Breaking Bad’s Dean Norris Gave Fans The Confrontation They’ve Been Waiting Five Years For in “Blood Money”
It’s been a long wait, but AMC’s Breaking Bad made a glorious return Sunday night. When we left off last summer, Hank just discovered his brother-in-law Walter White was the meth dealer he’d been hunting for the past five seasons. Since the show’s beginning, fans have eagerly awaited the confrontation between these two heavyweights, and last night they got their wish. Dean Norris has always played Hank as the loveable, but tough, DEA agent completely clueless to Walter’s exploits. Not anymore. Norris’ heartbroken performance has made him this week’s Most Valuable Actor for “Blood Money.” (More…)
Breaking Bad Episode 5×10, “Buried,” Airs August 18th at 9PM on AMC
For most of the shows we cover, we find each episode has an actor that stands out more than the others – one who absolutely owned the episode. This vote isn’t about the other actors not delivering or being any less valuable, but as we mentioned, it’s about who stands out in the episode. It could be a combination of great writing, delivered lines, emotional execution; basically, if it gives us goosebumps or moves us in any way it’s getting a vote. We’ve found that, depending on the show, it’s a lot tougher to see who got our vote. This means that for every episode we, at TVAfterDark, will decide who gets our MVA vote. An actor can be voted several times within a season, but only ONE can be chosen in each episode. You can see our MVA’s here.