My dad, he-he pulled a knife on my mom.
Q: Walt Jr. (RJ Mitte) didn’t just find out the truth in this episode, he took charge of a dangerous situation and called 911. Was that his reward for having to wait so long to be in the know?
It’s so entirely tragic for him as the scales drop from his eyes and he tries so very hard to continue to believe in his dad and continue to not accept the truth. And it’s such a powerful moment for the character when you have [director Rian Johnson’s] forced perspective on the shot from Walt’s POV of Skyler and Junior sitting on the floor and he’s protecting his mother. In that moment, here’s the pivotal thing: Not only does he pick up the phone and call the police, which means he understands that his father is the enemy, but he lies to protect his mom. And that’s the turning point for Junior and that’s the turning point for Walt, where he realizes he’s lost his family and he grabs Holly, which is the last little piece that he thinks he has left.
– Moira Walley-Beckett
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