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  • ‘Star Wars’ Setback: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Duo David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Exit Trilogy

    JaimieT said:
    It’s hard to imagine Disney handling this franchise worse than it has.

    At least they brought in Feige, who would not have tossed out the entire EU and killed Luke Skywalker, destroying all hope we'd get anything close to the EU. Feige rewards fandom. I'm hopeful.
    Fair... but this reminds me of Elf, where Buddy’s dad has basically run the company into the ground and his big idea to save everything... is just to bring in Peter Dinklage’s character to write a new book.
  • ‘Star Wars’ Setback: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Duo David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Exit Trilogy

    It’s hard to imagine Disney handling this franchise worse than it has.
  • Star Wars Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker

    I bought my tickets today. My honest feeling isn’t so much that I bought tickets to a movie I’m excited to see. It more so feels like I was assigned homework for some sort of debate class that will never officially end.
  • El Camino (Spoilers)

    I sent this to Jim & Aron, but it might be too long for feedback, anyway. I think it's an interesting question.

    Is Jesse actually better off having partnered with Walt and lived through the events of BB? Here's my best (quick) attempt in answering in the affirmative.

    1. Jesse now has a fresh start in Alaska. He's seen the worst that the drug game has to offer and he's almost certainly learned that he wants no part of it anymore. He's got somewhere around $200,000, which could buy him a pretty decent woodworking shop and at least a modestly long runway to get a business (of some sort) off the ground. Beyond that, he's almost certainly got more self-confidence and perspective about himself specifically because he's overcome so many trials and tribulations.

    2. There's of course no way to know for sure, but what's the most likely scenario for how Jesse's adult life would have turned out sans his partnership with Walt? There's a fair chance he'd be just a slightly more successful knucklehead like Skinny Pete or Badger, but there;s just as good of a chance that would come back to bite him (e.g. with a beating by a real player in the drug game, or a long trip to prison). In the pilot, he narrowly escaped an arrest by the D.E.A. and he was driving around in a hoopty with a license plate that read "Cap'n Cook" for crying out loud.

    The case against this of course is all the psychic trauma that he's suffered (which admittedly is a lot). Despite the peaceful look on his face at the end of El Camino, he almost certainly has plenty of PTSD that he'll need to work through. That said, I'd still say that it's an open question as to whether or not Jesse is better off having gone through what he has during B.B

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