The brilliance of the “Breaking Bad” finale isn’t really up for debate. Sure, there are people who had problems with it, but the consensus is that Vince Gilligan stuck the landing in a very smart way.
But how smart?
For evidence, we present this video that edits down the events of “Felina” to fit within the span of the song “El Paso,” the Marty Robbins tune that plays as Walter drives to New Mexico.
The song tells the story of a gunfighter who fights for his love but is forced to leave town by another cowboy. He later returns to reclaim his love, but also to knowingly face his likely death.
The similarities certainly aren’t coincidence, and it just goes to show you how smart the creators of “Breaking Bad” really were.