- “Ozymandias” (Season 5, Episode 14)
- “Felina” (Season 5, Episode 16)
- “Face Off” (Season 4, Episode 13)
- “Dead Freight” (Season 5, Episode 5)
- “Say My Name” (Season 5, Episode 7)
These episodes are often praised for their intense drama, compelling character development, and masterful writing and direction. “Ozymandias” in particular is often cited as one of the best episodes of television ever made, and it won several Emmy Awards for its writing, directing, and cinematography.
The episode follows the aftermath of Hank’s arrest of Walt, as well as the fallout from Walt’s confession tape that incriminates Hank and implicates Jesse.
Walt’s family, including his wife Skyler and his son Walter Jr., are forced to go on the run when Walt realizes that his enemies are closing in on him. Meanwhile, Walt tries to persuade Jesse to flee with him, but Jesse refuses and instead confronts Walt about his role in Jane’s death.
The episode’s title references a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, which speaks to the fleeting nature of power and fame. As Walt’s empire begins to crumble, he is forced to confront the reality of his own mortality and the consequences of his actions.
“Ozymandias” features some of the series’ most powerful and heartbreaking scenes, including the death of Hank and the disintegration of Walt’s family. It’s a turning point for the series, as Walt’s actions finally catch up with him and he is forced to confront the full extent of the damage he has caused.
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