So here we are - Breaking Bad season finale time. And I'm a big bundle of nerves!!! This recap is likely to be a big jumble of CAPSLOCKOMG!
Walter runs to Gus's car to retrieve his bomb. He puts it in his diaper bag (LOL! Love this show!) and meets with Jesse in the hospital. The magnetic bomb gets stuck on the elevator door. El. Oh. El. The guys try to think about where they can plant the bomb. Then the ABQ police show up. OH GOD! They're following up on the whole ricin thing. You can't really drop that word and expect to get away with it....
Jesse uses the House/Discovery Channel defense - he just saw something about ricin and thought that could be it. I knew he was going to drop the Discovery Channel! Jesse loves him some cable television. Better call Saul.
Walter wants to see Saul too, and drops by the office, by which I mean breaks in the office. Saul's secretary won't give up his location unless Walter pays her $25,000. "I'll be right back," he says, as he slips on the broken glass and whacks his head on the door. Bryan Cranston: the king of physical comedy.
Walter goes home to retrieve his money, but first calls his neighbor and asks her to check on something in his house -- so she can be the first one to walk through the door in case it's booby-trapped, Home Alone-style. Oh, Walter, you asshole. A couple guys do come out of his backyard area, but his neighbor survives, and so Walter breaks into his own house and gets some crawlspace cash. The 2 guys come into the house - who the hell are they? - but Walter gets out in time.
Line of Night from Saul, to Jesse: "If I ever get anal polyps, I know what to name them." Saul meets with Walter and tells him that Jesse told him about Gus visiting Hector in the old folks' home. Genius -- Walter can get that damn bell ringer to go along with his plan -- ring a bell and Gus is dead. Walter visits Hector and offers him an opportunity for revenge. OH SNAP!
Hector rings his bell to let the nurse know -- "NEED DEA".
Hank continues to analyze the laundry pictures Gomey took. Gomey comes to get Hank because Hector will only talk to Hank. You know what this show is? A massive chess game. Just got to get all of the players in the right spot. Hank comes down to the office and meets with Hector (along with everyone else in the office). Waiting for Hector to spell out words is painful. He spells out "SUCK MY" and then "FUC". Love that scary old bastard. OK - so this was a distraction or something. As Hector is loaded back onto his van, Tyrus is watching -- so now Gus will have to pay Hector a visit to see what's up!
Jesse is finally released from interrogation -- the tests on Brock came back negative for ricin. OK, so that's good, only Jesse's ricin cigarette is still missing. On his way out of the hospital, Jesse is tased and put in a minivan by Gus's guys.
Back to the nursing home! Tyrus comes into Hector's room and sweeps it for bugs. Gus takes his usual calm, kickass walk inside. OH CHRIST this show gives me indigestion. Gus has a syringe ready for Hector because he's been talking to the DEA. Hector finally looks Gus in the eye and then rings his bell repeatedly. Even though I knew the explosion was coming, I screamed. And then screamed again when Gus walks out of the room, seemingly unscathed. But he's not -- he's like goddamn Two Face and half his face is blown off. He straightens his tie aaaand now he's dead. R.I.P. Gus. That earns an Instant Rewind. You know Gus had to go out like that!!!!!!!!!! Like a champ!!
Now I'm just freaking out. There's still time left. Ricin: missing. Jesse: kidnapped. Mike: still in Mexico. Those 2 guys: were in the Whites' house.
Now we're in the Super Lab and Jesse is cooking under the supervision of the guys that tased him. OK, good -- they only kidnapped him to cook meth, not to do anything bad. :) Walter comes in, blows the 2 dudes away, and tells Jesse that Gus is dead and they have work to do. Time to blow up the Super Lab! This is nearly as sad as when the RV got crushed. (Seriously, R.I.P. RV.) Badass.
So Brock wasn't poisoned by ricin, he likely ingested Lily of the Valley. Now it's my turn to freak out, because I'm pretty sure that Walter is to blame -- when he was spinning his gun last week, it ended up pointing at a flowered plant. Jesse: "But Gus still had to go right?" Walter: "Damn right." My boys shake hands and part ways. Walter calls Skyler and tells her he won.
We end with a shot of the Whites' pool area -- and the Lily of the Valley. So that asshole really did poison that kid -- he did it (knowing the kid would survive, I hope) so that Jesse would suspect Gus so that Jesse would help Walter get rid of Gus. Walter beat Gus at this chess match.
Loved the ending. Everything is set up for a blank slate next season. And I can't wait.