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So the Breaking Bad finale was good, and gave us the ending Walt's trajectory had suggested. But damn. I admit to having hoped for a happier end than that.

Conversation in the comments, those who've seen it?

Date: 2013-10-03 01:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lillornyn.livejournal.com
It was an adequate ending, but something felt...too easy. After all that buildup, everything just sort of fell together, and that's antithetical to the way most of the rest of Breaking Bad is about everything falling apart. Not a single surprise. For my money, Ozymandius was the best episode of the final arc.

On another note, I *loved* the use of silence in this episode. So many of the scenes were totally devoid of dialogue, and it gave the actors a chance to really show off.

Date: 2013-10-03 03:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] akashiver.livejournal.com
>> everything just sort of fell together,<<

I anticipated that Walt would have a bit more trouble taking down Lydia and the Nazis. On the other hand, the writers only had 55 minutes, and by the time we'd got to minute 27 without the Nazis showing up, I suspected we weren't going to see much "try fail" on Walt's part.

I agree re: Ozy being the best episode. That was really Walt's downfall. "Granite State" and "Felina" were just denouement.

I had hoped that Walt & Jesse would partner up one last time to fight the Nazis. But I'll take the little nods between them at the end.

Date: 2013-10-03 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] douglascohen.livejournal.com
I don't know, I feel like given the content of the entire series, this was about as happy as we could hope for. Agreed that Ozy was the strongest episode of the final arc, but as a final episode this left me satisfied. That's all I really ask of my series finales. Too many of them are awful and leave a horrible taste in my mouth. With this one, I can look back and smile.

Date: 2013-10-04 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] akashiver.livejournal.com
It was a strong finish, & I'm glad that Vince G & co didn't screw the pooch at the last minute.

My disappointment isn't really with the storyline but with Walt -- dammit, I wanted the words "I'm sorry" to cross his lips in his conversations with Skyler & Jesse! But... he wasn't. He was sorry he'd lost his family, sorry people he cared about had been hurt, but not regretful for the decisions he'd made. I guess I'd expected (or maybe just hoped for) a more repentant Walt in the finale.

I also would have liked at least 5 mins more with Jesse. Poor Jesse. I'm going to take his box-making daydream as a real indicator of his future. If divine intervention could get Walt home, it can surely get Jesse to Alaska.

I mean, between all the fingerprints Jesse's got over that meth lab and the car blasting away from a massacre at 90 miles an hour, things wouldn't look good for Jesse if BB had a season 6. So I'm just going to assume that he gets clear and has a nice life. And runs into Flynn in Alaska one day, has a beer with him, & gives him a box from his new workshop.


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