There are only thirteen more hours of Breaking Bad left. That’s not a lot of time to go one year into the future, especially when you consider that it took them five and a half seasons to cover the past year in the Breaking Bad universe. So, how are they going to end it? My completely baseless, sometimes contradictory, predictions are below:
NOTE: there will be spoilers for the current season below. If you are not caught up on all the episodes that have aired so far, do not click “read more.”
- Walter uses that ricin cigarette on Skyler. This is going to happen fairly soon. Walt has eliminated bad people who were in his way (Jane) and good people who were in his way (Gale). Jesse’s girlfriend Andrea was only a hypothetical threat, but, Walt still manipulated Jesse into dumping her. Skyler’s impending breakdown is a threat to Walt, and I doubt he’d think twice about slipping her some ricin-laced coffee.
- Hank finds out about Walter and takes him away to prison. He came really close to figuring it out before. All sorts of clues are piling up, and more will follow. Walter has also done little to build anyone’s loyalty. When he stops paying Mike’s guys for their continued silence, at least one person will see the wisdom in turning state’s evidence.
- Jesse kills Walter and takes over the meth empire. Walter is a pretty shrewd manipulator, but his pride trips him up. Think about it: Hank thought, for sure, that Gale was Heisenberg until Walter started sewing doubt because he couldn’t stand the idea that someone thought Gale was the criminal genius. Walter consistently underestimates Jesse, and it could turn out to be a fatal error.
- Walter, after killing or alienating everyone in his life and losing all the money, relapses. The cancer comes out of remission, hardcore, leaving him to die painfully alone and utterly penniless.
- Walter gets away. It could happen. At this point in time, Walter is so far gone that the only satisfying endings possible involve him winding up dead or in prison. I think the most crushing blow to the audience could be Walter destroying the lives of everyone he knows, then riding off, unharmed, into the sunset.
Categories: On TV
Posted by Lara
8/6/2012 1:35 PM