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

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

  1. Bierboy

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    ...and Jane was goth....
     
  2. Fahtrim

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    It was announced multiple times that "Walt died" so that'd be a switch up
     
  3. MikeAndrews

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    And Marie is protected by a guy armed with an automatic weapon outside of her window. She was wearing purple slacks.

    Walt waited until the school bus blocked the view of the cops. ;)
     
  4. Bierboy

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    Holy crap....the series finale pulled in over 10 million viewers according to EW.
     
  5. getreal

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    THAT would have been an UNsatisfying finale. Glad they had the writing team they had.

    I'm confident that this show will become a course in colleges about writing screenplays and great storytelling.
     
  6. betts4

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    Absolutely. I was yelling too. I think that was the best moment in the whole episode. Well, that and Walt and Jesse at the very end.

    I wondered about the guy in the chair, thought he may be getting up after all of the bullets stopped. And I did think Walt had gotten hit by a ricochet also. It was a bit lower than his chest. Maybe a kidney/liver thing.

    Is that the same actor from Suits - the english guy that tormented Louis?
     
  7. getreal

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    The proper word, I believe, is "Atin-Lay". :D
     
  8. dwells

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  9. uncdrew

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    Walt strolling around the apartment complex with the detectives in their car did seem odd (to me). Walt obviously was aware of them (I'm guessing), but didn't seem to show that he was (IMHO).
     
  10. 3D

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    At the risk of obnoxiously quoting myself, I think alot of what I said is better expressed in this snippet from Vince Gilligan's interview with Entertainment Weekly:

     
  11. JohnB1000

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    I was not saying it was not spectacular, I am saying it hasn't been discussed here much.

    Gilligan specifically said few times on this seasons podcast that they did not know what to do with the ricin and kind of backed themselves into a corner. He's also said there was never a fixed long term plan but there was a conscious effort to stay consistent to and resolve what had been laid out before.
     
  12. gigaguy

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    I also thought it was Hollywood magic that Walt could show up in Skylar's appt while there was an active manhunt for him.
    Another scene a few shows back was when the 3 nazis threatened Skylar in her house at the baby's crib. the house was surrounded by cops. how did 3 guys sneak in.

    loved the show. watched all shows in 2 weeks. kinda fast. I will rewatch at a slower pace sometime later but I wanted to sync up to the live finale. series was well done. not ground breaking, but great characters, acting, and story.
    Jesse was my favorite character, tho Mike and Saul were great too.

    also- someone posted Bob Dylan's lyrics to his song, Baby Blue. that's not the song in the finale. it was a Badfinger song. the group on the Beatles label, Apple, whose lead singer Pete Ham, committed suicide some years ago, and I see Todd Rundgren produced the song for the album. wow, the new BB reference is already on the Wikipedia page for this song, fast..
     
  13. Bierboy

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    Because they're REALLY good bad guys...:D
     
  14. squint

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    Gunshot wounds to the liver can be rapidly fatal. The liver doesn't snap back as well as other tissues, resulting in more damage. It also has a large blood supply. Also, the the M60 fires a moderately powerful round very similar to a common hunting rifle round and would do a lot more damage than a handgun.
     
  15. mrdbdigital

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    Yeah, like the Magnum P.I. finale. They implied for 5 or 6 previous seasons that Higgins was Robin Masters, with Magnum figuring out all the tiny clues to this revelation. And then in the finale, Higgins admits that he is Robin Masters.

    The closing scene, Higgins turns to Magnum and says (paraphrased), "About my being Robin Masters? I lied." [fade to black]

    ARRRRGGGGHHH! The first time I wanted to throw something at the TV! :D
     
  16. astrohip

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    You're saying that he discussed before this finale that he didn't know what to do with the ricin?

    Could you point to a podcast, I'm not familiar with this comment.
     
  17. astrohip

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    10.3 million viewers, with a 5.2 rating among adults 18-49!

    Beat every other show on TV last night except football!

    A few blurbs from the article...

    I think the absolute sheer fanaticism of Breaking Bad viewers brought in a few visiting eyeballs. My wife, who is familiar with the basic story but has never watched the series, sat and watched the entire finale with me. I guess a week of watching me run around crazy-eyed and drooling about Sunday night got to her.
     
  18. 3D

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    In the Entertainment Weekly interview with Gilligan (and presumably on other occasions), he said that they originally didn't know what to do with the ricin being left in the wall, and eventually decided that rather than ignore that it had been left there, they came up with giving Walt a reason to go back and retrieve it. At the same time, they desperately wanted to kill Lydia, but knew that it wouldn't have made sense for her to be at the compound. They eventually realized that Lydia was the perfect excuse for them to bring back the ricin (killing two birds with one stone in the process).
     
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  20. getreal

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    LOL! :up:


    Wasn't that actor in "Jurassic Park"? :D

    [​IMG]

    It seems that the cops never "surrounded" Skyler's home(s) ... a couple of officers just parked out front, like when the balaclava-ed Aryans broke into (and out of) Holly's room without detection.
     

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