Isaac Hill wrote:One of my favorite moments of the finale was something I figured out just a few seconds before it was revealed. I got to feel smart for figuring it out, but the surprise hadn't worn off when it was shown, so it was still exciting.Spoiler:After Walt scares Gretchen and Elliot with his threat of hitmen, there's a shot of Walt's cat getting ready to leave. I thought, "Those weren't hitmen, that was Badger and Skinny". Once they ran to the cat and took off their masks, I thought, "They probably just had laser pointers". Sure enough, Walt reaches back and they hand over the laser pointers.
Walt doesn't use the laser pointers after that, so there's no plot reason for him to take them away. But, he's a high school teacher, and they're a couple of goofballs, so of course he confiscates their toys. I'm sure he took them just so they could be shown on camera, but I like to think that Badger and Skinny Pete were fooling around with the laser pointers on the ride there until Walt got frustrated and took them, and taking them again was just a preemptive strike.
YES. THIS. Did anybody else also have this particular experience? It happened to me too, and I have no idea why, lol. Was there some tiny, subtle hint that subconsciously tipped me off in the seconds before it's revealed, or am I just clairvoyant and awesome?
I guess a couple of context clues were probably present, but the fact that we're given this amazingly specific "called it!" moment was just... jarring.
But the big one, which either no one in this thread explicitly mentioned or I missed it, was what the fuck happens to Brock? His mother just gets murdered in the middle of the night by Todd, and then Uncle Skinhead (can't remember the name ) makes a blatantly obvious allusion to him being in continued peril, which is ostensibly the only reason why Jesse allows himself to be forced into cooking with them and why they didn't just kill Jesse in the first place. The finale was pretty much flawless in tying up all of the other loose ends, but it really did take its sweet ass-time in suspensefully building up to the last ten minutes or so in particular and as a result dropped the ball a bit on Brock.
Any "serious" thought on any kind of spin-off would most likely be ridiculous: I think a big part of the reason why this show truly is debatably one of the greatest gifts of television is because it was intended as a fixed story with a definable beginning and an end that everyone knew was coming. Most of all other TV shows aren't like that. They'll keep going and going like the Energizer bunny if the network keeps renewing them. For instance I and many, many others hope Netflix or someone picks Futurama back up at some point, but we all know that Breaking Bad is over, no matter how much we might want MOAR... BUT, if there ever actually was a spin-off then clearly, it would be centered around Jesse and the pilot episode, or opening scene if it were a movie, would show him breaking through that gate, speeding out of the desert and going off to rescue Brock.