This season opens with what we can only assume is a flash forward, similar to the plane crash harbinger we were given in Season 2. Walter is on the run from someone. But who? And why? We don't know. We do know that he has just turned 52 (or at least he arranges his diner bacon to suggest as much), and, well, he's also got a full head of hair and a mess of a beard. More hair all over: Hollywood's favorite way of letting the audience know time has elapsed. But his new hirsute appearance tells more of a story than just chronology. Things clearly aren't going well. He's on the run in New Hampshire, using a fake ID, and driving a beat up Volvo. Is that an excuse for his mop top and unkempt beard? Only if he's wearing them as a disguise. Which he might be.
Back in the present tense, Walter is on a "power trip and that verges on delusions of godhood." Yes, Walt's swag is spinning out of control. A few examples: Telling Saul "we're done when I say we're done," and delivering that devastating "I forgive you" line to Skyler. Is there any way we can get the advanced grooming practices of his ruthless Heisenburg alter ego without ruthlessness? There's got to be a happy medium between Walter the calculating murderer and drug lord in a porkpie hat (with a neatly trimmed goatee to boot) and future Walter the disheveled mess.
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