Yeah....I don't think Walt goes to jail either. I think the last few posts have it close.
I wonder if Walt is going to get to a point where he kills Jesse, or has ("has") to come close to it. To a degree, dramatically, it feels like this is inevitable.
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I watched the three reruns last night and they played what I thought was the best episode from Season 2. Forgot how good of a job they did with showing the effects of drug use on a family without being preachy. It was the one were Jessie is trying to get his meth back from the meth users who stole an ATM.
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I think the show foreshadowed how it is going to end. Walt has mentioned a few times how he loves Scarface. And then the first scene of the first episode of this season he is seen buying guns with a different name while hes at Dennys. Hes going out in a blaze of fire
Beyond that, this show has never been "realistic". Most television isn't. I think the word people are actually searching for is "believable," and that's a matter of opinion, but I think everything that's happened has been believable within the framework the show has established.
I've read on different blogs, that the show is actually more "realistic" than you'd think. For instance, the end game with Walt, is not as far out in left field as you'd initially think and similar situations have been documented in "real life". I've also read, that when it comes down to a lot of the details, the writers are pretty accurate with that stuff as well.
As for the ending, I have visions of everything fast forwarding 15 years, Walt has retired from the 'game' by the skin of his teeth, but w/ more money laundered than he could ever hope to spend. He's working in the office at the car wash when one of the employees comes in w/ a bag of his "blue meth creation" found in one of the cars he was cleaning. The same type of Blue Meth which Walt and the DEA had thought completely vanished. The blue meth, Walt's formula is found in the trunk of his daughter's car, and so the empire is reborn......
The scarface scenerio is more likely, and something that Vince Gilligan has mentioned before as an inspiration for Walt's character.
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I actually would go the other way and I think that Gilligan has done an amazing job of showing how utterly terrible that life style would be. I realize different people see it different ways but cool and entertaining to watch? The best. Real life? No thanks.
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I think he gives Walt some kind of ultimatum and tells him to leave town, disappear and never come back. At least that's what I'd do in the same situation. Thus, the diner scene with the fake ID etc. Or maybe Walt pulls off some science and fakes his death.
I haven't watched Breaking Bad in awhile.. the wife and I are currently watching the Sopranos (I've seen in multiple times...she's never watched it). I hope I have enough time to run through the whole series before the finale starts. It's probably the best show I've ever seen. Easily top 3.
I'm not criticizing this choice and I do think it's a deliberate choice. The show is a character study more than indirect social commentary, and increasingly so as the seasons have gone on. I do wonder if those larger questions will come back though. If Walt is due for any kind of redemption I feel like that has to be part of it...or not that it has to be, but it would be very effective on top of any kind of come-to-jesus moment on a personal level (which absolutely does have to happen). Walt rationalizes everything he's doing on a very inward-looking, oblivious level; he cannot rationalize effectively if he looks outside of himself. A realization of that world, the chain reactions of what his actions set off, would go a long way in closing up the show and re-humanizing him, because the disconnect from his family doesn't seem to be helping him toward those realizations. Of course, as covered, it will probably be too late.
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