Breaking Bad by Nick Spanos
“Felina” has come and gone, and with it, Breaking Bad. With so much to discuss, we separated out the DVD Shelf this week into a separate audio file and post. As he has each season previously, Ricky D joins us at the DVD Shelf to talk through the finale, the past season, and in this case, break down the series as a whole in by far our most epic and in-depth DVD Shelf yet. Thank you to all the wonderful listeners and commenters who have chimed in over the past season and even longer during our journey with Breaking Bad, and of course to Vince Gilligan and company for giving us all such an amazing show.
After Walter White utters these words, the rest of “Felina,” the final episode of Breaking Bad, almost doesn’t matter. It’s a definitive punctuation mark, the ultimate silencer to the creepy paternalistic Walter fans who have grown so vocal over the last few months, and a genuine turning point for a character who long ago gave away any possibility of anything approaching redemption/ Those words, spoken to Skyler in their last moment together, are the closest thing to kind words he can offer. After two years of betrayal, abuse, and lies, he finally admits what anyone with eyes has always known, and it may actually help Skyler attain some level of peace to hear him acknowledge it. It’s a far more significant character moment than leaving the remaining money behind in secret.