Last night’s episode of Breaking Bad shows the fallout of Walter and Hank’s confrontation. In “Buried,” Walter spent his time hiding his loot, while Skylar evaded Hank and Marie’s questions about Walt’s drug operation. Usually the series focuses on Walter and Jesse’s exploits, but this week it was the women who stole the show. Betsy Brandt has spent the past five seasons playing Marie Schrader, Skylar White’s younger sister. A doctor and sometime thief, Marie has always lived in her big sister’s shadow. To make matters worse, Skylar has proven fertile, while Marie and Hank have had difficulty starting a family. Last night Marie was vindicated by Skylar’s downfall, but it wasn’t the big win she probably always hoped for. Brandt’s turn from supportive sister to a protective wife who lays down the law makes her this week’s Most Valuable Actor. (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.
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