cameroncrazy1984: It's precisely this type of overhyped, breathless article that made me never watch the show to begin with.
DamnYankees: My only issue - the Stevia thing didn't make sense. How and when did he put ricin inside the Stevia packet? How did he know she'd sit at that table; just last week she'd sat at a different one. Why did he need to tell her what he did - now that she knows, can't she get treatment? Sloppy.
js34603: So the answer is no one? No one who expressed disappointment in the finale said anything about a murder rampage at Grey Matter?
js34603: Now it's fine to say the previous two episodes were the real "finale" and this episode was a denouement. If you're saying that, then you pretty much agree this episode is not as great as TFA thinks.
skinink: I liked the ending. There were a few places where things that happened were kind of a stretch, but overall it was good. My thing is I felt Jesse really should have killed Walt, even if Jesse showed during the whole series that he could kill but did not enjoy it.
SlothB77: Lots of loose ends remain for me:What does Jessie do? Badger/ Skinny Pete reunion?What happens to Sky? Does she get off? Does she get to keep the car wash?What does Saul do? He is in nebraska, right? Does he become a corn farmer?Where is the money? Who finds it? Who gets to keep it?Do the Schwartzes actually give Walt Jr the money?
Mid_mo_mad_man: cameroncrazy1984: It's precisely this type of overhyped, breathless article that made me never watch the show to begin with.I've been watching it this weekend with the wife. She's a huge fan of it. I personally think it is overrated. It's ok but not oh my god good. It's best if you ingore the cancer and taking care of his family premise. Look at it as someone who's always had to hold back his true nature. The cancer giving him an excuse to do what he does
Beer cap: cameroncrazy1984: It's precisely this type of overhyped, breathless article that made me never watch the show to begin with.You miss out on a lot of good things if you look for silly reasons to not take them in.
Shostie: cman: It was good, but the best ever?That is differentIt was your average Breaking Bad episode. Its hard to have the best episode ever when you have risen the bar that highI'd say the true finale came with the last two episodes.This was just mopping up and turning off the lights.
taxandspend: It was a very satisfying ending, even if it did play it too safe. Pretty much everything went down as expected with the exception of Walter saving Jessie. I did appreciate Walter getting one more brilliant invention in there at the end and watching Jesse choke the life out of Todd was as satisfying as anything this season. It wasn't as good as prior episodes in the show (Crawl Space, Half Measures, Ozymandias) and I'd probably rank it behind the Scrubs finale as the second best I've ever seen. But it was still damn epic.
Hoboclown: skinink: I liked the ending. There were a few places where things that happened were kind of a stretch, but overall it was good. My thing is I felt Jesse really should have killed Walt, even if Jesse showed during the whole series that he could kill but did not enjoy it.Him not killing Walt was the final victory for Jesse. The entire series has been Walt convincing Jesse to do things Jesse didn't want to do, convincing Jesse that this is what he wanted despite always feeling super guilty afterwards. That's why Jesse says "I want to hear the words. Tell me this is what you want." And then he refuses. He's truly free from Walt at that point.
js34603: Sorry it wasn't that great of a finale. Taken with the last couple episodes it sort of becomes a great last season, but just on its own this one episode was slow paced, and amounted to him hopping from place to place to tie everything up in unrealistically neat bow.Tohalijee or whatever was a much better episode. So was Ozymandias.
YoOjo: Walt's last scene alive, stroking the apparatus fondly, a homage to chemistry which along with his family was the love of his life - his last goodbye.So powerful.Plus I said this in the main thread but want to say it one more time, I defy anyone who has been divorced or lost a significant other not to feel overwhelmed at the scene where he one by one sees his family for the last time.So powerful.The show might or might not have set a new bar, that's a matter of opinion, but those two scenes will stay with me like the final minutes of the last episode of Six Feet Under.I'll take a break from televized drama now, always sensible at times like this as nothing else will come close for a while.
TeamEd: Brilliant show, bad ending.Walt was a more interesting and complex character when he was exiled to New Hampshire dying of cancer alone, hated and unable to give his family his money. And then, the last episode. Everything that happens after he leaves New Hampshire breaks his way. The last episode is him succeeding in setting his family up with money, avenging his honour, and dying on his own terms, satisfied.In one episode he turned from the man who was finally suffering the consequences of continually over-estimating his own genius back into the guy who's simply smarter and luckier than everyone./ He had no plans to survive the showdown with the Nazis (remember when he was so fascinated by the ending of Scarface?). He was always going to die. It's weird he gets to die satisfied, not feeling an ounce of the suffering Jesse has.
Champion of the Sun: It wasn't bad or anything, but I was totally underwhelmed. Everything happened exactly how I thought it would going into the finale. For a show that has always kept me guessing, was kinda disappointed.
Beer cap: I still want to know what Walt planned on doing if he had survived the M-60 carnage.
DamnYankees: Confabulat: Lydia and Walt ALWAYS sat at that table at 10 AM.She sat at a different table LAST WEEK! Seriously - just last week when she met Todd, they both sat at tables next to the window. The table in tonight's episode was a different table, not next to the window. I literally watched both episodes today, so unless I'm hallucinating, you're wrong.
DamnYankees: My only issue - the Stevia thing didn't make sense. How and when did he put ricin inside the Stevia packet? How did he know she'd sit at that table; just last week she'd sat at a different one. Why did he need to tell her what he did - now that she knows, can't she get treatment? Sloppy.Otherwise - absolutely great.
DamnYankees: cman: DamnYankees: I also do wish we had a little more emotional resolution for Jesse. All that happens is that he's set free, but he still has absolutely nothing in his life, Andrea is still dead, and he's emotionally tortured. Jesse didn't get a denoument - he'll probably die of drug overdose within a few months.I doubt thatAfter everything he went through I think Jesse would be done with the drug lifeIf he does drugs, it would just be weedI just think he'll commit suicide. Dude has crazy PTSD, insane guilt, no money, no education and no support system. There's no light at the end of that tunnel.
cman: It was good, but the best ever?That is differentIt was your average Breaking Bad episode. Its hard to have the best episode ever when you have risen the bar that high
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