It didn't ruin the show at all for me, I'm just really anal and would rather have been shown how he did it exactly, seeing as most everybody predicted he was going to use the ricin on Lydia anyways.
As someone posted already, there is a video out there showing how easily a packet could be tampered with and no one would ever know. A box cutter, a syringe and glue would be all Walt needed to replace the Stevia with ricin.
Watch and learn:
He's Heisenberg. Dont let this one moment ruin the whole show.
I understand he could've glued it, my point is regardless of the fact there would be some sort of visible evidence it had been done. I didn't notice any and that's why I questioned it. Also, if I saw a guy come into a restaurant and take two Stevia packets from a table and put one of his own back in their place, I'd be a little suspicious. Somebody, whether a customer or a restaurant employee would've seen him do it.
I just thought the scene was a bit farfetched. Yes, it's extreme nitpicking, but it bothered me so I had to say something about it.
Walt made the most powerful meth in the world in an RV, was able to make a homemade pipe bomb and attach it to a wheelchair at a nursing home, able to knock off inmates in separate prisons in a three minute window, rig a machine gun in the trunk of a car and operate it with the remote lock, and you wonder how he can put ricin into a sugar packet???
Answer - X-acto knife, tiny slit, and glue.
The bigger question is why the Nazi thugs didn't search the trunk of the car.
I have a possible explanation for the ricin.
So Walt knows Lydia is a woman of routine and always sits at that spot and always has TWO stevias.
Walt is already at the diner when Lydia arrives, so it's possible Walt took both stevia packets from Lydia's table, carefully split the packet, put in the ricin and sealed it up again (this would be fairly easy) and put back only that ONE packet of stevia, knowing Lydia would definitely use that one and have to ask for more.
You really can't possibly imagine how a genius can open and close a sugar packet?? I could figure it out and Im not anything!
Easy, replace the stevia before they arrive at the only open table for 2. Notice theres only one stevia packet. Walt needs only to make sure that she takes the stevia.
yes, but my point is you would notice the packet had been tampered with. I'm just trying to figure out how he kept it perfectly intact.
He's a freaking genius chemist.. stevia packets are paper and adhesive
I went to the philly show with my son. Before the show started, he turned to me and said, "this is either going to be horrible or awesome". It was awesome and hilarious. Would love to see them again.
This review was one of the highlights of my summer.
I've seen this show in New Orleans and, by chance, Philadelphia. In Philly, there were over 200 in the audience (I hear all five shows were sold out). Since I was toward the front, I looked back to see how the show was being received. Young and old were all focused, attentive and laughing their rears off.
Watch this space next week for the debut of a new column, "Eric's Kitty Corner."
This review makes me want to catch this unique show
Go ru ru love the show .
missed opportunitIES. I agree with you Eric. J lannister's return was so weak. If it was gonna be like that they could have postponed him entering the Red Keep and confronting Cersei until S4 and instead used a longer scene of him and QMaester walking through flea bottom in the S3 finale. The "move out of the way 'country boy'" line served well but it wasn't enough. That first moment in KL was a disappointment. People would argue that the following frame with Cersei didn't need any dialogue, just emotion and that it was intentionally vague (what is the status of their relationship now). I think that is BS, and a horrible strategy/idea. The only way to do it justice would be to carry on exactly from that breath of air in next season's opener.
I also like your point about Bran using the secret passage way. How could they not have built a set with the door he passes through??? That gave this part of his journey a mystic feeling to me and/or other types of feelings to different individuals. Visually that should have been something that we would expect from a thrones finale leaving the viewer with anticipation for next season.
I am most pissed about theon greyjoy and ramsay. Too many pointless scenes in my opinion. He was broken mentally the first time Ramsay flayed his finger. I've heard people say that since ramsay and reek werent in season 2 that it would have been too difficult to portray a similar version of events that occurred in the books. They should have had theon woken up inside of a burning winterfell by 'Reek'. Reek is among an armed force but he is not the clear leader. Theon does not know who these men are but joins them because they were sent by his sister to bring him to her at "the northern stronghold she is at" according to a man who theon perceives to be their leader. The next time we see theon they arrive at the dreadfort, unknown to Theon since he has never been there before. As they arrive Reek and Theon are bonding in the back of the pack. Reek reveals that he is a lowborn boy sent away by his father to be fostered here years ago and can relate to theon. Theon meets his sister aka the 'X', is bound, and realizes that he is in serious trouble. That night is when Reek smuggles Theon out of the castle and directs him toward another stronghold where knows ironborn forces are currently mobilized, all because he is sympathetic towards theon and is truly a friend. From there this version merges with the S3 version that appeared on screen. Theon is almost raped then Reek saves him again, showing off his supreme hunting ability because that part was cool and ironically was one of my favorite scenes from the season (probably because ramsay is one of my favorite characters which is clearly indicated by this big ass paragraph). Reek leads theon back, this time under the castle to the room with the X and turns on theon. Reek flays theon's finger (a single torture scene). Balon receives the letter from Ramsay Snow and instead of his dick, the box contains a bag of flayed flesh amounting to more that just one finger signifying that Theon has been significantly tortured.
Ya I know you could pick out flaws in my version but I made it up on the spot. My point is that writers should have spent more time plotting young Theon Greyjoy's part. There was a lack of creativity adapting the book version of events to the show with the exception of the scene where Ramsay looses arrows on his own men. Theon should have gone through a wider variety of experiences instead of being tortured week after week wondering who the fuck this guy who's torturing him is. Atleast give him the false identity of Reek.
Hit me back bro im interested to hear any thoughts you may have.
That's true in the show SBH, but in the book Niall he was considered their Great Great Grandfather, I just pointed that out because I was hoping maybe they would bring in the Dermot character their Great Uncle . :)
Niall-> Fintan- >, John
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