Haven’t posted a whole lot on tumblr in a while for various reasons, but i have a very special reason to this time.
About this time a year ago, i became a fulltime TV news producer. I was still very raw, learning the ins and outs, and hoping for a chance to succeed. I had a lot of ups and downs, some great moments and others where it showed that i had a lot to learn.
It’s been a long year, very stressful at times but at the same time very rewarding. A lot of great people have come and go during that time. Many of those coworkers have left for better opportunities, including the one who gave me my “start”. I also feel like I’ve grown a lot personally and professionally.
Tomorrow, marks the biggest, most important moment in my young broadcast career. I’ll be producing our station’s most important show, the hour long, live show at 5 pm. I’d be lying if I said i wasn’t nervous, but I’m also incredibly excited for the opportunity. To think of how fast things have progressed is mind numbing. I don’t know if I’m ready, but it’s going to be a lot of fun.
Right, we’re done here today. Shut everything down, see you tomorrow.
Walt has been the world’s greatest liar, and I think the person he lies most capably to is himself. So in these final eight episodes, perhaps the lies will cease to find traction and the scales will start to fall away from Walt’s eyes. And when that happens, will Walt really begin to realize who he is? That’s a question that we asked ourselves a lot in the writers’ room this year
There will be antagonistic relationships aplenty. Walt’s got plenty of fight left in him. And he’s got plenty of forces to fight. You met some of them. Others you haven’t.
I have surprised myself at how much story there was left to tell and how quickly we tell it. You need to really settle down on the couch and pay close attention because it’s going to come at you fast and furious in the final eight episodes.
We worked long and hard to ensure that these final eight — and, in fact, the very last episode — would satisfy an audience. I am guardedly optimistic that we have achieved just that. And furthermore, trying to be as coy as possible, trying to give away as little as possible, I feel like this ending represents on some level, however small, something of a victory for Walter White. Read into that what you will. And try to be as open-minded as possible when you watch this episode, because it may not indeed feel like a victory. Or maybe it will. … I feel good about where it all ended up, and I can’t wait for people to see it.
DAMMIT STOP TAUNTING ME.
Arrested Development season 4 clip.