do hope if they choose to revisit the post-BREAKING BAD timeline again outside of BETTER CALL SAUL—and I assume they avoided nearly everything to do with that in the film due to spoilers—it’s done outside of Jesse. Jesse is not an innocent victim, but he’s suffered enough. To revisit him a number of years down the line…I don’t need him to be put through more just to get another glimpse back into this beautiful world.

Which shows did you watch last night?

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