Again, this contains spoilers. Read at your own peril.
So far, Breaking Bad’s final season has been a critical and cultural success. Actually saying success would be an understatement. The writers and staff of this fine show have produced one of the most spine-tingling, thrilling shows that has ever been produced, and it has fans watching the clock every Sunday waiting for the next episode. I’m completely hooked. There’s no way around it. Each and every Sunday night I am totally locked in with my eyes bulging and my jaw dropped at what has transpired in front of me.
Now, a few weeks ago I posted 5 predictions for Breaking bad season 5. So far…let’s just say I haven’t been perfect. I’d like to re-review some of these and we’ll see how it has gone so far.
- Hank doesn’t arrest Walt…right away – So this one was right for the most part. Though the writers took it in a very different way than I was expecting. They basically laid all of their cards on the table immediately, as Hank punched out Walt at the first chance he got. Unfortunately, he had no evidence, so he couldn’t get him right away.
- We haven’t seen the last of Gus – Welp. I was wrong. There’s been no mention of him or the cartel. I think this is a done deal
- Holly is going to die – Nope. The cute little baby in pink has barely had any screen time outside of the first episode. I wonder who is watching her nowadays.
- Walt’s death – Too soon to tell…though it sure looks like we’re heading that way.
- The end will not be happy – Again, too early to tell…but man is it looking grim.
So I’m basically 1 for 5. In all honesty? On a show like Breaking Bad that’s not too bad. They have taken us for so many twists and turns that I am not even trying to think ahead anymore about what might be coming up while I’m watching an episode. I’m just allowing the ride to go with me strapped in along. This past week’s episode probably left me more comatose than any other episode I’ve watched this season. Breaking Bad is able to set up an ending of an episode that could end two minutes earlier than it does. Every fan would have been in awe of last week’s ending if they would have faded to black with both parties pointing their guns at one another, anticipating if a shot would be fired. But, just like the first episode of this half season, they decided to go that extra couple of minutes to give the fans what they wanted immediately. Not many other shows would go to those lengths that quickly.
So I have three final predictions for this final season. Three things where if I go 1 for three I’ll feel pretty good.
- Hank and Gomez don’t survive the gunfight – There were about seven neo-nazis there in the desert and 2 DEA officers. Yeah I don’t like their odds. I just can’t see any way that they get out of this situation.
- The Neo-Nazis capture Jesse – From the flash forwards form the beginning of the season we see that Walt has changed his identity and grown his hair back, meaning he’s not back in the meth game. We all can tell that Todd’s uncle wants to make as much money as possible, and Jesse is second to Walt in the quality of meth production. Walt has sworn off the business and is too powerful to be coerced into cooking again. This only leaves Jesse.
- Walt goes on the run, and then comes back to avenge Hank and rescue Jesse –If we’ve seen one thing from Walt this season, it’s his loyalty to family. He was in handcuffs, giving up his life’s savings for his family while being arrested by his brother in law. He didn’t want his hit men to kill Hank, even if that meant he went to jail. Nevertheless, Neo-Nazis don’t take no for an answer, and Hank will need to be avenged upon his death.
Sometimes this feels like a pointless endeavor, trying to predict the amazing things that Breaking Bad will bring us. I have never been more excited for the last few episodes of a series. I really feel that based on the first five episodes of this season, there isn’t a chance that this series finale will disappoint. In all seriousness: viewing party at my house! Email me for directions. It’s that epic.
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I thought of this prediction when I finished the first half of season 5 last March. I spent the whole summer saying it to everyone and how it is going to be the ending, they all laughed saying there’s no way it could happen and that it won’t make sense. As the second half of season 5 progressed over the past six weeks, I conceded defeat and admitted there’s not even a 1 % chance it will happen. But since last Sunday, my theory is starting to make a whole lot more sense again…… JANE’S DAD. The last we heard of him was that he was rushed to hospital with a self-inflicted gun wound, but it never confirmed that he died.
Jesse now knows that Walt let Jane die. The conversation Walt had with Donald (Jane’s Dad) in the pub that time they briefly met was all about family – specifically the ”Love for them and how they both would do anything for their family” Starting to make sense now? Knowing Vince’s story line patterns, he created this specific dialogue for a reason and knows how to sway it altogether to create a finale NOBODY saw coming.
Jesse will escape the lab by knocking Todd out the same way he knocked Krazy8 and his partner out back in the first season. He’ll escape into a familiar and secure location, but knowing that the Nazis will probably find him and that he has nothing to lose, he decides that he is just going to end it all with Walt, once and for all. Jesse is a moral guy deep down despite his failings, and doesn’t want Walt to get away with ‘any’ of his shortcomings. He believes in revenge, and the chance for someone to avenge. Therefore he will find Jane’s dad, who is still alive – possibly awaiting trial, on bail, or in a psychiatric unit. Just like Walt said to Hector Salamanco in Season 4 before he killed Gus, Jesse will say to Donald (Jane’s Dad) – ”I know you hate me, but I can think of someone who you will hate even more. I’m giving you a chance for revenge”.
… Back to Walter for a bit. The Nazi’s will go in search of Walter to kill him (for some unfixable reason). They will storm the family home, killing Walt Jr and Skyler in the process. Hence why the house is destroyed. I’m presuming Holly will be in Marie’s care at the time and therefore live, Vince will surely not go that far. Walter finds out about his family dying, hence the machine gun in the car. He has a final stand – off with the Nazi’s, killing them all. His kingdom is restored, all HAIL THE KING HEISENBERG. And yup, Walt is ready to end it all by swallowing the ricin he took from the house in episode 9. Going out on his own terms, undefeated. But then in the very last twist….
Jesse somehow traces Walt, and appears with Jane’s dad. Walt is all out of ammunition having used the whole machine gun taking out the Nazi’s. Presuming the nazi’s have killed him after taking him hostage, Walt is shocked to see Jesse standing face to face to him with a gun. Donald is staring Walt in the eyes with a gun also. Jesse begins taunting Walt, using Jane’s dad as his bait. Walt tries negotiating with Jesse, but there is no way out of this one…. BOOOM. Jesse kills Walt. Jane’s dad stands there not knowing what to do…. BOOM. Jesse kills Jane’s dad.
JESSE IS NOW HEISENBERG. I don’t know what the very last scene will be, but I think it may be Jesse walking by the school where he was the Student and Walt was the teacher. He looks in the window and zooms in on a poster titled ‘Chemistry, the study of change’. ………….. End Credits.
I could be totally wrong, but I could well be totally right.