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

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

  1. Oct 2, 2013 #381 of 760
    Bierboy

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    Yeah...the comments you allude to have been creeping closer and closer to spoiler territory. I, for one, have not yet caught up the end of Dexter (I have four eps left), and there have been some comments here about
    how bad the series finale is...
     
  2. Oct 2, 2013 #382 of 760
    betts4

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    This was pretty much my take on it also.

    I am glad he rescued Jesse by killing all the AB's but he was going to kill them that whether Jesse was there or not. Jesse getting his final revenge on Todd was just perfect.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2013 #383 of 760
    Cearbhaill

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    I don't think there's a question about whether or not his cancer had come back- you could pretty much look at the man in both Granite State and Felina and know he was dying. It's the wasting away that tells the tale.
     
  4. Oct 2, 2013 #384 of 760
    Bierboy

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    It was interesting in Talking Bad (at least I think it was in TB) how they (possibly VG) mentioned
    dressing Skyler in larger clothes to make her appear to be thinner, lending to the impression of how stressed she was...
    Maybe they did the same to Walt...
     
  5. Oct 2, 2013 #385 of 760
    TAsunder

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    They did - it was mentioned at the same time they discussed that.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2013 #386 of 760
    astrohip

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    When a series as prominent as this ends, the TV-verse tends to go wild. Lists of "top series ever", "top finales ever", "top songs featuring the word 'blue' ever", yada. I read one yesterday, apologize for not having the link, of Top Series. And the writer made an interesting point.

    It has to do with the length a series runs, and the quality of the various seasons. He posited that it is very difficult to have a 5-7 year run and have every season be A+ quality. He specifically mentioned Deadwood, oft considered an A+ series (it is in my eyes), but says with only a 3 year run, it's hard to judge. Then he mentions The Sopranos, another oft-considered A+ show. Yet it's universally acknowledged that while as a whole it is top-notch, there were years that were less superb than others.

    His point being... Breaking Bad is a rare show that ran for five years (really six), and had no weak seasons. In fact, the show got better as it ran. And that's part of why so many people were drawn to it, it just wouldn't let us go.

    I'll see if I can dig up his post, it was fun reading.
     
  7. Oct 2, 2013 #387 of 760
    uncdrew

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    With Walt being so smart and so precise, I wonder if it bugged him a bit that the gun didn't lift high enough to not shoot through the body of the car.

    Obviously he knew the bullets would go through the car, the building, etc. but still I bet it bugged him the gun didn't lift up and clear the trunk wall.

    :p

    It would have bugged me. :)
     
  8. Oct 2, 2013 #388 of 760
    mr.unnatural

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    Good point. But if you recall, the AB was going to kill Jesse so the likelihood of him teaming up with them to cook meth isn't very realistic, IMHO. OTOH, Walt may have jumped to conclusions when he realized that Jesse was cooking the blue meth and thought Jesse offered to cook in exchange for staying alive. That's essentially what happened, but not by his choice. I guess only Vince Gilligan knows the real motive behind Walt's actions.
     
  9. Oct 2, 2013 #389 of 760
    Jstkiddn

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    I think it was pretty clear that when Walt found out about the purity of the product he knew immediately that Jesse was cooking it. I don't think in a 1,000 years he would have dreamed they were holding him hostage and beating him in order to make him cook the stuff. I'm sure he just assumed they had partnered up. He was pissed!

    I think he was truly shocked to see just what had become of Jesse and in that moment made the decision to save him.
     
  10. Oct 2, 2013 #390 of 760
    Cearbhaill

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    Yes, and I read that he wore facial prosthetics as well.
     
  11. Oct 2, 2013 #391 of 760
    gweempose

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    DevdogAZ

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    I think Vince was saying that they thought about doing that with Skyler, since they had done the same with Walt. I don't think they actually did that with Skyler, though. Also, as cearbhaill mentioned, they did some make up work on Walt's face to make him seem more gaunt (goth?) as well.

    Vince pretty much laid out Walt's thought process during his interview with Stephen Colbert on Monday night.

    http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/429397/september-30-2013/vince-gilligan-pt--2
     
  13. Oct 2, 2013 #393 of 760
    peitsche

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    Thanks for posting that video clip. Turns out Walt did not intent to "save" Jesse at all.
     
  14. Oct 2, 2013 #394 of 760
    mr.unnatural

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    Except for the fact that Walt knew Jesse was out of the business and wanted nothing more to do with cooking meth, especially with Walt. Walt realized immediately that Jesse was cooking the blue meth and was obviously pissed when he had that revelation. I'm pretty sure Walt was smart enough to know that even though Jesse was doing the cooking, he wouldn't be doing it voluntarily. He put 2 and 2 together and figured he could take care of two birds with one stone.

    This is just my interpretation of how things went. I can see how others may have seen it differently. It's all good. In any case, once Walt saw Jesse in chains he made up his mind that he had to save him. Whether he decided that beforehand is simply conjecture on my part.

    I just saw the link to the Colbert interview so it would appear that you are correct. Unfortunately, I can't link to the video from work so I'll have to check it out when I get home.
     
  15. Oct 2, 2013 #395 of 760
    JohnB1000

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    I think that's a misinterpretation. Vince says he was coming back for his own reasons (because he thought Jesse had yet again turned on him) but once he finds that Jesse is a slave he changed his mind and he decided save him.
     
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    gweempose

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    Correct, but the point was that saving Jesse was not his original motivation for returning to the AB's HQ.
     
  17. Oct 2, 2013 #397 of 760
    DevdogAZ

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    And even more so Walt went to the AB compound with the intent of killing all the Nazis and killing Jesse as well. It wasn't until Walt found out Jesse had been a slave for nearly six months, and that Walt was the reason for this, that Walt decided to protect Jesse rather than killing him.
     
  18. Oct 2, 2013 #398 of 760
    The Flush

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    Is Jesse the only one who killed someone who is still alive?
     
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    MonsterJoe

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    :confused:
     
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    jsmeeker

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    Hmm... He might be.
     

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