The first wound cauterised is that of his erstwhile partners, Elliott and Gretchen Schwartz, last seen disavowing him and his (legitimate) achievements on national TV. But the higher he rises, it gets harder and harder for him to argue that he's just leaving a nest egg for his family. I don’t think that’s the right attitude – we’ve had a fitting end to high art. Walt has the money to flee into a kind of witness protection program for criminals, but he's giving up the family that he pretended to do so much for. TV finales are tough for some reason. 'Breaking Bad': Creator Vince Gilligan explains series finale . It is the sixteenth episode of season five and the 62nd overall episode of the series. À suivre. He kills all of the white supremacists that stole his blue meth recipe. 845. Where you start in a story is just as important as where you end. After all, it's not exactly good for a company's stock to have a co-founder become a murderous drug kingpin. If there's anyone in the show that knows what kind of monster Walt was, it's Jesse. Perhaps this systematic box-ticking is too neat for some tastes, but if nothing else, the show stayed utterly true to its characters; no-one’s ending rang false. Even when he dies, it's on his own terms. tunefind. Compare him to Gus Fring, the most successful version of what Walt clearly aspires to be. Even Badger and Skinny Pete received a fitting send-off. They'd started a business together, and when Walt needed a buy-out, Gretchen married Elliott, their other business partner, and the two became absurdly rich, partly through innovations that Walt had invented. Of course, most people would prefer their paychecks come from legitimate bosses and not various criminal drug lords in the crystal meth trade. Watch Breaking Bad Season 5 : Felina Full Episode Online for Free. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Perhaps that’s unfair to those whose lives he’s undoubtedly ruined, but the compensation he offers them is clearly due reparation in his own mind. Walt, unsurprisingly, does not see their side of things. If you need a helping hand to understand that final episode of Breaking Bad, well then, let's cook. He gets to accomplish everything that he left his mountain retreat to do. Online. Burger Buzz. The best we can hope for now is that someone else accepts the TV baton and makes something that can compare. This time out, there were a lot of loose ends that desperately wanted tying, all the show’s remaining hooks tantalisingly there. At the birthday party, Gretchen offers Walt a job, noting the company's "excellent health insurance" and acknowledging that it's only fair for him to have a place at the company that he co-created. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. And of course, his job as a crystal meth cook isn't exactly helping anybody except himself. We see this when he visits Skyler, not, at last, for selfish reasons, but to hand her the location of Hank’s corpse. Each of the final three episodes—"Ozymandias," "Granite State," and "Felina"—can function as a kind of ending for the show. Instead he forces them to put his huge stack of money into trust for his family, and pass it off as their own donation – the perfect ruse to funnel unlaundered dough to a family that hates him. How much you want to believe that Walt was a good man is dependent on how much you want to believe his lies. But that simply makes what he had been saying that bit more potent. It's reasonable that they would. He's a respected businessman, insanely rich, and feared by his rivals. He can't stand to accept pity, and he doesn't want to build a good life for his family if he's not the one who truly created it. Sure, it comes back eventually, but the loose justification for his actions—that he'll be dead soon and needs to leave something to his family—is patently untrue for most of the show. It all blows up, of course, partly due to Walt's loyalty to Jesse Pinkman, and partly due to Walt's continuing belief that he can do better than Gus. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Vidéos à découvrir. One of the hallmarks of the show is the leisurely way in which it allows itself the time to set its big moments up just so, usually to give themselves the chance to wreck our hopes and dreams as comprehensively as possible. Walt starts Breaking Bad by telling his family that he loves them, and that everything he did was for their sake. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Worse still, he admits to Jesse that he watched Jane die and did nothing. When he tries to convince his family to flee with him, his wife and son attack him, and Walt kidnaps his infant daughter. Superbe épilogue, qui installe plus que jamais Breaking Bad au panthéon des séries télévisées. Walt frees Jesse from slavery, and he even gets a kind of closure with Skyler and his infant daughter. Spoiler alert: Breaking Bad's 62nd and final episode, 'Felina', is a fitting end to a modern classic, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Walt's not just a bad guy in the moral sense. Les derniers épisodes de Breaking Bad seront diffusés sur OCS Max à partir du 21 décembre 2013. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? The entire show is extraordinarily explicit in just how many casualties Walt leaves in his wake while he pursues his own agendas. As Vince Gilligan once put it, "We always say in the writers' room, if Walter White has a true superpower, it's not his knowledge of chemistry or his intellect, it's his ability to lie to himself. We had a lot to get through. It’s a cathartic ending: he meets his end, but not before partially righting the wrongs he’d done to his loved ones. He threatens Gretchen and Elliott into giving all of his money to his family under the guise of a charitable donation. Walt is so lonely that he ends up paying Ed thousands of dollars just for an extra hour of his time. But the subtext of that journey is that Mr. White wasn't always so kind and considerate. It's an act of pity, sure, but it's also a genuine offer that would do exactly what Walt is supposedly after—assure that his cancer doesn't bankrupt his family. It's an ending that completes the larger arc of the show while remaining ambiguous enough to demand plenty of interpretations. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Walt ends up in a remote cabin where his only company, Ed "the Disappearer", comes by just once a month to drop off supplies. The titles of the first, fourth, 10th and final episodes of the second season of Breaking Bad go like this: ‘Seven Thirty-Seven’, ‘Down’, ‘Over’, ‘ABQ’. Lydia and Todd both die in gruesomely apt fashion. This is the tone for the whole episode: a man who’s come to terms with his personal failures and is simply trying to make amends. Well, it's over. After so many lugubrious turns, “Breaking Bad” came to an end on Sunday on an almost uplifting note. The appeal of Breaking Bad is pretty simple because it asks a question we've all probably wondered at least once. The only thing that brings him out of his mountain retreat is the possibility of passing on his ill-gotten gains to his family. Unusually though, things went as we might have wanted, rather than as we feared. It's almost a fantasy of Walt's ideal ending, and there are plenty of bizarre coincidences that would seem to back up that reading. We see it too at the showdown with the neo-Nazis, when he tackles Jesse out of the firing line: a final redemption of sorts there, too – nothing that could salvage a ruined relationship, but that at least sets the other man free. And then Walt has to watch as Uncle Jack and his white supremacist gang take away all his earnings, except one single barrel of cash. Created Mar 22, 2010. Walter White starts off as a timid chemistry teacher and ends the show as an infamous meth kingpin. TV Shows ; Movies; Games; Trending Music; Blog; Sign In; Join; Breaking Bad Soundtrack. WatchMojo. They’re either far too neat or far too messy, and for a show as nuanced, spare and, well, lauded as Breaking Bad, a lacklustre ending would have been devastating to its reputation. Walt turns down the offer angrily and makes a huge scene as he leaves. He murders Fring's old employees after they're sent to prison because it's cheaper to kill them than to keep paying for their silence. Instead, he thinks they're disrespecting him by not giving him the credit for what he's earned. Even his loyalty to Jesse (arguably one of Walt's few redeeming qualities) is off and on, and he often manipulates his poor assistant for his own ends. Even in the kind of purgatory that Walt lives in, he's still not free of his cancer, and he's constantly waiting for Ed to return with chemotherapy drugs. L'histoire de Walter White et Jesse Pinkman est donc bel et bien terminée. Much like the characters of a different AMC show, Walt is basically the Walking Dead. Walt then has to roll the barrel back towards civilization, passing by the pair of pants he lost in the very first episode. Breaking Bad's Final Scene - Walter White's Death. It's about as clear as it can possibly be that Walt is deeply, morally broken. 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