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The series finale.

Breaking Bad Season Five, Episode Sixteen “Felina” – [Official Text Credit: amctv.com]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Gretchen line – “If you wanna give your kids drug money, go do it yourself.”

Favourite Elliot line – “Okay, Walt, sure. That– that sounds reasonable. So what happens next?”

Favourite Badger line – “You know, I don’t exactly know how to feel about all this”

Favourite Skinny Pete line – “For real, yo; the whole thing felt kinda shady, you know, like, morality-wise.”

Favourite Kenny line – “Where do you want it.”

Favourite Uncle Jack line – “Oh gee, I don’t know. Anywhere but my living room?”

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Favourite Skyler line – “If I have to hear, one more time, that you did this for the family–”

Favourite Lydia line – “Todd, please, don’t make me walk you through this.”

Favourite Todd line – “Jesus.. Mr White..”

Favourite Marie line – “She said he looked exactly like the Unabomber.”

Favourite Walt line – “Elliot, if we’re gonna go that way, you’ll need a bigger knife.”

Favourite Jesse line – “Then do it yourself.”

Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange –

Walter: “Do it. You want this.”

Jesse: “Say the words. Say you want this! Nothing happens until I hear you say it!”

Favourite scenes –

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Well, they were all pretty fantastic this episode but definitely the laser pointer scene was a highlight because I was thinking – who could that be out there?

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Of course it was the excellent Badger and Skinny Pete.

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The scene with Lydia, Todd and Walt was a thing of beauty.

Notable Music – “Baby Blue” by Badfinger (On Youtube) plays as Walt dies and the police arrive.

Ending Song – The Breaking Bad theme composed by Dave Porter

Jesse Lightbulb Moment – Strangling Todd. That must have felt so great for Jesse.

Notable Shots –

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Skyler reflected in the microwave

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Did you happen to catch the numberplate?

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This shot of Walt, incredible.

Episode Running Time on DVD – 52m 59s (Extended version on Blu-Ray: 55m 14s)

DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – Inside Felina (On YouTube); Inside Breaking Bad – Making Felina (On YouTube); Commentary with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Diane Mercer and Nick Forshager; Extended Scene: “Spend It Wisely”; Special Features: “Fire in the Hole: M60 Test Footage”; “The Final Showdown” (runtime: 10:01); Alternate Ending (runtime 3m39s); Behind the Scenes of the Alternate Ending (runtime 5m06s)

Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 516 “Felina” with Vince Gilligan, Skip Macdonald, and Melissa Bernstein, as well as a segment with Aaron Paul. Running time 1 hour 49 minutes 6 seconds. Click here for the MP3 file. Click here for podcasts via the Apple iTunes store – podcasts are free.

Links to other reviews of this episode – AV ClubAlan SepinwallTV Critic

Snoskred Notes –

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I love the moment when Walt puts his watch on top of the payphone. It reminds me of one of the songs previously used – it was in the pilot as a matter of fact – Out Of Time Man by Mick Harvey which contains this lyric – Time don’t fool me no more – I throw my watch to the floor, it’s gone crazy. I always felt a bit like some of the lyrics in the early episodes were telling us the story of what was going to happen later and this is one of those moments.

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One thing I believe this episode really benefits from is the fact that Walt, being alone, does not have any opportunity to explain his plans – to someone else, or to us. Breaking Bad as a show, for the most part, has told us what will happen and then shown it to us, via Jesse and Walt planning things out.

We see all the elements coming together for what happens at the clubhouse, but we have no idea what it really means.

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The ricin cigarette finally gets used and thank the deities because that thing was discussed to *death* on all the internet forums. Stevia becomes the downfall of Lydia. She was so utterly obsessed with the stuff, too, it is kind of poetic.

Felina = an anagram for Finale.

The science of Breaking Bad – Felina

Episode Count –

Episode Count – And we’re DONE! No More Episodes!


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