Breaking Bad‘s series finale, “Felina,” will air Sunday, September 29. We make our predictions for who will die in the show’s final episode.
Last Sunday’s Breaking Bad episode, “Granite State,” pulled in over 6.6 million viewers. Fans are trying to decipher what will happen in the finale and who will die. While the writers of Breaking Bad have always surprised us, we thought we’d make some predictions for who will die in the final episode.
First, let’s go over the Breaking Bad finale’s title: “Felina.” The show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, says that it’s an anagram for finale, which is true, but we think it may also have another meaning.
Marty Robbins wrote a song named “El Paso,” and the song is about a cowboy who kills someone for his lover, which just so happens to be named Feleena.
After killing a man, he is forced to leave town for fear of being killed himself. After some time has passed, he feels the need to go back to El Paso, and says “It’s been so long since I’ve seen the young maiden…My love is stronger than my fear of death.”
After entering the town, there’s a shootout where he is fatally wounded by a group of men, and then he dies in the arms of Feleena.
This is somewhat of a stretch, but many other people have also noticed how similar these two stories are, so it’s difficult to ignore the parallels. We’ll let you decide if Breaking Bad’s finale will have any connection to this song’s story.
There’s also been the discovery (or rather an enormous stretch) that “Felina” stands for “Fe” “Li” “Na”: Iron, lithium, sodium. Which fans are interpreting as blood, Meth, and tears. While we wouldn’t put it past Gilligan to do something like this, it’s certainly the biggest jump in finale theories.
Who will die in ‘Breaking Bad’ finale?
Todd may deserve to die more than anyone, even more so than Walt right now. We have to think there will be some sort of justice for Jesse and he’ll get to take Todd out himself. After his ruthless killing of Andrea in “Granite State” in front of Jesse, this sociopath deserves to die. We can’t imagine Breaking Bad’s finale will end without Todd getting a bullet to the brain.
Jack and the rest of his neo-Nazi crew will undoubtedly be on the receiving end of Walt’s M60 machine gun that he purchased in the flash-forward. While it seems a bit too easy for these writers, this is something that Walt wants more than anything.
This will also allow Jesse to be freed from captivity and to get the redemption he needs on Todd. While we don’t think Walt will end up getting his money back, Jack and crew will get killed somehow.
Lydia is someone that seems so elusive, but she deserves to die almost as much as someone like Todd. Fans may notice that each time she has had a sit down with Walt, Todd, or Mike, a very big deal is made about the fact that she drinks a very specific tea.
Everyone keeps wondering what Walt will do with the ricin he picks up from his house, and while the popular opinion is that he takes the ricin himself, we have a feeling Lydia will be stirring that ricin into her tea after thinking she’s gotten the better of the rest of the characters.
In the latest episode she flips through the sugars at the coffee shop with Todd and tells the waitress she’ll need more Stevia sweetener. Since so much has been made about her peculiar tea habit, it would be a perfect way to tie up her character as she stirs up the ricin in her favorite tea. Lydia will drink her last cup of tea in the finale, ricin or not.
Walt Jr. may be the most innocent person in Breaking Bad, and that’s why he’ll be dying in the finale. You know why it will happen? Because it’s the most unlikely thing to happen. Walt will see his own son die because of the terrible things he’s done and it will be the final nail in the coffin. Walt Jr. may have sealed his fate when he told Walt he wished he was dead, it could be foreshadowing.
Walt Jr. still holds his father’s name, despite being called Flynn, he could easily get mistaken as the actual Walter White (by name, not appearance) by a hitman looking for Walt and get killed. This would make the internet explode and we look forward to seeing the aftermath.
After his own son dies, Walt will make it his goal to free Jesse (essentially his adopted son), and make sure Jesse and Brock make it out of all of this together. Walt will sacrifice himself so that this can happen, most likely in the gunfight with Jack and the neo-Nazis and/or Todd and he will give Jesse a chance to escape.
There’s also a great possibility that chemistry will be used in some way to kill quite a few of these characters. The show started with chemistry and it should go full circle and end with Walt (or possibly Jesse) using chemistry to end the show with a bang. After all, Walt “still has some things left to do.”
This doesn’t leave many people left obviously, but we think Jesse, Brock, Skyler, Holly, Marie, and Saul will make it out alive. Bryan Cranston and Vince Gilligan have said that this finale will be “unapologetic” and “perfect.”
Gilligan recently said that “We’re not going to please everyone, this is what I keep telling myself so I can sleep at night. It’s going to be polarizing no matter how you slice it.” We imagine he’s right and while the final episode of Breaking Bad will polarize audiences, we look forward to seeing how this incredible TV series ends.
What’s most interesting is that nearly every scenario we come up with, will most certainly not be what creator Vince Gilligan ends up putting on screen. That’s what has made Breaking Bad so compelling and riveting to watch.
Breaking Bad’s final episode, “Felina” airs Sunday, September 29. The finale will be 75 minutes long and there will be an hour long Talking Bad with Host Chris Hardwick, the creator and actors after the show ends on AMC.