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

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

  1. Sep 29, 2013 #61 of 760

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    And even Marie gets some closure with Hank's body being found.
  2. Sep 29, 2013 #62 of 760

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    I'll be the first one to say it -- I think the Six Feet Under series finale was better, if we're just comparing finales. But overall, of course, BB was a better show overall. As mentioned above, Ozymandias was really the pinnacle of the series, and the last couple of episodes were just tyeing up all the lose ends.

    It's also the attention to details that this crew really nails... like when the trunk gun was done firing, the garage door opener light turns on.

    Also, Jesse might not know exactly where the money is, but he does know the AB had possession of it, and I'd guess it's somewhere inside their compound. But no way he's going back there to get it.

    Also, Walt had to take care of Lydia, because Skyler was still a liability to her, and especially now that the AB is gone, and if Skyler talks (as part of a plea deal), Lydia could/would be caught. So Walt had to take care of her first.
  3. Sep 29, 2013 #63 of 760

    jkeegan New Member

    Oct 16, 2000
    I also loved Walt giving the gun to Jesse, because Jesse "wanted this". And even more I loved Jesse deciding (after seeing that he was going to die anyway) to not do it.

    That was quite the satisfying crazy laugh from Jesse while driving away. Perfect.
  4. Sep 29, 2013 #64 of 760

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    Jan 7, 2004
    Very satisfying series finale, liked it a lot.
  5. Sep 29, 2013 #65 of 760
    Numb And Number2

    Numb And Number2 New Member

    Jan 13, 2009
    Why would the Nazi's ego suffer by what Walt thought of his "partnership" with Jessie?
  6. Sep 30, 2013 #66 of 760

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001

    Jesse gets free. And gets to kill Todd

    Walt dies, at his own hand basically. And gets one last look at his "precious".

    Really thought he was gonna whack the GreyMatter people. But nope. He gets them to give Flynn some money. We see Skinny Pete and Badger again! Woo hop. Skylar will be able to tell the DEA where Hank and Gomie are buried. I just wonder where all the rest of the money is.

    I hope Jesse is gonna be OK. Maybe he goes to look after Brock.

    Will Saul get that management position with Cinnabon?
  7. Sep 30, 2013 #67 of 760

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    I think it was when Walt said Jack was a liar or lying. That triggered something in Jack.

    It was a good way for Walt to actually see what they had done to Jesse and to see that it wasn't a partnership but a master/slave thing.
  8. Sep 30, 2013 #68 of 760

    gweempose Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    What I found so delightful about the Gretchen and Elliot thing was that not only did Walt figure out a way to use them to get the money to his kids, but he also got his revenge as well. They now have to live their lives in fear that the "hitmen" are out there.
  9. Sep 30, 2013 #69 of 760

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    After the (legitimate) complaining following Ozymandias about bulletproof cars, it was nice seeing the bullets of Walt's gun tear through the trunk, the wall, and everything in between.
  10. Sep 30, 2013 #70 of 760

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    I posted this in last week's thread, but spoilerized. Here they are in their full glory...

    Marty Robbins "El Paso"

    Out in the West Texas town of El Paso
    I fell in love with a Mexican girl
    Night-time would find me in Rosa's cantina
    Music would play and Felina would whirl

    Blacker than night were the eyes of Felina
    Wicked and evil while casting a spell
    My love was deep for this Mexican maiden
    I was in love but in vain, I could tell

    One night a wild young cowboy came in
    Wild as the West Texas wind
    Dashing and daring
    A drink he was sharing
    With wicked Felina
    The girl that I loved

    So in anger I
    Challenged his right for the love of this maiden
    Down went his hand for the gun that he wore
    My challenge was answered in less than a heart-beat
    The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor

    Just for a moment I stood there in silence
    Shocked by the foul evil deed I had done
    Many thoughts raced through my mind as I stood there
    I had but one chance and that was to run

    Out through the back door of Rosa's I ran
    Out where the horses were tied
    I caught a good one
    It looked like it could run
    Up on its back
    And away I did ride

    Just as fast as I
    Could from the West Texas town of El Paso
    Out to the bad-lands of New Mexico

    Back in El Paso my life would be worthless
    Everything's gone in lifenothing is left
    It's been so long since I've seen the young maiden
    My love is stronger than my fear of death

    I saddled up and away I did go
    Riding alone in the dark
    Maybe tomorrow
    A bullet may find me
    Tonight nothing's worse than this
    Pain in my heart

    And at last here I
    Am on the hill overlooking El Paso
    I can see Rosa's cantina below
    My love is strong and it pushes me onward
    Down off the hill to Felina I go

    Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys
    Off to my left ride a dozen or more
    Shouting and shooting I can't let them catch me
    I have to make it to Rosa's back door

    Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel
    A deep burning pain in my side
    Though I am trying
    To stay in the saddle
    I'm getting weary
    Unable to ride

    But my love for
    Felina is strong and I rise where I've fallen
    Though I am weary I can't stop to rest
    I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle
    I feel the bullet go deep in my chest

    From out of nowhere Felina has found me
    Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side
    Cradled by two loving arms that I'll die for
    One little kiss and Felina, good-bye
  11. Sep 30, 2013 #71 of 760

    JohnB1000 Active Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Solid ending and enjoyable but I agree the last two were more like a winding down epilogue. Definitely a satisfying ending but far from perfect, as a story ending it was OK but the episode had plenty of flaws. I started watching it with a nervous, tense stomach but as it went on it became pretty clear how it was going to end and the tension reduced.

    I was slightly annoyed by the "TV" stuff, the multiple camera angles during the opening scene in the car just got annoying. The whole "will he reach his keys" thing was distracting and unnecessary. Even the wooden beam thing, it was great when they revealed Walt but annoying when they kept it between Walt and Skyler - symbolism anyone? The parking the car thing also. A lot of this stuff stretched believability for me.

    I hadn't thought about the money but it has to be somewhere :) I also forgot about Huell :(
  12. Sep 30, 2013 #72 of 760

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    Ditto. Vince was batting 1000 on the finale as well as he's done the whole run. This has to be the best finale I can remember.

    Kinda. The guy in the song goes back to see his true love despite having to get though a gauntlet of lawmen running him down. He dies from the gunshots in his beloved Felina's arms.

    I was waiting for one last twist as Jesse, laughing hysterically, drives right into a tree.

    How cool and appropriate is "A Special Love I have for you, my baby BLUE...I guess I got what I deserved..."
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    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    And that of course, is Baby Blue by Badfinger. Instantly recognizable by any child of the 70s.

    "Baby Blue"

    Guess I got what I deserved
    Kept you waiting there too long, my love
    All that time without a word
    Didn't know you'd think that I'd forget or I'd regret
    The special love I had for you, my baby blue

    All the days became so long
    Did you really think, I'd do you wrong?
    Dixie, when I let you go
    Thought you'd realize that I would know
    I would show the special love I have for you, my baby blue

    What can I do, what can I say
    Except I want you by my side
    How can I show you, show me the way
    Don't you know the times I've tried?

    Guess that's all I have to say
    Except the feeling just grows stronger every day
    Just one thing before I go
    Take good care, baby, let me know, let it grow
    The special love you have for me, my Dixie, dear.
  15. Sep 30, 2013 #75 of 760

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    Her name is Felina. Rosa's Cantina.
  16. Sep 30, 2013 #76 of 760

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    How about how we called a lot of it?

    The Ricin in Lydia's Stevia.

    Walt visiting Gretchen and Elliot, although Vince surprised the crap out us as to why.

    Walt using the canon on the Nazis.


    "Lydia the tattooed lady..." I really doubt that Todd will know that one.

  17. Sep 30, 2013 #77 of 760

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    It's too bad that Jesse didn't have some money to pass to Brock. I mean, even if he goes to see Brock he really doesn't have a tie to him...Brock is probably at his grandmothers or something.
  18. Sep 30, 2013 #78 of 760

    jamesl Member

    Jul 12, 2012
  19. Sep 30, 2013 #79 of 760

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    It was also pretty cool how Walt jumped on Jesse when the gun went off and kind of covered him. Made me think of the old Walt/Jesse dynamic.
  20. Sep 30, 2013 #80 of 760

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    Anyone else have a great big hole inside them where Breaking Bad used to be? Six years of these characters. The writing, the acting, every part of this show was just incredible.

    The last time I felt this way, and the only other time I've *ever* felt this way, was the finale of LOST. The end of a series that made its way deep into the heart of me.
    [aside--please don't digress into LOST and how it finished and whether you liked it or not and yada yada. My ONLY reason to mention it is the emotional impact it had, not a review/comparison of finales or series. Please don't go there]

    It will be a long time before another Breaking Bad happens. :(

    Thank You to everyone involved in this series.

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