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Old September 24 2013, 09:40 PM   #616
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Re: Breaking Bad Final Half Season

Wow, that's pretty cool and gives even greater dimension to Kevin Cordasco 's tragic story.
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Old September 24 2013, 09:52 PM   #617
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Here's a tidbit article from the LAist all about how and why Elliot and Gretchen reappeared this week:

http://laist.com/2013/09/24/how_dyin...d_breaking.php
A sad story. And the article is not spoilery as long as you've seen up to Granite State.
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Old September 24 2013, 09:55 PM   #618
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Sad, but I have to agree with Aaron Paul on something.

Why is an 8, or 10 year old watching this vey mature show?!?!

I found out what happens to Jesse. A faith worst than death.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SEL27xiJGQ

He overbid but $132.
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Old September 24 2013, 10:18 PM   #619
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Sad, but I have to agree with Aaron Paul on something.

Why is an 8, or 10 year old watching this vey mature show?!?!
He was sixteen when he died this year, so probably eleven when the show started if he watched it from the beginning. I doubt there's anything on the show that an eleven - sixteen-year-old hadn't already heard of.

Who's going to tell a kid who's dying of cancer that they're not old enough to watch a mature-themed TV series? He's been through shit most adults can't possibly fathom.

Plus, he related to the battle with cancer, so the show had a deeper meaning to him.
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Old September 24 2013, 11:29 PM   #620
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Old September 25 2013, 02:37 PM   #621
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Great episode, I think it was just as good as the previous one but in a different way. It was something we rarely see on television, it was an episode exploring the aftermath of the last six years. Were it not for the flash-forwards earlier in the season and the lack of resolution to Jesse's story, it would almost have worked as a series finale, in a similar vein to The Shield's ending.

I'm glad they brought Eliot and Gretchen back into things. I was hoping we'd see some of them in the final season but had assumed that it was too late for them to show up again, so that was a nice surprise. And the way that the episode ended with the extended theme song was a really great touch.
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Old September 25 2013, 02:46 PM   #622
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Re: Breaking Bad Final Half Season

What I'm thinking at this point is that "Granite State" was our opportunity to breathe and reflect on how everything came to this, because the finale is going to be so relentless as to not give us the chance.
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Old September 25 2013, 05:59 PM   #623
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Great episode, I think it was just as good as the previous one but in a different way. It was something we rarely see on television, it was an episode exploring the aftermath of the last six years. Were it not for the flash-forwards earlier in the season and the lack of resolution to Jesse's story, it would almost have worked as a series finale, in a similar vein to The Shield's ending.
One thing I find particularly noteworthy with this series and the handling of the ending is that by all accounts, Ozymandias would likely be where most shows would end, even if they were allowed that much closure! We've got these two, lingering but steady episodes that really cover the bases of the aftermath. I'm going on this assumption based on VG stating that Ozy is the best episode and probably contains the most exciting conclusion to Walter's story with his family.

Actually, you could take it beyond that and accept the fact the Walt is living out a purely Frankenstein-esque existence in his cottage. He should be dead and rightly so - but he's bought himself a little bit of extra time and since his hate and his money is all he has left, he'll be hunting down and destroying all that crossed him. I still think the final scene may end up with not only his death - but the money as well. I have a feeling he will success against Jack and his gang but probably not Jesse... or even Marie. I love the idea that Marie kills Walt.

Depending of course on how things settle in the final - I completely agree that Ozymandias could have been a finale. I can only hope that in the future, some shows are able to replicate this incredibly satisfying approach to narrative - provided they are able to see out their creative vision, of course.
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Old September 25 2013, 06:16 PM   #624
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I have this picture in my head of Walter getting shot, falling into his money as he dies with a smile on his face! Would give a visual meaning to the term 'Blood Money'
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Old September 25 2013, 07:57 PM   #625
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The Breaking Bad finale episodes remind me of the final episodes of Six Feet Under. There is one scene a few episodes from the end I could picture as just fading to black and ending it. But instead we get a few extra episodes to really finish up the story.

The finale is going to either really be a bloodbath or only Walt dies. i don't see a middle ground happening. Walt kills everyone, he has his money, his legacy and nothing else and lives years alone and sad. Or when he tries to kill everyone he is shot and thrown into a hole never to be found as his blue meth still ships everywhere but under a different name.
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Old September 25 2013, 09:14 PM   #626
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The ultimate dark ending might be somehow Walt being responsible for the deaths of Walt Jr. and/or Skyler. However, the story often delivers the satisfaction that it builds on and so I highly doubt that will come to pass.
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Skyler maybe, but I can't see that happening to Walt Jr. He's an innocent in all this from the beginning. I highly doubt they would go there, even Gilligan.

I just hope they don't do a Sopranos with it. Wasn't cool then, sure as shit ain't cool now.
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Old September 25 2013, 09:51 PM   #628
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I just hope it's not Riker on the holodeck.
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Old September 25 2013, 10:38 PM   #629
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I just hope it's not Riker on the holodeck.
I know. They did all that and they still said it wasn't just a bad holodeck game. Horrible ending.
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Skyler maybe, but I can't see that happening to Walt Jr. He's an innocent in all this from the beginning. I highly doubt they would go there, even Gilligan.

I just hope they don't do a Sopranos with it. Wasn't cool then, sure as shit ain't cool now.
Plenty of innocents have died on this show.

I was afraid they'd kill Skyler last week, when Todd and Friends showed up in Holly's bedroom.
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