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

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

  1. Tracy

    Tracy Truly

    Mar 12, 2000
    Galena, IL
    I just want to point out that I suggested last week that Walt was going to get Gretchen and Elliot to pay money to his family. I just didn't figure out that it would be his own money.

    Really enjoyed the finale. I like how everything feels all tied up.
  2. Numb And Number2

    Numb And Number2 New Member

    Jan 13, 2009
    There wasn't much between the trunk of the car and the wall of the building :)
  3. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA

    That's how I felt when Six Feet Under ended. I was really connected to those characters,and felt a big loss when it all ended. But I got a reprise a few years later when my new G/f had never seen it, and we watched the entire series together.

    It is really sad to think our ride with Walter White is totally over.
  4. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Walt kept his pants on!
  5. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

    Oct 15, 2003
    Thank God!! Lol
  6. Ereth

    Ereth Active Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Jacksonville, FL
    Best pun in the thread so far. :)
  7. Beryl

    Beryl Active Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Who knows? He might want the money for Brock.
  8. danielhart

    danielhart Nerp Nerp

    Apr 27, 2004
    yeah but it was still awesome
  9. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South
    So how did Walt know that was Lydia's table? Has she had that routine for years? I probably missed it in earlier seasons.

    Towards the end, I was hoping/thinking Walt would go out by ODing on his Baby Blue.

    Glad Grey matter was wrapped up in three minutes. I still wonder if Flynn will know the money was from his dad. G&E might convince him it's not. They probably put Walt's millions in hiding and never touch it. Hell, perhaps they burn it. I know they're scared and they'll gt the money to Flynn best they can, but just like anyone else they can't just drive millions to he bank and deposit it.
  10. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South
    ... And Jesse is alive, and broke, and with few prospects. Just like when we first met him. :)
  11. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed

    Nov 8, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    I hated on it a little bit. :p I actually found it a little flat, which is why I called it an epilogue. There was little building of tension or excitement throughout the episode and the further along it got, the more obvious things became that they would end the way everyone had been predicting and we'd really known since the starts of this 8 episode run.

    It was a good episode - a mid-pack Breaking Bad episode. But finales are darn hard. So I think in general, they did a good job with the finale season - built up to an incredible episode in Ozymandias and then let us down with two nice wrap-up episodes.

    But I really wanted to see Walt get his comeuppance and he didn't. I don't know, maybe he did when he lost his family and his money, but he still got to end things on his terms.
  12. SocratesJohnson

    SocratesJohnson New Member

    Sep 14, 2005
    Bedford, TX
    I sure hope Flynn ends up with his money. Must suck going from a Challenger to the bus.
  13. Numb And Number2

    Numb And Number2 New Member

    Jan 13, 2009
    Lots of love in the Southwest :up:
  14. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

    Apr 29, 2004
    Freezinmyassoff, WI
    To be specific, it's Feleena.

    Three songs tell the story:

    El Paso 1959
    Feleena 1966 (story from her POV)
    El Paso City 1976 (Man recalling past life)
  15. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

    Apr 29, 2004
    Freezinmyassoff, WI
    It kind of had the same feel to me as the ending of The Shield.
  16. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    Somebody open a window ... I totally predicted that this would be the first one to stink up this thread with a big steaming turd review. What impossible standard can impress this guy? :confused:

    This was the best writing and directing and acting and everything that anyone could hope for, and Gilligan's team delivered.
  17. JETarpon

    JETarpon Active Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    Shutting the car door didn't knock any snow off, but hitting the closed window with his fist cleared it completely? Come on!
  18. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Wasn't the best episode, but a decent ending to a great show. Could have been worse they could have built up a ton of tension and then just cut to black. ;)
  19. smbaker

    smbaker Active Member

    May 24, 2003
    A few things:

    1) I'm so glad that high-velocity large caliber rifle ammunition, the type of thing that's usually stopped by car doors and drywall in TV shows, blasted right through a building for a change. It was refreshing.

    2) I think telling Lydia she was poisoned was a really bad idea. Rather than dying from "complications of the flu", she now knows Walt killed her, and has a little bit time remaining to spend her considerable fortune on hiring people to kill his wife and kids out of revenge.

    3) Someone asked why Walt had to kill Lydia if he did not know Lydia sent goons to his house. I'm not sure if this was answered in the thread, but regardless of whether or not Walt knew about the goons, he knew that Skyler had seen Lydia and therefore would be a target after his death. Lydia doesn't like to leave witnesses. She had to go.

    4) As I expected, he did not harm the Grey Matter folks. I was wrong though about the lack of credit given to Walt in the Grey Matter interview being what pushed him over the edge. Instead, it was seeing them give away the money that gave him the idea to use them as a conduit to funnel money to Flynne. We get to see the pragmatic side of Walt. Nice writing there.

    5) I bet the grey matter folks burn Walt's money and give Flynne their own money regardless of Walt's wishes. Walt's "hit men" would have no way to know that they used their own money, that couple seemed to really detest the drug money, and they had plenty of wealth of their own to give away. This would be rather ironic, as it would mean everything Walt did was for nothing. It was his pride that prevented him from asking them for money in the first place.

    Overall, I was happy with the finale. Compared to the letdowns that were the Dexter and Burn Notice finales, this was an absolute masterpiece.
  20. wouldworker

    wouldworker _

    Sep 7, 2004
    MA, USA
    Nice touch with the red police car lights reflecting in Walt's glasses making him look like the Terminator.

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