Wasn't thrilled with last night's episode. Seemed like a lot of filler. No need for it to run 75 minutes, especially when not a lot of ground was covered. Walt lives in New Hampshire, which we all knew was going to happen. And Andrea got killed. Which was the highlight (wrong word) of the episode. The rest of it was pretty much pointless.
Couple of things that bothered me - Todd not killing Skylar when he had the chance. Not a very Breaking Bad way to handle that situation. It also would've providied and even more compelling reason for Walt to return to ABQ to take on Uncle Jack. Speaking of Jack, and Todd, and Lydia, they are all new additions to the show. None of them showed up until Season 5. Yet, they will be the focal point of this last episode. These characters are to Breaking Bad, what the Trade Federation were to the Star wars prequels. Pointless characters that no one really cares about. Wouldn't you have rather seen a final showdown between Walt and Hank? At least there's a chance we'll still see one between he and Jesse.
What I did like about the episode - Saul going into hiding, and the scene between he and Walt before he left. Todd killing Andrea to teach Jesse a lesson. Walt's call to Walt Jr. Seeing Elliot and Gretchen on Charlie Rose, and there being a nationwide manhunt for Walt.
Don't mistake my negativity. Last week's episode (Ozymandias) was one of the best, and I'm sure the upcoming finale (Felina) will be worth the wait.
I just really hope Jesse kills Walt. Which means he probably won't.
If you're not caught up with Breaking Bad, don't read any further. If you are, then here goes...
* Everyone's forgotten about Ted, but I think he will come back to haunt Skylar. Ted only cares about himself. Depending on how you look at it, Skylar has bailed him out of
* When the series ends, Walt Jr. and Holly will live with Aunt Marie. As I mentioned above, I don't think Mom's gonna be around much longer. She'll be in police custody, or worse.
* Pretty obvious that Walt's gonna go "Rambo" on Jack and his crew. But this will have to be several weeks (if not months) down the line. (Walt still needs to grow his hair back, and the White house stills need to get thrashed.) When he does, and after the dust settles, there will be two men left standing - Walt & Jesse.
* Aaron Paul has said his favorite "Bitch" of all-time comes in this last season. And when it comes, we'll KNOW why it's his favorite. The writers of the show are doing just about everything they can to make us hate Walt. His confession to Jesse about Jane was a great example of that. I don't see him getting away with that. There's always been the thought in the back out our minds, that at some point, Walt was going to pay for all the mind-games he's played with Jesse, and for the all the hell he's put him through. I think that time is coming. Jesse's final "Bitch" will come as he either A) Kills Walt or B) Says it to Walt's face, as he watches Walt die.
* By now, there should be no doubt in any of our minds that Walter will die in the final episode. The only question is how. The ending that is most appropriate and true to the character, is for Walt to kill himself. One of Walt's most driving forces is his need to control things. He's spoken many times of making his own choices and doing things on his own terms. I think he'll go out that way - On his own terms. In fact, the show's creator Vince Gilligan has pretty much confirmed this. The only doubt I have of this happening, is what I said about Jesse above.
* In regards to the ricin, I think that's for
OR - WAIT!
* Jack's crew will kill Walt's remaining family - Skylar, Walt Jr., Holly, and Marie. But Walt will be the prime suspect. This will cause Walt to come out of hiding to seek revenge. It will also explain why Carol was so freaked out in the driveway. Why would Jack's crew do this? Probably
In my perfect world, the most appropriate Breaking Bad at this point, would be this - Walt's remaining family dies, and Jesse kills Walt.
No matter what the outcome, Breaking Bad has never disappointed me, and there's little doubt that these final two episodes will live up to their hype.
For those of you who didn't know, Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad) was in the Korn video for "Thoughtless". Check it out!
Inside last night's episode. Warning - SPOILERS if you're not caught up yet...