Goodbye Breaking Bad

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Kelsey Mix – Online Editor/Copy Editor

“GoodbyeBreakingBad” was the number one trending topic on Sunday night, when the hit series wrapped up its fifth season. The past few episodes have kept everyone on the edge of their seats, anxiously awaiting the fate of Walter White, Jesse Pinkman and the rest of the characters on the show.

Now I’m a huge Breaking Bad fan, I marathoned every episode on Netflix and even scoured the Internet for the remaining episodes that weren’t available yet. But something about this final episode left me wanting even more from the show—if that’s even possible.

I wasn’t very impressed with the episode. It left a lot to the viewers’ imaginations as to what happened next. You really didn’t know what happened with Skyler other than the fact that she’s filthy rich now. Oh, and the coordinates to where Hank and his partner were buried helped a bit too. I wanted a bit more closure with Skyler and thought that she’d pop up in the very end of the episode.

We saw Marie for all of 30 seconds talking on the phone about something so irrelevant that I can’t even remember. Do I sound bitter about this ending? This woman’s husband was just gunned down by what she believes was her brother-in-law and she doesn’t even know where he is!

We didn’t even catch a glimpse of Walt Jr. either, which kind of makes sense, but it still wasn’t too fantastic. I know he got his closure when he screamed at his father over the phone in the principal’s office, but with him being Walter White’s son, you would think he would have at least the 30 seconds Marie got.

My one wish for the series finale was for Jesse Pinkman to live and break free from the jerks that were holding him captive. And boy did I get my wish. Not only did Jesse live, but everyone else in that building was shot by Walt’s gun contraption out of his car—including Walt himself.

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Major spoiler alert here.

Throughout these past few episodes, I had a feeling that Walt was going to die. The cancer didn’t seem to get any better and it was evident that either that was going to kill him or someone else was. Or in the actual case, your own gun-wielding apparatus could shoot you. What I did like was that he was protecting Jesse as the last thing he did. He could have just let Jesse die with the rest of the guys, but I don’t think he had the heart to.

Which brings me to the best character on the show and my personal favorite, Jesse Pinkman. At the scene when he gets into the car and drives away screaming at the top of his lungs, I knew he was free. A part of me thought that he was going to crash into an oncoming car or something insane would cause him to die, but thank God for Vince Gilligan making sure he was okay.

That’s just my inner pessimist trying to think of other options for the finale. Even though I wouldn’t have liked it, it probably would’ve made for a more interesting episode.

I took to Twitter to see everyone’s reactions and everyone absolutely loved it. I think it’s just because it was the end of everyone’s favorite drama. I was so hyped up for this and I feel I was partially let down. There were some great parts to the episode, but they took it too slow for the first half hour and elaborated on certain things that didn’t need it.

Regardless of the finale, Breaking Bad will still be one of my all-time favorite shows and it’s definitely going to be one that I continuously watch on Netflix over and over again.

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