Breaking Bad: Lessons for Life
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Breaking Bad: Lessons for Life

Albuquerque : NM : USA | Sep 12, 2012 at 8:25 PM PDT
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'Breaking Bad' as a TV Series is one those shows that has managed to capture audience with a sense of awe and eagerness. It has drama, murder, tears, speculation, horror and much more. Season 5 ended prematurely leaving people frustrated with the machinations of TV production and money matters. Well, the series did not end per say; it will resume after a few months. Episode 8 of the last season of Breaking Bad has been split into two parts. Up till now, the protagonist Walter White has been on a steady path of Methamphetamine production, collecting piles and piles of dollars, and of course killing people left right and center. Needless to say that violent death is the usual denouement of an involvement with drugs.

Season 5 ended with Episode 8 with Walter White finally coming to his senses and making the decision that he was done and 'he is out'. Really, was the question that most people were asking when his brother in law, Hank, the DEA agent, sitting in Walter's bathroom also finally figured out Walter's direct connections to the Meth menace. So, Walter's decision to leave the Meth game may not play out as simply as he plans. Unfortunately, while Walter is out from the Meth business, there are others who are in on his vicious game including DEA and the Cartels. Chemistry may let him down ultimately. There will be repercussions and there will be a price to pay. That's what the audience is secretly hoping to see.

Speculations are galore - will Walter kill Hank and the few remaining members of Breaking Bad series or will he just die from cancer before his brother in law really closes on him. He has effectively been a one-man-killing machine; he has choked, poisoned, shot, ordered hits, and the most innovative of all, has literally dissolved all non-essential people in his life, into vats of chemicals. Nonetheless, there are certain life lessons from Breaking Bad; why was Walter White pursuing the Meth business, was it for reasons of personal fulfillment or was he merely doing an activity for the sake of doing it; was it an outcome of a life threatening disease; is life kind to people even if they pursue activities that cause immense harm and damage to others; does love for family take precedence over providing for them at all costs.

Then there are other questions like will Walter White's family reap financial benefits or suffer dreadfully from his actions; do negative actions always have bad consequences; do good actions always lead to a pleasant aftermath. Finally, are people really capable of making rational decisions, which leaves us with the ultimate conundrum of trying to figure out the irrational nature of life itself and just how much is exactly enough? We will wait for Vince Gilligan, the Series Director to provide some answers when the second half of Season 5 begins again after 8 months.

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'Walter White' in Breaking Bad TV Series: Photo Credit AMCTV
Walter White is the protagonist of Breaking Bad
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