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Seeing that Vince Gilligan got his Journey fix with Steve Perry earlier in the season, there was no abrupt cut-to-black moment soundtrack by the man willing to “pay anything to roll the dice just one more time”.
Instead, in the tradition of Tommy James And The Shondells, “Breaking Bad” went blue to wrap the series Sunday night.
This from The Hollywood Reporter:
As we saw Walter White (Bryan Cranston) – bleeding and near death – back in a lab one last time, he had just the song to send him off. “Baby Blue,” from ‘British rock band Badfinger, played over Walt’s last minutes. The song is from the band’s album Straight Up and was a Billboard top 20 hit in 1972. The song was reportedly written about Dixie Armstrong, a woman lead singer Pete Ham had dated while on tour in the U.S.
The lyrics play like a love song to Walt’s pristine product:
Guess I got what I deserved
Kept you waiting there too long, my love
All that time without a word
Didn’t know you’d think that I’d forget or I’d regret
The special love I had for you, my baby blue
All the days became so long
Did you really think, I’d do you wrong?
Dixie, when I let you go
Thought you’d realize that I would know
I would show the special love I have for you, my baby blue
What can I do, what can I say Except I want you by my side
How can I show you, show me the way
Don’t you know the times I’ve tried?
Guess that’s all I have to say
Except the feeling just grows stronger every day
Just one thing before I go
Take good care, baby, let me know, let it grow
The special love you have for me, my Dixie, dear.
And then it goes. Walt dies in the lab, with the blue mistress that took him on this
journey voyage. The “Baby Blue” that made him finally feel “alive”.
Somewhere out there Eiffel 65 is saying “What the FUCK!?!?!”