This show is just great!
SPOILERS AHEAD – You’ve been warned
Tonight’s episode could be a real crazy one. I’m just going to jump in here and list a few things that might happen.
First, a cold open for the show, meaning no titles right at the beginning, with a big surprise reveal Something in the books hasn’t happened, and I’ve been waiting to see it happen for four seasons. The Frey’s got away with a lot in The Red Wedding. Well, now it’s time for payback, and someone’s mom is still really ticked off. Look
for a surprise visit from Catelyn Stark.
Cersei’s going to stand trial for her crimes, and she’s not going to go quietly now that everyone in town has turned against her. This is going to be one of those, “If I can’t have it, no one can”, things. Look for her to light King’s Landing up with Wildfire.
Jon’s in for a visit from the Night King, I’d wager, and that will be the main concern of everyone for the last two seasons. I’m looking for the Night’s Watch and The Wall to be overrun with the army of the dead. They’ll be headed straight for Winterfell and Jon Snow.
Speaking of Jon, I’m still in the camp that he’s half Targaryen, because of Ned’s sister. That would mean he’s half sister to The Mother of Dragons. I guess that would mean he’s the Uncle of Dragons.
Melissandre is going to have a run in with Davos; we’ve already seen that in the previews. Her true self will likely be revealed.
One thing that’s really be unnerving. When the Army of The Dead comes, they’ll be bringing people we’ll remember. Undead Wun-Wun, Ygritte, and lots of Night’s Watch. Not sure if that’ll happen tonight, but …yikes…
Edit: Via Twitter, John writes: “If Jon Snow is son of Rhaegar, he would be the nephew of Daenerys.”
ok ok…Jon Snow, Cousin of Dragons
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Breaking Bad is coming to an end and there’s going to be a reckoning for a lot of folks. Just about everyone on this show, with the exception of Walt Jr. and Holly have done a variety of bad things, ranging from minor (Marie’s kleptomania) to really bad (just about everything Walt and Jesse have done). This won’t end up well for just about everyone, with the exceptions of Marie, Walt Jr. and Holly. At least that’s my guess. Beside being major drug dealers that have ruined many lives, Jesse and Walt have killed quite a few people. Skyler worked on laundering money not only for Walt, but cooked the books for Ted too. Todd….well, Todd…eech. Uncle Jack flat out killed Hank and Steve, along with his crew, not to mention they’re major dealers right now too.
The whole story will come full circle. Walt originally tried to figure out a way to make money to give to his kids when he died. He would have had the money in the first place, had he not been cut out of the company Gray Matter. He would have made millions. He ends up building a drug empire, again worth millions, only to be cut out of it again. He’s going back to arrange what he originally wanted: to get money to his kids. He’s going to make Gretchen and Elliott admit that they wouldn’t have the company if it wasn’t for his work.
He’s also going to make sure that the empire that he built, and that Uncle Jack and Todd (with the unwilling help of Jesse) are continuing, will go down in flames. He’s going to be sure that no one will benefit from his hard work and cut him out of it. That happened with Gray matter, and it happened again with his drug formula. No one will be left to carry on Heisenberg’s legacy.
Here are some guesses about what’s going to happen in the final episode.
1) Lydia get nervous and will kill Skyler because Skyler knows what she looks like. Walt will end up killing Lydia for that. Todd will in turn try and kill Walt.
2) Jesse will kill Todd. Jesse will end up getting killed by Uncle Jack.
3) Walt will kill Uncle Jack and the rest of his crew.
4) Walt will arrange it so that his money will go to his kids through Gretchen and Elliott. They’ll explain it away by saying it was Walt’s share of the company. (Credit to my friend John for this idea).
5) Marie will end up as guardian for Walt Jr. and Holly.
The one I think will have the best chance of being true is #4. The rest are just wild guesses.
I’m going to miss this show.
I was talking to my friend John tonight about Breaking Bad, and how it was likely to end, and he came up with something I think is just brilliant.
So, we know that Walt is headed back to New Mexico. My previous thought about this was he was just going to gun down the people at Gray Matter and go out in a blaze of glory killing Uncle Jack, Todd, and probably Jesse. That, I think really isn’t “Breaking Bad”-style…. Well, all the shooting is, but that’s about it. And it doesn’t solve the problem of how to get money to Walt’s family.
John’s idea is basically this: He thinks that Walt is probably going to Gray Matter and talk to Gretchen and Elliot and have them launder Walt’s money in order to give it to his family after he’s gone. How he’s going to convince them to do it…. Well, no idea. But I absolutely love the idea that Walt will be able to get around the big problem of having the feds get their hands on it. It also gets around the problem of Jr. not wanting anything to do with the money either. It’s a great plan. Who better to give them money to Skyler and the kids than someone who they already know, and who can say it’s their “fair share” because it was Walt’s work in the first place.
John, if that’s not what happens to resolve the money situation, I’d be pretty surprised, because this is such a great, great idea.
As for Uncle Jack, Todd, Lydia? Oh, they’re all going down. Whether Skyler and the kids get all 80 million, or just 11 million, I think that kind of depends on how the Uncle Jack situation resolves itself.