Just saw that the final 3 days of shooting happened at the storage unit, so I have my ending prediction.
We know that Walter runs to New Hampshire somewhere in the final 8 but comes back and gets and assault rifle. Now when he runs to NH he sure as hell cant bring all that money with him in a uhaul truck and that stays behind... So what will happen is Jesse will somehow be involved with knowing about the money, Saul too and theyll play big roles, But Walt will want the money moved to him from Saul, and Hank will have caught Jesse and he will tell Hank about a storage unit and Saul knowing, Saul will alert Walt that the money is about to be discovered and thats when Walt will come back to ABQ and get the gun, and Walt will get in some shootout moving the money out of the storage unit (which is a kickass place to have a finale shootout) With Hank and his backup and Walt will end up dead one day after his birthday, Just like Pablo Escobar (Mind you in 308 Flynn talked about that book Hank gave him about the guys who caught Escobar)...
Anyways... Breaking Bad has also had big connections with Scarface, so the series ending with Walter dying seems inevitable, so it just seems like this is 2 and 2 coming together that the series ends at the storage unit, and not at some safehouse or Walters house.
he definitely runs somewhere so i think ricincig is on to something. for those who havent seen the pictures of the white house from season 5, its boarded up and spray painted with caution tape around the house. clearly from that one pic it has been adbandoned or something which indicates that walt and maybe his whole family have gone somewhere. maybe not to NH as his fake ID shows but he certainly runs from something/someone at some point this season. maybe he wastes hank and has to run from the DEA? pretty certain none of the schraeder family is making it out of this season alive.
The waiter asks him how long a drive it is and Walter answers "30 hours after you stop for gas"... Maybe he lied but I think Vince picked NH because of th licence plate motto. In the end Walter is going to be cornered so hes going to shoot his way to freedom or die trying.
To be honest, I really don't see Walt as the type of guy who would get into a shootout. Maybe I'm wrong considering he is in full Heisenberg mode, but we'll see, and of course he does have the M60. But I believe that Saul will spill the beans to Jesse about Brock's poisoning and te ricin cigarette and I think somehow Jesse will work with Hank to bring down Walt and actually end up poisoning him with his own ricin.
Yeah, I know, but I'm saying the idea of a shootout taking place in the sheds is a good one. Jesse killing Walt would be a good ending, but do you really think that Jesse will live longer than Walt, cause I don't. But, with this show, you never know what's going on through Gilligan's genius mind. Sorry it took me awhile to get back to you, didn't check my email yesterday.
It's cool man. But now that I think about it, there are a bunch of possibilities that could happen, and yet, Gilligan and all the amazing production people have probably thought of something amazing that no one will see coming, and I'd like to keep it that way and not think about it until it happens. I'm sure it'll be amazing.
Hi everyone. Bear in mind that although the final three days of shooting may have been at the storage unit, that doesn't mean it's where the show ends. The scenes for TV shows and movies are rarely shot in chronological order; usually the sequence of shooting is down to a range of factors including costs and weather. ;)
Yeah, maybe thats not where it ends, I think it will end with the aftermath of where Walters family ends up. But still theyve done alot of filming there and thats going to be Walters downfall I think. When he leaves that $100 tip at dennys, that appears to be the last of his money. Maybe he shoots to get the money because he is a man of pride and he earned it and doesnt want anyone else getting thier hands on it, or because he is so broke and getting that money is the only way to save him to pay for a private doctor to help with his cancer.
Who knows... VG has made some crazy twists in the story so thinking that this ending will be predictable is nonsense. You have to think of something that sounds insane to be close to right lol
I will say this however... The series has many Scarface easter eggs in it. Tony Montana got caught laundering an insane amount of money, and that began his downfall. I cant see the same thing not happening to Walter.
Here’s what nobody is talking about and it may blow your brains out because they are going to try and blow Walt’s out.
Rewatch the episode “Hermanos”
The Cartel had every right to kill Gus but feared the repercussions so instead they killed his partner and gave him a warning. -this is reinforced when Gus walks out of cover at the cartel sniper and is not shot.
Flash forward. Walt kills Gus.
Walt kills the guy who the CARTEL was afraid to kill.
See where I am going with this?
Whoever the Cartel was afraid of, whoever Gus was connected to in Chile, is coming for Walt. -Think that’s all forgotten? Not even Tuco was forgotten. Gus will not be either. Walt is gonna need that machine gun for them.
But everyone including Declan thought the cartel killed Gus. Thats what everyone thinks because Hector was the one who bombed Gus. I think its more likely Todd's Nazi affiliations could go after Walt because if Todd gets caught because of him.
If you were highly connected you would understand that a powerful (possibly a cartel) in Chile would have information regarding Gus' death. They would also know about Don Edalio and his death (which happened before hand). While you are right, some thought the Cartel killed Gus BUT then Walt went and ADDMITTED it to Declan.
Also, I highly doubt a new, less powerful Nazi clan will come after Walt over Todd. That would be litterally as if Dexter was never caught by his sister and just got in a car accident one day and died and nobody knew about it all.
I think whatever is gonna happen, it's gonna end in New Hampshire. Walt's beard has gone fully beyond goatee and his glasses are completely different, which is a pretty obvious indicator that time has passed. Not only that, but that M60 is some major heat that I don't think anyone would try and go from New Hampshire to New Mexico with.
Considering some of the press photos/portraits for the final 8 have one of Skyler and Walt with shovels and looking fairly triumphant, I have a feeling they're going to move the money from the storage unit, and take it somewhere out in the desert, because that seems to be a recurring thing in the series--the RV was out in the desert, Mike's stashes were out in the desert, all of the cartel meetings were out in the desert, and I think that's going to be one of the first events of the final 8, because they left the money in the storage unit pretty open ended as to what will happen (Skyler's concerns that Walt doesn't even address at that moment, which Walt up until this point has been pretty big about tying lose ends by the seat of his pants, wheras with the money, it's a situation he hasn't accounted for). Also, Skyler has more than once said it's too much money for her to launder, so why not hide it in the desert, and launder it over the course of several years? I've got a feeling we're going to see Jesse till the bitter end, whatever his role may be, because those press photos show him with a pretty full beard as well, some with a pistol in hand.
I think it's kind of a given Hank is gonna be pursuing Heisenberg pretty much alone in the final 8, after the scene with his boss. I don't think he's going to end up dead though, as Dean Norris wanted to be killed off in the first eight episodes, but Gilligan declined, saying he's a key part to the rest of the season. I think Hank is going to give Walt a chance to come clean, now that he knows the truth, but Walt isn't going to come clean. So Hank will continue to pursue. I suspect Skyler is going to have to side with Walt, because if Walt goes down, she's the one laundering the money, so she will go down too. I suspect something is gonna happen and the DEA will be getting a tip and pursuing Walt and Jesse, and the two will run to New Hampshire (where Walt will purchase the M60, and possibly more weaponry to mount a final stand), and Jesse and Walt will finish it as partners, where in a final showdown, with either the DEA, or the people that want his product gone (I have a feeling they will become a major part of the final 8 as well, that face off in the desert where Walt declares, "Say my name" makes me pretty sure of that) will kill Walt and Jesse. No matter what happens, I'm pretty sure Walt is going to end up dead. Or, who knows, we may have a 3-way shootout between Declan's crew, the DEA, and Walt/Jesse. But I don't think the DEA is going to seize the money, I think what will end up happening is Hank isn't going to mention where the money is actually hidden, just saying it is in a storage unit, to which the DEA will find no money, because it will have been moved elsewhere. Skyler will go on with life, and continue to launder the money, securing the family's financial future, just like Walt had intended in the first place. Then again, it's also possible Walt will take the fall for Jesse, despite his other statements about how if he goes down, Jesse goes down, and he leaves half of his remaining money with Jesse to go on with life.
Cranston has said he thinks the audience will be happy with the ending, and considering the whole series somewhat centers around Walt going into this downward spiral and becoming this egomaniac, bent on his name being known, it's going to end like Scarface. But, then again, I didn't expect Walt to be the one to kill Gus, and I didn't expect Walt to kill Mike, and I sure didn't expect the scene with Gus and the box cutter.
1) Walt is using a FAKE ID and license plate from NH. He will not be going there AT ALL. For one, that opening scene he is still in New Mexico!!!! Watch it again! Second, Gilligan has already said they get tax cuts for filming in New Mexico and that is why they shoot there and only there.
2. Skyler said she COULD NEVER LAUNDER THAT MUCH MONEY, EVER! Even with a 1000 carwashes. So no, they won't hide the money in the desert and launder it all slowly over the years.
3. If Dean Norris felt his character could be killed off before the end of the series it is because he felt there was MORE to the story for Walt to deal with. But no doubt in Breaking Bad fashion Walt is going to be dealing with multiple complex problems and in the final season one of those problems (but not the only one) will be dealing with Hank.
4. Declan's crew are now Walt's suppliers NOT his competition.
5. Walt already paid off and in his mind made peace with Jesse when he gave him that 5 million. Jesse if anything will find out the truth about who poisoned Brock or the truth about Mike and then seek to take down Walt, possibly by informing the DEA or trying to kill him again.
6. Gilligan said the ending will be similar to Casablanca. If you know how that ends you can start drawing real conclusions on how it will end.
7. If you didn't see Walt killing Gus happening did you somehow miss the entire forth season?
8. AGAIN, Walt does not/will not/has not gone to New Hampshire.
That's a possibilty, but I hope not. I don't want to see Walt die in a shootout, and now that I think about it--Vince would NEVER let it go down like that. Walt has very few skills with a firearm. Plus Vince said they wrote that opening scene for season 5 having no idea of where it's going. So the machine gun might be for someone else to use because I'm not sure Walt will use it. It's just out of his character. He's not a soldier. Also, just because filming may have ended at the storage units it does not mean that they filmed each scene from each episode in order. Some director's do but until I hear that they filmed them in continuation, I'm more apt to believe that the story doesn't end at the storage units.
How can you say with such conviction that Walt didn't go to NH? It may or may not be the case, but I think the evidence so far strongly suggests he left town. His house is boarded up and there's graphitti everywhere. You think he was hiding in in ABQ while that was going down? I know nothing about how this will end and by the looks of things here...neither does anyone else. But, that's ok. In fact, that's awesome! Its just one more reason why this is the best show in history. I've been reading predictions since the first season and haven't yet found one to be on the money. Some of the predictions from other seasons were very clever btw, but they didn't come close to what the pros on the BB writing staff put out there. You won't get any predictions about the ending from me. I'm just stoked beyond belief that I'm less than 70 hours away from watching this magnificient story unfold into an amazing climax. Maybe that's my only prediction--it's going to be awesome!
you said that Declan's crew are now Walt's suppliers NOT his competition. But Walt has now gotten out of the meth game and so how do you think they're going to react to not getting supplied with the blue stuff any more? I don't think they're going to be very happy.
Walt should be fighting battles on multiple fronts--Besides Hank, you've got the guys from Madrigal (who've been awful quiet), Declan's crew, Todd might be a factor (depending on how well Walt compensated him when he quit) plus Todd has connections to the prison hitmen, and I could probably draw up other possibilties like the Cartel. But, it's only 8 episodes. I think the writers had to pick and choose. My gut tells me it's not just going to be Hank, but they can't have everyone coming after him. I could even envision a scenario where Hank gets black mailed by Walt and becomes a non-factor or maybe Hank dies early because of Walt, leaving no law between him and the enemy. The actor who plays Declan is actually pretty good. He was on another show that was so so, but he was great in it. However, I think he makes a pretty underwhelming villian. If I got to choose I'd pick a battle between Walt and Hank with some interference from just one other group--preferably one with serious power like the Cartel! I'm gettin pumped up. I can't believe the opener is in less than 48 hours!
One more thing...Vince NEVER said he will only shoot in NM. It's true that Sony wanted it to be shot their for monetary reasons. Southern California was the original spot, but that was the 1st season! This show has made enough money, far surpassing any expectations, that if he wanted to do a scene on the freakin moon they'd probably pay for it. Plus, you don't have to go to a location to say it's set in that location. Most TV shows are shot in L.A. That doesn't mean they all take place there!
A national news anchor will appear in the episode "Granite State" (515). New Hampshire is the Granite State. Someone spray painted "HEISENBERG" in Walters house as seen in the opening flashforward, and his nieghbour was horrified when she saw Walt. If were looking for sure thing predictions, one is that he will make national news headlines, two is that he fleas to New Hampshire, or atleast out of Alberquerque.
Well originally I must say I was 100% sold that the NH identifications were forged and just used to mask him as a traveller. I still haven't really heard definitive proof against that either because in the opener for season 5 he is in New Mexico and not New Hampshire.
That being said, a lot of time has passed, Walt is now on his own (or appears to be) and the episode is titled Granite State. So I'll give that theory some definite plausibility.
But it is still possible that New Hampshire was just his destination of refuge or where he misled the DEA to. It could just be a reference to the fact that at the end of the episode Saul tells him to flea to Granite State. What we do know for sure is that when we last left off he was in New Mexico and when we got a glimpse of the future he was still in New Mexico.
GlhtexGood point but I think Declan will be fine with getting the blue off the market and getting a larger cut than he was (which was what he had originally wanted). Another point, the last shot of filming was of a shot from episode 12 of the season and not the finale. One last point, if Walt was on the run from the DEA (first and foremost), I am interested to see how his home was just left to become a crack house. If his house is destroyed like that I think it goes back to my original theory of an even greater threat coming Walt's way.
Anyways, been fun, guess we will begin to find out tonight.
The news anchor for Granite State most likely will be Charlie Rose. Charlie Rose slipped up during his interview with VG last week on his show. Charlie mentioned how he is going to be in the final half of the season and VG got visibly annoyed.
Has anyone thought that Walt could have taken Saul's disappearance package? That would make much more sense. I like to hope (as Gilligan confirmed) all loose ends are tied up. If Walter White survives the finale, brilliant. If Walter White dies in the finale, brilliant. If we never get to find out, and is left on a cliff hanger, brilliant. I have faith in Vince that the Season Finale will be the best fucking 45+ minutes of my life. I am 15, and cannot see a T.V Show anywhere near as well written and as well produced being created in the future. Long live Breaking Bad.
SBB90X wrote: Has anyone thought that Walt could have taken Saul's disappearance package? That would make much more sense. I like to hope (as Gilligan confirmed) all loose ends are tied up. If Walter White survives the finale, brilliant. If Walter White dies in the finale, brilliant. If we never get to find out, and is left on a cliff hanger, brilliant. I have faith in Vince that the Season Finale will be the best fucking 45+ minutes of my life. I am 15, and cannot see a T.V Show anywhere near as well written and as well produced being created in the future. Long live Breaking Bad.
I think we're pretty sure he uses Saul's guy (given the new identity in 'Live Free or Die') and Vince said all loose ends will be tied up so there will be no cliff-hanger.