Jr.'s Phone Call and its Significance: Navigating the Morally Grey as a Child on Breaking Bad
It’s not easy being a kid. It’s even less easy when you’re a kid on Breaking Bad. This is a show that’s centred on adults and their choices, and of course the consequences of those decisions. As a child on this show, the most decisive role you can hope for is one of collateral damage. Children are used to drive home themes of guilt, time and time again. But they don’t actually get to do much. That is until Ozymandias, when the scales are finally tipped by - of all people - Walter Jr. Breakfast-loving, car-focused, sweetly oblivious Walter Jr. This character has spent more time in the dark than any other and had the least amount of time to process the actions of his father by far. And yet in mere seconds he turns the tables and does what none of the adults were able to do: call the police on Walter White.