Watch ‘Breaking Bad’ Season 5 Episode 16 Finale Online: As ‘Felina’ Ends Series, Will Walter Survive? [VIDEO]
Beloved AMC Series Will End This Sunday, How Will Fans Cope?
Watch "Breaking Bad" season 5 episode 16 finale "Felina" online, which will air on Sunday, September 29 at 9PM E/T on AMC. If you can't watch the premiere episode Sunday night, you can visit the official AMC site for free the night after the episode airs and watch the entire episode online free. This is the 16th and final episode of season 5 part 2. Vince Gilligan has stated that he now intends to move forward with a new cop drama "Battle Creek" along with a "Breaking Bad" prequel spin-off called "Better Call Saul". "Felina" will be an extended 75-minute long episode, just like "Granite State" was.
In the "Breaking Bad" season 5 episode 16 finale "Felina", we will finally learn the ultimate fate of Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, Skylar and other characters who have associated and interacted with Walter. For those who have been following the show (spoiler alert), in the previous episode "Granite State" we saw Walter at his lowest point, a defeated Walter. He met Saul who advised him that if he truly wanted to help his family then he would turn himself in and they might be allowed to keep the house. Walter rejected this of course and ended up getting smuggled to New Hampshire in a gas container.
In "Breaking Bad" episode 15 "Granite State" Walter was holed up in a cabin in the middle of winter slowly dying with only Ed the extractor keeping him company. Ed occasionally brings him supplies and a chemotherapy bag, but Walter has grown a beard and a full head of hair. Walter eventually chooses to leave the cabin despite Ed's warning that he will be caught and Ed doesn't plan to return. Walter wants to send money to his family so he packs $100,000 in a cardboard box and calls Flynn from a local bar, trying to convince him to take the money. To his shock Flynn rejects him completely and ultimately, screaming at him that he should go die and that he wants nothing to do with him anymore. This point is easily Walter's lowest point in the show, when even the flimsy justification that he was doing everything for his family crumbles and he understands that he has only brought suffering to his family. At this point he places a call to the DEA, says he is Walter White and waits in the bar with a drink, ready to be arrested.
"Breaking Bad" episode 16 "Felina" will pick up from the last scene we saw involving Walter. An interview with Elliott and Gretchen Schwartz from Grey Matter Technologies aired where they denied Walter's contribution to the company completely. If there is one thing we have learned about Walter over the course of the show it is that he feels a deep rooted resentments for past wrongs he suffered. He was denied his role in the company, broke up with Gretchen and basically didn't make the millions or billions of dollars that he could have. His resentment of their success is what prompted him to turn down their offer to pay his medical bills. Now he sees them on TV again denying his contribution to the company, all he has done and the empire he has built. To make matters worse he knows that someone is still making blue meth, his greatest achievement and he must know that it is Jesse. Which means that Jesse is still alive. It enrages him so when the cops arrive at the bar, Walter is gone leaving just his empty drink behind. "Breaking Bad" season 5 part 2 episode 16 -- "Felina": The series finale. ("Felina" is an anagram for "finale" and also is related to the word feline.) It is worth pointing out that fans have noted that it also stands for Fe (Iron), Li (Lithium) and Na (Sodium), meaning "Blood, Meth and Tears".
"Breaking Bad" season 5 episode 16 "Felina" will pick up from the flash forward we saw early in this season. Walter at a Denny's in Arizona where he is celebrating his 52nd birthday alone, arranging the bacon the way Skylar did. Then he goes and purchases the M60 machine gun from the guy in the parking lot and later returns to his house which has been condemned and vandalized. There he retrieves the vial of ricin. "Felina" will pick up from this point according to the AMC online promo posted for the season finale. The YouTube video doesn't give us any news scenes and mostly acts as a montage that traces the development of Walter over the course of the show. Watch it here:
'Chemistry is the study of transformation' the trailer opens with, an extract from one of Walt's abortive science lessons and a metaphor for his descent into crime.
The strains of Junip's Line of Fire can be heard, a song that questions whether the subject will face the heat, which after the Gray Matter catalyst at the end of Granite State it seems a reenergised Heisenberg most certainly will.
"Breaking Bad" season 5 episode 16 "Felina" is likely to be one of the most tense and dramatic episodes ever. All fans are wondering what Walter's intentions with the machine gun and the ricin are. Will he go full Scarface and engage in a bloody rampage against all his enemies? Will he attack the Nazi's and try to kill Jesse? Will he attack Eliot and Gretchen Schwartz? Attempt to take on the DEA? Try to kill Lydia and Todd? It's hard to say and perhaps the answer might even be all of the above, though we doubt it. There have been occasional bloody mass murders in the show, the prison shivving scenes being the most well-known along with Gus Fring's mass poising of the cartel. Could Walter take another page out of Gus's book and orchestrate the mass killing of all his enemies? It's still hard to say and we have posted finale spoilers speculating about Walter's ultimate actions HERE.
In "Breaking Bad" season 5 episode 16 "Felina", we know what Vince Gilligan has said in interviews about the ending is that it will be "ugly" for Walter with "no redemption". In an interview with Digital Spy Gilligan went on to say:
It feels like there is so much to pay off in the show's final episodes. Do you think fans will be satisfied will how the show ends?
"I sure hope so - that's the best answer I can give. We're killing ourselves to make the show as satisfying as possible. I have to say though... just the law of averages tells me that a lot of folks will say 'Nah, that's not what I hoped for. That's not what I saw in my mind's eye.'
"I don't say that because I think it'll be unsatisfying. I think it will be [satisfying] for a large majority of viewers, and that is certainly our intention, but when you make an investment in a television show, you tend to have a proprietary feeling towards it. These characters become your characters, and you have hopes and dreams for them. You have expectations for them.
"That is the trick when you're trying to come up with an ending for something in the writers' room. We want to satisfy and yet, if we give folks exactly what it is what they think they want or we think they want, we're not being surprising or fresh. There's always that eternal tension between giving folks exactly what they want, or what they expect, or what they hope for, and giving them something that subverts their expectation.
"I will say, at the end of the day, we're gonna do our damnedest to make this thing end with a blast and end on a high note, in a way that will satisfy everyone but I think as we all know - there is no satisfying everyone! But we'll do our best."
Ultimately, we will have to wait for the "Breaking Bad" season 5 part episode 16 "Felina" to see what Walter decides to do and what his intentions are with the M60 and ricin. Some fans think he might save Jesse but we doubt it. Be sure not to miss the episode on Sunday, September 29 at 9PM E/T on AMC. If you do miss it you should be able to watch the show online for free the following night on the official site.
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