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    Breaking Bad Season 5 Predictions - spoilers for the previous seasons

    The fifth and final season of Breaking Bad is about to start.

    So what do you think is going to happen before the series ends?

    Who is going to die?

    What else will happen?

    I'll make my death list predictions:

    Won't die:
    Saul, Walt Jr., Skyler, the baby, Marie, Jesse's girlfriend Andrea.

    Probably won't die:
    Jesse

    May Die (even chance):
    Walt, Hank

    Will probably Die:
    Mike

    One event that I predict will occur is that Hank will discover that Walk is "Heisenberg" - the results of that discovery I won't venture to guess.

    I think ultimately Walt is just a likely to die, get busted, or avoid either fate but there's no way he's going to have a completely happy ending. At best it will be bittersweet.

    I think Walt and Skyler will get even closer than they were by the end of Season 4 but they won't be together when the series ends. Even if Walt remains free and alive, he will lose his relationship with her.

    I won't get into too many specifics for why I make any of these predictions but in general, Breaking Bad has exhibited excellent storytelling and therefore things that make dramatic sense are more likely to happen than things that don't nor will it become to predictable (which is why I don't have a category for "definitely will die"). For instance, I don't think it's particularly good drama to kill off Skyler. While Walt losing his wife would certainly be very dramatic it seems like a too obvious way to dramatically make him pay for his crimes and the writers of BB aren't likely to write in something so obvious - I trust them to be less predictable than that.

    So that's it for now.
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    Re: Breaking Bad Season 5 Predictions - spoilers for the previous seasons

    I just started watching Break Bad a month or two ago for the first time. I got instantly hooked. I watched Seasons 1-3 on Netflix. Watched a few episodes of Season 4 on Amazon, and am now finishing the last 4-5 episodes from On Demand.

    It is the coolest and one of the best dramas on TV I've ever seen. I never watched Malcom in the Middle...Bryan Cranston didn't impress me much then, but perhaps it's because I never got into it. In this show however, he's made me a huge fan and I find myself wanting to find other things he's done just for the sake of his ability.

    The storylines in BB are excellent. The dialog excellent. The characters are amazing. From the lead (Walt) to his sidekick (who is a primary character) Jesse, and even the supporting cast...are all just superb. I never really got into Bob Odenkirk prior to BB, but his character Saul is badass, just so funny.

    All around, A+. I cannot think of any weaknesses whatsoever (other than the sometimes annoying wife...but that's necessary for the show's dynamic I suppose).

    If anyone HASN'T seen it, I could not recommend this TV series more. To put this series in perspective...

    Just a few other shows I really enjoy and think are top notch:

    Game of Thrones
    Dexter
    True Blood
    Walking Dead
    The Killing
    Firefly
    Shameless


    Of these, I give Walking Dead and Breaking Bad A+, absolute perfection. The others A's. BB is a huge contender here and as I said...I don't think you'd be disappointed at all in it if you like these other types of shows I've listed above.



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    As far as predictions for Season 5...I'll chime in in a few days after I finish up the last part of Season 4.
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    Re: Breaking Bad Season 5 Predictions - spoilers for the previous seasons

    I think Walt MUST die, since the series is predicated on the cancer that's quietly gone into remission. There's no happily ever after than includes Walt as an old man, IMO.

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    Re: Breaking Bad Season 5 Predictions - spoilers for the previous seasons

    I do quite enjoy it, only seen 1-3 on netflicks. Not every episode grabs me, some feel a bit meandering but all in all its quite good.

    No predictions from me as I haven't seen 4. The theme is that Walt is an engine of destruction and everyone around him suffers while he finds ever greater success in his life of crime despite his unique mix of the ineptitude and craftiness.

    If it were my dramatic arc there would come a point where faced with utter destruction for others he finally falls on the sword himself and takes the ultimate punishment for his crimes so others stop paying for his mistakes. Bad for him, good for everyone else.
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    Re: Breaking Bad Season 5 Predictions - spoilers for the previous seasons

    Alright. Fifth season part 1 has ended.

    Well, I was right that Mike wasn't going to survive but I thought he would last longer than he has. But I see why they got rid of him. They wrapped up a lot of loose ends with this mini-season and had a conclusion which I really appreciate (along with planting the seed for what's going to happen next season - it looks like I was right that Hank would figure Walt out). It would suck to have a cliffhanger and keep us all waiting for another year.

    This was probably my favorite episode of this season. There was a lot going on (ouch! ouch! Aaaah! I'm on fire!) but I also like how they showed a lot of the inner workings of the business, similar to Goodfellas and Casino (my favorite part of Casino was when they were explaining how everything worked), with the prison hits being planned and carried out and Sylvia explaining the distribution (she's an interesting character for sure) and the montage of making the money.

    And it seems like Walt is becoming a bit more likable again since he's planning on leaving the business. He's been completely despicable for most of the season. I mean I've been wanting him to fail.

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    Re: Breaking Bad Season 5 Predictions - spoilers for the previous seasons

    It's pretty impressive to me how the writers can persuade you towards and away from characters throughout the show. In the beginning, for me at least, I found myself liking Walt and wanting him to pull off his trick so that his family would be set up. But these last few episodes I found myself despising everything he did.

    Part of me wishes Mike would have gotten away, but with the way things were going it seemed inevitable. Did anyone watch the making of that episode, BTW? It's available on the AMC Breaking Bad site and I have to say that Jonathan Banks' emotional comments on the character and the experience was really touching.

    I'll slightly contest whether Hank "figured it out", though. For me, him figuring it out would be him still actively pursuing Heisenberg, finding a clue during that effort, and piecing it together. Yes, he had Gale's journal while doing the original investigation, and yes it was his experience in that investigation that allowed him to put the signature in Walt's bathroom reader together with that, but the tenor of the episode gave me the sense that Heisenberg was a cold case; that Hank had lost that battle and that thing was gone, baby gone. So, to me, he didn't figure him out so much as he ran into a case of completely dumb luck that allowed him to benefit from time he'd already invested.

    But, tomato / tomato (who the hell says "toe-mah-toe anyway?).

    And I don't know what part of Houston Lydia lives in with that house on the hill, but it damn sure isn't anywhere near the Houston area I live in.

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    Re: Breaking Bad Season 5 Predictions - spoilers for the previous seasons

    I have just found this show....currently on Season 2 Ep. 3
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    Re: Breaking Bad Season 5 Predictions - spoilers for the previous seasons

    i see hank figuring walt out but.......he will come into the business in the final episode.

    other recommends:
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    all worth going back to the beginning for.

    in a light comedy vein. i am a guy, all guy. nothing else was on so i took a look at "bunheads". didn't and still don't care much for ballet. but i was sucked in in five minutes. this show is hillarious and those little ballerinas are a hoot.

    hey apo, thanks for the firelfy reference. i really miss that show. best thing syfy ever ran
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    Re: Breaking Bad Season 5 Predictions - spoilers for the previous seasons

    SPOILER ALERT FOR BREAKING BAD SEASON 5 (and Dexter season 8)






    Honestly, the show really ended with the episode Ozymandias. The rest was just the inevitable fall out until Walt's death, with only two major events happening (Walt saving and taking a bullet for Jesse, and Walt conniving his way into getting his money to his family after all). But all in all, this was a great show. It's a real shame that both Dexter and Breaking Bad ended within a week of each other, lol. Mad Men ends next year, so the only other great show out there right now that'll be around for a while longer is Game of Thrones.

    Honestly, I really have to say that I just don't understand some people. There was a truck load of people who said, paraphrasing: "Breaking Bad had an awesome ending. Walt died, therefore Walt got justice for his actions." Contrarily, there was a truck load of people (I'm guessing the same people) who said: "Dexter had a terrible ending. Dexter didn't die or go to jail, therefore, he did not get justice for his actions."

    1.) I find people who thought that are all crazy.
    2.) Why I think they're crazy has all to do with the only part of the show that I felt was annoying: Walter White totally got away with all of it.

    Why? Because, in the end, Walt knew that he was going to die. He knew that he didn't want to leave his family in serious debt, and his original reason for doing it all was because he wanted, at all costs, to avoid making his family destitute. And in the end, Walter White got what he wanted: He died and his family got his money. They may have hated him (although not even that much by the end), but he basically said even from the beginning that he could live with that. So in the end, Walter White got everything that he wanted, so I have hard time seeing how he got "punished" for any of his actions. That's the only place where the writers sort of copped out, in a way. That would have been the only way that Walter White could have been punished for what he did. Now, I'll be honest, I never watched Breaking Bad to see Walt punished, I don't really have a pony in the race either way, I just felt like that was a really silly lot of commentary that I read on the internet after Breaking Bad series final was over.

    Also, going back to comparing it with Dexter: Dexter may not have died or gone to jail, but he was crushed and destroyed as a human being. Contrariwise to Breaking Bad, Dexter's actions and choices by the end of the show quite literally cost Dexter everything but his life, which is honestly a worse punishment. It was clear that Dexter will suffer every day for the rest of his presumably long life because of what he is. But I might be biased; I still maintain that Dexter is the best piece of television that I've seen. Even though there were some "so-so" seasons (By the show's standards), even the weaker episodes were still better than most. But this isn't a thread on Dexter, so I digress.


    GP's Final Comment: Dexter and Breaking Bad were both amazing shows.

    Quote Originally Posted by mican333 View Post
    I'll make my death list predictions:

    Won't die:
    Saul, Walt Jr., Skyler, the baby, Marie, Jesse's girlfriend Andrea.

    Probably won't die:
    Jesse

    May Die (even chance):
    Walt, Hank

    Will probably Die:
    Mike
    So close, lol!
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    Re: Breaking Bad Season 5 Predictions - spoilers for the previous seasons

    I refuse to read this thread until I have seen the entire season. =p
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    Re: Breaking Bad Season 5 Predictions - spoilers for the previous seasons

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigfried View Post
    If it were my dramatic arc there would come a point where faced with utter destruction for others he finally falls on the sword himself and takes the ultimate punishment for his crimes so others stop paying for his mistakes. Bad for him, good for everyone else.
    Well, kind of sort of. His final moment is a bit like this, but man he wrecks just about everything and everyone first. Still haven't watched the last two episodes but I read the spoilers.
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    Re: Breaking Bad Season 5 Predictions - spoilers for the previous seasons

    I'm a fan of the show.



    I have a quote from this clip of the show tattooed in the inside of my right forearm.

    "And a man, a man provides. And he does it even when he is not appreciated, or respected, or even loved. He simply bears up and he does it, because he's a man."



    Remember his name.

    ---------- Post added at 01:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:36 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by GoldPhoenix View Post
    SPOILER ALERT FOR BREAKING BAD SEASON 5 (and Dexter season 8)


    So close, lol!
    Favorite part of the season was when Hank died. lmfao

 

 

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