TV writers who want to put together a scene that is both intense and heartbreaking and twists the viewers' feelings into a jumbled ball of emotion sitting squarely in their chests, just take notes from the confrontation between Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Hank (Dean Norris) in last night's Breaking Bad premiere episode. It. Was. A. Doozy.
We can't help but think of the Friends' episode where Monica and Chandler are still trying to hide their relationship from Phoebe, Rachel and Joey and it all become a big game of "they know we know they know!" The Walt-Hank scene was kind of like that.
Hank knows that Walt is Heisenberg. Walt knows that Hank knows. And when Walt went to confront his brother-in-law at his garage, Hank knew that Walt knew he knew. Follow?
As soon as that garage door closed, Hank was all up in Walt's grill about everything he's done: bombing a nursing home, killing witnesses, driving into traffic, etc. After some denial on Walt's part, he revealed that his cancer is back, so an investigation (and prison time) would be futile. Hank also threatens to take away his kids, which is when Walt lowered his voice into a growl and delivered this menacing line: "If you don't know who I am, then maybe your best course would be to tread lightly."
If you didn't get chills when Walt said that, then you should take off a layer of clothing because you are clearly wearing the warmest sweater on record.
How awesome was that final scene? Any other favorite moments from the episode we should talk about? Can Breaking Bad top that Walt-Hank confrontation? We say...most likely.