It’s been five incredible seasons and this sunday AMC’s Breaking Bad will reach its epic conclusion. Many are on the edge of their seats wondering how the show will wrap up, many are wondering what this sadomasochistic madman Vince Gilligan has in store and many simply aren’t caught up on the show.
Below are The Annual’s predictions for the Breaking Bad Finale. Different writers have given their thoughts and to avoid unnecessary spoilers we have organized the predictions by how far along they are in the series.
Emily Perper (Somewhere in Season Four but did read what happened in the most recent episode because she was tired of people bitching about it on Twitter and wanted to know what was going on.):
In the finale, Walter White tries his own product and OD’s. Jesse walks away, somehow. Skyler and Walt Jr. and Holly start over somewhere. We flash forward 10 years. Maybe in Michigan somewhere Walt Jr. gags at the sight of any billboard advertising breakfast. He goes into criminal justice. Skyler opens a successful childcare business; she protects her charges like a mama puma. Holly is too young to remember much of what happened, but Skyler tells her that Daddy did some bad things and needed to go away. Skyler is afraid of Holly’s interest in chemistry. Marie lives one town over. The two women talk often, but never about Hank.
Walter White serves time and is eventually put on probationary house arrest. He spends his time on FB trolling.
Jesse works in a pet store. The old owner leaves the shop to him when he dies.
End of series.
Hannah Gutman (the first 10 minutes of Season 5, Episode 3):
In the aftermeth (get it?) of Walt and Jesse’s latest failed attempt to smuggle that sweet crystal in the soiled diapers of baby Holly, the pair find themselves overstocked and undersold. Walt sends Jesse to Toronto, the meth capital of Canada, to establish a connection with a new international drugcartel. In the meantime, Skyler convinces Walt to join her for a weekend getaway to “rekindle the Bunsen burner” in the bedroom. Back at home Mike is left to babysit Holly. Hilarity ensues as Mike has very little baby experience and Holly is prone to spit takes. Well, spit-up takes. A phone call in the middle of the night leads Hank and Marie to pick Walter Jr. up from an out of control house party. Marie waits in the van as Hank rolls in (literally), only to find Walter Jr. on the receiving end of a meth deal with none other than our good old friend, Badger. Hank calls the cops to bust the party but gets Jr. out of dodge before they arrive. A stern lecture and an awkward stop for ice cream later, Walter Jr. finally admits that he considered doing meth because he couldn’t cope with the fact that he had failed his chemistry test. What would his father think?
Across the northern border, the meeting with the Canadians goes horribly wrong when Jesse badmouths Justin Bieber at a hockey game. He is forced to flee back to Albuquerque, with the cartel members in hot pursuit. He knows that he’d “better call Saul.” The ever-faithful lawyer dutifully tries to notify Walt, but he cannot reach him and has no choice but to make his way to the spa to interrupt the couple’s romantic weekend. He drives through the desert only to be met by Walt and Skyler on their way home. The three stop to talk. Tensions run high and as Walt begins to growl/yell, Saul lets it slip that he is in love with Skyler. Walt is stunned silent. Suddenly in a cloud of dust, Jesse drives up. A carload of Canadians arrive soon after, but in a shocking and visually impressive scene, Walt is able to gun them all down. Everyone is relieved. Walt, however, is sore from the fight. Skyler gives him an aspirin from her purse. Within minutes, it becomes quickly apparent that he has actually ingested a Ricin capsule. Skyler and Saul laugh maniacally and speed away. Walt collapses into Jesse’s arms. They share a brief but heartbreakingly beautiful exchange before Walt breathes his last breath.
Ten years later. A high school classroom. In walks Jesse, polished and looking professional. Amidst the chatter of students, he walks to the board and begins to write. He turns to the class and says, “Good morning, my name is Mr. Pinkman. Welcome to 10th grade chemistry.”
End of series.
David Luna (Caught up):
The episode opens with Walter White (now fully transformed into Heisenberg) making his way back to New Mexico in a stolen helicopter. While Heisenberg tracks down the Nazis and demolishes them with bullets, Jesse and Todd make up and become besties. After fighting an unexpected army of 300 Gustavo Fring Robo-Clones™, Heisenberg Lowers himself in a vat of molten steal, effectively terminating Skynet. Flip, Holly, and Skylar get a reality show and make millions.
End of Series.
Andrew Michaels (Caught up):
In the second-to-last episode of Breaking Bad, it appeared Walt had made his final decision about himself: No more Walter White, but full-on Heisenberg, bitch! And in the final 75 minutes of the show, I feel those Nazis are going to get lethal dosage, which may later lead to contacting their nearest Poison Control Center. Felina picks up where the show left off earlier in the season with Walt’s car parked outside of his now abandoned home. Walt soon realizes he forgot to tip the bartender who served him his drink back in Nebraska. Frustrated with the idea of tarnishing his adequate tipping status, Walt’s new motivation for revenge against the Nazis is to retrieve the $70 million that was stolen from him in order to redeem himself by tipping a generous 25%.
Meanwhile, Todd is determined to destroy the evidence of Andrea’s murder by burning her body. Jesse learns that Todd has a particularly odd case of OCD that requires him to burn the clothes separately from the body, leading to a new discovery of her actual sex. It is during this debacle when Uncle Jack must search for his preferred Edy’s brand of vanilla ice cream after he and his Nazi companions run out. The other White family members, Skyler and Walter Jr., are trying to get out of the whole “husband/father becoming a drug lord” situation. Sklyer develops a plan to rent Walter Jr. to the various DEA agents who are hoping to get extra perks in life, such as the handicap spot at the office or a free bucket of chicken at Los Pollos Hermanos. Will Walter’s waiter ever receive a tip? Will Jesse find out Andrea’s actual sex? Do Skyler and Walter Jr. pull off their handicap scheme? Find out on Sunday, September 29th at 9/8C on AMC.
End of series.
Nicolas Contreras (Caught up):
Walter White runs back to Albuquerque, in search of revenge, to make little right of the chaos he’s caused. His plan: to kill Uncle Jack as well as Todd. In search for the white supremacists he finds himself having car troubles, a car pulls up and none other than Hugo Archilleya, the Native American janitor that he had arrested from the second episode.
The janitor helps him with his car and gives him word of advice. As the janitor walks away he turns to walter and says “let me help you on your path of enlightenment.” He then pulls out a revolver and says lets go. They find the warehouse where Todd and his uncles reside; they plan out there attack and go. It’s a blood bath, Walter White and the Indian kill them all except one… Todd. They hear a scream coming from the hangar they see both Todd and Jessie fighting. Walt shoots Todd in the leg, as Todd tries to crawl away shouting “Please Mr.White, don’t kill me, I still haven’t banged Lydia!”
Walter walks up to him and says “My name is Heisenburg, and no…I made up my mind 10 minutes ago.” Walter shoots Todd.
Jessie, who is on the floor (as always whenever something dramatic is happening) begins to crawl away from Walt. “JESSSIE!” Walter yells.
Slowly Walt walks up to Jessie with a gun in his hand, he turns his head to hugo for one second and says, “Get out of here Hugo, I’ve got this one and take a barrel before you leave.” Walt looks back at Jessie, he raises his arm and points his gun at Jessie; puts his finger around the trigger. He stares Jessie down though the iron sight of his gun, a montage goes through walters head, showing all the good times they had.
“I love you Jessie.”
Jessie closes his eyes, A Loud bang echoes the hangar. A pool of blood is spilt on the ground as Jessie lies beneath walts cold dead body. You hear the sound of metal crutches slowly walking up to Jessie.
“He killed uncle hank!”
Walt Jr. collapses on the floor crying. Jessie remains on the floor playing dead. Walt Jr. gets up a moment later, lights a match and sets the lab on fire and leaves. He takes the truck with the barrels in the back. Meanwhile, Jessie gets himself up and out just before the lab blows.
Twenty years later in a diner we see a waitress working, handing out a stack of pancakes to a customer. She walks to the back of the diner, “Another order of whites with a stack of junior pancakes for table six Walt.”
The cook slowly comes out of the back “Wha-wha-whats my name Hol-holly?”
“Flynn?!” Holly says.
“D-d-d-Damn right it’s Flynn, the bb-best p-p-ancacke maker in the world, I-I’m the one who cracks the egggsss around here.”
“Whatever Flynn” Holly says.
End of series.
Kevin Cole (Caught up):
I think it will start out relatively calm but then quickly escalate to shaking, tensing up and hyperventilating until until my face is numb and I am crying. Oh wait… you mean what’s actually going to happen IN the episode? Not the high-strung emotional drama on my sofa that will be occurring during the finale? Well, okay but you’re really missing out.
At the tail end of last week’s episode we say Walt disappear from the Nebraskan dive bar just before local law enforcement arrived at the scene. What we didn’t see was Charlie Rose inquiring about the possible connections between Grey Matter Industries and a small scale Zombie outbreak that occurred at the outskirts of Albuquerque. Sensing his family may be in danger Walt buys an fully automatic rifle and heads home to make on last attempt at redeeming himself by saving Skylar, Walt Jr. and Holly.
We pick up where we left off with Jesse as lights rise on the white supremacist compound to reveal that the entire hoard had become infected. Jesse makes a break for it to find any usable vehicle in the compound. On his way to safety he bumps into Hank, risen from the dead… the source of the infection. Jesse breaks Hank’s head off, shouts “Bitch!” grabs a motorcycle and rides off into the sunrise, passing Walt as he arrives in town.
Walt finds his family but it is too late, they have been bitten. He kills the hoard of zombies surrounding them and feeds his family the ricin. Realizing he had nothing left to live for he takes the ricin and just as he goes to consume it, realizes he has none left. Alone and broken Walter White is torn apart by the undead and The Walking Dead will pick up where the series left off one year in the future.
Meanwhile, blissfully unaware of the events at hand, Saul Goodman moves to California and pitches a show to ailing cable network AMC. The show is called Barking Bad, a show about a dog who once loved playing catch but has turned to a life of biting mailmen to cover for his kitten prostitution ring. The show is a hit and Saul becomes an entertainment kingpin.
End of series.
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