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ec

climber
ca
Sep 29, 2013 - 11:41am PT
SNL Pinkman and Obama Care: @ 04:36
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Sep 29, 2013 - 11:51am PT
As Walt muses to junior while watching Scarface, "everyone dies at the end, it's great!"

He's gonna go out in a blaze of glory, on his own terms.

Will his family survive Walt's incoming war? I doubt it. Aryan's will attack his loved ones I bet.

It's going to be a good one.
gf

climber
Sep 29, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-netflix-gas-lets-users-inhale-multiple-seasons,33992/
Riley
this may be of use....
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Sep 29, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
quite the phnom... this "breaking bad".

I am amazed at the folks I know that regard it as the "best show" and "really good tv".

A fire chief on set last night said he watched it right before he went to bed then 3 more episodes in the morning. My other friend can't wait to find out what going on and talks about it way too much.
Most of the crew on a tv show I'm working on will talk about it for 20 minutes at a time.

I have no idea, we haven't had a tv in the house since '05.

Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Sep 29, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
Ya Riley, if you go back and watch all the episodes on netflix or something, you'll understand why we are all so hooked. You missed some amazingly well done parts of the series.
ec

climber
ca
Sep 30, 2013 - 06:57am PT
'Gotta love the M60 idea...

'loose ends tied...

The End
John Butler

Social climber
SLC, Utah
Sep 30, 2013 - 07:47am PT
I can't remember a better series ending...

But I really can't remember much :-)
ec

climber
ca
Sep 30, 2013 - 09:15am PT
A Clear Ending to a Mysterious Beginning

By ALESSANDRA STANLEY
Spoiler alert: this article contains plot twists from the finale.

After so many lugubrious turns, “Breaking Bad” came to an end on Sunday on an almost uplifting note.

Walter White died, of course, but first he ran the table of revenge, settling score after score with mathematical precision. He went out with a big finish: his ingeniously rigged machine gun mowed down the entire Aryan Brotherhood gang in a fantastical killing spree that was almost like a scene from a Quentin Tarantino movie. (As bad guys go, the next best thing to a Nazi is a neo-Nazi.)

It was a fitting ending, and predictable in only some ways. Crime didn’t pay and Walter lost just about everything, including his life. But it was also, by the show’s bleak, almost Calvinist standards, a relatively happy ending. It wasn’t, as he so often feared, all for nothing – he found a way to get his money to his children. He also saved Jesse, actually taking a bullet for him by throwing himself on top of the younger man to protect him from the machine gun fire. He even made up with his wife, Skyler.

It was way too late for contrition, but there was a confession and even a kind of deathbed conciliation. Walter for the first time told Skyler the truth about his reason for cooking meth and becoming a drug lord. “I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it,” he said. “And I was really, I was alive.”

After so many layers of lies, that blunt admission won him at long last the shadow of a loving smile. And that was almost the same look that Walt exchanged with Jesse as the two parted for good, a glint of recognition and farewell.

Then again, the episode began with Walter still alive but already a ghost, walking in and out of secured mansions, public diners and even Skyler’s house undetected, almost as if invisible.

Perhaps the best thing about the finale of “Breaking Bad” is that it actually ended. So many shows, notably “The Sopranos” and “Lost,” have gone dark without anything approaching finality. Here, the writers were so determined to not leave unfinished business that the last episode was called “Felina,” an anagram of finale. And almost every loose end was tied. In some cases, a little too tightly, and in others, not quite as much.

The all-important ricin, like Chekhov’s gun, had to actually be put to use at long last. And it was almost comical that Lydia, so prissy and exacting, was poisoned with a packet of her beloved Stevia sweetener.

In a later scene, the writers underscored the point, showing Lydia in bed, pale and sickly as Walter explains to her over the telephone that he poisoned her drink at the diner. But that was almost overkill: when Lydia tapped the sweetener into her camomile tea, the camera zoomed in on her mug of tea as it clouded up — as ominous as a glass of milk in a Hitchcock movie.

Even the dreamy scene where Jesse, still in shackles in a meth lab, fantasizes that he is in a woodworking shop sanding a beautiful box had a precise antecedent: in an episode when Jesse was in group therapy, he reminisced about the satisfaction he felt in high school of making a perfect box from “Peruvian walnut with inlaid zebrawood.”

When Walt died, it was to the tune of “Baby Blue” by Badfinger, which begins with the words, “Guess I got what I deserve.”

The ending was clear enough; it was the beginning that was left ambiguous.

The finale circled back to Gretchen and Elliott Schwartz, Walt’s former partners at Gray Matter. Walt broke into their mansion and cleverly blackmailed the couple into providing his children with the millions he couldn’t give them directly. And it was a delicious scene: When Elliott fearfully brandished a small blade, Walt said gently, “Elliott if we’re going to go that way, you’ll need a bigger knife.”

But the show never fully spelled out why Walt broke away from Gretchen and Elliott in the first place.

There were hints throughout the series. On several occasions, Walt accused them of cheating him out of his share; that bitterness seemingly helped steer him into his life of crime. But it wasn’t clear that his version was correct — in an episode where they confront each other at a restaurant, Gretchen said that Walt left her without any explanation. And the true story never came out.

“Breaking Bad” brilliantly tracked Walt’s transformation from teacher to criminal mastermind. But it’s still a mystery why that talented chemist turned his back on fame and fortune and became a humble high school chemistry teacher.

That is one secret Walter White took to the grave.

http://tv.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/arts/television/breaking-bad-finale.html?_r=0&pagewanted=print
Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA
Sep 30, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
Going to see finale tonight ( did not read spoiler), really enjoy the show .
Meanwhile last weekend we set up two routes named after the show:
"Breaking Bad 5.11" and "Tuco Salamanca 10+" just across River bolder in YNP

"Breaking Bad 5.11"  on the left and "Tuco Salamanca 10+" on the right
"Breaking Bad 5.11" on the left and "Tuco Salamanca 10+" on the right
Credit: Alexey
ec

climber
ca
Sep 30, 2013 - 07:47pm PT
Where's "Yo, Bitch!"?
Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA
Sep 30, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
ec, no kidding , "Yo, Bitch!" is coming next, we already spot the line with this name next to "Tuco"
abrams

Sport climber
Sep 30, 2013 - 08:33pm PT
I thought our party would never end last night! Replaying select parts
over and over to much applause.
A materpiece!


Credit: abrams
My baby blue
Did you really think, I'd do you wrong?


abrams

Sport climber
Sep 30, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Credit: abrams
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Sep 30, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
So excited to never hear about Breaking Bad again... until they reuse the Weeds formula once more. What will it be next time? A retired Navy Chief with a terminal brain defect who starts importing heroin from Nevadastan to fund climate change deniers... filled with awkward near escapes for seasons?
Port

Trad climber
San Diego
Sep 30, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
Best episode? What do you all think?
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 30, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
I got hooked from the start..named this climb back in 2009...http://www.mountainproject.com/v/breaking-bad/106715538
dirtbag

climber
Sep 30, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
Face Off

The episode where Walt blows up Tuco's "office"

The episode where Walt blows up that as#@&%e's car in season 1

Gosh, I don't know, there are so many...
Port

Trad climber
San Diego
Sep 30, 2013 - 09:22pm PT
I love this video montage of cooking. 8th Episode of season 5.



blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Sep 30, 2013 - 09:30pm PT
Best episode? What do you all think?

The pilot (first episode) really. Beginning and end of the series were by far the best to me -- although I liked it all, the middle couple years sorta dragged on and got away from what made it a cool concept--guy with terminal cancer who had limited time to do what he had--or wanted--to do.
The middle seasons got away from that, but they all their moments--I liked the episode where Jesse shot Gale--sorta of a moral point of no return.

One thing the series never really addressed that a lot of fans were wondering--why did the brilliant, ambitious mastermind "settle" for being a high school teacher (I mean no disrespect to teachers, and was sorta bothered when parts of the show implied that were anything wrong with being a teacher--just that Walter started and ended his life with different aspirations, so what got off track?)


dirtbag

climber
Sep 30, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
It was implied that the Schwarzs screwed him over.

The episode where Gale was shot was very good, a dark episode, but it was a dark series overall.

One of my favorite moments was when they broke into the Albuquerque PD evidence compound in season 5 and used that giant magnet to wipe out the hard drive.
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