Saying Goodbye to Breaking Bad: You Don't Have to Do It Alone or Sober
This Sunday, the blue-ice alchemy and suspenseful plots of Breaking Bad will come to an end. For five years, fans have watched Walter White metamorphose from a dying high school chemistry teacher to murderous dying chemist who cooks up the purest meth in the Southwest and Czech Republic. We saw his partner Jesse Pinkman transform from a high-school punk ("Yo, bitch!") into a tearful adult punk ("Wah-wah, bitch!"). We saw Skylar complaining and Skylar silent protesting. We saw Saul go from getting pushed around to becoming the only character with a spinoff. Now we'll finally know how it all turns out. What will happen to Walt? His family? His lush brown hair?
Don't burden yourself with hundreds of hypotheses. For now, your only concern should be where to watch the finale. If you are like me and don't have cable TV, can't wait for Netflix and are sick of illegal streaming with ads constantly popping up, check out these venues. Costumes aren't required but are encouraged.
Granada will open its doors at 6 p.m. for the finale for people 21 and older. Admission is free, and seating is first-come, first-served. They'll serve Romano's pizza and host a costume contest. If Granada's theme drink Blue Meth Cocktail (vodka, lemonade and blue curacao) isn't strong enough to buzz you throughout the finale, stop by the afterparty at Sundown at Granada.
Angelika Dallas Theater
If you want a variety of theme cocktails to drink away your agony when Walt takes his final bow, Angelika Dallas is offering the Heisenberg (7-Up with apple vodka), Breaking Bad (Monster energy drink with apple vodka), Pinkman (REMET with sweet and sour vodka), Blue Ice (blue curacao with sweet and sour vodka), and DEA (whiskey, rum, or bourbon with coke). Doors open before 8 p.m. Free admission and first-come, first-serve seating.
Twilite doesn't offer any theme drinks or prizes, but it makes up for it as the finale coincides with its happy hour ($3 domestic beer, $3 wells, $1 drafts). They will air the previous episode ("Granite State") at 7 p.m. if there's no demand for Sunday Night Football. Falcons and Patriots fans, you have been warned.
This bar and concert venue has a scheduled performance at 8 p.m. by the Hudson Falcons, but co-founder Scott Beggs said they'll air the finale with sound before the show. They will also offer drink specials and Fuzzy's Tacos. And if you need to take a cigarette break but are afraid you might miss a segment, the finale will be playing outside on the patio with sound.
Live Oak Music Hall
If you are a Dallasite who's stuck in Fort Worth and can't make it to the finale, stop by Live Oak Music Hall at 5 p.m. if you want to catch a show by Andy Pickett before the replay of the previous episode at 7 p.m. And if you want both theme drinks and happy hour, this is your joint. They offer Blue Ice and Red Phosphorus with $3 wells, half-off wine and $3 cans of beer.
Have no fear, my fellow college students balling under a college budget in the North Texas region. Dan's Silverleaf will show the finale. The band Hares on the Mountain will play at 5 p.m., followed by the airing of the previous episode at 7 p.m. Although there aren't any theme drinks, there are the college crowds who'll drink with you whether Walt dies or runs off with millions of dollars.