A stray dog crosses the road*
And of course the episode ends with Walt driving away, then a dog crosses and you know this means something
When Jesse was in rehab, he talks about killing Gale saying he had to put down a “problem dog”. Gale was the problem dog.
Season 5 Episode 12 was called “Rabid Dog” and was about how Jesse finally wakes up and decides to take it to Walt once and for all. Jesse was the rabid dog.
In this episode Walt lost Hank. Walt Lost Jesse. Walt lost his wife and kids. Walt lost every member of his family. He’s got no home anymore.
Walt is the stray dog
He’s leaving behind a stray dog. There is a great visual element to it, but I don’t know. In my mind he’s leaving Jesse behind. There’s the one hanging thread there. That was part of it and it also just felt like a nice lonely beat to take it out on.
– Rian Johnson
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