5. Season 5 Episode 16 — "I did it for me"
This. Moment. Right. Here. I know this moment is more fresh in my mind so it feels more epic, but good God was this scene satisfying. The entire show we’re watching as Walt not only lies to everyone he loves, but to himself as well. When he tells Skyler this he finally is being true to himself. He’s no longer telling himself he did it for the family.
I honestly can say I did not see this scene coming. While I assumed most, if not all of the loose ends would be tied up, this one I imagined would remain unaddressed. What makes this moment even better is the cinematography of this scene is amazing. Starts off with Walt behind the wood and as the camera pulls in to get them both in the shot we see Skyler’s face in the reflection of the microwave. The smoke coming up from her cigarette. Both characters just looking so dead and tired. Such a beautiful scene in such a satisfying ending to a series.
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