Astrology: Television: ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale: Walter White’s ‘My Three Sons’

With a nod to television’s iconic “My Three Sons” – Fred MacMurray played an engineer and widower with three biological male offspring to raise – “Breaking Bad” gave Walter White three different young men in need of a father figure. Walt Jr., who renamed himself Flynn, is Walt’s only biological son. A high school student, […]

Astrology: Television: ‘Breaking Bad’: ‘Rabid Dog’ Adds Gasoline, Videos and Saxitoxin to Neptuneville

Neptune, slippery mythological god of the sea, illusion, chemistry and all things fluid, assertively controlled “Rabid Dog,” the mid-point final-season episode of “Breaking Bad.” Even the carpet was audibly squishy, a nod to the god’s – Poseidon to the Greeks – underwater kingdom. As we saw from last week’s cliffhanger, Jesse had dowsed the living […]

Television: ‘Breaking Bad’: ‘Confessions’ Marks Jesse as Scapegoat

In biblical times, being sorry for your sins wasn’t enough. A more conclusive way of making that point was metaphorically loading up the head of a goat – the scapegoat or patsy – with the entire village’s package of wrongdoings and sending the creature out to Belize – uh, the desert – never to be […]

Television: ‘Breaking Bad’: ‘Buried’ Too Deep to Resurrect

There’s a reason they call it “filthy lucre,” and in “Buried,” the most recently aired episode of “Breaking Bad,” the term is an especially apt archetypal gut punch. Derived from the Latin word lucrum, which means monetary or other wealth-related gain, “lucre” is a stand-in term for money, as is the Biblical expression “filthy lucre.” […]

Astrology: Television: ‘Breaking Bad’ Season 5: Neptune’s Murky Blue Pool

If you’re overseeing an empire with Plutonic ruthlessness and efficiency, seducing your subjects first is a good strategy. And so it’s been with “Breaking Bad,” which just completed the first eight episodes of its fifth and final season. I’ve written about Pluto’s irrevocable pull towards death via Walter White’s lung cancer and moral dissolution. It’s […]