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post #3691 of 4072
Love to hear Walter admit he love the whole ride, and knew he had to paid for his sins. That was good smile.gif


DJoel
post #3692 of 4072
What a great ending to a great show. Love the song they played at the end, just ...well perfect. Lydia convo was terrific. Can't find a fault with any. So rare we see a great show end on a great note, not sure when we'll see this again.

Sad to see it go,
post #3693 of 4072
Goodbye Breaking Bad...thanks for the last few years of great storytelling. Although it's going to be awhile before we get another show as consistently compelling, here's hoping it raised the bar for great television. Pitch perfect ending and I can't wait to revisit it again on blu ray. Kudos to all involved.
post #3694 of 4072
Well done BB, a fitting ending to a great show. I would of liked to see something done with Brock though.
post #3695 of 4072
Perfect. I'm never going to hear this song the same way again.
post #3696 of 4072
Now that's how you end a series. The music was awesome, the ending was fitting. I didn't watch this show at first but got the first four seasons on DVD and loved watching them all close together. The wait for these last episodes was painful. At some point I will go back and watch the whole series again because I just know that I'm going to struggle to find another series like this again.
post #3697 of 4072
gilligan has a tough road ahead. will be very difficult to live up to this standard...
post #3698 of 4072
What a fantastic ride Breaking Bad was! I loved the finale...still can't believe it's over. This show is going to be tough to top. Thanks for all the thrills, BB! Adios.
post #3699 of 4072
Very satisfying.

Walt wins in the end, gets pretty much what he wanted when he set out to cook, which is to provide for his family.

He outwits his enemies, mind ****s Gretchen and Elliott, probably has the most satisfying phone conversation ever.
post #3700 of 4072
Top 4 best episodes for me.

1: Ozymandias
2: Confession
3: Felina
4: Dead Freight
post #3701 of 4072
Anyone heard from Huell?
post #3702 of 4072
Somewhere tonight, I hope someone splashes a drink in David Chase's face.
post #3703 of 4072
It did not disappoint... just the perfect blend of character observation and deep emotional involvement plus that James Bondian way of dealing with the bad guys.

Not all of us will be capable of creating film or television of any caliber, let alone this caliber, but in hearing from cast and crew members in various venues down through the years, we the viewers were able to feel as if we were a part of this show just by following it. Like living through the music from 1965 through 1975. Like living through and with the movies of the 1970's. And living through this, in the present day, the real golden age of the "long form" in television.
post #3704 of 4072
did they stick the landing?...no, not completely...but they came about as close to it as any show in recent memory...was it a satisfying ending...yes for the most part...definitely better then the ending to X-Files, LOST and Sopranos but they didn't nail it...the scene with Walter admitting to Skyler that he didn't do it all for his family but rather because he enjoyed it was by far the best scene...the scene with Gretchen and Elliott was also well done and a clever way of ensuring Walter Jr. gets the $$ once he turns 18...everything else was sort of anticlimactic...the way Walt miraculously set the gun to auto fire and kill everyone inside was sorta wacky...would rather have seen him go all Scarface and do it manually

I also think they missed a golden opportunity to explain more of Walt's history with Gray Matter...why did he sell his stake in the company to Elliott for $5000?...what happened with him and Gretchen all those years ago...is it the best show of all time?...no, not for me...Top 5 definitely...Top 3 most likely...BB does get extra credit for being an original idea and not based on an existing book (like Game of Thrones)
Edited by TitusTroy - 9/29/13 at 9:19pm
post #3705 of 4072
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did they stick the landing?...no, not completely...was it a satisfying ending...yes for the most part...definitely better then the ending to X-Files, LOST and Sopranos but they didn't nail it...the scene with Walter admitting to Skyler that he didn't do it all for his family but rather because he enjoyed it was by far the best scene...the scene with Gretchen and Elliott was also well done and a clever way of ensuring Walter Jr. gets the $$ once he turns 18...everything else was sort of anticlimactic...the way Walt miraculously set the gun to auto fire and kill everyone inside was sorta wacky...would rather have seen him go all Scarface and do it manually

I also think they missed a golden opportunity to explain more of Walt's history with Gray Matter...why did he sell his stake in the company to Elliott for $5000?...what happened with him and Gretchen all those years ago...is it the best show of all time?...no, not for me...Top 5 definitely...Top 3 possibly

From what I gather hearing Vince speaking on Talking Bad. It seems that getting everything done is next to impossible. So many factors even out of his control, due to the networks, money etc etc. While I did find things predictable in the finale, it was expected. I knew Todd would be alive so Jesse could kill him. I also knew the hit men at Gretchen and Elliot were fake. I didn't know it was going to be Badger and Skinny Pete. I felt the gun in the car was fitting, he wasn't going to get near them with a weapon another way.
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post #3707 of 4072
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From what I gather hearing Vince speaking on Talking Bad. It seems that getting everything done is next to impossible. So many factors even out of his control, due to the networks, money etc etc. While I did find things predictable in the finale, it was expected. I knew Todd would be alive so Jesse could kill him. I also knew the hit men at Gretchen and Elliot were fake. I didn't know it was going to be Badger and Skinny Pete. I felt the gun in the car was fitting, he wasn't going to get near them with a weapon another way.

Vince Gilligan mentioned on Talking Bad that he was trying to wrap up all loose ends and answer all lingering questions...that's why I'm surprised he didn't fully address Gray Matter...the scene he mentioned not shooting because of time, $$ etc was a scene from the finale involving Walt at the gas station and running into one of his former students who recognizes him as Heisenberg...the BB finale was still in the upper tier as far as series finales go but just not the top as it could have been better...the first 30-40 minutes seemed to be a slow burn until the shootout at the end
post #3708 of 4072
This was a fantastic series finale!!! If you include the last three or four eps into one, it's a Legendary one.
Cheers BB!!!
post #3709 of 4072
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..the way Walt miraculously set the gun to auto fire and kill everyone inside was sorta wacky...would rather have seen him go all Scarface and do it manually

i thought that was flippin beautiful!! going the scarface route would have been too easy... been there, done that kind of thing. was it perfect? no, surely the guy sitting on the pool table would have seen him reach for the keys. regardless, i thought it was epic!
post #3710 of 4072
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i thought that was flippin beautiful!! going the scarface route would have been too easy... been there, done that kind of thing. was it perfect? no, surely the guy sitting on the pool table would have seen him reach for the keys. regardless, i thought it was epic!

plus how would Walt have even known the dimensions to the house to properly align the gun...also Vince Gilligan has frequently referred to BB as Mr. Chips turning into Scarface...so that would have been a perfect way to showcase that analogy...but the gun auto-firing is just a nitpick...BB is known for straining credibility at times...remember Jesse just happening to date the girl (Andrea) who's brother just so happened to kill Jesse's friend Combo...or how about Walt just by luck running into Jane's father in the bar after watching her die
post #3711 of 4072
Scarface ending would have been silly.

The ending was perfect and I don't think any series comes close to being as well written, directed and produced as Breaking Bad.

I can't wait for the Blu-Ray set to get those 55 hours of bonus features.
post #3712 of 4072
It was a remarkable finale and it lived up to its title. Heisenberg was dead and Walter came back to fix things. As discussed on Talking Bad, he probably wanted to kill Jesse too until he saw Jesse's condition. (Jesse messed up my predictions by refusing to kill Walt but he got to get revenge on Todd in an "up close and personal" way).

The series had fantastic season and series endings. They would surprise you and yet they never pulled anything out of their butts. When you would rewatch the show, everything followed logically and made sense. There was a lot of labor and love put into this show and it showed.

Vince Gilligan, maybe unlike other showrunners like David Chase, was not selfish about his vision and it was definitely a group effort and he allowed many other voices of good people to be heard which is, in my mind, why this show was so great. On Talking Bad, VG talked about how the writers went through every permutation of what could happen before settling on this.

The actors uniformly say how great it was to read new scripts and how everything just got better and better. They all talk about how each of their characters were important to them professionally and how, although they are all behind ending the show at this time, they seem to think that this might be the pinnacle of the material and characters they have to work with.

I think it was the alchemy of the right people and right crew and right case. VG talked about how he filmed the final because he just wanted to be with these people again one more time. He mentions how a camera operator had to move away from the viewer because he was crying during the Walt/Skyler scene. And that was a great scene, perfect wrap up of their relationship. Walt finally telling Skyler the truth.

I was amazed at how fast time was going with not a lot of action. It was almost 55 minutes in before he even got to the neo-nazis' camp. All set up and neatly dealt with. I'm glad that Walt gave the coordinates to Skyler even if just to give Marie some closure. I'm glad that Walt didn't let Flynn see him. I'm glad that Walt figured out a way to get money to his family and getting a bit of retribution from his former partners. I'm really glad that a bunch of nazis died and Walt got to finish off Jack.
post #3713 of 4072
Did anyone else have their brain going HUH, every time Flynn spoke on Talking Bad? Both times he was on he really just seemed to ramble and not make much sense in regards to the storyline of the show.
post #3714 of 4072
Vince Gilligan deserves some props for bringing up a plot point that I had completely forgotten about- the box Jesse talked about in group therapy...I love that they really made a conscious decision to resolve pretty much every single dangling plot thread from previous seasons- except for the big Gray Matter one
post #3715 of 4072
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The ending was perfect


+1 and Todd's Lydia ringtone...
post #3716 of 4072
Great ending to an amazing show! cool.gif
post #3717 of 4072
WoW ! Great Satisfying Ending to Fantastic Ride , ThanX Breaking Bad !
I was there from the 1st broadcast till the last , I never missed one episode .
I knew I was gonna hear Marty Robbins sing El Paso @ some point in the finale

Felina The girl the cowboy dies for in '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 life; nothing 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. "
post #3718 of 4072
Great!

Can't remember the last time I watched a show live, without DVR delay.

Best ending to a series!

Loved "Breaking" Bad Finger, how perfect-- Baby Blue. wink.gif

Just awesome!

Thanks for the entertainment cool.gif
post #3719 of 4072
Great ending and wrapup. El Paso a Marty Robbins favorite! Didn't make that connection. Local paper also pointed out that Felina is also an anagram for finale. It's details like that that illustrate what a great writer Vince is.
post #3720 of 4072
It was total Tony Montana ending. The difference is Tony had the brains of a Jack or Todd, and sorry where some believe Todd was smart but he was stupid. Where Walt is educated and put the gun in auto pilot. Also Vince is a huge TV fan and through out the series added comments about shows and past movies. Loved the series but still sticking with "The Wire" as the best show ever.
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