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    badger and skinny pete's role in this episode was great.
    the show overall? perfect ending.

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    I thought it'd be damn near impossible to surpass the intensity of the To'Halijee episode. Vince Gilligan is a ****ing genius. So much brilliance in this episode. The return of Skinny Pete and Badger (and the whole ****ing scene with the Schwartzes), Walt finally telling Skyler the truth, Uncle Jack dying in a similar way as Hank (except Hank went out with pride and Jack went out as a pussy) - and this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Diehard View Post
    I thought it'd be damn near impossible to surpass the intensity of the To'Halijee episode. Vince Gilligan is a ****ing genius. So much brilliance in this episode. The return of Skinny Pete and Badger (and the whole ****ing scene with the Schwartzes), Walt finally telling Skyler the truth, Uncle Jack dying in a similar way as Hank (except Hank went out with pride and Jack went out as a pussy) - and this:
    Part of me wanted to hear Walt say "Cigarettes will kill ya" or something equally punny right after the headshot.
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    Awe. ****ing. Some.
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    Perfect. Fing prefect

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    And THAT'S how you do it folks. A beffitingly baddass end proving once again JUST HOW MUCH BETTER Breaking Bad was than pretty much everything, ever, in all aspects. And the final shot with the camera ascending looking down as if it was Walt's spirit rising--and with that song--is still giving me chicken skin. So, SO good. Damn you chicken skin! Let me sleep! To stimulated still, and seesawing between being perfectly satisfied and finally at peace--and lonely, sad and empty. I'm gonna miss the hell out of this show.
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    So Breaking Bad is now over and I loved loved loved the show but I'm gonna be nitpicky since I see nothing but universal praise everywhere I look. I thought the ending was good but just a bit too safe. Everybody got what they wanted, or in some cases what they deserved. Personally I thought it was too neat but considering how badly some shows have ended lately Breaking Bad did very well. One thing it did suffer from was how generic the villains were. Just Nazi bad guys with no redeeming qualities or intriguing personalities. Todd was the only interesting one but he was always a henchman and a follower, watching Jesse pay him back for Andrea was a treat though. I think Jack humoring Walt because he mentions Jesse when his henchmen were already dragging him out to put a bullet in his head didn't quite hold up. He even got Jesse out of that hole just to prove a point to a dead man. I get pride but that was stretching it a bit. The showdown against Gus was by far my favorite part of the show, now there's a villain. Oh, and some of the music was clever but a bit too on the nose.

    But in the big picture it was a satisfying ending to one of my favorite shows ever. Glad Walt finally admitted to himself that he loved it. Him affectionately touching the tank, seeing his reflection as he collapses was somehow a very moving moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrown View Post
    So Breaking Bad is now over and I loved loved loved the show but I'm gonna be nitpicky since I see nothing but universal praise everywhere I look. I thought the ending was good but just a bit too safe. Everybody got what they wanted, or in some cases what they deserved. Personally I thought it was too neat but considering how badly some shows have ended lately Breaking Bad did very well.
    This is pretty much how I felt. In my opinion, Breaking Bad was challenging The Sopranos for best TV show of all time. All I felt they needed was a killer ending to surpass it, but instead they went with the fairy tale ending. Perhaps I'll feel differently after another run or two through the full series, but right now I just feel let down.
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    Series finale review: Breaking Bad - Felina: Its all over now, baby blue

    I don't know. I'm going to be mulling over "Felina" for a while, and mulling over what, if anything, it has to say about this show's place in the larger pantheon. This last stretch of episodes has been so incredible that nothing short of epic failure at the very end would have knocked "Breaking Bad" off its perch. This was far from epic failure, and to a degree the previous three episodes were so messy and so devastating that the show practically earned the right for this vaguely happy ending. Walt defeats all his enemies, but dies in the process. Flynn may be getting $9.7 million (give or take taxes and legal fees), and Skyler may be avoiding prosecution, but I imagine both would rather have Hank alive, and their family intact. Jesse goes free, and for a moment seems genuinely happy as he roars down the open road, but he'll be carrying the physical and emotional scars of his association with Mr. White for the rest of his life.

    Because of all that, "Felina" doesn't feel like a cheat, or a massive misstep, or an overreach. This is one of the greatest shows of my lifetime, and nothing in this concluding chapter changes that.

    But it also felt so neat, and so orderly, in such an un-"Breaking Bad" sort of way, that I don't think I can give the show bonus points for its last episode in the same way that "The Shield" or "Six Feet Under" get extra credit for their finales. Most of this last half-season was astonishing, but I don't think Gilligan was just being self-effacing when he said "Ozymandias" was the best episode they ever made. That was, essentially, where the story of Walter White ended. These last two weeks have been an extended epilogue, the first half ("Granite State") gut-wrenching, the second half satisfying and tidy.

    I understand why Hardwick, and so many of the people I follow on Twitter, were so pleased with the ending. In an era where the great dramas so often overreach, obfuscate or stumble in their conclusions, this was definitive. These were the final, unmistakable steps on the path Walter White put us on nearly six years ago.

    But given everything that Walt had been through, and put us through, over these 62 episodes, I think I might have preferred the whole package be wrapped in a bow that wasn't so tight. "Granite State" suggested a world in which Heisenberg was dead and useless, but "Felina" brought him back to life, briefly more potent than ever before. It's a more cathartic, upbeat conclusion than if the series had ended with Walt getting into Robert Forster's van or living alone in that snowy cabin, but is it ultimately a more fitting one for this series?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrown View Post
    So Breaking Bad is now over and I loved loved loved the show but I'm gonna be nitpicky since I see nothing but universal praise everywhere I look. I thought the ending was good but just a bit too safe. Everybody got what they wanted, or in some cases what they deserved. Personally I thought it was too neat but considering how badly some shows have ended lately Breaking Bad did very well. One thing it did suffer from was how generic the villains were. Just Nazi bad guys with no redeeming qualities or intriguing personalities. Todd was the only interesting one but he was always a henchman and a follower, watching Jesse pay him back for Andrea was a treat though. I think Jack humoring Walt because he mentions Jesse when his henchmen were already dragging him out to put a bullet in his head didn't quite hold up. He even got Jesse out of that hole just to prove a point to a dead man. I get pride but that was stretching it a bit. The showdown against Gus was by far my favorite part of the show, now there's a villain. Oh, and some of the music was clever but a bit too on the nose.

    But in the big picture it was a satisfying ending to one of my favorite shows ever. Glad Walt finally admitted to himself that he loved it. Him affectionately touching the tank, seeing his reflection as he collapses was somehow a very moving moment.
    I think part of the universal acclaim is the fact that people were worried that the end was just going to leave a lot of questions unanswered or would otherwise be unsatisfactory. I know I was. They played it safe with a crowd-pleasing ending which tied everything up with a neat little bow, yes, but it was done very, very well. I thought the last scene of the show was as good as any scene of the show. It was bittersweet, it had an emotional impact, yet I didn't feel that someone was trying to manipulate my emotions. While it was not the best, I thought it was a very solid Breaking Bad episode, which is all I can ask for.

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