Now before you start sharpening your swords, understand that I’m not saying I disliked the story, but as a writer, there are things that (though I understand why they happened), still didn’t work. The first was the whole dynamic between Walt and Hank. This was a scenario that had been brewing for what seemed like forever, and fans (myself included), couldn’t wait to see shit fly once Hank caught on. Now I liked what happened—their whole encounter in the garage was badass, but I feel they cut it too short. I wanted more Hank vs. Walt, plain and simple. I accepted the fact that Hank wasn’t going to make it out of the desert, but what I found strange is that Uncle Jack let Walt live. I know, I know, respect and all that, and he had to for the sake of the show, but it doesn’t make a bit of sense. He just gunned down the guy’s brother in law, his family. They see how devastated Walt is, and he’s like, “we’re good, right?” It doesn’t matter how big Uncle Jack’s ego is at this point, he’s still dealing with Heisenberg, and he should have known that like the Lannisters, Heisenberg pays his debts.
BREAKING BAD: THE FINAL SEASON is nothing short of perfection when it comes to entertainment value. Speaking of value, do I feel that breaking up the last season into two parts was a blatant and ridiculous cash grab? Sure do, but hey, it’s nothing we haven’t seen before (Lucas and the STAR WARS flicks, and even now with all the LORD OF THE RINGS/HOBBIT regular and extended versions—and I’m sure once the HOBBIT is finished they’ll release a complete set of all six), so I guess that was to be expected. Do I think the Saul spinoff falls on similar grounds? At this point, yes I do. It may be good, but there’s no denying why it exists. All that aside, the final episode of BREAKING BAD was great. It did feel a little rushed, like it should have been two episodes, but I loved the way many of these scenarios played out. Did I secretly want Walt to get away? Hells yes I did. Jesse too, the poor bastard. But rest assured, these are simply the ramblings and preferences of a fan with a vivid imagination. This was a phenomenal show and I feel blessed to have been a part of the ride. Don’t worry Walt, we’ll remember your name for years to come.
Now aside from that, there are hours of great stuff to sift through her for avid fans including—Gag reel (which isn’t all that funny, but the Malcolm In The Middle bit is killer), Alternate ending with a Behind the Scenes explanation, Life of a Show Runner, The Main Event, Walt’s Confession (that’s a must see for sure), Jesse Pinkman Evidence Tape (another great added bonus), The Layers of a Sound Mix, Fire In The Hole: M60 Test Footage, Inside Breading Bad, and even a BLOOD MONEY Table Read. Sure, this isn’t as extensive as the Money Barrel edition, but it’s still pretty damn sweet when it comes to extras and makes the purchase well worthwhile if you’re not buying the Barrel.