The theme of “Felina” seems to be this: People and machines are usually predictable. Lydia meets her business partners like she always did, tears open the only stevia packet on the table like she always does. Gretchen and Elliot betrayed on television how much they fear losing their reputation and their elegant lives, and that means that they can be manipulated. Walt has always used this predictability—this scientific certainty about action and reaction—to get what he wants. But it’s taken him until now to realize the corollary: If you can change your pattern, those predictable people and machines will miss you. Walt changes; he’s the only one who does. After their purpose is fulfilled, the machines stay in motion. The massage chair keeps rolling even though its occupant is dead. The M60 keeps sweeping even though it’s out of ammunition. But Walt’s purpose is fulfilled, and he just stops. [x]
Cheer up, beautiful people. This is where you get to make it right.
Opening and Closing Shots - Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
Breaking Bad | 5.16 Felina
FavoriteScenes That Ruined My Life: Walt & Walt Jr.
Walt knows this is the last time he will ever see his son, and Walt Jr. closing the door is symbolic of the finality of their relationship.