Last night's Breaking Bad season finale was the perfect ending to what I believe may have been the greatest single season of any television show ever aired. It had great scene after great scene.
When Walt was hiding next door to Tio Hector's room at the nursing home, we first heard the old woman's voice saying hello to Walt several times before we ever learned that she was Hector's next door neighbor and saw Walt outside her window. By the way, the 5.1 audio when I saw it was so great that the first couple of times the old lady said hello, I turned around to confirm that a strange woman had not just walked into my viewing room.
Walt's diabolical, and ultimately successful, scheme to kill Gus by luring him Tio Hector's room was inspired. At first, I couldn't figure out how it could be done. Not until Hector started rapidly tapping his bell, we saw the bomb strapped to the bottom of Hector's wheelchair, and Gus got a stricken look on his face, did I figure out what was coming. Sure enough, Gus got blown up in a very satisfying way. This was the one and only time since Gus first showed up that instead of being 10 steps ahead of everybody else, he was a fatal half step behind.
The final scene in Walt's pool area, which showed the plant that produced the berries used to poison the child of Jesse's girlfriend was chilling. I thought it was necessary, too, because until I saw the plant, I really didn't think Walt had been behind the poisoning. Walt had conned me just as he had conned his family and associates. Some of you realized earlier what a monster Walt has become but it took me until the last frame of the season finale to figure it out for myself. Walt has become the poster child for the truism that if you don't want to smell like s**t, don't roll around in pig pens.
I agree with those of you who have said that this season finale could have been the perfect ending the Breaking Bad series. Still, I'm looking forward to the fifth and final season of the show, secure in the knowledge that Gilligan and his writers will come up with a lot more intriguing stuff.