The fifth and final season of Breaking Bad premieres a week from tonight and we can’t fucking wait. To pass the time until July 15th we’re taking a look back at the Top 10 Death Scenes from the first four seasons of Walter White & Jesse Pinkman era.
This list obviously includes some spoilers so if you aren’t caught up and want to avoid ruining the suspense then you should probably skip this list.
Here we go.
10. Gus kills Victor
(The Darth Vader music isn’t in the actual scene.)
Gus’ demeanor and the way he calmly changes into his scrubs before murdering his henchman Victor makes this scene incredibly creepy and haunting. The pure brutality of the murder brings Gus’ level of dangerous up to a whole new level.
9. Gus poisons Don Eladio & the Cartel
This scene is just plain badass. Don Eladio and his crew get wiped out by a poisoned bottle of alcohol given to them by Gus, who has been manipulated and controlled by the cartel honcho for years. Gus is forced to drink the poison himself to convince Eladio it is safe and nearly dies himself.
8. Combo gets gunned down
I don’t think I’m alone when I say that I didn’t expect this scene to pan out the way it did. Combo gets gunned down by an unusual suspect, who later turns out to be tied to Jesse. Great writing.
7. Walt kills Krazy 8
This scene basically puts a definitive end to the innocence of Walter White. Just as his conscience and morality were about to let the captive, sweet-talking drug dealer “Krazy 8″ walk free, Walt figures out if he lets him go he’ll wind up the victim himself. It’s a life or death situation for Walt, and he has no choice but to commit his first murder.
6. Jesse kills Gale
A series of events leaves Jesse forced to kill the innocent Gale in order to save Walt’s life, and just as the Krazy 8 murder puts an end to Walter’s innocence…this murder puts an end to Jesse’s. Even though Pinkman doesn’t utter a single word in this scene, it may be his most powerful performance of the series so far.
5. Tuco flips out
This scene puts an end to season one and paves a perfect path for the psychopathic demise of Tuco. So brutal.
4. “Hola DEA”
I was blown away (pun intended) the first time I saw this scene. I had to rewind the episode just to take it all in. Poor tortoise : (
3. Hank kills the cousins
This build-up to this scene was incredible, but the action was awesome as well. For Hank to kill not one but two ruthless hitmen in such a badass fashion, well that makes for one damn good death scene.
I remember my jaw hitting the floor and my mother letting out a scream when we watched this episode together. As soon as the credits rolled I let out a “holy shit, that was fucking awesome. This scene was official point where I proclaimed Walter White a certified badass.
1. Gus dies
Gus Fring almost had no flaws in terms of the way he ran his drug operation…almost. His thirst for revenge turned out to be fatal flaw, as he went against the advice of his henchmen and insisted on killing the crippled Hector himself. Little did he know that the former cartel leader was sick of Gus’ taunts and had teamed up with Walter White to put an end to the Chicken Man’s reign.