“Breaking Bad” is at the end of its run and the jaw dropping scenes just didn’t stop in Sunday night’s episode “Ozymandias.” Walt disguised his true feelings under a disguise of pure evil as he demonstrated the love he has for his family one last time. He disappeared into thin air via Saul’s guys on the Sept. 15 episode. The Wall Street Journal suggests that Walt's final gift to his family was a necessary bitter pill.
Hank was the family's fatality this week, despite Walt’s pleas to Jack not to do him in. Hank did have the final word, telling Walt he was one of the smartest people he ever met, but he was stupid for not realizing his pleas to keep Hank alive were to no avail. With that Jack proves Hank’s point and pulls the trigger on the gun he had pointed at Hank’s head.
Probably one of the most amazing scenes of the episode was the phone call between Skyler and Walt, which was his final goodbye to his wife and family. After Walt kidnaps his baby daughter, he starts coming to his senses and calls Skyler.
Knowing that his house is crawling with FBI and other arms of the law, Walt asks Skyler if she’s alone. Under the direction of one of the FBI agents she tells Walt she is alone.
Walt’s final goodbye to his family was done over a phone, where he not only conveys to Skylar just how much he loves her through some berating and degrading words, but he also got her off the hook with the law. As law enforcement listened to Walt’s nasty conversation with his wife, it was easy for Skyler to weed out what Walt was doing.
Acting like a controlling husband, Walt tells Skyler she never listened to him and then he proceeds to threaten her in this phone call. This was a perfect staging on Walt’s part to free Skylar from any involvement in Walt’s crimes. Skylar started to play along as Walt appears to go off the deep end tagging Skylar as a stupid woman who wouldn’t listen to his directions.
Walt even went as far as to say she begged him to stop, but he wouldn’t. He made sure to also get into the conversation, in a very crafty way, that Skylar knew nothing about how he made the money to support the family.
Walt left his baby daughter in a spot where she would be returned to her mother and disappeared via Saul Goodman’s guy in the red van. The same red van that once came for Jesse, but Jesse changed his mind and didn’t get in.
Walt’s off to start a new life, all by himself. Skylar is at home and she will hopefully be able to mend bridges with her sister Marie, who is now without a husband. Jesse’s fate is in Jack’s hands as he is slated to be killed by Jack’s crew. As of right now Jack has him captive and makes him cook up another batch of meth.
It looks like Walt and Skyler are done for good and Walt is now on a solo journey into the unknown. With very little time left to the season, it will be interesting to see where Skyler and Walt’s separate lives take them.