To celebrate the series finale of Breaking Bad, we’ve put together a brief synopsis of everything that happened in the fifth season of the show. This way if you’re not caught up on what’s going down, then you can get your Breaking Bad fix right here.
Episode 1 – Live Free Or Die
In a flash-forward, a ragged bearded Walt has breakfast at a Denny’s restaurant in Albuquerque, on his 52nd birthday (a little over a year into the future). In the present, news of the three deaths at the senior center Casa Tranquila spreads as Walt heads over to see his family. Walt destroys evidence of his and Jesse’s activities in the superlab stored on Gus Fring’s laptop.
Episode 2 – Madrigal
A German businessman commits suicide to evade questioning about his ties to Gus Fring. The DEA filters through various leads in hopes of finding something. In order to rebuild their lives and form a new profitable drug business, Walt and Jesse decide to look to Mike the fixer as a new partner. A Madrigal executive named Lydia Rodarte-Quayle becomes Mike’s methylamine supplier.
Episode 3 – Hazard Pay
Walter moves back into the house, but Skyler hates it. Walter, Mike, and Jesse meet with Saul to discuss finding a new place to “cook.” They use a pest control business as a cover, using tented over houses to cook their product. When it comes time to divide the profits, Walter is upset about the amount of money going to Mike’s former men, whose assets were seized when they were arrested. Walter hints to Jesse that he may consider an attempt to remedy this situation.
Episode 4 – Fifty-One
Lydia offers up her own employee to the DEA and Mike offers her a replacement — Jesse. Together, she and Jesse spot a tracking device on a barrel of methylamine. Mike believes she placed the device herself. Since Walt admits cooking again to Skyler, they discuss the safety of the children.
Episode 5 – Dead Freight
Mike and Lydia work to get the methylamine delivered for the operation. Walt and Jesse try to work through several ideas to keep undercover.
Episode 6 – Buyout
Walter, Jesse, Mike, and their associate deal with the aftermath of the methylamine train heist. Mike is experiencing increased pressure because he is under constant DEA surveillance. Mike strikes a buyout deal, which Jesse phones Walter to discuss. Walter invites Jesse to his home to talk, and confides in Jesse his regret about selling out of Gray Matter for $5,000 and his plans to build another empire. When Skyler arrives, Walter insists Jesse dine with them. At dinner, Skyler reveals she knows that Walter told Marie about her affair with Ted Beneke. Talking after dinner, Walter tells Jesse that Skyler sent their children to live elsewhere and is waiting for his “cancer to come back”, and that he intends to continue cooking meth at all costs, because “the business” is all he has left.
Episode 7 – Say My Name
Walter, Jesse and Mike meet with Declan, so that Walter can negotiate a deal to cook with Jesse and pay off Mike. At that time, Jesse decides to quit. Told to end his pursuit of Mike, Hank instead follows the lawyer, Dan Wachsberger, who is laundering Mike’s money. Dan gives in to the DEA, but Walter finds out and warns Mike. When they meet, Walter demands that Mike tell him the names of the nine people in prison whose silence he has been paying for. Mike refuses to give them up, so Walter shoots him.
Episode 8 – Gliding Over All
Walter meets with Lydia to obtain the names of Mike’s associates. Lydia partners with him to expand his distribution overseas to the Czech Republic. Walter takes the names to Todd’s uncle, who has ties with Aryan Brotherhood gangs operating in the prisons. The nine prisoners and Mike’s lawyer, including at least one ready to flip for Hank, are killed. Skyler makes another effort to convince Walter to give up meth production, and Walter ultimately relents. Walter pays back Jesse his cut of the planned methylamine sale, and ceases the production and distribution of his methamphetamine. The Whites’ children move back in, and the family seems to be back in order. During a lunch by the pool, Hank skims through Walter’s copy of Leaves of Grass in the bathroom, and realizes that Walter is Heisenberg.
Episode 9 – Blood Money
In a flashforward, Walter arrives at his dilapidated and fenced off abandoned house to grab the vial of ricin. In the present, Hank requests all files of the Fring case and matches the handwriting in Walter’s copy of Leaves of Grass with that of Gale. Meanwhile, Jesse throws his money away in a residential neighborhood. Walt’s cancer returns and after a chemo treatment, he finds his copy of Leaves of Grass missing. Walt immediately searches for and finds a GPS tracker on his car. Walt confronts Hank, and Hank reveals that he knows Walter is Heisenberg.
Episode 10 – Buried
Hank gets to Skyler before Walt does and Hank tries to pressure her for a statement. Walt takes his money to Tohajiilee and buries it. Lydia tries to convince Declan to use Todd as his cook, but he refuses. So, uncle Jack’s gang wipes out all of Declan’s men and they scoop up the equipment. Hank was unable to get anything from Sklyer or Walt, so he goes back to his office, only to learn that Jesse is being questioned.
Episode 11 – Confessions
Jesse refuses to make a deal with Hank. At a dinner meeting, Walt, Skyler, Hank and Marie try to negotiate. Walt’s attempts fail, so he leaves them with a DVD confession. It’s a confession to Hank’s association and guilt with regard to the meth business. Walt offers up some money for Jesse to leave town and start over with a new identity. Jesse agrees until he finds out that Saul took the ricin cigarette from him so that Walt could poison Brock. Jesse goes back to Saul’s, beats him up and steals his car. He drives it to Walt’s house and douses the place with gas.
Episode 12 – Rabid Dog
Walt arrives at his house to find Saul’s car in his driveway and his house doused in gasoline. He calls Jesse and leaves a message in order to explain himself. Skyler tells Walt to just take Jesse out. In a foreshadowing, we see Hank going to Walt’s house to talk Jesse down from burning the place down. Hank videotapes Jesse’s confession. Jesse tries to meet up with Walt wearing a wire, but then backs out, calls Walt and tells him that he will “get him where he really lives.” Walt calls Todd to say that he has another job for his uncle.
Episode 13 – To’hajiilee
The job for Todd’s uncle Jack is take out Jesse. Jack agrees under the condition that Walt does a cook for them so that Todd can learn the ropes. Hank learns that Walt has buried his money, so he stages a photo of a uncovered barrel for Jesse to lure Walt out. Walt panics and goes to To’hajiilee where he buried his money. It’s on the phone with Jesse that he confesses to some murders while convincing Jesse not to burn his money. Walt calls Jack to come take Jesse out at the coordinates of where the money is buried. Then, Jesse arrives with Hank and Agent Gomez and Walt calls Jack to call the whole thing off, but the Aryans arrive anyway after Walt surrenders. Both sides open fire while Walt and Jesse both hide away from it all.
Episode 14 – Ozymandias
At the scene of the shootout, Agent Gomez has been killed and Walt is left pleading for Hank’s life. Walt offered uncle Jack $80 million not to kill him, but he does it anyway. Jack and the crew dig up Walt’s barrels of money and leave one for him. Todd suggests that instead of killing Jesse, they torture him for information on the DEA. Marie tells Skyler that Walt has been arrested and makes her tell Walter Jr. everything. Walter Jr., Skyler and Holly arrive back at home to a hurried Walt who tells them to pack up so they can all leave. Skyler finally stands up to Walt with a knife, cuts him and Walter Jr. calls the cops. Walt then kidnaps Holly and absolves Skyler of any involvement in the meth business by acting the role of a egotistical, control freak maniac. Then, he leaves Holly at a fire station. After torturing Jesse, he is made to cook the Heisenberg grade blue meth with the threat of a photo of Andrea and Brock.
Episode 15 – Granite State
The disappearer relocates Walt to New Hampshire where he receives homemade chemo. Todd threatens Skylar not to talk to the DEA about Lydia. Jesse attempts to escape uncle Jack and his crew, but gets caught. Instead of killing him, Todd murders Andrea on her door step. Walt goes to a bar where he calls Walter Jr. and gets told to “just die already”. Walt calls the DEA to await his arrest, until he sees Gretchen and Elliott talking to Charlie Rose about Walt’s only contribution to Grey Matter: the name. By the time sheriffs arrive to arrest Walt, he is already gone.
Are you excited for tonight’s series finale?
Bryan Cranston has just taken to his official Twitter account to say, “Well, this is it. The last episode ever of Breaking Bad. Thank you for sharing this ride with me. Without you we never would have lasted.”
Aaron Paul took to his Twitter to say, “Let’s do this bitch!!! Get ready everyone for some madness.”
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.
So much happened on Sunday night’s episode of Breaking Bad that we don’t even know where to start. If you haven’t gotten caught up with last week’s episode, get caught up with our recap of the episode here. That was most certainly an action-packed episode, of which ended in a blaze of gunfire.
Warning: This post contains obvious spoilers from Breaking Bad’s episode titled Ozymandias. If you have yet to watch the show, then please return when you have.
The episode, titled Ozymandias, kicked off with a flashback of Jesse Pinkman and Walter White’s first cook together. Walt was just learning how to lie about his whereabouts to a pregnant Skyler while they are discussing what to name their baby.
Then, it’s back to reality and the aftermath of the shooting firestorm at To’hajilee. Uncle Jack, Todd and the Aryans have gunned down Agent Gomez and have left Hank unable to walk. Walt pleads for Hank’s life with the promise of $80 million, but Hank delivers his best line, telling Walt, “You’re the smartest guy I ever met, and you’re too stupid to see he made up his mind ten minutes ago.” To Jack, he said, “Do what you’re gonna do.”
With that, Jack shoots Hank and Walt is left laying next to his lifeless body. Jack is guessing that there is money buried in barrels at the coordinates Walt gives him and goes to dig everything up. Todd uncuffs Walt and Jack asks him if they are square. They shake hands and Jack leaves Walt with a barrel of money. Before leaving, Walt reminds Jack that they still owe him Jesse’s death. Jack informs Walt that when he finds Jesse, he’ll kill him. Jesse has been hiding underneath Walt’s car the entire time.
Todd convinces Jack that he can squeeze some information out of Jesse “back home”. Before they take Jesse away, Walt tells him that he watched Jane die. Back in the show’s second season, in the episode titled Phoenix, Walt rolled Jane on her back while Jesse and she did heroin and she ended up asphyxiating on her own vomit. He had to rub that in with Jesse to break him once and for all. Todd later unlocks Jesse after beating his face in and hooks him up to a chain in a room with a meth lab. It’s there that Todd tells Jesse “let’s cook”.
Marie goes to Skyler at the car wash to tell her that Hank has arrested Walt and that it’s all over and done with. Marie tells Skyler to tell Flynn about what’s going on or she will. They inform him that his father is a drug dealer and that Hank has arrested him.
Skyler takes Holly and Flynn home only to find a pickup truck in the driveway. It’s Walt — and he’s in a hurry to get everyone packed up to leave town immediately. Skyler takes a stand with a knife and tells Walt to get out of their house. They wrestle to the ground after she cuts him and Flynn jumps on his father’s back to get him off of Skyler. Flynn gets his cell phone out and calls the police. Walt leaves with Holly while Skyler is chasing him down the street.
When the police arrive, an amber alert is put out for Holly. Meanwhile, Walt is taking care of her diaper change when he tries to get her to say “dadda”. Instead, Holly says “mama” and Walt realizes that Holly can’t live without her mother. He calls Skyler, knowing that the cops are listening in, and he switches into Heisenberg mode. He tells her, “You were never grateful for anything I did for this family,” that “You have no right to discuss anything about what I do. What the hell do you know about it anyway? Nothing. I built this. Me alone. Nobody else.”
In essence, he’s really taking any of the blame for his current situation off of Skyler and placing it all on himself. After a few minutes, she realizes this and says “thank you”. In this scene, he takes full responsibility for everything that has transpired. It’s then that he tears up and leaves Holly in a fire truck and turns the lights on.
We see Walt getting into the van of no return. He must’ve called Saul to have a new identity arranged for himself and his barrel of money.
What will happen next? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Tonight on AMC is an all new episode of the hit show Breaking Bad titled Ozymandias. In case you’ve missed last week’s episode, you can read our fully detailed recap here.
A lot happened on last week’s show. It all culminated with a showdown between the Aryan pals of Walt’s and Hank along with Agent Gomez. Jesse set Walt up and he enlisted the help of Jack in order to take him out. Walt called Jack with his coordinates so that they could off Jesse, but he wasn’t expecting Walt to be accompanied by Hank and Gomez.
It was an epic shoot out, with Walt and Jesse both hunkering down in order to avoid the gunfire. It is anyone’s guess as to who will be walking away from this one. But, if the title of the episode is any indication, Walt’s empire is about to come crashing down around him. From Wikipedia, we’ve learned that the title of this particular episode is a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley. The meaning is below:
The central theme of “Ozymandias” is the inevitable decline of all leaders, and of the empires they build, however mighty in their own time.
Interesting, no? Does that mean that Walter’s empire is about to fall? What do you think is going to happen on tonight’s show? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!
Tonight on Showtime is the penultimate episode of the hit drama Dexter. Tonight’s episode is called Monkey In A Box and we are winding down to the series’ ending. What will happen?
Last week, Dexter told everyone at the precinct that he was leaving Miami to take his son Harrison to travel the world. Only Deb and Hannah know the truth about Dexter fleeing to Argentina with Hannah and Harrison. Also of note is that Deb and Quinn have reconciled after he dumped Jamie.
From the official Showtime synopsis for tonight’s episode:
Dexter is torn between fleeing the country with Hannah and Harrison and taking Saxon out once and for all.
On last week’s show, Saxon took out his own mother when he said that she picked the wrong son again. Dexter really wants to leave Miami to start over with Hannah, but the ghost of Harry will not leave him alone about taking out the brain surgeon once and for all.
Are you excited for tonight’s show? Hit the comments and let us know what you think is going to happen tonight!