Could've sworn you came in here to bitch about the ending.
Finally got round to watching the second half of season 5 on the weekend, which makes the timing of the alternate ending's release just awesome.
Not a fan of it in general - not to say it was terrible or anything. But the intervention of the nazi's, first to save Walt at the end of S5 part 1, and then to destroy him later on was contrived even by BB's standards. All of the characters that I really loved from the earlier seasons were either dead (Mike and Gus) or just kinda faded into the background (Badger, Skinny Pete and Lydia - who's death at the end felt almost like an afterthought on the part of the writers).
Felt that Hank switched too quickly to hating Walt. Would've liked an episode or two with him going through denial/trying to find more evidence to back up his suspicions, before confronting Hank and beginning his war with him. That goes double for Marie. I understand that the writers were on a time budget, but it still wound up feeling a little rushed. And Hank's motivations for not going to the DEA with what he knew about Walt felt like the writers scabbling around for something when they'd realised that they'd written themselves into a corner. I also felt like I'd seen Jesse self-destruct from the guilt of his actions too many times already for that to be an interesting storyline at this point.
Still, these are all quibbles. It was a satisfying finish, if not quite what I was hoping for.
Really am looking forward to Better Call Saul, though!
That alternate ending video is no longer available due to a copyright claim. What was it about?
Last edited by Fusion; 18-11-2013 at 05:59 AM.
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Best moment in the series hands down was the shot of half empty glass at the end of the episode before the finale with the theme playing. Others might like the "Say my name" or "I am the one who knocks" scenes more but they were not as bad ass.
It starts off with the famous "say my name....Heizenburg....god damn right" scene. But Walt (actually Hal) then wakes up in bed next to Louis and acts disturbed due to the "dream he has just had". He proceeds to wake Louis up and tells her about him being a Chem genius who cooks meth (all the while acting scared and disturbed). Louis easily brushes it off like her usual self and tries to make Hal feel better (something which she would never do to her own kids if they had a scary dream).
Hal then acts even more disturbed when he mentions the worst part of the dream - killing and poisoning people. Again Louis brushes it off and tries to make him feel better. She asks why she didn't do anything to put an end to his dangerous dealings. Hal answers with "I was married to some tall beautiful blonde". Louis finds that funny and quips 'you wish'.
Louis then tells Hal to go back to sleep and calls him Scarface, which turns him on. He tries to get it on but Louis isn't having any of that and so Hal finally turns the light off and saying "Goodnight Skyler".
It ends with the Malcolm in the middle and Breaking Bad theme playing together....starting with Malcolm theme and ending with the BB theme.
Last edited by Agent Nationaux; 18-11-2013 at 10:59 AM.
As for the alternative ending, I found it lame. Initially I thought it was a half assed Saturday Night Live type skit.
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