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fuck it i’ll just copy and paste my thoughts from the other BB post
God, where to begin?
Ok, that was basically perfect. I have one gripe but I will get to that.
It was completely unexpected and wonderfully surprising how they worked Gretchen and her husband into it. I worried that Walt would waste vengeance on them but it was perfect the way he used them.
The ending was as expected as an ending could be with this show, but it was so satisfying and cathartic.
My only issue is the ricin… I watched that coffee shop scene as close as I could and I still don’t know how Walt poisoned Lydia without her noticing. Not only that, but using it on her is just kind of anticlimactic after 5 seasons of build up with it considering she really didn’t have THAT much to do with the hell that rained down on Walt at the end.
Regardless, that’s small potatoes, and congrats Gilligan and Co. for making as good of a finale as they could.
Hey Dissident she was a creature of habit and was always at the same…oh, never mind, I see that you already knew that the first four times.
I was happy Lydia got the ricin. Mostly because calling that, (along with numerous other people), and calling that Walt would use Gretchen and Elliott to launder money to his family, (along with not quite as numerous other people), were about the only two things I got right about this wonderful, wonderful show.
Lydia died how she lived. She was sneaky and underhanded, and got what was coming to her. She had no trouble trying to murder anyone and everyone to protect herself but acted like she’d throw up every time she saw blood. The rest of the characters had their struggles but put their money where their mouths were when push came to shove.
Badger and Skinny Pete would have the best spinoff. I’m thinking that they take the money Walt gave them to produce their own Star Trek film that catches the attention of J.J. Abrams. He brings them in to collaborate on the franchise with Lindelof, Orci, and Kurtzman.
The most pivotal scene in this episode had to be where Walt says, “No, I did it for me. I did it because I liked it, I was good at it, and it made me feel alive.” What a perfect statement about playing a villain on tv.
idk if it was him as a villain as much as him as a person. some people do things whether they be bad or good that make them feel good or proud of themselves. the cancer was just an excuse for him to go off the track his life was on. the monotony was killing him then he saw jesse bail from that chicks window in the first episode and it all clicked for him. he justified it by saying he was doing i for his family. but really all along he did it because he was good at it and it made him feel confident. had he kept living his life without the cancer being a high school teacher it would have been unremarkable and mundane and i feel like he couldn’t deal with that kind of life doing that
I kinda feel like they pulled a reverse Scarface on us. Tony still dies, but he redeems himself a bit while also going out on his own terms. I think a character like Walter wanted it like that from the start, be against cancer or cartels or the DEA.
I’m really happy over the last couple of years more people caught on to the Shield. That show never made me root for a guy for so long and then just want to see him lose everything over the course of like 3 episodes
Honestly, I think The Shield was a better finale (like a 10 vs. a 9.999999999, but better nonetheless), if for nothing else than the little look on Vic Mackey’s face right before credits when he hears the sirens and grabs his gun. Breaking Bad was certainly the superior overall show, clearly.
It was perfect. Almost every loose end was wrapped up. I like to think that Huell and Brock uproot from New Mexico to look for Saul, but do good deeds along the way, like any great 80’s action/adventure series.