These questions regard last night’s episode of AMC’s Breaking Bad. Please answer the prompts with specific examples from LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE, though supplementary material will be accepted as a secondary source. Please write legibly. No. 2 pencils only. You have an hour to finish this test. See below for questions and sample responses.
1. In general, satisfying television finales have several requirements. They wrap up the storylines and the characters’ arcs, and they give many of the (surviving) characters a final scene (shout-out to my favorite Babylon 5 fans, Badger and Skinny Pete!). They also tend to take a look back over the course of the series and call back to various moments that got us to this point. Some of these in last night’s finale were obvious, like the flashback to Hank inviting Walt on the ride-along. Some were mere hints, like the still-oscilatting gun in the trunk, which referenced Tuco’s bouncing car, or the final shot, which was reminiscent of Walter and the fly. There were many others as well. Pick one or two of favorites and explain why Breaking Bad chose to reference these scenes. Read More
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