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The "Breaking Bad" Dead Pool

By C. Robert Dmitri | Trade News | August 31, 2013 | Comments ()


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What fun would the final five episodes of one of television’s most acclaimed series ever be without a little gaming diversion to make it more interesting? Granted, the tale of knocking Walter White, guilt-stricken and now raging Jesse, money-laundering Skyler White, resilient DEA agent and beer-brewer Hank Schrader, shifty Saul Goodman, and the rest of our Albuquerque gang is quite excellent without any sort of trivial diversion attached to it, but — forgive me — I’m a compulsive gamer. As morbid as I might find dead pools in the real world, I’d say there’s a reasonable allowance for them in the world of fiction. Plus, we still have a long wait ahead for us before my next Academy Awards quiz.

Thus, I bring you the official Pajiba “Breaking Bad” Dead Pool.

Here’s how it will work. I’m giving you a list of specific characters, and you tell me whether each one will be dead or alive at the conclusion of the series finale. Different characters are worth different point values as designated, a hierarchy subjectively assigned by me based on risk factor, potential dramatic punch, and general prominence within the show.

In addition to possible points on the dead or alive choice, you can also score a bonus point for each character by designating the episode in which the character meets his or her end should you predict a demise. Confirmed news of death trumps the stroke of death. For example, if we find out this week in a flash forward that every single character dies but only see the circumstances of the deaths in subsequent episodes, this week’s episode counts, unless of course we were to find out later that the news was false.

As another example, if were playing this game back in seasons three and four with Gale in the mix, the season four premiere with Gale’s confirmed corpse would count as the correct answer as opposed to the season three finale with the firing of the gun by Jesse. As yet another example, if the series were to end with Walt technically still alive but doomed to die soon whether that be by cancer, ricin, bullet wounds, or some other means, he counts as alive.

If there is any ambiguity whatsoever about whether a character is dead or alive at the end of the series, the character will count as alive for purposes of this quiz, unless I find in my own judgment that the character must be dead. (Perhaps see Tony Soprano had we been playing this game back then, but that is a debate for another time.) All decisions by this judge that have any sort of debatable nature to them are final.

In order to make this easy for me in the scoring, please refer to the episodes by their sequential number for this 2013 half-season. We’ve already seen the first three episodes, so this leaves only numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 as possibilities.

All entries should be posted in this comment section before this Sunday’s episode (September 1st) airs on the east coast. The first tiebreaker is the number of correct dead/alive answers, and ties after that will be settled by random drawing. Here are the characters whose fates you hold in your speculative minds:

1) Walter White (10 points)
2) Jesse Pinkman (10 points)
3) Skyler White (7 points)
4) Hank Schrader (7 points)
5) Walter White, Jr. - perhaps soon to be “Flynn” again (5 points)
6) Holly White (5 points)
7) Todd Alquist (4 points)
8) Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (4 points)
9) Marie Schrader (3 points)
10) Saul Goodman (3 points)
11) Steven Gomez (2 points)
12) Skinny Pete (1 point)
13) Badger (1 point)

Sample entry, in case there is any confusion (please include “dead” or “alive” and episode number if the former):

1) Dead, 8
2) Alive
3) Dead, 6
4) Dead, 5
5) Alive
6) Alive
7) Dead, 7
8) Dead, 8
9) Alive
10) Dead, 4
11) Alive
12) Alive
13) Dead, 8

Entertaining discussion in the comments section is encouraged, so beware spoilers if you are not up to date on Breaking Bad! If you have any inside knowledge, you are ineligible to win, but of course we’d be thrilled to see Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and the rest of the cast and crew giving their regards below. Should news of future episodes leak to the Internet and ruin our fun, the contest will become void.

Outside of the inevitable bragging rights that would befit a hybris-filled Heisenberg, I leave the prize to the Pajiba overlords to determine.

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  • C. Robert Dimitri

    I'm not eligible to win, but here's my own guess for posterity...

    1) Alive
    2) Dead, 6
    3) Dead, 8
    4) Alive
    5) Alive
    6) Alive
    7) Dead, 7
    8) Dead, 8
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Alive
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

  • C. Robert Dimitri

    Actually, modify #2 to Dead, 5.

  • AnsweredPrayers

    1) Dead, 8
    2) Dead, 8
    3) Dead, 5
    4) Alive
    5) Dead, 5
    6) Alive
    7) Dead, 7
    8) Dead, 7
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Dead, 7
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

  • Cindy

    1) dead 8

    2) alive

    3) dead 6

    4) alive

    5) dead 4

    6) alive

    7) alive

    8) alive

    9) dead 7

    10) alive

    11) alive

    12) dead 4

    13) dead 4

  • 1) Dead, 8

    2) Dead, 6

    3) Dead, 7

    4) Dead, 8

    5) Alive

    6) Alive

    7) Dead, 5

    8) Alive

    9) Dead, 7

    10) Alive

    11) Alive

    12) Dead, 4

    13) Dead, 4

  • Mitch

    1: Dead, 8
    2: Dead, 8
    3: Dead, 6
    4: Dead, 6
    5: Dead, 6
    6: Dead, 6
    7: Dead, 7
    8: Dead, 8
    9: Alive
    10: Alive
    11: Alive
    12: Alive
    13: Alive

  • Jon

    1-Alive

    2-Dead, 6

    3-Dead, 6

    4-Dead, 7

    5-Alive

    6-Alive

    7-Dead, 8

    8-Dead, 7

    9-Alive

    10-Alive

    11-Alive

    12-Alive

    13-Alive

  • Marsupial

    1) Dead; 8

    2) Dead; 8

    3) Alive

    4) Dead; 6

    5) Dead; 5

    6) Alive
    7) Dead; 7

    8) Dead;4
    9) Dead;4

    10) Alive
    11) Alive

    12) Alive

    13) Alive

  • DrScientifical

    1) Alive
    2) Alive
    3) Dead, 8
    4) Alive
    5) Dead, 8
    6) Dead, 8
    7) Dead, 7
    8) Dead, 7
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Alive
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

    trying to think of the cruelest comeuppance for Heisenberg

  • dick whitman

    1) Walter - Dead 8
    2) Jesse - Dead 8
    3) Skyler - Dead 8
    4) Hank - Dead 7
    5) Walt Jr. - Alive
    6) Holly - Dead 7
    7) Todd - Dead 7
    8) Lydia - Dead 7
    9) Marie - Alive
    10) Saul - Alive
    11) Gomie - Alive
    12) Skinny Pete - Dead, 5
    13) Badger - Dead, 5

  • Sean

    1) Walter White- Dead, last shot of last episode.

    2) Jesse Pinkman, Alive

    3) Skyler White, Dead 5

    4) Hank Schrader –alive. But broken and alone.

    5) Walter White, Jr. – Dead, 6

    6) Holly White Dead, 6

    7) Todd Alquist , dead 8

    8) Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, Dead, 8

    9) Marie Schrader , Dead, 6

    10) Saul Goodman –Alive and ready for the spin off

    11) Steven Gomez , Dead, 8

    12) Skinny Pete Alive

    13) Badger alive

  • Phil Geoghegan

    1) Walter White alive

    2) Jesse Pinkman dead 8

    3) Skyler White dead 8

    4) Hank Schrader alive

    5) Walter White, Jr. - alive

    6) Holly White alive

    7) Todd Alquist. dead 8

    8) Lydia Rodarte-Quayle dead 5

    9) Marie Schrader alive

    10) Saul Goodman alive

    11) Steven Gomez dead 7

    12) Skinny dead 6

    13) Badger dead 6

  • Kim

    1) Dead, 8

    2) Alive

    3) Dead, 7

    4) Alive

    5) Dead, 6

    6) Alive

    7) Dead, 6

    8) Dead, 6

    9) Alive

    10) Alive

    11) Dead, 6

    12) Dead, 7

    13) Dead, 7

    Maybe the first one is wishful thinking... that comment about it being a greek tragedy with everyone dying but Walt would make a lot of sense.

  • mlbolton

    1 --alive
    2 --alive
    3-- dead- 7
    4-- alive
    5 -- dead- 7
    6 -- alive
    7 -- dead- 5
    8 -- dead- 7
    9 -- alive
    10-- alive
    11 -- dead - 7
    12-- alive
    13 -- alive

  • Leah Williams

    Cool.

    1. Dead, 8
    2. Alive
    3. Dead, 7
    4. Dead, 8
    5. Dead, 7
    6. Dead, 7
    7. Dead, 7
    8. Dead, 6
    9. Alive
    10. Alive
    11. Dead, 6
    12. Dead, 5
    13. Dead 5

  • Steph

    1.Walt - Alive, but doomed
    2.Jesse - Dead, 4

    3.Skyler - Dead, 8

    4.Hank - Dead, 7
    5.Walt Jr. - Alive
    6.Holly - Alive, don't think they'd go there
    7.Todd - Dead, 6

    8.Lydia - Dead, 7
    9.Marie - Alive
    10.Saul - Alive
    11.Gomie - Alive
    12.Skinny Pete - Alive
    13.Badger - Alive

    Everyone directly involved in Walt's empire is going down. Saul is the exception because he's the only one who didn't have to make any compromises, he's a cockroach. Also because he's getting a spinoff.

  • pfeiffer87

    1) Walter White (Dead 7)
    2) Jesse Pinkman (Alive
    3) Skyler White (Alive)
    4) Hank Schrader (Alive)
    5) Walter White, Jr. (Alive)
    6) Holly White (Alive)
    7) Todd Alquist (Dead 6)
    8) Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (Dead 6)
    9) Marie Schrader (Alive)
    10) Saul Goodman (Alive)
    11) Steven Gomez (Alive)
    12) Skinny Pete (Alive)
    13) Badger (Alive)

  • Alex

    1) Walter White (Dead, 8)
    2) Jesse Pinkman (Alive)
    3) Skyler White (Dead, 7)
    4) Hank Schrader (Dead, 7)
    5) Walter White, Jr. (Alive)
    6) Holly White (Alive)
    7) Todd Alquist (Dead, 6)
    8) Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (Dead, 5)
    9) Marie Schrader (Alive)
    10) Saul Goodman (Alive)
    11) Steven Gomez (Alive)
    12) Skinny Pete (Alive)
    13) Badger (Alive)

  • Max

    1) Walter White - Dead, 8
    2) Jesse Pinkman - Dead, 7
    3) Skyler White - Dead, 6
    4) Hank Schrader - Dead, 7
    5) Walter White, Jr. - Alive
    6) Holly White - Dead, 6
    7) Todd Alquist - Dead, 5
    8) Lydia Rodarte-Quayle - Dead, 8
    9) Marie Schrader - Alive
    10) Saul Goodman - Alive
    11) Steven Gomez - Alive
    12) Skinny Pete - Alive
    13) Badger - Alive

  • 1. Alive
    2. Dead, 6
    3. Dead, 7
    4. Alive
    5. Alive
    6. Dead, 7
    7. Dead, 8
    8. Dead, 8
    9. Alive
    10. Alive
    11. Dead, 7
    12. Alive
    13. Dead, 6

  • Reagan Gearhart

    1) Alive
    2) Dead 8
    3) Dead 7
    4) Dead 8
    5) Dead 5
    6) Alive
    7) Dead 6
    8) Dead 7
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Dead 8
    12) Alive
    13) Dead 7

  • Sheri

    1) Walter- Dead, 8

    2) Jesse- Alive

    3) Skyler-Alive

    4) Hank- Dead, 6

    5) Flynn- Alive

    6) Holly- Alive

    7) Todd- Dead, 8

    8) Lydia- Dead, 5

    9) Marie- Dead, 6

    10) Saul- Alive

    11) Steven Gomez- Alive

    12) Skinny Pete- Alive

    13) Badger-Alive

  • Dave S

    List first, but I’ll show working for the hell of it. It will probably be out the window by 10PM Sunday, but I have too much time on my hands right now (2nd last day of work) and it’s fun to speculate.
    Walt- dead, 8

    Jesse- alive

    Skyler- alive

    Hank- alive

    Jnr- alive

    Holly- alive

    Todd- dead, 8

    Lydia- dead, 8

    Marie- dead, 5

    Saul- alive

    Steve- alive

    Skinny Pete- dead, 7

    Badger- alive

    Now the working. If you don’t want a speculative essay, scroll on.

    Blue meth is on its way back to Albuquerque. Todd/Lydia will look for Heisenberg to help get the purity back on track, only to find Walt under pressure on a variety of fronts. Ever the good son, Todd and his pals take it upon themselves to relieve Walt of his immediate problem, without consultation. Hank is attacked in his home- maybe a fire/bombing- and in the ensuing conflict, Hank is seriously injured but Marie is killed. I’m trusting that Gilligan and co will not be sadistic enough to have either of the kids on hand, but if they are, they at least don’t die.

    In the fallout, a grief stricken Hank recognises that the price is too high and the enemy too big to handle on his own. He gives the DEA everything he knows, stands down from his position and finds himself under investigation for his links to Heisenberg. Steve Gomez becomes the new ASAC and leads the investigation into Walt.

    Skyler flips over the death of her sister (even harder if the kids were in danger) and informs on Walt, taking the kids with her. This leads to a stint in police protection, however Ted Beneke muddies the waters after everything goes public and she ends up in jail over his “assault”, and maybe some fine point of IRS law if Ted is as incompetent a storyteller as he is a businessman. With Marie dead, Walt out of town and Skyler remorseful, Hank’s rehab bills remain a secret and Skyler testifies in a manner that does not incriminate him. Hank and kids ultimately end up together in police and/or witness protection. Police work is no longer a path for Hank, so he opens a Schraderbrau microbrewery and becomes the Heisenberg of ale, home brewed to silky perfection (I'm taking the shot in the evidence scene in ep1 as a hint) Hank, Jnr and Holly; exit stage left.

    With everything blown open, Walt buys a new dust filter for his vacuum cleaner, though not before Lydia contacts him for one last pitch. Both realise the trouble he is in and the threat he would be to Lydia’s operation, so Walt tells her Jesse is still in town and can achieve the purity they need. Although Jesse refuses because a. he is out and b. he has a bone deep hatred of Todd, the Aryan clan won’t take no for an answer and take his as prisoner/cook. If Badger & Skinny Pete are on hand when this happens, one will die (Skinny Pete), the other taken hostage (Badger) as leverage.

    With both star clients/anal polyps off the grid or under investigation and (unbeknownst to him) his underlings under suspicion for Ted Beneke’s assault, Saul exercises his last insurance policy. Using coordinates from the GPS track that Kuby & Huell placed on Walt’s treasure truck, he sends one or both of them to retrieve a cut (though not all) from the desert burial site. This inadvertently leads the APD & DEA to Walt’s 401K and incriminates his underlings. Saul is a fast enough talker to extract himself from legal trouble but takes his inflatable Lady Liberty and leaves Albuquerque, possibly for good.

    Fast forward: with 6-8 months to reflect on all he has done to all that he sought to protect, Walt finds himself wishing for a death that never seems to come. Seeking an end (and perhaps a measure of redemption for Jesse if not himself), he breaks cover to contact Lydia to “see how business is going”. While it is better, it is not going well; purity levels have improved, but they are still not to the standard Lydia requires. Todd the diligent idiot student couldn’t get above 70%, but Jesse is getting 80-85%- enough to make him worth keeping, but short enough of target to ensure Lydia continues to shed profit. Knowing the Jesse can cook to 96%+, Walt suspects that Jesse is sabotaging the cook and operating under duress. He negotiates a return to Albuquerque now the smoke has cleared and Lydia, with dollar signs in her eyes, agrees. On meeting at a private location, they seal the deal with an expensive bottle of tequila/wine/bottled water and she gives him the location of the lab.

    Walt goes to the lab with heavy weapons in tow and is greeted warmly. He negotiates the release of Jesse and Badger (or at least arranges to have them safely out of the way) and asks to see the setup. After distracting the group with the wonders of Heisenberg and setting them to work on the new/old method, he mows them down. Exit Todd and large number of creepy white supremacist jerkwads.

    Destruction complete and Jesse free, Walt emerges to witness his last burnt orange New Mexico desert sunset. Cut to a rapidly expiring/already cold corpse of Lydia. Cut back to Jesse watching Walt from a distance pitching face forward into the dust. Cue heartbreaking dialogue. Cue wryly upbeat epilogue.

    The End.

  • Chloem123

    1. Dead~8
    2. Dead~8
    3. Dead~7
    4. alive
    5. alive
    6. alive
    7. dead~5
    8. dead~5
    9. alive
    10.alive
    11.dead~5
    12.alive
    13.dead~6

  • Justin Kuhn

    Too lazy, EVERYONE DIES

  • $65530708

    1) Walter White - DEAD
    2) Jesse Pinkman - DEAD
    3) Skyler White - DEAD
    4) Hank Schrader - DEAD
    5) Walter White, Jr. - DEAD
    6) Holly White - DEAD
    7) Todd Alquist - DEAD
    8) Lydia Rodarte-Quayle - DEAD
    9) Marie Schrader - DEAD
    10) Saul Goodman - DEAD
    11) Steven Gomez - DEAD
    12) Skinny Pete - DEAD
    13) Badger - DEAD

    Their already dead and the show takes place in afterlife. The finale will be them all meeting at a church for *Spoiler's funeral and then off to Heaven (?) they will go.

  • splinter

    1) Dead, 8
    2) Dead, 7
    3) Dead, 6
    4) Dead, 7
    5) Dead, 6
    6) Dead, 6
    7) Dead, 8
    8) Dead, 8
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Alive
    12 ) Alive
    13) Alive

  • Blam Blam Blam FTC

    1) Alive
    2) Dead, 8
    3) Dead, 7
    4) Alive
    5) Dead, 7
    6) Dead, 7
    7) Dead, 8
    8) Dead, 8
    9) Dead, 7
    10) Alive
    11) Alive
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

    I have a pretty strong feeling about where all this is headed.

  • Bobbs3k

    1) Alive

    2) Dead, 7

    3) Alive

    4) Alive

    5) Alive

    6) Alive

    7) Alive

    8) Alive

    9) Alive

    10) Alive

    11) Alive

    12) Alive

    13) Alive

  • Kristopher R

    1) Dead, 8
    2) Alive
    3) Dead , 7
    4) Dead, 7
    5) Alive
    6) Dead, 7
    7) Dead, 7
    8) Dead, 8
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Dead, 6
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

  • Morgan_LaFai

    1) Alive
    2) Dead, 8
    3) Dead, 7
    4) Alive
    5) Alive
    6) Alive
    7) Dead, 6
    8) Dead, 7
    9) Alive
    10) Dead, 6
    11) Dead, 5
    12) Dead, 5
    13) Dead, 5

  • jimmdodd

    1) Alive
    2) Alive
    3) Dead, 6
    4) Dead, 6
    5) Dead, 6
    6) Dead, 6
    7) Dead, 8
    8) Dead, 8
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Dead, 6
    12) Alive
    13) Dead, 7

  • ZizoAH

    1) Alive
    2) Dead, 8
    3) Dead, 8
    4) Dead, 7
    5) Dead, 7
    6) Dead, 7
    7) Dead, 8
    8) Alive
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Dead, 7
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

  • Jacob R

    1) Dead, 8
    2) Alive
    3) Alive
    4) Dead, 6
    5) Dead, 7,
    6) Alive
    7) Alive
    8) Dead, 5
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Dead, 6
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

  • abell

    1) Alive
    2) Dead-4
    3) Dead-8
    4) Dead-6
    5) Alive
    6) Alive
    7) Dead-7
    8) Dead-7
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Alive
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

  • abell

    First, why am I downvoted in this thread, of all places?

    Secondly, that looks surprisingly optimistic.

  • Mr_Zito

    1) Alive
    2) Alive
    3) Alive
    4) Dead, 7
    5) Alive
    6) Alive
    7) Dead, 8
    8) Alive
    9) Alive
    10) Dead, 8
    11) Alive
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

    (I know there's a supposed Saul Goodman spin-off, but I still think he's just WORKING us like he always does!!!)

  • Musanna

    1) Walter White (10 points) Alive
    2) Jesse Pinkman (10 points) Dead 8
    3) Skyler White (7 points) Dead 6
    4) Hank Schrader (7 points) Dead 4
    5) Walter White, Jr. - perhaps soon to be “Flynn” again (5 points) Alive
    6) Holly White (5 points) Alive
    7) Todd Alquist (4 points) Dead 4
    8) Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (4 points) Dead 8
    9) Marie Schrader (3 points) Alive
    10) Saul Goodman (3 points) Alive
    11) Steven Gomez (2 points) Alive
    12) Skinny Pete (1 point) Alive
    13) Badger (1 point) Alive

  • Patrick_C

    1) Walter White - Dead (8)

    2) Jesse Pinkman - Alive (he damn well better be!)

    3) Skyler White - Alive

    4) Hank Schrader - Alive

    5) Walter White, Jr. - Alive

    6) Holly White - Alive

    7) Todd Alquist - Dead (7)

    8) Lydia Rodarte-Quayle - Dead (6)

    9) Marie Schrader - Alive

    10) Saul Goodman - Alive

    11) Steven Gomez - Alive

    12) Skinny Pete - Alive

    13) Badger - Alive

  • b

    1) Dead, 8
    2) Dead, 8
    3) Alive
    4) Alive
    5) Alive
    6) Alive
    7) Dead, 4
    8) Dead, 5
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Dead, 7
    12) Dead, 7
    13) Alive

  • Violet

    1) Walter- alive
    2) Jesse- dead, 7
    3) Skyler- dead, 7
    4) Hank- dead, 8
    5) Flynn- dead, 7
    6) Holly- alive
    7) Todd- dead, 6
    8) Lydia- dead, 6
    9) Marie- alive
    10) Saul- alive
    11) Steve- dead,6
    12) Skinny Pete- alive
    13) Badger- alive

  • E Robb

    1) Dead, 8
    2) Alive
    3) Alive
    4) Dead, 7
    5) Alive
    6) Alive
    7) Dead, 7
    8) Dead, 7
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Alive
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

    Lydia and Todd leading a cartel will lead to a bloodbath. They'll die. And finally, Walt kills Hank as the final act of Heisenberg. Then he dies poetically in the finale. Likely put out of his misery by Jesse. Or cancer.

  • E Robb

    I think Lydia, Marie, Saul, and Hank are way too low. Walt will live to the final episode, whether he wins or not. Then he'll likely die. Jesse too, and I figure he'll survive as the show's eventual "hero". But everyone else is caught in collateral damage. Lydia and Saul definitely. Hank vs Walt will explode soon, and Hank might not survive. I feel like Lydia and Todd will soon be adversaries of Walt in some way. And they're expendable.

  • C. Robert Dimitri

    By "too low" you mean that I'm ranking them by likelihood of death? That's not all that factored into the points. The prominence and dramatic punch are factors as I mentioned, and reflecting on how I assigned the points, I think they are the prevailing factors. Obviously the status of Walter White is the most significant to the story, and as such he is worth the most points for a successful prediction. I gave Jesse the same measure because more than any other character he has been tied into Walt's actions directly. Plus, all those cute Walt and Jesse cooking memes on the Internet will forever bind them together as a team.

  • E Robb

    You're right. I was still operating on Pajiba's Game of Thrones pool. Upon rereading, you killed Hank, Lydia, Todd, and Saul in your example, basically negating my entire post. Feel free to delete it or something. And I agree with the example. Only I think Hank dying will happen towards the end. Although the M-60 is troublesome. It's too big a weapon for a personal scene with Hank. So either the cartels are coming, or Hank and the DEA. But I also wonder how big the ending will be. While Breaking Bad usually goes all out, I figure the end will be something smaller and simpler. Walt dying on a bathroom floor or something.

  • Julie Chase

    I'm sending more random people to Belize than I thought I would.

    1) Walter White: Alive (I wrestled with this one)

    2) Jesse Pinkman: Dead (8)

    3) Skyler White: Alive

    4) Hank Schrader: Dead (8)

    5) Walter White, Jr.: Dead (6)

    6) Holly White: Alive

    7) Todd Alquist: Dead (7)

    8) Lydia Rodarte-Quayle: (7)

    9) Marie Schrader: Dead (8) for shock value

    10) Saul Goodman: Alive

    11) Steven Gomez: Dead (7)

    12) Skinny Pete: Alive

    13) Badger: Alive

  • Dean Gorby

    Loooooong time reader, first time comment-leaver. This broke my long silence as I, too have a gambling problem. I am leaning towards the irony of Walt losing his family (Sky and Jesse) but surviving.

    1) Walter - Alive
    2) Jesse - Dead, 8
    3) Skyler - Dead, 7
    4) Hank - Dead, 7
    5) Flynn - Alive
    6) Holly - Alive
    7) Todd - Dead, 6
    8) Lydia - Dead, 6
    9) Marie - Alive
    10) Saul - Alive
    11) Gomez - Alive
    12) Skinny Pete - Alive
    13) Badger - Alive

  • C. Robert Dimitri

    "Gaming." I said "gaming." :- )

    (O.k. I like to gamble too.)

    Very happy to draw a lurker into the comments for this. Thanks, and welcome!

  • Clitty Magoo

    1) Walter - Dead 8
    2) Jesse - Alive
    3) Skyler - Alive
    4) Hank - Alive
    5) Walter - Alive
    6) Holly - Alive
    7) Todd - Alive
    8) Lydia - Alive
    9) Marie - Alive
    10) Saul - Alive
    11) Steven - Alive
    12) Skinny - Alive
    13) Badger - Alive

    I'm going pragmatic for the win. The Breaking Bad world seems too much like a real world to turn Albequerque into a suburban bloodbath. Maybe it'll happen, but I think comeuppance comes to whom comeuppance is due. I won't guess a cause of death, but it's coming.

  • GDI

    Albuquerque has it's grittiness. Plus, if you can get away with blowing up a ghetto ”business office” (Tuco's place) and bombing of a nursing home with the FBI or Homeland Security not batting an eye, well mass murder in suburbia shouldn't be much of a stretch.

  • C. Robert Dimitri

    Yeah, I'm loving the proposed bloodbaths. Lots of people seem to be envisioning an ending to match that of Hamlet!

  • SlurpyDurp

    1) Alive
    2) Dead, 8
    3) Dead, 7
    4) Dead, 8
    5) Dead, 7
    6) Dead, 7
    7) Alive
    8) Dead, 5
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Alive
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

  • Nico

    1) alive
    2) dead, 7
    3) dead, 8
    4) Dead, 8
    5) alive
    6) alive
    7) dead, 6
    8) alive
    9) alive
    10) alive
    11) dead, 5
    12) alive
    13) alive

  • Alex Kuhn

    1. Dead, 8
    2. Alive
    3. Dead, 6
    4. Dead, 7
    5. Alive
    6. Alive
    7. Dead, 6
    8. Alive
    9. Alive
    10. Alive
    11. Dead, 6
    12. Dead, 7
    13. Alive

  • mb

    1) Dead (8)

    2) Alive

    3) Alive

    4) Dead (7)

    5) Dead (7)

    6) Alive

    7) Dead (6)

    8) Alive

    9) Dead (7)

    10) Alive

    11) Alive

    12) Alive

    13) Alive

    14)MIKE, ALIVE, ALIVE, ALIVE, PLEASE.

  • Zach

    1) Dead, 8

    2) Dead, 5

    3) Dead, 7

    4) Alive

    5) Dead, 7

    6) Dead, 7

    7) Dead, 8

    8) Alive

    9) Alive

    10) Alive

    11) Alive

    12) Alive

    13) Alive

  • yocean14

    1) Walter White ALIVE
    2) Jesse Pinkman DEAD, 7
    3) Skyler White DEAD, 6
    4) Hank Schrader DEAD, 7
    5) Walter White, Jr. - DEAD, 6
    6) Holly White DEAD, 7
    7) Todd Alquist DEAD, 8
    8) Lydia Rodarte-Quayle DEAD, 8
    9) Marie Schrader DEAD, 8
    10) Saul Goodman ALIVE
    11) Steven Gomez DEAD, 5
    12) Skinny Pete ALIVE
    13) Badger ALIVE

    Damn, I am predicting a lot of deaths but I am basing it on what Bryan Cranston said about the worst outcome for Walter and also speculating on who would he use the artillery, including ricin against.

  • mswas

    Um, cake please.

  • Jelinas

    1) Dead, 8
    2) Alive
    3) Alive
    4) Alive
    5) Dead, 7
    6) Alive
    7) Dead, 8
    8) Dead, 6
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Dead, 8
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

  • 1) Walter - Dead 8
    2) Jesse - Alive
    3) Skyler - Dead, 5
    4) Hank - Dead 8
    5) Flynn - Alive
    6) Holly - Alive
    7) Todd - Dead, 6
    8) Lydia - Dead, 6
    9) Marie - Alive
    10) Saul - Alive
    11) Gomez - Alive
    12) Skinny Pete - Alive
    13) Badger - Alive

    I have my hopeful assumptions, my dreaded expectations and my plain wild guesses but damn, this is not easy.

  • Melissa McKimmey

    1) Dead, 8
    2) Alive
    3) Alive
    4) Alive
    5) Alive
    6) Alive
    7) Dead, 6
    8) Dead, 7
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Alive
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

  • owlie

    1) Walter White Dead 8
    2) Jesse Pinkman Alive
    3) Skyler White Dead 7
    4) Hank Schrader Dead 7
    5) Walter White, Jr Alive
    6) Holly White Dead 4
    7) Todd Alquist Dead 8
    8) Lydia Rodarte-Quayle Dead 8
    9) Marie Schrader Alive
    10) Saul Goodman Alive
    11) Steven Gomez Alive
    12) Skinny Pete Alive
    13) Badger Alive

    Yeah, I'm predicting Holly dies in the next episode. In for a penny and all that.

  • clanceywoodside

    1)Dead 8

    2) Dead 6

    3) Alive

    4) Alive

    5) Alive

    6) Alive

    7) Dead 5

    8) Dead 5

    9) Alive

    10) Alive (spinoff)

    11) Alive

    12) Alive

    13) Alive

    14) Bill Burr's character Dead 6 lol

  • C. Robert Dimitri

    I almost included Kuby (Bill Burr) and Huell on the list, but I decided thirteen was enough.

  • Tenacious_EJ

    Very few people seem to think Lydia will survive, myself included.

  • Steph

    I put her down as dead but I'm having second thoughts. She seems fragile and in over her head but she's really good at throwing other people under a bus to save her own skin, I could see it going either way.

  • Austin

    1) Alive

    2) Alive

    3) Alive

    4) Alive

    5) Alive

    6) Alive

    7) Alive

    8) Alive

    9) Alive

    10) Alive

    11) Alive

    12) Alive

    13) Alive

    :D

  • Phil Geoghegan

    you really are a glass is half full person aren't you .
    Here's hoping.

  • $65530708

    + 1 and it will end with a Dance Number.

  • AngelenoEwok

    Oh bless your heart. I just want to give you a hug and buy you an ice cream cone.

  • Austin

    That would be great! Make it a swirly please :)

  • Jill

    I'm with you. No more deaths. :)

  • dizzylucy

    1) Dead 8
    2) Alive
    3) Alive
    4) Alive
    5) Alive
    6) Alive
    7) Dead 5
    8) Dead 6
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Alive
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

    I know I'm overly optimistic, and underestimating the bloodshed.

  • Danar the Barbarian

    So now we have to question the rumors about the Saul Goodman spin-off. They can't kill him off, if he's going to have his own show, right? Or is this a "Lost"-style red herring? Nah, I think Saul lives.

    Also we have to consider any other enemies Walt &co. may have at this point. Any cartel people with a grudge? Lydia's Euro compatriots unhappy with low grade product? If the only threat to Walt (and by extension, his family plus Jesse) is the DEA and Hank, that narrows it down to a two-sided show down. But I am not willing to put it past the writers to add a mystery element. Therefore:

    1.) Walt, Dead, 8
    2.) Jesse, Dead, 7
    3.) Skyler, Alive
    4.) Hank, Dead, 7
    5.) Flynn, Alive
    6.) Holly, Alive
    7.) Todd, Dead, 7
    8.) Lydia, Alive
    9.) Marie, Alive
    10.) Saul, Alive
    11.) Gomez, Alive
    12.) Skinny Pete, Alive
    13.) Badger, Alive

  • C. Robert Dimitri

    I'm guessing Saul lives as well, as it would just be tonally weird to kill him. However, Gilligan did say that the Saul spin-off could always be a prequel.

    Or, heck, Gilligan worked on The X-Files. It could be an alternate universe Saul!

  • Meli_V

    1) Dead, 8
    2) Dead, 6
    3) Alive
    4) Alive
    5) Alive
    6) Alive
    7) Dead, 7
    8) Dead, 7
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Dead, 8
    12) Dead, 6
    13) Dead, 6

    This is so hard to predict....I really, really want Jesse to get out of this alive, but I don't think he will. I think Hank will live, but just by the skin of his teeth.

  • Reagan Gearhart

    Up til now, Jesse has been the moral character in the show - he does bad things but only as a last resort. Now he's jut being a rabid jackass so I think his times running out ...

  • maydays

    He is ABSOLUTELY not being a rabid jackass! His break is directly linked to his morality and the consequences of his actions. Unlike Walter, he sees it all coming! I so, so, so want him to get out alive. I can't even participate in this list other than to tally Jesse's dead vs alive tallies. This might be a rough 5 weeks for me ;)

  • Meli_V

    I don't think Jesse is acting like a jackass, but he has reached his breaking point. I think his current actions will likely bring his death.

  • annoyingmouse

    1) Dead, 8
    2) Dead, 7
    3) Dead, 5
    4) Dead, 5
    5) Alive
    6) Alive
    7) Dead, 7
    8) Dead, 6
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Alive
    12) Dead, 5
    13) Alive

  • annoyingmouse

    Shit, every instance of 5, I meant 6. Darnit.

  • esmme

    1) Dead, 8
    2) Dead, 8
    3) Alive
    4) Dead, 8
    5) Alive
    6) Dead, 6
    7) Alive
    8) Dead, 8
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Dead, 7
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

  • TheFatling

    1) Alive

    2) Alive

    3) Dead, 6

    4) Alive

    5) Dead, 6

    6) Dead, 6

    7) Dead, 7

    8) Dead, 5

    9) Alive

    10) Alive

    11) Dead, 8

    12) Alive

    13) Alive

  • TenaciousJP

    1) Walter White Dead 8
    2) Jesse Pinkman Alive
    3) Skyler White Dead 8
    4) Hank Schrader Alive
    5) Walter White, Jr. Dead 8
    6) Holly White Alive
    7) Todd Alquist Dead 7
    8) Lydia Rodarte-Quayle Dead 6
    9) Marie Schrader Alive
    10) Saul Goodman Alive
    11) Steven Gomez Dead 7
    12) Skinny Pete Dead 6
    13) Badger Dead 6

    Skinny Pete and Badger just have to die. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern require it!

  • $6950553

    On the other hand, Vince would probably be thinking that it would be fun to have them on the Saul spinoff.

  • Truncheon

    1) alive

    2) alive

    3) dead, 7

    4) alive

    5) dead, 7

    6) dead, 7

    7) dead, 8

    8) alive

    9) alive

    10) alive

    11) alive

    12) alive

    13) alive

  • Koolickle

    1) Alive
    2) Alive
    3) Dead 6
    4) Alive
    5) Dead 6
    6) Dead 6
    7) Dead 8
    8) Dead 8
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Alive
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

  • 1) Walter White Dead 8
    2) Jesse Pinkman Alive
    3) Skyler White Alive
    4) Hank Schrader Alive
    5) Walter White, Jr.Alive
    6) Holly White Alive
    7) Todd Alquist Dead 6
    8) Lydia Rodarte-Quayle Dead 6
    9) Marie Schrader Alive
    10) Saul Goodman Alive
    11) Steven Gomez Alive
    12) Skinny Pete Alive
    13) Badger Alive

    What would be truly interesting is if Walt stayed alive and the family was all dead--since he ostensibly did all this for them.

  • Reagan Gearhart

    I was kinda going that way. it would be the ultimate Greek tragedy if he became evil to provide for his family and then lived while they all died because of his actions.

  • owlpacino

    1. Dead, 8

    2. Alive

    3. Alive

    4. Alive

    5. Dead, 6

    6. Alive

    7. Dead, 7

    8. Alive

    9. Alive

    10. Alive

    11. Dead, 7

    12. Alive

    13. Alive

  • Legally Insignificant

    1) Dead, 8

    2) Alive
    3) Dead, 7
    4) Dead, 8
    5) Dead, 8
    6) Alive, you monster!
    7) Dead, 7
    8) Dead, 6
    9) Alive
    10) Dead, 8
    11) Dead, 7
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

    I know it's an empty threat with only 5 episodes left, but if they kill Badger and Skinny Pete, I'm done. I would take Badger's Star Trek episode behind the middle school and get it pregnant.

  • There should be separate entries for who we *want* dead. But not Skye, because I have the utmost respect for her.

  • DarthCorleone

    Ha ha ha...

  • chanohack

    How could they possibly kill Skinny Pete or Steve Gomez? Or baby Holly? People will fucking riot. No way. They won't do that to us. Right?

    There's no way I'm going to win this because I'm a gigantic wimp.

    1) Dead, 8
    2) Dead, I GUESS, 7
    3) Alive
    4) Alive
    5) Alive
    6) Alive
    7) Dead, 8
    8) Dead, 8
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Alive
    12) Alive
    13) Dead, 7

  • 1) dead, 8

    2) dead, 7

    3) alive

    4) alive

    5) alive

    6) alive

    7) dead, 5

    8) dead, 5

    9) dead, 7

    10) alive

    11) alive

    12) dead, 7

    13) dead, 7

  • Steve Brown

    1) Walter - Alive
    2) Jesse - Dead, 6
    3) Skyler - Dead, 7
    4) Hank - Alive
    5) Flynn - Alive
    6) Holly - Dead, 8
    7) Todd - Dead, 7
    8) Lydia - Dead, 7
    9) Marie - Alive
    10) Saul - Alive, cockroaches can't die
    11) Gomez - Dead, 7
    12) Skinny Pete - Alive
    13) Badger - Dead, 6

  • Tenacious_EJ

    I hadn't really given this much thought until now. Kind of heart-breaking really. I've just killed Skinny Pete AND Badger, in the same episode. Saul is the one that concerns me- he knows where all the bodies are buried, metaphorically speaking, but he's a survivor. I think he'll be safe. Walt is his only threat, and he's never once given Walt a reason to kill him. Skylar made her bed and chose Walt over her own sister- I think she lives.

    1)Alive
    2)Alive
    3)Alive
    4)Dead, 8
    5)Dead, 7
    6)Alive
    7)Dead, 8
    8)Dead, 7
    9)Dead, 8
    10)Alive
    11)Dead, 8
    12)Dead, 6
    13) Dead, 6

  • Wednesday

    1) Alive

    2) Dead, 7

    3) Alive

    4) Dead, 8

    5) Alive

    6) Alive

    7) Dead, 7

    8) Dead, 6

    9) Alive

    10) Alive

    11) Alive

    12) Dead, 6

    13) Dead, 6

  • CANYAKICKIT

    1) Dead, 8
    2) Dead, 5
    3) Dead, 7
    4) Dead, 6
    5) Alive
    6) Alive
    7) Dead, 6
    8) Alive
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Alive
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

  • stephaniewhiskey

    1) Dead, 8
    2) Alive
    3) Dead, 7
    4) Dead, 8
    5) Alive
    6) Alive
    7) Dead, 6
    8) Dead, 6
    9) Alive
    10) Alive
    11) Dead, 6
    12) Alive
    13) Alive

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