Originally Posted by WaTaGuMp
So, the first episode of season 5 shows Walt at a Dennys spelling out 52 with his bacon and he has hair. Is it possible that's going to be the ending, with him moving and saying he is in town for business? Or did I miss something that explained the scene?
In order to prepare for the arrival of, sadly, the final season .. like others, I have gone back and revisited Walt and the gang in order to get prepared ..
My take .. Vince Gilligan (creator and also writer of this episode) has used the flash forward style in the past .. remember the stuffed animal floating in a pool that turned out to be debris from a plane disaster .. ?? Which then tied in Walt and Jesse and Jesse's girlfriend at the END of the season .. Walt had watched Jane die of an OD as she choked on her own vomit and he did nothing to help, knowing that he would be better off with Jane dead .. in that same season, Walt while under sedation, gave Skyler the info that got him kicked out of the house .. and it turned out that the stuffed animal scene tied in with the air-traffic controller that caused the plane crash and he was Janes Dad .. that season, IMO, was the best of the series ..
The title of Season 5 / EP 1 is "Live Free or Die" which may say it all in 4 words .. the scene is recreating the bacon birthday that he celebrated in the past when he turned 50 and Skyler served him up a plate with scrambled eggs and "50" spelled out in veggie bacon .. and he's contemplating those past days .. from Season One ..
Vince is giving us an idea of just how far Walt has come .. and the short time it took to get there .. When Walt does the deal on the machine gun, Lawson asks that the gun not cross the border .. Walt says it's not even going to leave town .. so he's planning on using it .. later, Walt swallows a prescription pill of some sort, which makes us wonder if the cancer is back .. at the diner, he leaves $100 tip under the plate he never touched .. and the waitress calls him Mr Lambert, which is Skylers maiden name and apparently the alias Walt is traveling under ..
As I've said a couple times on the thread in the past, I am hoping for a finale a la Scarface .. and I think, (just my opinion) Gilligan has set it up that way .. I don't want to see Walt wither away in hospital bed on a morphine drip .. I want him to pay the ultimate price for the path he chose, and pay for that child he poisoned in order to regain his partners trust .. and Janes death, which might have just as well been murder ..
At the beginning, Walt had good intentions .. make some money, provide for his family if cancer took him .. etc .. but the spiral down kept sucking him in deeper and deeper and deeper ..
No series can go on forever, and I have to say for me, there have been few that have taken us all on a journey so riveting so dense that it will truly be missed when it's gone ..
The final season, when it gets here, will be too short and gone before you know it .. savor it while it's on ..Edited by mgkdragn - 7/10/13 at 8:44am