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THE END IS NIGH Walter still has some unfinished business.
Other questions that need to be answered:
Will Jesse serve out his life as a meth cook to keep Brock safe? It's hard to see how he escapes this indentured servitude.
Where is Huell? Is he still waiting patiently for Hank and Gomez to return? If he is, then he will be waiting for a long time.
Speaking of Huell, what about Kuby? (No matter what happens to Huell and Kuby, hopefully they both show up in Better Call Saul -- or whatever the name of the Bob Odenkirk series will be.
Is that really the sendoff for Saul? Sure, he's getting his own prequel-spinoff. But if that's the last we see of him on Bad proper, that seems a little sad. It was nice that Saul tries to get Walk to do the right thing and turn himself in for his family's sake, when all Walt wants is revenge on Uncle Jack and company.
Will Walt Jr. learn that his father didn't actually kill Hank? Junior is certainly right to hate Walt for what he did to the family, but Junior should know that his dad wasn't directly responsible for Uncle Hank's death. (Indirectly responsible? Yes. That's a different story.)
Do Skyler and Marie make up? Does Marie start wearing purple again? (Purple is the color of half-mourning after all. It's also the color of royalty. Maybe Marie walks away with everything? Maybe not.)
Seriously, for whom is the gun and the ricin intended? The easy odds for the giant gun are Uncle Jack, Todd and the Aryans. It's unlikely Walt would be able to poison an entire squadron of Nazis with the vial of ricin. But the gun? That makes sense. The ricin, on the other hand, seems destined for Lydia and her tea. Or maybe even Walt himself, when he's done taking out the white power posse.
Are Jesse and Walt destined to meet again? Am I foolish for hoping that Walt saves Jesse, and then Jesse kills Walt as the end credits roll?
Final tidbits of note:
Glad to see Jesse get another "bitch" in this hour. When trying to break free of the Aryans' underground prison, he grunts "Come on, bitch." There's the Pinkman we know and love. Too bad his future looks bleak and depressing.
I never want to speak ill of the dead, but Andrea is a little stupid, right? Who opens the door and walks outside for a stranger like that? Hopefully, she taught her son better before she died.
Todd has taken over Heisenberg's product, and he's now the one who knocks, too.
Walt is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad man. However, you have to feel a little bit sorry for him. He pays Robert Forster 10K to spend one hour with him. "Stay a little longer?" he pleads. He's receiving homemade chemo. His family won't take what little help he wants to send. The tears in his eyes when he's on the phone with Flynn elicited a bit of sympathy for the fallen Heisenberg. "Why don't you just die already? Just die!" Junior screams at his father. It's a heartbreaking moment -- especially where Walt is concerned. Are we really allowed to feel bad for him?
"Felina" is the name of the last episode. Names are important in the Bad universe. And Felina, according to Wikipedia, could refer to the scientific classification for small cats. Honestly, I wish I could write some eloquent prediction based on this nomenclature. Unfortunately, I have no idea what cats and Breaking Bad might have to do with each other. Conversely, it might not have anything to do with cats -- but I think the Internet would love it if it did. Because what is better than mixing two of the web's favorite things -- felines and Breaking Bad? I guess we'll have to wait until the next episode to find out. (Or I'll leave it to you to guess in the comments.)