This is a brilliant op-ed, review by HuffPost TV critic Maureen Ryan on Breaking Bad Season 5, Episode 14 ’Ozymandias’.
'Breaking Bad' Reactions And Why Walt's No Hero
I thought watching Sunday night’s “Breaking Bad” episode would be the most difficult experience of the week.
But aspects of the reaction to “Ozymandias” have been nearly as unsettling. It’s very clear now that, despite having watched five seasons of something that’s billed as an anti-hero drama, many people have a great deal invested in thinking Walter White, in the final analysis, is a hero. Or at least a guy with heroic qualities.
"Too much hate for Walter White," said one tweet I was copied on. "Everything he did after finding out he had terminal cancer was to protect his family."
You’ve got to read the full article. It’s absolutely brilliant how so many are on the side of Walt White and as she explains what other scenarios might be playing out in Walt’s head on why he does what he does. It might not be just one reason it could easily be all the above because god knows none of us are one dimensional people and so aren’t the characters they play.
Here’s the original recap of that episode:
'Breaking Bad' 'Ozymandias' Recap: Devastation