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Old Oct 3, 2013, 03:51 PM   #401
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According to Vince Gilligan, the writers also toyed with 5 alternative endings.

http://entertainment.time.com/2013/1...g-bad-endings/

#4 & 5 are just dark... darker than Ozymandias even. Glad they didn't go that route.
#5 would have been the best ending IMO. That kind of heavy "out with a bang" ending would be perfect considering how exciting the series was.
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Old Oct 3, 2013, 07:44 PM   #402
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Last Sunday, my girl and I were watching the finale, and at one of the final scenes, where Walt is lying on top of Jesse and grunts after being hit by the bullet, the power went out for about 10 seconds. Naturally we were both going absolutely hysterical, because as soon as the power came back on, it took the DVR about 10 minutes to "acquire satellite signal." Talk about terrible timing. It was a nightmare. We finally resorted to recording the later showing, and then watched the end of the episode in the morning before heading out.

All that craziness aside, I thought the ending was a perfect fit to the series. Although I wonder, I don't believe Walt actually planned on getting hit, so what was his original plan? Was he banking on Jesse shooting him? Was he planning on turning himself in and going to jail? He was very calm knowing he was about to die. Oh well, just some after-thoughts. Gonna miss the show, definitely.

On the bright side, Walking Dead season 4 premiere in 10 days!

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Last Sunday, my girl and I were watching the finale, and at one of the final scenes, where Walt is lying on top of Jesse and grunts after being hit by the bullet, the power went out for about 10 seconds. Naturally we were both going absolutely hysterical, because as soon as the power came back on, it took the DVR about 10 minutes to "acquire satellite signal." Talk about terrible timing. It was a nightmare. We finally resorted to recording the later showing, and then watched the end of the episode in the morning before heading out.
Heisenberg did it. Seriously, that would have driven me nuts.

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All that craziness aside, I thought the ending was a perfect fit to the series. Although I wonder, I don't believe Walt actually planned on getting hit, so what was his original plan? Was he banking on Jesse shooting him? Was he planning on turning himself in and going to jail? He was very calm knowing he was about to die. Oh well, just some after-thoughts. Gonna miss the show, definitely.
I agree that Walt wasn't planning to get hit. However, I think that he was at peace with whatever might happen, including being killed by Jesse or captured by the police. At that point, he'd accomplished what he set out to do: provide Skyler with an exit strategy, take care of Lydia, Todd, and Jack and his gang, and funnel a good size chunk of money to his children. But his non-instantaneous but still relatively quick death was perfect for him because he got one more opportunity to spend some time with his Baby Blue.
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Old Oct 3, 2013, 10:13 PM   #404
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Heisenberg did it. Seriously, that would have driven me nuts.
There's a scene at the end of the movie The Cable Guy (from about 15 years ago with Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick) where the cable guy falls on the satellite, and everyone's TV goes out just as some big important verdict is about to be announced. This felt exactly like that. It was 5 seconds of shock with our mouths wide open, followed by "WHAT!?!?" and "NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!" By the time the receiver finished rebooting, the show was already over.

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I agree that Walt wasn't planning to get hit. However, I think that he was at peace with whatever might happen, including being killed by Jesse or captured by the police. At that point, he'd accomplished what he set out to do: provide Skyler with an exit strategy, take care of Lydia, Todd, and Jack and his gang, and funnel a good size chunk of money to his children. But his non-instantaneous but still relatively quick death was perfect for him because he got one more opportunity to spend some time with his Baby Blue.
Considering how his life had completely fallen apart, the way he planned everything down to a T and leaving no loose ends with the people in his life was genius, starting with the Schwartzes. At the start of the episode, I thought they were goners for sure.
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Old Oct 4, 2013, 05:17 PM   #405
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I wonder what happened to Wendy?
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Old Oct 5, 2013, 10:56 PM   #406
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I also liked Marty Robbin's song El Paso at the beginning of the show. Felina wasn't a woman, it was the meth. I thought it was neat at the end when he put his blood soaked hand on the tank in the meth lab and you could see his reflection on the tank. He looked at that and saw himself.
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Old Oct 6, 2013, 10:57 PM   #408
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That it is. No more Heisenberg. What can I do now? Any chance you could get me in at Samsung?
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Old Oct 6, 2013, 11:25 PM   #409
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That it is. No more Heisenberg. What can I do now? Any chance you could get me in at Samsung?
Wait a sec. You're not a fellow Samsung astroturfer?

...so why the hell have I been giving you all these hotpockets?
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Wait a sec. You're not a fellow Samsung astroturfer?

...so why the hell have I been giving you all these hotpockets?
I'm a double agent. I work for Microsoft and Google. I'm like Mr. White taking down Gus Fring and the Cartel.
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Old Oct 7, 2013, 03:04 PM   #411
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amazing ending! and for anyone that hasn't seen it yet Walt dies.
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Old Oct 7, 2013, 06:22 PM   #412
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I'm a double agent. I work for Microsoft and Google. I'm like Mr. White taking down Gus Fring and the Cartel.
I don't...I don't know who you are. I don't even know who I'm dealing with here.
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Old Oct 7, 2013, 08:41 PM   #413
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I don't...I don't know who you are. I don't even know who I'm dealing with here.
Who are you talking to right now? Who is it you think you see? Do you know how much I make a year? Even I told you, you won't believe it. You clearly don't know who you're talking to, so let me clue you in. I am not in danger Renzatic, I AM the danger.
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 01:33 AM   #414
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I found this to be interesting. Anthony Hopkins wrote a letter to Brian Cranston about Breaking Bad. He loved the show and the acting. And coming from an actor like Hopkins, I this this is quite a tribute.

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I wanted to write you this email - so I am contacting you through Jeremy Barber - I take it we are both represented by UTA. Great agency.

I've just finished a marathon of watching "BREAKING BAD" - from episode one of the First Season - to the last eight episodes of the Sixth Season. [Ed note: There are in fact five seasons of Breaking Bad; this might have been wishful thinking.] (I downloaded the last season on AMAZON) A total of two weeks (addictive) viewing.

I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant!

Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen - ever.

I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullxxxx in this business, and I've sort of lost belief in anything really.

But this work of yours is spectacular - absolutely stunning. What is extraordinary, is the sheer power of everyone in the entire production. What was it? Five or six years in the making? How the producers (yourself being one of them), the writers, directors, cinematographers.... every department - casting etc. managed to keep the discipline and control from beginning to the end is (that over used word) awesome.

From what started as a black comedy, descended into a labyrinth of blood, destruction and hell. It was like a great Jacobean, Shakespearian or Greek Tragedy.

If you ever get a chance to - would you pass on my admiration to everyone - Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Aaron Paul, Betsy Brandt, R.J. Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Steven Michael Quezada - everyone - everyone gave master classes of performance ... The list is endless.

Thank you. That kind of work/artistry is rare, and when, once in a while, it occurs, as in this epic work, it restores confidence.

You and all the cast are the best actors I've ever seen.

That may sound like a good lung full of smoke blowing. But it is not. It's almost midnight out here in Malibu, and I felt compelled to write this email.

Congratulations and my deepest respect. You are truly a great, great actor.

Best regards

Tony Hopkins.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/1...n_4098441.html

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Old Oct 15, 2013, 09:26 AM   #415
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I found this to interesting. Anthony Hopkins wrote a letter to Brian Cranston about Breaking Bad. He loved the show and the acting. And coming from an actor like Hopkins, I this this is quite a tribute.
Oh that's just friggin bad ass.
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 09:50 AM   #416
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I found this to interesting. Anthony Hopkins wrote a letter to Brian Cranston about Breaking Bad. He loved the show and the acting. And coming from an actor like Hopkins, I this this is quite a tribute.
Wow. That's a great, great letter. I think, in almost any profession, receiving praise from your (respected) peers/contemporaries is far more flattering and means more than receiving praise from critics, "management", etc.
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Yeah, things don't get much better for an actor than getting props from Anthony Hopkins.
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Old Oct 17, 2013, 06:39 AM   #418
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24475159

Katzenberg offered to pay $75m for more Breaking Bad

Anyone see this? That is A LOT of money for three additional episodes.
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Old Nov 17, 2013, 12:54 PM   #419
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I love the garage scene!
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Old Nov 17, 2013, 01:06 PM   #420
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I love the garage scene!
Thanks! I needed a laugh today! I'm so bummed this show ended. Probably my favorite show ever!
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According to Vince Gilligan, the writers also toyed with 5 alternative endings.

http://entertainment.time.com/2013/1...g-bad-endings/

#4 & 5 are just dark... darker than Ozymandias even. Glad they didn't go that route.
I think this one is much better.
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 12:22 PM   #422
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i just finished the show. in 3 weeks. best ever.

i finally get to read everyones thoughts on it as i can't be spoiled!

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