Breaking Bad: Season 5, Episode 15

Granite State (22 Sep. 2013)

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Walt struggles as he adapts to aspects of his new identity. Jesse plans an escape against Jack and his crew.

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Walt is hiding out with Saul's man waiting to get his new identity and leave Albuquerque. He's joined by none other than Saul himself who is also on the run from the authorities due to his connection with Heisenberg. Walt is angry, particularly at Todd's uncle for taking most of his money. He wants Saul to help him get it back but Saul's advice is to turn himself in before the police turn on his family. When Walt is finally relocated, he finds himself living in a cabin on a snowy piece of land in New Hampshire. Saul's man comes once a month with food and the like but Walt is basically a self-exiled prisoner unable to venture off his property for fear of being recognized. He seems ready to pack it in but comes full circle after seeing his former business partners on TV. Written by garykmcd

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When Saul Goodman gets a new identity from the "Extractor", a monitor shows his new ID from Nebraska. Saul asks whats in Nebraska and the Extractor says: "you.". Bob Odenkirk who plays Saul Goodman plays also a role in the Movie Nebraska (2013). See more »

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The SUV the DEA agents were using to drive Marie home had a New Mexico license plate. As it a DEA vehicle, it should have US Government license plates. See more »

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Todd: [Before shooting Andrea] Just so you know, this isn't personal.
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All Bad things have come to an end !
23 September 2013 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I caught this show just over a year ago and had to catch up to this final season. This show will probably go down as one of the best written drama shows on Television; it defines something of a phenomenon in our current culture today.

These last two episodes have really gone to the edge, I didn't think any show is as brutal compare to the evil on "Game of thrones" the blood wedding episode but characters like "Todd", "Uncle Jack" and his clan are the true monsters that live amongst our society today.

Last night's episode and how Todd killed Andrea was the most shocking, I like to quote the words of another review about what I felt and related to was " nausea, fear, sickness, disbelief, an overwhelming sorrow" after I watched this episode, that yes, just when you thought it can't get any worse they did, just like life itself at times. Andrea who was no threat to any of Uncle Jack's bastard clan was slain in cold blood, just to demonstrate a point, as if driving Jesse to her place was not enough to get his point across. Hank's death last week was just as bad but how they killed this poor innocent mother was what pushed it to the edge, as to what expect in the last episode when Walter unleashes his on revenge and wrath to these psychopaths who did this crime.

What makes this show's writing so outstanding is not the level of violence but it's a cautionary tale of what of a person like "Walter White" in our contemporary society, in a capitalistic culture, whom due some reason or another, be it financial, anger, frustration with the cards life dealt him to make a deal with the devil,people like "Uncle Jack" who are the masters of a game with no rules. For Walter to go down a path where there is no point of return. "Breaking bad" is not just about a man who cooks METH and becomes a King pin, but a man who betrayed himself, his family, a man who broke from everything he believed in to justify his actions.

It could happen to anyone who loses sight of what he has to be grateful for instead of what he does not have. If Walter White had put half that effort into his work to create his own company or even join his ex-partner company "Grey matters", to set aside his bitterness, pride and envy to take the offer and make something of that opportunity instead of being the miserable angry person that he had become to think making METH is the answer to his problems. The core reason this show has hit a nerve its because it ties into something current in today's American contemporary culture. I am not talking about the "meth" culture but the "Greed" culture that is like a disease spreading all around us, like the Wall street and all the corporate crimes, like the justifications all these so-called educated people make to themselves to commit the crimes they did; its the same reasoning as "Walter White" made to himself, its a pathology; a breakdown of ethics and morals, breaking bad is become a cultural phenomenon.

I think we all know how this story ends; I think Walter and Jesse will unite one more time to end what they started. I guess its their only redemption to put an end to the evil that has risen from their work. I saw the promo for the last episode and it fits the theme of this story that all bad things have to come an end.


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