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Breaking Bad - S05E16 - "Felina" (series finale!)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jkeegan, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    No, he wanted the money to go to Flynn and he hoped that Flynn would recognize his responsibility as the man of the family to take care of his mother and his sister.
     
  2. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

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    This is correct.

    Although he did keep saying that he wanted the money to go to "his children".

    I think he trusted that Flynn would take care of his mother and sister.

    Based on what we know about Flynn, I think that was a pretty good bet.
     
  3. Shaunnick

    Shaunnick Active Member

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    I forget where but before the episode had aired someone said that it was another way of saying Blood (Fe), Power (Li), and Tears (Na).

    Iron is found in red blood cells, Lithium batteries would mean power, and tears are salty.
     
  4. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    I think he spends it all on breakfast...
     
  5. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    He could have specified that Flynn should serve as the trustee of Holly's share, then. By giving it all to Flynn, he's subjecting Holly to Flynn's whims, risks, and creditors.

    Not to mention that he didn't include any sort of third party special needs planning for Flynn.

    Sheesh.
     
  6. JohnB1000

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    I bet people used to say that about Walt :cool:
     
  7. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

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    He has no money.
     
  8. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Another review. Sorry for posting so many, but I love reading all the different POVs. The reviews are like us, ranging from adoration to understanding to acceptance. But they all, to a one, share a love for the story of Breaking Bad.

    AV Club, Donna Bowman. She was their BB reviewer from S1E1 thru last night! One of the better of the umpteen reviews I've read.

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/felina,102961/

    She starts with:
    And ends with... [the bold is mine]

     
  9. MikeAndrews

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    What was with all of the blue and red lights going by the car? We assume that was the cops looking for Walt?

    At the gas station, I was almost screaming thinking that a Volvo 240D is a diesel! I guess just the Mercedes 240D is a diesel. :rolleyes:

    Yeahbut, would any meat popsicle still be breathing after being hit by that canon? I would think that the only flesh wounds would be if the bullet only grazed the body.

    They blew it on the gun mechanism. Walt only needed a 12volt motor to drive the pivot. He uses a 110 volt garage door opener - and then not even with that remote?

    It looked like he used a remote car starter, and some Craftsman hand tools.

    If it was me when I hit the button, the battery would not be charged. ;)

    There was no reason for the trunk lid to open if it was going to shoot right through. How about the flames?

    Vince got his Scarface last scene.

    Another thing we(I!) predicted was Walt rescuing Jesse, although he may not have intended that when he drove in.

    If not, Walt was just going to get revenge on the ABs. Oh. To keep his family safe.

    Lydia: "Is it done? Is he gone?" She ordered them to take out Walt.

    Isn't that the first time we've seen Walt shoot a guy directly?

    Yeah. Was gonna say. Even billionaires are going to get reported when they deposit over $10,000 in cash. They have to have a reasonable explanation as where it came from. Mere mortals like you and I get checked pout when we move funds for stuff like buying house or a car, even when it';s not in cash. The feds see where the money came from.

    Walt didn't have to give Skyler the lottery ticket. He couldda just have written the numbers down



    Yep. Absolutely. As TV plots go this one is most satisfactory, without an overload of Hollywood incredulity (well, the TV just happened to have Charlie Rose with Grechen and Elliot live for Walt to see in the bar).

    As I said, the Felina Finale exceeds what I could have hoped for.
     
  10. 3D

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    I know Walt said that he did it for himself, and on a certain level, I take that at face value. But I can't ignore the pain on his face when looking at his children for the last time. He might have gone out on his own terms and gotten a greater thrill out of life the past two years than he would have by remaining a meek teacher fighting cancer, but he definitely paid a hefty price and I think he recognized as much. I just think it's a little bit dismissive to say that Walt got off scott free given what I stated above regarding his children and the fact that he ultimately died before his time (however much time that may have been). Was his punishment equal to all of the hurt suffered by others as a result of his decisions? No, but given the fact that he was already dying, I'm not sure that he could ever suffer enough to balance out those scales.

    If only Turtleboy were the mastermind behind BB instead of that hack Vince Gilligan. :)
     
  11. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    Well, he already paid him once.
     
  12. uncdrew

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    Completely agree. I hate, hate, hate the vague, what happens endings. Yuck.

    They did a great job wrapping it up. Awesome finale.
     
  13. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    So....is Walt dead? :D
     
  14. JohnB1000

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    Reading a Vince G interview I was reminded of two things.

    1. We seem to almost have completely overlooked that Jesse killed Todd

    2. The reason for the Lydia death was partly because they filmed Walt retrieving the ricin without a clear plan of what he would do with it. They had to come up with something. Ultimately, with that prequel seeming so key, it wasn't the best use but they had to do something.
     
  15. uncdrew

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    Did Jesse know Walt was going to die? Of cancer or the bullet wound?

    I personally thought Walt was just nicked. Didn't seem like much blood, he was walking around just fine, he talked just fine, he didn't appear in pain.

    Hell, even I thought he was going to grab a car and drive out. Well, until he died that is. :)
     
  16. JohnB1000

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    I'm not sure that's accurate, didn't Walt pay him when he got in the car or got to the Vacuum place. Ultimately it's all irrelevant of course.
     
  17. Fahtrim

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    no
     
  18. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

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    Are you kidding? Jesse killing Todd might have been the single highlight of the whole episode for me. I was literally screaming at my TV. It was spectacular!

    And I am certain that they planned Lydia's death with the ricin a long time ago. Something that specific is not done by chance. Gilligan is much too detailed for something that large to be coincidence. I have a feeling they planned Lydia's death from the first time she ordered her tea. It was set up a LONG time ago.
     
  19. uncdrew

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    I'm going with yes.

    Based on a ton of TV shows and movies, when the cops quickly secure an area they only skip over the dead people.

    Though I think Hannibal Lecter pulled one over on them once. Jason Bourne might have too.
     
  20. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    I assumed it was at the bar, but the police sure didn't stay very long to search.
     

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