posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 08:51 PM
Character progression is what makes this show so amazing. The characters grow and change like people do in real life. They're still basically the
same people, but there are shifts in how their personality manifests itself.
In the first season, I hated Hank. He was a loud jerk who emasculated Walt. In five seasons he's become one of my favorite characters. He's still
loud, he can still be a jerk to people, up until last night he still looked at Walt as a wimp. But now we've seen Hank get destroyed emotionally by
anxiety and physically by the twins. We've seen how much he clearly loves his wife and his extended family, we've seen how passionate he is about
his work. There's not really a ton of difference between season 1 Hank and season 6 Hank except that we've seen more of season 6 Hank.
Hank is not perfect. He did beat up Jessie, but he was a little justified in that. He thought his wife was dying in the hospital. He assumed Jessie
was the one who got him away from the RV by telling him that lie. It's understandable that he would react violently. Hank isn't angry that Walt
isn't the weakling he thought. He's angry that Walt has lied to him, endangered him and his family, put him through a lot of emotional and physical
trauma. Yeah, he's mad that Heisenberg was right under his nose, but that's a small part of it.
Walt is a terrible, terrible person. He was not justified in killing Jane. She was bad for Jessie, but she didn't deserve to die. Also, her death led
to the plane crash which killed a lot of people. Walt knows he was responsible for that, even if it's in a round about way. Walt is greedy, he
constantly endangers his family, he only cares about himself (okay, he cares about his son and he used to care about Jessie, but that is long, long
over), he's prideful, stupid and he is ridiculously callous. When that kid gets killed Walt doesn't seem all that bothered by it. He blows up a room
in a nursing home. It couldn't have been only Tio and Gus in there. He kills Mike out of absolute stupidity. He has 13 people killed to save
Some of these can be argued as self-preservation, but even then you can't deny that he's a drug kingpin who is murdering people for his own ends.
And he doesn't seem fazed by it.