It is your choice to get into the murky, sinister world of crime but getting out of it, is not your decision. There is no escape route and that is what Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) discover in "Granite State" -- "Breaking Bad" Final Season Episode 15.
Jesse is unable to escape Todd (Jesse Plemons) and his uncle Jack (Michael Bowen) depite freeing himself from the handcuffs and chains and getting out of the underground dungeon.
Walter White (Bryan Cranston) finds himself sharing a bunker with Saul (Bob Odenkirk). The latter is also on the run. Both, Walt and Saul are waiting for the time to be transported to a new location, with a new identity to start a new life. For Walt, it is the beginning of his end; and for Saul, it is probably a new beginning in "Breaking Bad" spin-off drama series.
Walt wants Saul to help him find trustworthy hit-men to finish-off Jack and his Nazi men as they murdered Hank (Dean Norris) and stole his life's work. Saul drills some advice in Walt's head for the old time sake, telling him to stay and not to leave his wife Skyler (Anna Gunn), "high and dry." He tells Walt that the DEA agents will come after his wife and his house will be gone, as well as his bank accounts will be frozen.
Saul tells Walt to face the music as he does not have much time left. "Do you think, I want to run? This is the last thing I want," Walt says to him, and that the present situation does not change, anything.
"What I do is for my family," Walt says, "My money goes to my children. Not just that barrel, all of it. I am gonna kill Jack and his entire crew I am going to take back what is mine and give it back to my children. Only then and only then, I am through."
Walt asks Saul to come with him as he can use him. Saul says that he is now "nobody's lawyer" and the "fun is over." Walt says in a threatening voice, "It's not over until ..." but is unable to complete the sentence because of cough attack and he has to back down on his threat.
Seeing his fragile health condition, Saul tells him, "It's over..." and walks off from the bunker, silently with his bags.
Walt is transported to New Hampshire. His new location, a small cottage, is surrounded by snow covered wasteland. Neither the phone nor the T.V. works. The man behind the new location and the new identity tells him not to venture out and if he does, he won't be returning with now stocks in a month's time.
Walt reaches till the gate but cannot make himself step out and tells himself, "tomorrow ... tomorrow..." and walks back to the cabin. That tomorrow does not come for a long time. The man visits Walt with the chemo drip and a stack of newspapers. He informs Walt about Skyler and that she is using her maiden name. When the man is leaving, Walt asks him to stay back for a couple of hours and that he will pay him extra $10,000 for that. He agrees to spend an hour more with him.
"One of these days, when you come-up here I'll be dead," Walt tells the man. He asks him to give the barrel of money to his family. "Would you give it to my family, would you do it?" Walt asks the man.
"If I say yes, would you believe me," the man says.
Walt finally gathers-up all the stamina and opens the gate and steps out, with a package containing the money. He goes to the pub in the town and calls up Walt Jr. (RJ Mitte) at his school. At first Walt Jr. listens to everything but then gets hysterical and screams that he killed Uncle Hank and asks him to let them alone.
"You ass**** Why are you even alive ... just die" Walt Jr. shouts in the phone. Its over for Walt, finally and he knows that.
Walt calls up the Albuquerque DEA office and tells them that he is Walter White. When the DEA men reach the pub, Walt is gone. It's his former business partners' interview on T.V. that makes him change the plan of giving himself-up. They tell the news anchor that the only contribution that Walt ever made was his name and that he has nothing to do with their business growth. "The mild-mannered Walt is lost, for ever."
Walt is not yet dying alone in the cabin in New Hampshire.
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