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  • eastwest
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    #301533

    And then there was one . . .

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    jss0058
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    I feel like this is one of the rare things that I absolutely must watch live or it will get spoiled…and lord knows I don’t want this spoiled.   Can’t wait!

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    There’s still so much that this episode “Felina” has to accomplish.  I can’t believe, going in, we still don’t really know what Walt’s going to do, which is a fascinating move by the writers but places so much pressure on the very last episode to deliver the goods.

    I think this show’s reputation will grow when it is off the air.  As years pass and the legacy is established, people will look more carefully at how the writers managed the character developments and seasons-long transitions—and that may be appreciated as much as the strong emphasis on plot everyone praises now in the moment. 

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    I’m trying to predict how the episode title will factor in. I know “Felina” is an anagram for “Finale”… but there has to be more to it than that. My first thought was that it was a reference to the Marty Robbins song, “El Paso” until it was pointed out that the actual spelling is “Feleena” (but it can still be a reference to the song, anyway).  There a few other predictions, too.  http://www.neontommy.com/news/2013/09/breaking-bad-finale-felina-4-predictions

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    KT
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    Fe Li Na
    (Iron, Lithium, Salt)

    Blood – Meth – Tears … That had to be intentional. 

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    FrozenBarbie
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    I think it’s probably a combination of all of them.

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    Riley
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    #301540

    On his drive back to ABQ, Walt redeems himself by saving a cat from a tree.

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    Just before making the trip back to ABQ, Walter White walks over to Dexter’s house and takes out, thus putting him out of his lumberjacking misery. 

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    There’s still so much that this episode “Felina” has to accomplish.  I can’t believe, going in, we still don’t really know what Walt’s going to do, which is a fascinating move by the writers but places so much pressure on the very last episode to deliver the goods.

    I think this show’s reputation will grow when it is off the air.  As years pass and the legacy is established, people will look more carefully at how the writers managed the character developments and seasons-long transitions—and that may be appreciated as much as the strong emphasis on plot everyone praises now in the moment. 

    I agree that this show’s legacy and stature will grow even long after being off of the air. I’d say it’ll be more like The Wire than The Sopranos as far as legacy goes, since the former still holds up well and the latter (while always great) can seem a bit dated. Part of what makes BrBa so wonderful is that we don’t have an idea of what year this is all happening. There are no references to real world news events, like they did in The Sopranos with 9/11 and the Bush administration from time to time. The only thing I can think of that gives us an indication of the year the show is taking place is the fact that Walt drives a 2013 Chrysler 300, Skyler has a 2012 Ford Edge, and Junior has the Dodge (not sure what year). Still, none of these facts are relevant to the story or the lasting legacy of the show. It’s a great credit to Gilligan and his staff for allowing the world they’ve created on BrBa to exist in a type of vacuum.

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    In “Live Free or Die” Walt puts the number 52 on his Denny’s plate using his bacon strips. He says it’s his birthday, but it really isn’t. He wouldn’t have his real birthdate on a fake NH driver’s license. He’s leaving a final clue for someone in that diner to find. It’s for the family, but it isn’t the money he’s leading them to. It’s Hank’s body: +34° 59′ 20.00″, -106° 36′ 52”

    Now I feel as though I may have ruined the entire finale for everyone! 

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    In “Live Free or Die” Walt puts the number 52 on his Denny’s plate using his bacon strips. He says it’s his birthday, but it really isn’t. He wouldn’t have his real birthdate on a fake NH driver’s license. He’s leaving a final clue for someone in that diner to find. It’s for the family, but it isn’t the money he’s leading them to. It’s Hank’s body: +34° 59′ 20.00″, -106° 36′ 52”

    Now I feel as though I may have ruined the entire finale for everyone! 

    Noone important for him was there and waitress probably took the plate once he left. Good idea but I don’t think it’s relevant. I was proved wrong many times before with this show so kudos to you if it will turn out to be right. 

    The timeline is messed up – one of the biggest disadvantages of the show. It’s certainly only a year in the show’s 50 episodes timeline while Vince Gilligan has admitted he wants us to consider every season taking place in the same year it was airing. It’s a little too big stretch to stomach. 

    When I first heard about title of the finale, my messy associations were “femina” (or “femmina”, Italian for woman) and… formalin (“formalina” in Polish).  

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    He definitely made sure that waitress noticed what he was doing. He made
    sure she would ask to see his driver’s license. There’s no way his fake
    ID would show his real birthday. That was clear to me immediately.
    Obviously, he wasn’t there for the grand slam breakfast, since he didn’t eat any of it.  Even though he was there to get the big gun, I feel Walt did the
    bacon thing for a reason. Not sure the “52” will lead to Hank’s body, because you’d need all the other numbers, too. We’ll see.

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    What would be the reason in the case? Did he want someone to find him? 

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    He also left a $100 bill as a tip, next to his untouched plate of food. Another sign (to me, anyway) that he wanted to be noticed.

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    What if ol’ Jim Beaver the gun-dealer was the one who the 52 was for? I haven’t watched “Live Free or Die” in a few months, so I can’t remember who left the bathroom first, Walt or ol’ Jimmy Beaves. Maybe Walt’s paying him extra to relay the coordinates to Marie and the family. It’s a last minute pennance on Walt’s part to the family; letting Hank get a proper burial.

    I agree the timeline of the show does take some effort to figure out. It was one year from the Pilot until “Fifty-One”. But we don’t really know exactly how much time has passed since “Fifty-One” until the end of “Granite State”.

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