I’d say the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad are off to a pretty great start, full of the show’s trademark tension, as well as amazing acting, writing and visuals. (Spoilers for for the first two episodes from this moment forward):
But the fans of the show I’ve dubbed “Bitchers”- in the tradition of birthers and truthers, bitchers are those who consume Breaking Bad entirely through the prism of believing that Skyler White is a bitch- had another reaction to the season’s second episode, which aired Sunday night. Specifically, the moment in which Skyler (Anna Gunn) is slapped by Marie (Betsy Brandt) once the latter character discovered Skyler knew for a long time that Walt was Heisenberg.
Here’s a smattering of Twitter reaction to that moment, and it’s some pretty ugly stuff:
@BreakingBad_AMC it's not a line, but when Marie slapped Skyler, that was the best moment ever! Wish I was the one who slapped her!!!
— Goth Cat (@BondGirlPam) August 20, 2013
Out of all 5 seasons I gotta say my favorite scene was Skyler getting slapped in the face #BreakingBad.
— Josh Courtnay (@JoshCourtnay) August 20, 2013
Skyler finally gets slapped across the face 😂 Never been happier #BreakingBad
— joey schlidt (@joeyschlidt) August 19, 2013
I've wanted to do that to skyler since season 2 #skylerslap
— Spencer Roth-Rose (@roomiecrisis) August 19, 2013
I think deep down we all wanted to slap Skyler in the face. #BreakingBad
— Stanley (@Trystanharris2) August 19, 2013
I just rewound Breaking Bad to watch Marie slap Skyler again. And then again. That was awesome.
— Mindy (@SongBird3411) August 19, 2013
Wish Walter would just slap Skyler
— SP (@SeanPrice_) August 18, 2013
Skyler didn't die this episode of breaking bad but she got slapped. I'll take it.
— Ron (@TheRealRon1224) August 19, 2013
Skyler getting slapped was so satisfying #SlapSkyler
— Vishal Sethi (@OfficialVishal) August 19, 2013
GO MARIE! I've never liked her more than when she just slapped Skyler in the face. Now Walt needs to finish the job. #BreakingBad
— Cody Derespina (@CDerespina) August 19, 2013
YES! SKYLER JUST GOT SLAPPED!!! I hate you beyond words and you're only a TV show character
— Zach Roush (@ZRoush85) August 19, 2013
man i sure to hate skyler she was way too hard on the homicidal maniac she lives with and protects i hope she dies yessss
— Chip Swelly (@Slap_Bet) August 19, 2013
At least that last one was sarcastic.
The episode before this one, Walter- the man who has sold crystal meth worldwide, murdered numerous people, bombed a nursing home and poisoned a young boy- was punched in the face by Hank, right after Hank enumerated all of Walter’s misdeeds out loud. Were any of these people that satisfied about that moment? Or is being a murderous drug dealer less slap-worthy than a wife who complains too much?