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The finale

Oh. My. God. Isn’t Vince Gilligan a genius? In “Felina,” the final episode of “Breaking Bad,” he managed to tie up all the important loose ends and make as much of the bad stuff of preceding episodes right. Heisenberg, the bad fairy, came back to town and, as a chastened Walt, waved his magic wand, breaking good in the end.

Walt’s being able to possibly get his money to his family by scaring those smug yuppie Schwartzes with Skinny Pete and Badger holding laser pointers in the dark was priceless. But, for me, the best was seeing Jesse come to life, kill Todd (callback to Walt’s killing of Krazy 8, but with joy), and be given a choice of how to deal with Walt. Do the opposite of what he says he wants and make a mad dash for freedom!! Scars notwithstanding, Jesse can now become the man he was meant to be — engage in woodworking instead of meth-making art, and maybe help care for Brock.

Was it a bit unrealistic that Walt could steal a car and go back to the cabin to get the rest of his money right under the noses of the New Hampshire police, then drive all the way to New Mexico and tick off all the items on his to-do list in 24 hours? Sure. But who cares?

I rooted like hell for the good-fairy Walt, and cried happy tears when he died among his beloved tools, having admitted and righted many wrongs. Much better than being locked up or dying of cancer. I thought the “Special Love” song playing at the end was for Jesse until I read or heard somewhere that “baby blue” is actually supposed to be the blue meth. I don’t care — it’ll always be Jesse for me. Walt did care about him and for his family to the best of his ability.

I was also glad to see some reconnection between Skyler and Marie. We may not always be able to do it, or do it right, but love really does make the world go ’round.

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Just Got a Clue about the Ending

Just Got a Clue about the Ending

Hey, everybody –

I just got a little clue about the ending of “Breaking Bad.” I saw online recently that the name of the last episode of the final eight this summer/fall is “Felina;” in fact, I saw a photo someone took of the title page of the episode script in Betsy Brandt’s hand (which means Marie survives, at least until the final episode).

Okay…A minute ago, I was listening the “Grateful Dead” singing “El Paso.” You know – the song about the cowboy who loves the “Mexican maiden” named Felina in the “west Texas town of El Paso”? He has to flee for his life into “the badlands of New Mexico.” But his love for Felina is stronger than his fear of death. He returns for her, and dies of a bullet in his chest as she kneels lovingly by his side.

Remember the opener/teaser of the first episode of Season 5? Walt gets an automatic rifle from the gun man, and some people have speculated that he’s prepared to die to protect someone or some people. There may or may not be a real Mexican (or Chicana) maiden named Felina involved (new girlfriend for Jesse? Girlfriend for Walt?). Maybe Jesse will end up being the rescuer of Chicana maiden Angela or one of her relatives…Another possibility: Felina’s an assassin for the Mexican drug cartel, assigned to fulfill the prediction of the “Negro y Azul” narcocorrido. She could also be a relative of Gus Fring (his daughter?) bent on revenge. My final idea is that “Felina” could be an alias for Lydia. Mike and Walt once threatened her, and she doesn’t seem like the type to forget it — perhaps a bit of a stretch, since she lives in Houston, but the deed could take place in El Paso.

Maybe this isn’t as big of a revelation as you were hoping for…but it’s a piece…Felina means “cat like.”

Okay – I’ll go back into my re-watch cave. I’m up to Season 2, Episode 8: “Better Call Saul,” and I’ve written my summaries for the first seven episodes, but I’m not going to post them until I’ve finished watching Season 2.

See ya on the flip flop…

 

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