spoiler alert: i linked this
It's been a long week on ye ol' board, and I figure we could use a distraction. I ask the mods to grandfather this topic in from OT season to our current non-OT season. I think Brian's numerous Walter White references allow for that. This is like a post about The Smiths.
So, what do you think will happen? Will Walt live? Will he manage to get his money back and somehow get it to his family? Will Jesse live? What about Skyler, Marie, Junior, Lydia, and Todd & the Nazis*?
My prediction: Walt dies but gets a least some money to his family. Vince Gilligan said that he thinks the ending isn't too bad for Walt, though people might think he's crazy for saying that once they've seen the final episodes.
I can't imagine Jesse - poor Jesse - making it out of all of this alive. I'd love to see him live, get some of Walt's money, and adopt Brock, but that's the sort of fairytale ending that looks like it is not at all in the cards.
I think Skyler, Junior, and Holly all survive. Their deaths would be cruel even by Breaking Bad standards.
I think Todd, Jack, and the rest of their gang of sociopaths all die. I think Lydia will get away, though, as a nod to the fact that high-level criminals in suits tend to skate while street-level criminals do not.
I think we haven't seen the last of Marie.
I think Badger will write his Star Trek screenplay on a burrito wrapper and lose it when it is shredded by a Roomba.
*Todd & the Nazis were a well-reviewed, if controversial, proto-punk band in the '70s.
Can the mods set up a gmail account that they all have access to so that those of us who don't do the twitter have a way to get in touch without creating a thread like I am right now?
We sorta touched on this last night in the "thread that will not be named" when it comes to reporting stuff. But if there was a non-Brian email link for us to get in touch with you folks, I think it would be rather helpful.
After much ANGAR, RAGE, and internet stupidity, we have arrived at the first of two bye weeks in the Michigan football calendar. So while you'll have a chance to redeem the mistakes you make this weekend during Wife Day II - Wife Harder, your main excuse to sit on the couch and watch football this Saturday is going back to the drawing board, working on fundamentals, and getting ready for Minnesota.
So, what are you doing this Wife Day?
(Interlude on the history of the bye week being called "wife day" around these parts:
Six Zero's coining and epic preview: http://mgoblog.com/diaries/preview-wifeday-2010
Wife day 2011 content: http://mgoblog.com/category/tags/2011-wife-day
Wife day advice for those who aren't married: http://mgoblog.com/diaries/wife-day-advice-unmarried-reader
And JamieMac's case against "wife day" as an entity: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/war-against-wife-day)
So, what's your wife day going to be? Building capital so that you can spend it in order to watch the Michigan games in future weeks? Going to a wedding from your friends who still suck because they're getting married on a fall saturday - but don't suck that much because they picked a bye week? Watching football because it's a fall saturday? Or you're not sure if you'll have enough time?
Andrew Kravis, LSA '09, just won the Million Second Quiz last night on NBC. He was on Michigan's Quiz Bowl team and was pretty much a trivia stud through and through. He's also a Michigan Man and one of the nicest people you could ever meet. He went on to Columbia Law School after graduation.
I've known Andy personally for a long time. He's more than deserving.