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I urge everyone on this Awesome Led Zeppelin Forum to watch the second to last episode of "Breaking Bad" Start from the ending and make your way forward.

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I urge everyone on this Awesome Led Zeppelin Forum to watch the second to last episode of "Breaking Bad" Start from the ending and make your way forward.

Alas, I am replying to my own post. What I mean to say was start from the ending and make your way backwards. Start from the second to the last episode (and, as of now) the "Felina" (an anagram for "Finale") which will conclude this series that I and thousands of others are calling "one of the Greatest Television Shows" of all-time from both fans and t.v. critics. Start from season 1, episode 1. Again, I promise, that you will not (should not) be disappointed.

Not that I need to feel any vindication for all of my praise for this show, but "Breaking Bad" did win the Emmy Award for Best Outstanding Drama Series earlier tonight. So there is that, for what it's worth. (And to me that says and means A lot). Thank You, "Breaking Bad".

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Breaking Bad will be praised for Evermore. If I am wrong about this, I will promise to stop drinking My Beers. Just wait and give a day or two after this Sunday night.

Like I have said before, this ending will surpass the ending of another Great Series, which is the Sopranos.

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I love this show,so sad to see it end

Me too. I also know that that the six+plus millions of Americans who also Love this Outstanding Series will also be saddened with its ending (know matter what the outcome is).

I have to admire and Respect the fact that this Show is ending on It's Own terms. It is not ending because it is being cancelled. Vincent Gilligan (the Creator) is doing these things on His Own terms.

Bryan Cranston, aka, Walter White, aka "Heisenberg" will go down in Television History as one of the Greatest Characters EVER. With three Emmy wins for Best Actor how can I be wrong. The Emmy's voted and spoke. I am just an Honest American who Loves this Show.

http://youtu.be/p5UqaDN5OiA

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The last two episodes have been so intense,had me on the edge of my seat..I bought the whole collection,wonder what it would be like to watch over again?

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Just getting to the morning paper, front page of the NYTimes:

September 27, 2013
Race to End for ‘Breaking Bad’ Fans Who Got Behind
By BRIAN STELTER
Right now, Kyle Bauer fears “Breaking Bad” spoilers more than a pop quiz in class.

At the University of Pittsburgh, where Mr. Bauer is studying engineering, students cram into his dormitory lounge every Sunday night to watch the latest episode. But not Mr. Bauer, who was, as of Monday, still about 20 episodes behind. That night, he started binge-viewing so that he can be in the lounge for Sunday’s all-important finale — figuring that if he’s not there to see the ending when everyone else does, someone will spoil it for him.

“My friends are telling me it’ll be the best decision of my life,” he said Wednesday night, without even hitting pause during his marathon to talk to a reporter.

In its final season, “Breaking Bad” on AMC has become the It Show on cable television. All over the country, converts to the series about a mild-mannered teacher turned drug lord have set aside schoolwork, dishes and laundry to try to catch up on old episodes through Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and other Internet services.

The hype around hit television show finales has always been intense, but what has happened with “Breaking Bad” exemplifies a twist in the relationship between the parallel universes of live, linear television (the kind symbolized by Comcast and DirecTV) and on-demand TV (as embodied by Netflix).

On-demand services are typically thought to hurt live television viewing. In this case, they are fueling it.

“Breaking Bad” made its debut in 2008 to an underwhelming 1.2 million viewers — which would have caused many programming chiefs to drop it. But the show dodged cancellation and slowly built a following — especially once the old episodes were made available en masse on Netflix.

By mid-2012, about 2.6 million viewers were watching live episodes; now, as the ending approaches, that total has more than doubled to 6 million, which might be small for a network television show but makes “Breaking Bad” one of the biggest phenomena on cable.

“What’s remarkable about this show is we’ve created urgency to see it,” said Charlie Collier, the president of AMC, which has been running a marathon of every episode since Wednesday.

DVDs and, before that, VHS tapes have allowed audiences to catch up on shows for a long time — in fact, the popularity of “Family Guy” DVDs were partly credited with the 2005 revival of the once-canceled Fox animated comedy. But binge-viewing behavior has become much more pronounced in the last few years, mainly because Netflix and services like it have made it so easy to do.

Last Sunday, as “Breaking Bad” was finally winning the television industry’s highest honor, an Emmy award for outstanding drama, the show set a new ratings record for itself — 6.6 million, according to Nielsen — making it the biggest program on cable that night. At the same time, many people were just starting their marathons. According to Netflix, each day for the last two weeks, the most-streamed episode of the show has been the very first one, during which Walter White crystallized methamphetamine for the first time.

The show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, credited the Internet when accepting his Emmy. “I think Netflix kept us on the air,” he told reporters backstage, adding that he did not believe that the show would have survived more than two seasons without the audience and revenue lifts that Netflix provided, along with online chatter. As first reported by AdAge, the network sought $300,000 to $400,000 for a 30-second ad in the final episode. AMC confirmed on Friday night that the episode was sold out. The network declined to comment on pricing, but assuming it achieved $300,000 a spot, it will be earning more for the airtime than even the highest-rated network dramas normally do.

“It’s a new era in television,” Mr. Gilligan said, “and we’ve been very fortunate to reap the benefits.”

Mr. Bauer is ready for the finale — as of Friday afternoon, he had only five more episodes to watch, and he was saving them for Sunday.

Justin Carroll, a bank employee in Lexington, Ky., started to binge a little bit earlier — Sept. 12 — because he “wanted to be part of the discussion” with his friends.

Judy Weinstein, a human resources consultant in Sherman Oaks, Calif., started on Sept. 22 because of media coverage of the show and a crucial endorsement from a more personal source: her spin class instructor, who would “come to class every Monday morning and talk about how she couldn’t sleep the night before after watching,” she said. Ms. Weinstein is glad she did — although after she finished her marathon on Thursday, there was one downside. “In retrospect, it is a difficult show to binge-watch because it just keeps getting darker and darker,” she said.

Mr. Collier of AMC said that social networking Web sites had amplified all the chatter about the show. (Nielsen estimates that the average person’s Twitter message about a TV show is seen by about 50 other people.) “Word of mouth is still a great thing,” he said.

Netflix’s licensing contracts do not cover the eight most recent episodes of “Bad,” so for those, new fans must rely on AMC, an online rental service or a less legal route. AMC’s marathon has been a big draw this week. In prime time, it had 1.0 million viewers on Wednesday and almost 1.2 million on Thursday. (The totals will increase after digital video recorder viewing is factored in.)

Perhaps aptly for a show about a meth dealer, Melodie Holmes has noticed its addictive tendencies. Ms. Holmes, of Kitchener, Ontario, said she and her husband “generally watch two episodes a night, and look at each other seeing whether or not we could stay awake on a ‘school night’ for more,” she said. More often than not, they stayed up — and now they are all caught up.

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Farewell, my Friend. You were/are loved my millions of fans throughout the planet Earth. You will be sorely missed.

Thanks to Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston and the rest of the Entire cast and crew that made "Breaking Bad" one of the Greatest Television Shows of All-Time!!! Pure Genius at its Finest. Thank You!!!

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But, what happened to Huell?

Still waiting?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP_4z4IoYHs

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KingZoSo: Could you tell me in one sentence what happened at the end? Did the main character die? Or did he ride off into the sunset? I don't have cable so I couldn't watch this wonderful show.

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KingZoSo: Could you tell me in one sentence what happened at the end? Did the main character die? Or did he ride off into the sunset? I don't have cable so I couldn't watch this wonderful show.

SPOILER ALERT!

Before I answer your question, pottedplant, I want to be clear of some things. You say you don't have cable, so you couldn't watch this wonderful show. How do you know it's wonderful if you haven't watched it? Were you able to see some earlier episodes but not the later ones? Do you know you can catch up on the show via Netflix? If you plan on watching the show eventually, are you sure you want to know the ending before you do?

Okay...if you still want to know...here, in one sentence, is what happened:

!SPOILER ALERT!

Like Michael Corleone, Walt methodically settles all scores (including admitting to Skyler that he broke bad for himself, that it made him feel finally alive, and blackmailing the Schwartz's into putting the rest of Walt's millions into a trust fund for his son), and dies at the end, saving Jesse's life in the process and wasting the Aryan Brotherhood gang in a hail of machine-gun bullets.

Now, stay tuned for the spin-off show: "Better Call Saul".

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SPOILER ALERT!

Before I answer your question, pottedplant, I want to be clear of some things. You say you don't have cable, so you couldn't watch this wonderful show. How do you know it's wonderful if you haven't watched it? Were you able to see some earlier episodes but not the later ones? Do you know you can catch up on the show via Netflix? If you plan on watching the show eventually, are you sure you want to know the ending before you do?

Okay...if you still want to know...here, in one sentence, is what happened:

!SPOILER ALERT!

Like Michael Corleone, Walt methodically settles all scores (including admitting to Skyler that he broke bad for himself, that it made him feel finally alive, and blackmailing the Schwartz's into putting the rest of Walt's millions into a trust fund for his son), and dies at the end, saving Jesse's life in the process and wasting the Aryan Brotherhood gang in a hail of machine-gun bullets.

Now, stay tuned for the spin-off show: "Better Call Saul".

Well, all righty then. I have been reading the highlights of the show here and there, that's all. Just wanted to know what happened. :bagoverhead:

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^^^

Why the bag, pottedplant

I guess I felt I should not have asked, since I didn't watch the show...just read about it. But thanks for answering anyway. :yesnod:

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Just watched. Actually cried..best ever

Yes, it was a sad ending to a Great show.

As Strider mentioned, Walter White got his revenge on the neo-Nazis in a beautiful and spectacular fashion.

Walter died on the floor in a place that He Loved: a Meth lab.

(this clip is the very final two minutes of the Finale): Watch at your own risk and if you do, listen to the lyrics to the Badfinger song, "Baby Blue". A very fitting song to end this very Awesome series.

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I am still sad that Walter White, aka, Heisenberg, died, but it seems to me that He died on His own terms.

Meaning that He did not get killed or murdered by Jesse or some other person and that He did not succumb to the Cancer that He would have eventually died from. Walter White died from a bullet wound to His abdomen from a "Say Hello to My Little Friend" machine gun that He rigged-up to the trunk of His car to kill all of Uncle Jack's Aryan Brotherhood crew and that the bullet that hit him actually ricochets off and hits Him while He is protecting Jesse Pinkman.

What a tragic and equally fitting conclusion to the Greatest Television Show of All-Time.

Once more:

Edited to add: Bryan Cranston won three Emmy Awards in a Row for playing Walter White. Aaron Paul won two Emmy for portraying Jesse Pinkman. "Breaking Bad" just Won the Emmy for Best Outstanding Drama Series. The Emmy's are like the Oscars/Academy Awards of Television. They are voted on by Their Peers and Contemporaries, not the Public. Their Wins were not a Popularity contest. They won on Their Merits because "Breaking Bad" deserves Every Accolade that can be given to a Television Show that will be talked about, Loved, Watched, Etc... for the next 100+ years. (Walter White, I mean Bryan Cranston, is the equivalent of Jimmy Page. Both will go down in History as two of the Greatest Entertainers in the History of Entertainment).

With all that said by me, Breaking Bad and Led Zeppelin will Outlive all of US for decades and Centuries to come. And that Makes Me Very Proud!!!

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Walter White, I mean Bryan Cranston, is the equivalent of Jimmy Page.

Not even close imho. Maybe you could try comparing Vince Gilligan to Jimmy Page, but then Vince would have to create another 6 or 7 original series equal to or surpassing Breaking Bad.

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Not even close imho. Maybe you could try comparing Vince Gilligan to Jimmy Page, but then Vince would have to create another 6 or 7 original series equal to or surpassing Breaking Bad.

Yes, I agree. I think Kingzoso is going a bit overboard on the love for Breaking Bad. It is a good show, one of the best indeed but not the best, in the top 10. Comparing WW to JP is silly because it is apples to blue meth! WW character was great but he was also a piece of shit who contributed nothing, he himself was a cancer and ultimately consumed all around him. Fuck WW! Rest in pieces...BITCH!!!!

Great show though.

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I am still sad that Walter White, aka, Heisenberg, died, but it seems to me that He died on His own terms.

Meaning that He did not get killed or murdered by Jesse or some other person and that He did not succumb to the Cancer that He would have eventually died from. Walter White died from a bullet wound to His abdomen from a "Say Hello to My Little Friend" machine gun that He rigged-up to the trunk of His car to kill all of Uncle Jack's Aryan Brotherhood crew and that the bullet that hit him actually ricochets off and hits Him while He is protecting Jesse Pinkman.

What a tragic and equally fitting conclusion to the Greatest Television Show of All-Time.

Once more:

Edited to add: Bryan Cranston won three Emmy Awards in a Row for playing Walter White. Aaron Paul won two Emmy for portraying Jesse Pinkman. "Breaking Bad" just Won the Emmy for Best Outstanding Drama Series. The Emmy's are like the Oscars/Academy Awards of Television. They are voted on by Their Peers and Contemporaries, not the Public. Their Wins were not a Popularity contest. They won on Their Merits because "Breaking Bad" deserves Every Accolade that can be given to a Television Show that will be talked about, Loved, Watched, Etc... for the next 100+ years. (Walter White, I mean Bryan Cranston, is the equivalent of Jimmy Page. Both will go down in History as two of the Greatest Entertainers in the History of Entertainment).

With all that said by me, Breaking Bad and Led Zeppelin will Outlive all of US for decades and Centuries to come. And that Makes Me Very Proud!!!

I am still sad that Walter White, aka, Heisenberg, died, but it seems to me that He died on His own terms.

Meaning that He did not get killed or murdered by Jesse or some other person and that He did not succumb to the Cancer that He would have eventually died from. Walter White died from a bullet wound to His abdomen from a "Say Hello to My Little Friend" machine gun that He rigged-up to the trunk of His car to kill all of Uncle Jack's Aryan Brotherhood crew and that the bullet that hit him actually ricochets off and hits Him while He is protecting Jesse Pinkman.

What a tragic and equally fitting conclusion to the Greatest Television Show of All-Time.

Once more:

Edited to add: Bryan Cranston won three Emmy Awards in a Row for playing Walter White. Aaron Paul won two Emmy for portraying Jesse Pinkman. "Breaking Bad" just Won the Emmy for Best Outstanding Drama Series. The Emmy's are like the Oscars/Academy Awards of Television. They are voted on by Their Peers and Contemporaries, not the Public. Their Wins were not a Popularity contest. They won on Their Merits because "Breaking Bad" deserves Every Accolade that can be given to a Television Show that will be talked about, Loved, Watched, Etc... for the next 100+ years. (Walter White, I mean Bryan Cranston, is the equivalent of Jimmy Page. Both will go down in History as two of the Greatest Entertainers in the History of Entertainment).

With all that said by me, Breaking Bad and Led Zeppelin will Outlive all of US for decades and Centuries to come. And that Makes Me Very Proud!!!

hey,I agree,best frickin show I have ever seen from beginning to end!!!

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Yes, I agree. I think Kingzoso is going a bit overboard on the love for Breaking Bad. It is a good show, one of the best indeed but not the best, in the top 10. Comparing WW to JP is silly because it is apples to blue meth! WW character was great but he was also a piece of shit who contributed nothing, he himself was a cancer and ultimately consumed all around him. Fuck WW! Rest in pieces...BITCH!!!!

Great show though.

I loved Jesse and his Bitch all the time!!!!

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hey,I agree,best frickin show I have ever seen from beginning to end!!!

OMG,I just watched that clip and cried again

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I loved Jesse and his Bitch all the time!!!!

Jesse was my favorite character, I really thought they were going to kill him off and what Jack's ass-posse did to him over the course of those last three episodes was inhuman. Killing his girlfriend right in front of him, you could see he was in a hell beyond explanation. If he ever stars in a motion picture with a good script, homeboy gonna walk away with an Oscar.

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