Breaking Bad series finale recap: Who died on final episode?


After five years, it is all over. The series of Breaking Bad took place tonight and it all wrapped up perfectly with the epic conclusion that we all hoped to have. We all expected there to be bloodshed and Vince Gilligan and company delivered as the final scene was one for the edges.

So for the question that you are all asking: Who died in the final episode?

Walt’s family was safe, but the same can’t be said for everyone else.

The first death of the final episode came when Walt finally dropped the ricin in Lydia’s drink. We had all suspected that was the case with the beautiful camera shot and it was confirmed in the final moments of the show.

However, the real show down came at the end following an emotional goodbye from Walt to his family.

Walt headed to meet with Todd and his uncle where it looked like he was walking in to a trap, but he was one step ahead of the game and got everything to play out like he had wanted. After getting Jesse to come face to face, Walt tackled him to the ground as he triggered a machine gun to pop out of the trunk of his car and pierce through the walls of the Nazi hideout as all of Uncle Jack’s men were shot dead.

Todd was still alive after the bullets were done raining down, but Jesse got his final revenge as he choked creepy Todd and snapped his neck before setting himself free. Walt was also able to avenge Hank’s death as he was the man who put the final bullet through Jack’s head before facing off with Jesse one final time.

Would they both die?

Walt put his gun on the ground and slid it over to Jesse ,where he gave his former partner the chance to take his life. Jesse decided to let Walt die on his own as he fled the scene, while Walt was wounded from a bullet in the crossfire.

After Walt made his way to the meth lab that he had helped Jesse design, he admired his work one last time before falling to his injuries and laying dead in the middle of the floor.

The final shot faded away as we saw Walt laying dead as police entered the lab as Badfinger’s “Baby Blue” played in the background for a beautiful ending to the show. It was picture perfect.

What were your thoughts on the series finale of Breaking Bad? Sound off in the comments section below and share your thoughts.

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  • Michael Gazzillo

    what an outstanding episode. i wish i got rid of the feeling that there is still more to come but it really is all over. Hisenburg will be remembered. It was easily like any other episode having you on the edge of your couch wanting more, but i bet everyone is also disappointed that its finally over. Next thing to look forward too is the limited edition or special edition complete seasons with over 55 hours extra and the a 55 gallon drum im assuming of where he kept money or methylemene, either way its a must have.

  • Bob

    Truly one for the edges.

  • Ciderico

    You all should listen to the song Felina. If you don’t know, it’s the song Walt plays in the beginning. At the end of the song, the cowboy dies in the arms of his true love Felina. Walt dies in a meth lab as Baby Blue plays. In other words, Walt died in the “arms” of his one true love, the pinnacle of his life’s work, his baby blue meth. Just as last week’s title, Ozymandias, basically told us how the episode would play out, so did today’s title, Felina. Such a brilliant episode!

  • Shaine

    What happeneed to jesse? or walt family? or brock?

    • Vol

      jesse – die fag!

  • bruce smirnoff

    I applauded the TV set! Everything done perfectly. A “last episode” for the ages! Bravo TV set!

  • RowdyHoward

    One of the best, if not the best shows and ending to a show…ever

  • Zac David

    Honestly, I was really disappointed by the finale. Nothing was all that surprising. Walt has been a dead man from the start, so the end was certainly no shock. I also expected him to coerce Gretchen and Elliott into giving his children the money and I expected him to exact his revenge on the Nazis. At some point it clicked exactly what he would do with the ricin, and so he did. I thought Todd might make it out alive, but still, it wasn’t any sort of twist that he didn’t.

    I dunno, sure, it tied things up pretty well. I just think it was pretty predictable. Yes, the very end was awesome and a true Heisenberg moment… weird-ass contraption at all. That doesn’t mean it held up to the lofty standards the show had set for itself. Perhaps it was unrealistic of me to think that it would, but I hardly think that’s a bad thing to expect of a show that had otherwise been so solid.

    • niggawhat808

      I also thought it wasn’t surprising at all, in a good way though because I knew that would be the only decent way to end it.

  • Darrell Wingerak

    This was the first time in 51 years I stood up and clapped at my TV set.
    Bravo. Well done.

    • jonny

      I’m sure VG appreciates it

  • disqus_8uTkp82LAz

    Loved it. Awesome series. The finale didn’t surprise or do anything that was too shocking. It was pretty neat and tidy. All key points were covered. It may have been a bit more shocking if Walt had to see his family die and he survived. That would’ve been pretty unexpected. Close the series by him surviving and say the cancer is in recession. Anyway, awesome series.

  • Heisenberg

    I thing that the “Baby Blue” song was a terrible choice, because it did not have the right feel to it.

    In addition, I was kind of hoping for a bad ending.
    For once, let one of walt’s plans to go bad.

    But they didn’t. They picked an ending which was too nice in my opinion.

    Can’t wait for the Saul spinoff, though.

  • Stevechang64

    Maybe Walt was not dead. He could have passed out due to blood loss. I could see where he wakes up in a hospital.

    • Remjg

      He might even just be high on meth!

  • justgoodmusic

    I hope everyone enjoyed the series finale — I can’t believe it’s actually over! A few friends and I created a video recap / parody song to say goodbye and we’d love it if you had a look! The video is available here:

    Thanks again!

  • Krazidawg

    The only show that trumps this show is the Wire, both had great story lines that held the viewer in its grips with the diverse characters and their issues. However with Breaking Bad I have to say I was sad when Walter died. I think he started out with the best intentions to get money to beat cancer and provide a better life for his family. What i loved about the show was how it showed our human nature towards greed, envy,and power.The are all traits that are specific to who we are as human beings and I liked that the producers didn’t shy away from that. It truly was the best show on television and I hate to see it go. I used to talk to all my coworkers about the show and no one knew about this show. One watch and everyone I talked to about the show was addicted!!!!! The cast and producers deserved all the awards they received.

  • Pier Drummer

    It seems strange to me that no one talks about it but I’m pretty sure he’s alive in the end and he choose to try the “baby blue” for the first time (explaining also the song)..he probably dies a while later

  • Rebamjr

    Just saw the show for the first time ever. Watched the marathon and I cannot imagine watching it week by week b/c the withdrawal and the anticipation week to week would have been too painful. This was by far the best written, acted and directed visual media I’ve ever seen in my 69 years. WHEW! Congratulations to all involved.