Granite State left Breaking Bad fans with some questions and some obvious loose ends that needed to be tied up. The series is drawing to a close with the finale episode titled Felina slated to air on September 29, 2013. Vince Gilligan has noted that “Felina” is just an anagram for “finale”, but things aren’t always what they seem in the world of Walter White/Heisenberg.
Walter and Saul were with the vacuum repair guy in order to get a new identity for themselves. Saul was shipped off to Nebraska and Walt sent to New Hampshire with his barrel of money. He was undergoing homemade chemotherapy and had to pay Mr. Vacuum Repair $10,000 to stay with him for another hour.
Jesse Pinkman is back to making Heisenberg grade meth and gets a reward of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream from Todd for making a batch of 96 percent blue meth. Todd wants to impress Lydia, so he has decided to keep Jesse around. Despite that, Jesse is locked up in a grated area by night. He tries to escape his prison, only to be caught and forced to watch Todd shoot Andrea in the head right on her front porch. [Brilliant acting by Aaron Paul in this scene, by the way.]
Todd is so desperate to keep Lydia’s interest in his meth dealing because he really just wants to be with her. Will their meeting cause Todd to up the ante with regard to his threat against Skyler? Will he go even further to make sure Skyler won’t speak about the day she came to the car wash? Todd seemed convinced, but Lydia — not so much.
Walter made a call to his son Flynn to try to get the family some money, but he was brutally rebuffed. This caused Walt to call the DEA and put some extra quarters in the phone (for a trace?) and sit there and await his own arrest. When the bartender switched channels, Walt noticed that Elliott and Gretchen are trying to distance themselves and their company, Grey Matter Technologies, away from him. One says, “There are reports that his signature blue meth is still around and has even hit Europe.”
Basically, at this point, Walt knows that Jesse is still around making the blue meth and that Lydia is pulling the strings. He’s miffed that Gretchen and Elliott have disavowed themselves of him and he likely wants them all dead: the Aryans, Jesse, Gretchen and Elliott.
What’s to come? We are of the mind that Walt is going to end up killing the Aryans, thus freeing Jesse. Then, they will go head-to-head with one another. Lydia will get some Ricin in her tea and perhaps Walt will have saved some for Gretchen and Elliott.
Watch the season finale promo for Breaking Bad below:
Leave your thoughts in the comments as to what you think is going to happen on next week’s series finale.
Did the writers of Dexter just drop the ball when it came to the show’s series finale? It would appear so, after watching the last episode, titled Remember The Monsters. We, as fans, have invested eight seasons in this show, only to be left disappointed and confused.
At first, we learned that Deb was going to be okay. Dexter was called by Matthews to the hospital to be with her after Saxon tried to kill her. The doctor came in and said she was hopeful. Deb convinced Dexter to leave Miami, but he couldn’t go without killing Saxon. Dexter goes to the hospital, in anticipation of Saxon wanting to finish killing Deb. Miami Metro was on the scene to apprehend him. Dexter goes into his holding cell to do a GSR test and tells Saxon that he’s going to kill him with a pen. Saxon grabs the pen and stabs Dexter and Dex takes the pen and goes for the jugular.
Quinn and Batista accept Dexter’s explanation as to what happened and that’s that. Dex goes to the hospital, takes Deb off of life support and wheels her to where his boat is outside. He puts her on the boat, only to take her out to see and dump her body in the ocean. Then, he drives the boat right into the hurricane.
Later, we see Hannah and Harrison in Argentina and she reads something online about Dexter being dead. Afterward, we cut to some logging yard and apparently Dexter is there alone working as a lumberjack.
WTF?!? Did the writers fall asleep at the wheel on this one? They could’ve wrapped this up a lot better, don’t you think? What did you think of the series finale of the show?
Last night on ABC, season 17 of the hit dancing competition Dancing With The Stars premiered. Did you tune in for the show’s premiere? There was a new cast, new setup and an all new schedule of just one night instead of two.
Brant Daugherty & Peta Murgatroyd: Cha-Cha – Score: 22
Leah Remini & Tony Dovolani: Foxtrot – Score: 21
Corbin Bleu & Karina Smirnoff: Contemporary – Score: 24
Jack Osbourne & Cheryl Burke: Foxtrot – Score: 23
Amber Riley & Derek Hough: Cha-Cha – Score: 27
Elizabeth Berkley & Val Chmerkovskiy: Contemporary – Score: 24
Bill Nye & Tyne Stecklein: Cha-Cha – Score: 14
Keyshawn Johnson & Sharna Burgess: Cha-Cha – Score: 17
Christina Milian & Mark Ballas: Contemporary – Score: 22
Bill Engvall & Emma Slater: Foxtrot – Score: 18
Valerie Harper & Tristan MacManus: Foxtrot – Score: 21
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi & Sasha Farber: Cha-Cha – Score: 23
Show highlights: Valerie Harper dancing on the show past her “expiration date”, Jack Osbourne trying to inspire those suffering from MS and Snooki thinking that anyone will move past her famous moniker because she’s now a mother.
Did you watch the show last night? If so, what was your favorite part? Are you happy that they have decided to cut the show down to one night even if it is for two hours? What about the celebriquarium — are you sad to see Brooke’s chats with the couples go the way of the dodo? Hit the comments and share your thoughts.
The X Factor is back tonight with another round of auditions. In case you’ve missed last night’s show, you can get caught up with our live recap of the action here.
Yosselin Marquez is up first singing some butchered version of Rihanna’s Only Girl In The World. WTF? She’s using her cell phone for the lyrics to the song and she murdered the song something awful. Thankfully, she doesn’t get through to the next stage of the competition.
Thomas Weiderspon – “Your Man” by Josh Turner – Four “No” answers from the judges
Carrigan Bradley – NO, NO, NO, No
Amber Ferrari – “Piece Of My Heart” by Janis Joplin – NO
K + B – “La Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin – NO
Sean Harris – “Amazing Grace” – NO
Rylie Brown – “Clarity” by Zedd – She forgot the lyrics, but recovered nicely – She’s going through!
Jeff Brinkman – “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker – He’s going through
Jocelyn Hinton – “Firework” by Katy Perry – NO
Rachel Potter – “Somebody To Love” by Queen – YES!
Jorge Pena – “Amami” – He’s going through, but Paulina told him to change his attitude
Simone Torres – “Mustang Sally” by Wilson Pickett – She’s going through!
Russ Pouliot – “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” by Elvis Presley – NO
Roxxy Montana – “One Night Only” by Jennifer Hudson – They’re going through!
Al Calderon – “Sara Smiles” by Hall & Oates – Getting through
Denise Weeks – “The Greatest Love Of All” by Whitney Houston – Four “yes” answers!
Which of the above performers were your favorite tonight? Share your thoughts below!
It’s the moment that we’ve all been waiting for: the highly anticipated season finale of the hit cooking competition MasterChef! Are you excited?
Last week, we saw the elimination of Jessie, making way for Natasha and Luca to go head-to-head for the MasterChef crown. Who’s got what it takes to walk away a winner? We’ll know after tonight’s season finale of the show, but for now, we’ll be recapping the show as it airs. We watch it so you won’t have to!
Warning: This post contains obvious spoilers for who wins this season of MasterChef. Please do not read any further if you have yet to see the show.
Stay tuned for our live recap at 9PM EST. Until then, speculate in the comments as to who you think will win the whole shebang!
To cheer them on, all of their past competitors are there in the MasterChef kitchen. To kickoff the competition, they are cooking the judges a three course dinner. Natasha is making pan-seared scallops for her appetizer, while Luca is making pan-seared duck liver.
Joe said Natasha took a giant leap of faith and it worked and came together. Gordon Ramsay said her scallops were cooked to perfection. Graham called her dish the prettiest.
Luca presented his appetizer and Gordon called it a very bold effort, but said it needs another 90 seconds in the oven. Graham called the sear and the seasoning perfect. Joe said the dish is savory and sweet and it’s a masterpiece.
For their entrees, Natasha is making five-spice monkfish and Luca is making short ribs in a pressure cooker. Gordon said the color and sear on the monkfish is divine. Graham said it’s the prettiest dish he’s ever seen on the show, but the amount of heat is the only thing he would change. Joe said the persistence of the curry on the pallet is amazing. Gordon said she got it right.
Luca presented his short ribs and they are on the money. Gordon called them brilliant, refined and delicious, but heavy. Joe said he would be eating his entree at Luca’s restaurant thinking about when he would be making his next reservation. Graham said it was great.
For dessert, Luca is making panna cotta, sweet tomato jam and granulated sugar. Natasha is making coconut panacotta along with a lime panna cotta.
Natasha is up first and Gordon said he would’ve put more on the plate. Graham said it’s the perfect ending to the menu she made. Joe said it has that crunchy taste, but could there have been more on the plate?
Luca presented his dessert and Gordon said the texture is sublime, but it’s got a savory taste without being sweet. Afterward, it explodes with that tomato jam. It shouldn’t work, but it does. Graham said that there is nothing more Luca than what he put on that plate. Joe said he really liked the plate, but the jam should’ve been a layer underneath the panna cotta.
Who is going to win this season of MasterChef?
THE WINNER: LUCA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TELL US: What did you think of the season finale winner of MasterChef? Was it the person you’ve been rooting for? Will you read his cookbook?
Tonight on FOX is the season premiere episode of the hit talent competition The X Factor. Tonight, an all new season starts as we venture to find who the next X Factor champion is. Who will it be? Luckily for you, we will be watching the show so you don’t have to. Stay tuned for our live recap as the show airs.
Carlito Olivero – “Stay” by Rihanna – Four “yes” answers from the judges
Sally Hessnice – “The Greatest Love Of All” by Whitney Houston – NO, NO, NO
Valeria Colombo – “I Can’t Live (If Living Is Without You)” by Harry Nilsson – NO
K-Nected – “Waterfalls” by TLC – NO
John Tanner Davis – “My Heart Can’t Go On” by Celine Dion – NO
Lillie McCloud – “Alabaster Box” by CeCe Winans – Four “yes” answers
Alex and Sierra – “Toxic” by Britney Spears – Four “yes” answers
Rion Paige – “Blown Away” by Carrie Underwood – Four “yes” answers
What did you think of the season premiere of The X Factor? Who are you rooting for so far — or is it too early to tell?
On Sunday night’s episode of Breaking Bad, we learn that the show went back to where it all began. To’hajilee is the Indian reservation where Walter White and Jesse Pinkman began cooking their first batch of meth together. That is, in fact, where Walt hid his barrels of money and we learned that due to some epic trickery on the parts of Jesse and Hank Shrader.
The show kicks off with Walt putting a hit on Jesse with Todd’s uncle Jack and their crew. In return, Jack wants Walt to teach Todd how to make the blue meth for Lydia’s Slavic interests. Walt agrees when Jack says that he won’t skimp on family (ie: Jesse).
Prior to all of this, Walt tried to flush Jesse out using Brock and Andrea. The call is intercepted by Hank who sees the attempt. Hank stages Jesse’s death to get Huell to talk about Walt burying his money. Huell tells Hank and Agent Gomez about the van that Walt rented and the shovel. Hank puts two and two together to surmise that Walt buried his money. Jesse texts a photo of a buried barrel uncovered and makes Walt think that he has located all of his millions and is going to burn it.
During that phone call, Jesse warns Walt not to hang up or he’ll burn $10,000 of his money every minute. In that time, Walt confesses to killing Gus and knocking off some gangbangers. Walt rushes to To’hajilee where the money is buried, but finds that Jesse isn’t there. He hangs up to call Jack and tells him that Jesse is on his way to the coordinates and to come do the hit. Just then, Hank, Jesse and Agent Gomez all arrive at the scene and Walt tells Jack to forget it. He didn’t know that Jesse was working with his brother-in-law.
Walt has been stuffed into the back of Hank’s SUV when Hank and Agent Gomez confront Jack and his crew. It turns out to be an epic battle of which we won’t know who walked away until next week.
In the meantime, tell us in the comments what your thoughts are on this episode of the show? Did you expect Hank to get killed? What do you think will happen next week?