Review: Breaking Bad Final Season – Episode Granite State

Rating: Darkness and desperation reign!

Summary: With the episode opening in a winter cabin, Walter had embodied the cold decay all around him. With 11 million dollars, he had been reduced to paying out $10,000 for one hour’s worth of card playing time. Unable to help his family without tipping off the DEA, Walter had capitulated to making a phone call to his son. In his desperate voice, he had struggled to explain the misfortunes of his actions to Walter Jr. In this final attempt to connect emotionally, he had found only rejection. Transitioning to Todd and Jack, they had been watching Pinkman’s DEA confession. Immediately, both had headed to Pinkman’s holding area; however, Todd had again saved Pinkman from certain death. After hearing the aforementioned discussion, Pinkman had worked a plan to escape. This failed escape had paid in a dividend of death by association. In the interim, Todd and his posse had visited Skylar to ensure silence over any knowledge regarding Lydia. Lydia in response had been unsatisfied with keeping Skylar alive. The real pivot point had come from Todd mentioning to Lydia the increase in purity with Pinkman’s assistance. The last episode, the audience had found Walter emotionally demoralized. This go around, his descent had finally bottomed out. Reaching into his belongings, Walter had removed a familiar possession. Putting on his black hat, Heisenberg had been set for a final return.

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For folks missing the broadcast or a DVR, you can pick up new episodes on iTunes:

“Granite State” (posted 9/23/2013),  Inside Breaking Bad: Episode 607, “Granite State” (posted 9/23/2013)

AMC had scheduled a rebroadcast of “Granite State” on Sunday, September 29th 7:45 PM (Eastern)

The next and final episode, “Felina” Sunday, September 29th, 9 PM (Eastern)

AMC’s Breaking Bad airing schedule: http://www.amctv.com/schedule#series/Breaking-Bad

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