There’s always gonna be a part of me that’s
sloppy and dirtybut I like that, with all the other parts of myself. Can you say the same about yourself fucker? Can you forgive? Are you any good at that?
Aaron swinging at the park waiting for a lucky fan to tag him during his Breaking Bad scavenger hunt around Los Angeles.
I chose a half measure when I should have gone all the way. No more half measures.
Gunn’s performance was not that of an action heroine or a television genius, and it was not meant to be. Skyler carries the weight of Walt’s actions. Plenty of people hated her for it, Walt sometimes included. But Gunn’s performance pushed both Walt and the people who wanted to see him as a hero to increasingly contrived and ludicrous justifications for treating Skyler like she was a worse person than Walt.
Gunn’s drawn face in the last two seasons of “Breaking Bad” might not have brought about the end of the anti-hero era in television. But Gunn’s performance marked the end of a time when the creators of such shows could get away with writing anti-heroes’ wives as flat, cartoonish characters, or when audiences could get away with worshiping difficult men without encountering strong opposition.