“Skyler in the pool is among the most beautiful and yet horrifying images the show has ever presented us with. You don’t think she’s going to drown, but as her skirt billows and the light from above the water puts a halo around her, she looks far more at peace down there than she has up above in quite some time. And she floats there serenely until Walt pops into frame for a few brief seconds before the scene ends — in much the same way that Spielberg used the shark in “Jaws.” Skyler is not without guilt in this situation, which she readily admits to Walt in a later scene, but her husband is the monster she’s trying to escape, and it makes sense that he would be filmed in that way, even for a few seconds.
Rian Johnson, who directed season 3’s “Fly,” came back for this one, and it’s filled with one gorgeously-composed shot after another. Tremendous work.”