Breaking Bad | Season 5 | Episode 7 | “Say My Name”
I’m going to stop watching Breaking Bad when it’s broadcast, as I can rarely get to sleep easily afterwards. This week’s showdown between Walt and Mike was only going to end one way when we saw the gun in Mike’s go-bag, and it’s doubtful that Skyler, Jesse and Hank are going to let things sit the way they are.
Antoine Lavoisier was a French chemist, who made wide contributions to the field. He was executed during the Revolution due to his associations with tax collectors, and is probably interred somewhere in the Catacombs.
You can just about hear Walt saying, “the aluminum helps speed up the recovery of…” through his mask. This is unusual, as the aluminium is there to form an amalgam with mercury and act as a reducing agent. It’s possible that we didn’t get enough context and Walt is talking about why the aluminium is ground into fine pieces.
“The CO2 freezes the liquid, crystallising it.” It looks like Walt is trying to rapidly cool or freeze-dry his methamphetamine solution, which would prevent the formation of large water ice crystals. It’s a bit of an unusual way to do it (especially if his product is 99.1 % pure already), but it might be suitable for a small portable lab set-up.
Elements in the credits
|Steven MicHael Quezada||Hydrogen|
|StewArt A. Lyons||Argon|