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23rd Feb '17 7:42:30 AM Hjortron18
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* Jesse refusing to sell the blue meth to his new girlfriend after finding out that she has a son and calling her out when she asks him to get her some of it.
3rd Feb '17 10:37:38 PM Benbeasted
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* This troper thought that it was rather heartwarming to see Walt talking business with Skylar about where to put the air fresheners, before talking about buying a second car wash. Before laundering money comes up, they sounds like two people running an honest business, leading a normal life. Kinda of heads into tearjerker territory though, when you consider that Walt could have avoided ever being involved in the meth business if he had just taken that job at Grey Matter. Maybe he and Skylar could've opened up an honest business funded by clean money.

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* This troper thought that it was rather heartwarming to see Walt talking business with Skylar Skyler about where to put the air fresheners, before talking about buying a second car wash. Before laundering money comes up, they sounds like two people running an honest business, leading a normal life. Kinda of heads into tearjerker territory though, when you consider that Walt could have avoided ever being involved in the meth business if he had just taken that job at Grey Matter. Maybe he and Skylar Skyler could've opened up an honest business funded by clean money.
17th Jan '17 6:53:47 PM Luigifan
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** Particularly poignant as Walt Jr. called him [[DareToBeBadass "a pussy"]] earlier for his indecision regarding going to chemotherapy - Walt makes the point of shaving his head himself.

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** Particularly poignant as Walt Jr. called him [[DareToBeBadass "a pussy"]] earlier for his indecision regarding going to chemotherapy - -- Walt makes the point of shaving his head himself.



** In all honesty, "Peekaboo" could serve as one for Jesse in its entirety. This episode basically showed the audience that even though Jesse is a wannabe gang-banger and drug dealer, he's got a heart far too big to be in such a nasty business. [[spoiler: [[WouldntHurtAChild Especially when it comes to kids.]] ]]

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** In all honesty, "Peekaboo" could serve as one for Jesse in its entirety. This episode basically showed the audience that even though Jesse is a wannabe gang-banger and drug dealer, he's got a heart far too big to be in such a nasty business. [[spoiler: [[WouldntHurtAChild [[spoiler:[[WouldntHurtAChild Especially when it comes to kids.]] ]]]]]]



** Most of Jane and Jesse's moments in "Over", really. From the surprise breakfast he makes her (she has to discretely pick out a shell) to Jane going over the superhero sketches he drew as a kid ("Kanga-Man" and "Backwardo"), he's full on adorkable in this episode and she clearly adores him for it.

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** Most of Jane and Jesse's moments in "Over", really. From the surprise breakfast he makes her (she has to discretely pick out a shell) to Jane going over the superhero sketches he drew as a kid ("Kanga-Man" and "Backwardo"), he's full on adorkable {{adorkable}} in this episode and she clearly adores him for it.



* Despite having just been scared shitless by Jesse and Walt trying to scare him to representing Badger (while not making a deal with the DEA), the second Saul recognizes Walt by his cough, he advises him to take off his hockey mask so he can breath better.

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* Despite having just been scared shitless by Jesse and Walt trying to scare him to representing represent Badger (while not making a deal with the DEA), the second Saul recognizes Walt by his cough, he advises him to take off his hockey mask so he can breath better.



** Hell, the reveal of the fundraiser site itself. Walter Jr. has made a page full of pictures, gushing about a father he obviously adores. It visibly warms Walt's heart too, that is until he sees the donate button, and even after that, he tells his son with a smile and a hug, that he is really appreciative of the efforts.

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** Hell, the reveal of the fundraiser site itself. Walter Jr. has made a page full of pictures, gushing about a father he obviously adores. It visibly warms Walt's heart too, that is too (that is, until he sees the donate button, button), and even after that, he tells his son son, with a smile and a hug, that he is really appreciative of the efforts.



** In the previous two episodes, Hank goes to track Heisenberg and finds Walt and Jesse's RV with them inside, but gets a phone call telling him Marie is in the hospital. After realizing it was a trick he goes to Jesse's house and beats him unconscious. After being suspended from the DEA and told he he's facing serious charges he finally sees Marie. And of course, it gets even worse because he gets shot by Leonel and Marco shortly thereafter.

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** In the previous two episodes, Hank goes to track Heisenberg and finds Walt and Jesse's RV with them inside, but gets a phone call telling him Marie is in the hospital. After realizing it was a trick trick, he goes to Jesse's house and beats him unconscious. After being suspended from the DEA and told he he's facing serious charges charges, he finally sees Marie. And of course, it gets even worse because he gets shot by Leonel and Marco shortly thereafter.



* "Run." [[spoiler: Walter saving Jesse from two drug dealers by running them over with his car, shooting the one that survived, and telling him to escape.]] This is after Walter warns Jesse that he won't be able to protect him since he was stealing meth from the lab, and also spends the whole time lecturing Jesse how [[spoiler:killing 2 of Gus' drug dealers]] would be disaster.

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* "Run." [[spoiler: Walter [[spoiler:Walter saving Jesse from two drug dealers by running them over with his car, shooting the one that survived, and telling him to escape.]] This is after Walter warns Jesse that he won't be able to protect him since he was stealing meth from the lab, and also spends the whole time lecturing Jesse how [[spoiler:killing 2 of Gus' drug dealers]] would be disaster.



* The Season 4 finale. [[spoiler: Walt showing up to rescue Jesse when he's chained up in Gus' lab.]] The cavalry's here, bitch!

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* The Season 4 finale. [[spoiler: Walt [[spoiler:Walt showing up to rescue Jesse when he's chained up in Gus' lab.]] The cavalry's here, bitch!



** Made even sweeter in season 5 where we find out he had a slush fund in her name with two million bucks in it. Mike isn't just working to support himself, he's doing it to ensure his granddaughter has a future (drawing a parallel between Walt) and it is the concern for her future that motivates him to go against his own judgment and work with Walter White.

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** Made even sweeter in season 5 where we find out he had a slush fund in her name with two million bucks in it. Mike isn't just working to support himself, he's doing it to ensure his granddaughter has a future (drawing a parallel between him and Walt) and it is the concern for her future that motivates him to go against his own judgment and work with Walter White.



* In "Gliding Over All" Walt [[spoiler:shows up at Jesse's house and leaves him duffel bags full of cash after previously denying him his buyout.]]

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* In "Gliding Over All" Walt [[spoiler:shows up at Jesse's house and leaves him duffel bags full of cash after previously denying him his buyout.]]buyout]].



* Walt's moment of vulnerability after collapsing due to exhaustion with Skyler. [[spoiler: He says that he knows Skyler must have went for a deal and that he'll make it easy and turn himself in and all he wants is for Skyler to not give out the money to the DEA, just sit on it and give it to the kids, just as he intended.]] It's heartbreaking to see the original Walter White for a moment there - a deeply flawed man who brought all of this on himself, but in the end just wanted to leave something for his children.
* Walt's [[spoiler: CoolDownHug to Jesse]]. It's no longer possible to tell if it was even a bit genuine, but it still a bit nice to see it, considering [[spoiler: how hard Jesse needed something like this and how even Walt seems to be shaken by his plea not to jerk him around anymore]].

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* Walt's moment of vulnerability after collapsing due to exhaustion with Skyler. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He says that he knows Skyler must have went for a deal and that he'll make it easy and turn himself in and all he wants is for Skyler to not give out the money to the DEA, just sit on it and give it to the kids, just as he intended.]] It's heartbreaking to see the original Walter White for a moment there - -- a deeply flawed man who brought all of this on himself, but in the end just wanted to leave something for his children.
* Walt's [[spoiler: CoolDownHug [[spoiler:CoolDownHug to Jesse]]. It's no longer possible to tell if it was even a bit genuine, but it still a bit nice to see it, considering [[spoiler: how [[spoiler:how hard Jesse needed something like this and how even Walt seems to be shaken by his plea not to jerk him around anymore]].



* Hank telling Marie that he loves her [[spoiler: when he arrests Walt. What makes it very sad but heartwarming too that this was the last time he spoke to her.]]

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* Hank telling Marie that he loves her [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when he arrests Walt. What makes it very sad but heartwarming too that this was the last time he spoke to her.]]



* Walt [[spoiler:offering Jack his entire money stash to ''not'' kill Hank, proving once and for all that underneath the ruthlessness, manipulations and greed Walt values his family more than his money.]] Dean Norris said [[spoiler:that moment redeemed Walt in Hank's eyes, at least partially.]]
** [[spoiler: Hank's way of telling Walt that his pleading is pointless - he says that even though Walt is the smartest man he has ever met, he still can't understand that Jack has made the decision 10 minutes ago. It not only points out how heartbreaking it was for Hank to learn that Walt is Heisenberg, but also underlining the large respect he felt towards his brother-in-law's intellect. It's also delivered in a surprisingly quiet and tender tone, showing a sign of that feeling of partial redemption Norris mentioned Hank felt Walt had achieved.]]
** It's an extremely dark example, but Walt collapsing in tears at [[spoiler:Hank's death]] can be seen as one. Considering how far Walt had fallen by this point and especially considering the recent threats he had made to Hank to save himself, this moment solidifies the fact that he loves his family and hints that maybe, just ''maybe'',...there's still a flicker of goodness inside him...

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* Walt [[spoiler:offering Jack his entire money stash to ''not'' kill Hank, proving once and for all that underneath the ruthlessness, manipulations manipulations, and greed greed, Walt values his family more than his money.]] money]]. Dean Norris said [[spoiler:that moment redeemed Walt in Hank's eyes, at least partially.]]
** [[spoiler: Hank's [[spoiler:Hank's way of telling Walt that his pleading is pointless - -- he says that even though Walt is the smartest man he has ever met, he still can't understand that Jack has made the decision 10 minutes ago. It not only points out how heartbreaking it was for Hank to learn that Walt is Heisenberg, but also underlining the large respect he felt towards his brother-in-law's intellect. It's also delivered in a surprisingly quiet and tender tone, showing a sign of that feeling of partial redemption Norris mentioned Hank felt Walt had achieved.]]
** It's an extremely dark example, but Walt collapsing in tears at [[spoiler:Hank's death]] can be seen as one. Considering how far Walt had fallen by this point and especially considering the recent threats he had made to Hank to save himself, this moment solidifies the fact that he loves his family and hints that maybe, just ''maybe'',...''maybe''... there's still a flicker of goodness inside him...



* One of the sole bright spots of ''[[DramaBomb Ozymandias]]'' is ironically [[spoiler: Walter becoming the mask one last time in order to provide Skyler an alibi. Skyler slowly recognizes what exactly it is he is doing and goes along with it.]]

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* One of the sole bright spots of ''[[DramaBomb Ozymandias]]'' is ironically [[spoiler: Walter [[spoiler:Walter becoming the mask one last time in order to provide Skyler an alibi. Skyler slowly recognizes what exactly it is he is doing and goes along with it.]]



** Walt [[spoiler: giving Skyler the lottery ticket with the coordinates for her to use as a bargaining chip. This will also allow Hank and Gomez to receive a proper funeral, giving closure to their loved ones.]]

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** Walt [[spoiler: giving [[spoiler:giving Skyler the lottery ticket with the coordinates for her to use as a bargaining chip. This will also allow Hank and Gomez to receive a proper funeral, giving closure to their loved ones.]]



** [[spoiler: Walt's last goodbye to his daughter Holly, just stroking her hair in silence]].
** [[spoiler: Walt watching Flynn return home from afar. He seems at peace knowing that his son will receive the money even though his son still hates him and will never know the money came from him.]]

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** [[spoiler: Walt's [[spoiler:Walt's last goodbye to his daughter Holly, just stroking her hair in silence]].
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** [[spoiler: Walt [[spoiler:Walt watching Flynn return home from afar. He seems at peace knowing that his son will receive the money even though his son still hates him and will never know the money came from him.]]



*** [[spoiler: Even sweeter because Walt [[TheHeroDies ultimately dies]] from a stray bullet fired by the machine gun. That means that not only did Heisenberg - not Walt, ''Heisenberg'', this screwed-up, vicious, selfish, monster of a man - finally [[PetTheDog do something right]] for his fallen MoralityPet, he most likely did it [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost]] [[TearJerker of his own life.]] ]]
** After EVERYTHING that's happened, [[spoiler: Walt and Jesse looking at each other one last time... They can't bring themselves to fully get over what they did to each other and they know this is goodbye, giving each other final nods of understanding.]]
*** As one blogger beautifully put it, [[spoiler: "its as close as theyre going to get to goodbye, Im sorry, I love you, I wish wed never met each other."]]

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*** [[spoiler: Even [[spoiler:Even sweeter because Walt [[TheHeroDies ultimately dies]] from a stray bullet fired by the machine gun. That means that not only did Heisenberg - -- not Walt, ''Heisenberg'', this screwed-up, vicious, selfish, monster of a man - -- finally [[PetTheDog do something right]] for his fallen MoralityPet, he most likely did it [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost]] [[TearJerker of his own life.]] ]]
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** After EVERYTHING that's happened, [[spoiler: Walt [[spoiler:Walt and Jesse looking at each other one last time... They can't bring themselves to fully get over what they did to each other and they know this is goodbye, giving each other final nods of understanding.]]
*** As one blogger beautifully put it, [[spoiler: "its [[spoiler:"its as close as theyre going to get to goodbye, Im sorry, I love you, I wish wed never met each other."]]



** Walt [[spoiler: taking one final stroll through the superlab before dying, with the knowledge that despite his motivations his family will be exempt from blame and provided for, and that they and Jesse will be safe.]]

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** Walt [[spoiler: taking [[spoiler:taking one final stroll through the superlab before dying, with the knowledge that despite his motivations motivations, his family will be exempt from blame and provided for, and that they and Jesse will be safe.]]






* For the band Badfinger, whose song "Baby Blue" closes out the series with [[spoiler: Walt's death]]. After reaching the height of fame in the 70's, the band suffered a series of professional and personal misfortunes which culminated with two band members committing suicide, and went into relative obscurity. Following the use of their song in the finale, it was reported that online streams of "Baby Blue" have gone up ''astronomically''.

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* For the band Badfinger, whose song "Baby Blue" closes out the series with [[spoiler: Walt's [[spoiler:Walt's death]]. After reaching the height of fame in the 70's, the band suffered a series of professional and personal misfortunes which culminated with two band members committing suicide, and went into relative obscurity. Following the use of their song in the finale, it was reported that online streams of "Baby Blue" have gone up ''astronomically''.
28th Dec '16 9:48:48 AM BobSaget9
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* Walt is well and truly sorry for forcing Jesse into the position of [[spoiler:needing to kill Gale]].
16th Nov '16 9:50:04 AM akanesarumara
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** Hell, the reveal of the fundraiser site itself. Walter Jr. has made a page full of pictures, gushing about a father he obviously adores. It visibly warms Walt's heart too, that is until he sees the donate button, and even after that, he tells his son with a smile and a hug, that he is really appreciative of the efforts.
* Walter and Holly. Any scene.
12th Nov '16 8:51:25 PM CoolPopper
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* Walter and Krazy-8's interactions in the first few episodes. They actually seem like genuine friends for a moment, which makes it even more [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] when Walt finds out he's just using him to escape and tries to stab him with the broken plate piece.
20th Oct '16 10:59:54 PM CoolPopper
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* Gus donating some money to Walt's lung cancer fundraiser. It's sort of a warped example. considering that he may have done it for the sake of good publicity, or to help keep him in the drug trade, but it can also show how much he respects Walt outside of work.

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* Gus donating some money to Walt's lung cancer fundraiser. It's sort of a warped example. example, considering that he may have done it for the sake of good publicity, or to help keep him in the drug trade, but it can also show how much he respects Walt outside of work.
10th Oct '16 1:01:13 AM CoolPopper
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* Gus donating some money to Walt's lung cancer fundraiser. It's sort of a warped example. considering that he may have done it for the sake of good publicity, or to help keep him in the drug trade, but it can also show how much he respects Walt outside of work.
27th Sep '16 4:02:27 PM Vorpale
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* The way Walter treats Jesse in the final episodes of the season. Even though Walter can be a total JerkAss to Jess at times and rarely shows signs of truly caring for him as a person, those episodes show that he actually ''does'' care a lot for his partner.
22nd Sep '16 11:34:50 PM Avenuewriter
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** In all honesty, "Peekaboo" could serve as one for Jesse in its entirety. This episode basically showed the audience that even though Jesse is a wannabe gang-banger and drug dealer, he's got a heart far too big to be in such a nasty business. [[spoiler: [[WouldntHurtAChild Especially when it comes to kids.]] ]]
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