Honestly, though. Can we talk about how truly appalling everything about this scene is? After everything he’s done to her, after all the shit he’s put her through, after the years of emotional (and physical) abuse, we actually have to be subjected to this? We have to be subjected to more emotional abuse? We have to be subjected to her groveling to get him back even in the face of the poison he’s throwing at her? Like he’s the one who is owed something? Like he’s the one who always put her first (L o fucking l to that one) to his own detriment? Like she wasn’t the one who constantly sacrificed her self-worth and dignity for him? And he does this again. Degrades her again. Questions her worth again and instead of kneeing him in the crotch, Blair actually wants to be with this asshole? She actually buys into his bullshit about betting on him and enables it? Fuck this shit. It is sad that this show is aimed at young women.
“I really wasn’t thinking of the show as being such a two-hander as it has turned out to be,” says Gilligan. “But that’s what’s intriguing about television. A lot of Aaron’s personality—and it’s not to say Aaron is Jesse—but the cadence of his voice and his decency and vulnerability, leached into the writing of the character. You want to protect him.”