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Well, here it is. I’ve got so many things I should be doing other than this, but I can’t help myself. Vince Gilligan’s masterpiece has come to an end, so I feel it’s only right that I talk about that today. Of course there are spoilers included, but if you haven’t seen the final episode, and are interested enough to read this, you should sort that out. I’m still in shock, but I think I’ve composed myself enough to do this. One more thing I want to say quickly, I love the title of this episode – the chemical references to Iron (Fe), Lithium (Li) and Sodium (Na) – or blood, meth and tears – as well as being an anagram of finale‽ Absolutely fantastic. Absolutely deserving of an interrobang.

The episode really got into gear when Walt arrived at the Schwartz residence – I liked the scenes beforehand and they suited Walt’s by-all-means ideology he had, especially these past few episodes – trying to right all the wrongs that had occurred by his hand. That said, I can’t really go into that as I’d just be repeating what happened, and that’s not what I want to do today.

"Walt, get your small change out of our house."

“Walt, get your pittance out of our house.”

I was completely wrong on how I thought the White/Schwartz confrontation would go – I assumed it wasn’t going to turn violent, but I’ve been shocked before by this show. It shows how Walt has, well, matured would be the wrong word, but is now trying to ensure his work was not for nothing, regardless of how it leaves his family feeling about him. Badger and Skinny Pete with the laser pointers was a great touch; I didn’t see that coming at all, although I did feel $100,000 each may have been a bit cheap for hitmen to keep tabs on them – that said, I’m no expert. Glad to see them get a spot in the finale however.

"Would you like to see a magic trick?"

“Would you like to see a magic trick?”

This scene was phenomenal. Todd was a terrible person, but the guy never got a chance to express his love for her. Unless he did – actually, I’m not sure if it was implied or not, other people may have had different interpretations, but the fact that they’re sitting together, (on the same table!) says something. Lydia definitely thought she was the smartest there, but I guess that didn’t really work out all that well for her. All in all, it was awkward as anything, but enjoyable to watch. When the Stevia was added, I suspected Walt may have done it – when you’re on /r/breakingbad a lot, you’ll come to those sort of conclusions, but I wasn’t sure how he did at the time; thinking back, I was a fool not to be certain.

Je t'aime, Marie.

Je t’aime, Marie.

Even though it was only for the scene, I was so happy to see Marie. Anyone who has read any of my previous Breaking Bad stuff will know how much I love her (and Betsy Brand even more. I’ve got a lot of time for her – especially after replying to me on Twitter for a second time!)

Sorry, I’m breaking things up far too much. The one thing I really regret about it is that Marie is unlikely to ever know the truth about Hank and Gomie’s deaths. Of course it had to be that way really, and by and large it was a happier ending than we could have hoped for. That said, I’m one of those who really wanted a true happy ending – regardless of how realistic it was. I’m glad Vince Gilligan is the one running things though, and not me.

The conversation between Skyler and Walt was more civil than I would have anticipated, especially after everything Skyler has been put through over the past year or so. At least it’ll be a bit of a conclusion for the Whites and the Schraders; I’m just upset it was at Walt’s expense, especially after how hard he tried to prevent it. Still, he knows it was his fault, so que sera, sera and all that. The scene did take me back to Walt though – he wasn’t Heisenberg for those five minutes – he confessed that he was terrible, and I honestly think that he was shocked that he said he liked it. At least a little bit – he never wanted to admit that to himself, but it was something of a coming clean all over again. I’m losing sight here, I’ll get on to the next one. The parents being reunited with Holly together one last time was something special though, a touching moment in a finale filled with such chaos. Him seeing Jr. coming in was hard to watch too, you know how much he’d want to speak to him one last time, but it just wasn’t a possibility and it hurt. The life of a drug kingpin isn’t all fun and games.

Can It Be All So Simple. Another one for the rap fans out there.

Can It Be All So Simple. Another one for the rap fans out there.

Also, before I forget, I can’t quite remember where in the episode it was, but that scene with Jesse and the box, as well as the segue into him cooking was so well done – I suspected some flashbacks this episode, but I’m especially happy that was shown, as I thought the rehab scene where he spoke about the box a while back was pretty powerful – and showing a fresh faced teenager transforming to a prisoner shows the fragility of life and how one’s choices can have such an impact.

I don't have a caption for this one. This just makes me want to start the show again.

I don’t have a caption for this one. This just makes me want to start the show again.

I wasn’t sure how the confrontation between Walt and the Nazis would go. It was tremendous. The build up was great and, while I’m sure Walt knew that he couldn’t trust them, I don’t think he expected to be put to the gun straight away – he would have had to have had a lot of faith in the fact that Jack would have enough pride to bring Jesse in. The use of the gun was genius; obviously we all saw it coming when he parked the car outside the building, but it didn’t make it any less powerful to watch. He took a few more lives before his came it was over – these were ones who truly deserved it. Todd surviving had to happen, and gave Jesse some sense of retribution – as far as I can recall, this was the first murder he actually wanted to do – after Todd killing Andrea, you could tell this was coming. Walt killing Jack was great too – it’s no longer about the money – now the family would have more than enough to live from, it was all about revenge, and it was fantastic.

Djesse Unchained. Yes, I saw that on Reddit.

Djesse Unchained. Yes, I saw that on Reddit.

The stand off between the two had to happen, and I’m glad it happened the way it did. Jesse still had his frustrations, but you knew he couldn’t kill Walt – after everything they had been through together, imagine if he had just shot him dead. I think initially he just wanted him to suffer, but also didn’t want more blood on his hands.

Walt letting Lydia know he was directly responsible for her death brought the last season full circle – for all the unnecessary death, the ones who actually deserved to be punished were and a “happier” ending than this didn’t really seem possible. The final scene between the two cooks was great, they parted ways for the final time with an understanding – the student was finally free from the teacher and everything that came along with it – I saw something else on Reddit (sorry to keep going on about it) showing Jesse finally being in control – he’s not a prisoner any longer, neither in the literal nor metaphorical sense, he can go back to his life, as much as that’s possible.

The tension - it's like something from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Only with more hobo beards.

The tension – it’s like something from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Only with more hobo beards.

The final scene with Walt was hard to watch. I don’t seen it ending any other way – he wasn’t going to be caught by anyone other than Hank so it was inevitable he would pass – he had ensured the future would be as good as it would get for the protagonists, so his work was done. Badfinger’s “Baby Blue” over the ending was fantastic, and possibly the best use of music since The Pretender’s “Boots of Chinese Plastic” was used in the car-park-explosion scene. I’m (correctly I hope) assuming Walt was dead at the end, and the idea that he got to take responsibility for the last batch of Blue comforts me in a weird way – now he is dead, the brand should die with him – as evident by Skinny Pete and Badger believing it was him anyway. I’m glad we got a conclusive ending – if it ended in a Sopranos-esque fashion there would have been an uproar, as effective as that ending was, it shouldn’t be done again, and I know Vince knew that too. He stated that this episode wouldn’t please everyone, but I think it did a very good job pleasing most people! While I thought we may get a montage of how everything changed afterwards, in a manner similar to The Wire, I’m kind of glad we didn’t. I’m sure things would have happened well for the remaining cast; how we expected so it may have been good to leave something to the imagination. Well, that’s it then.

The special love I have for you My baby blue

The special love I have for you
My baby blue

I don’t know what else to do about television now. I haven’t watched the last series of Dexter (but I know about the lumberjack business) nor The Walking Dead (someone spoiled this too) – nothing compares to this for me now. I want to see where everyone goes next – I may check out Dean Norris in Under The Dome or Betsy in The Michael J. Fox Show. I just don’t know how anything will live up to this.

I forgot to say, I entered the competition on Omaze to watch this alongside Aaron Paul and the cast, but I guess I didn’t win. Mainly because I’m in bed watching the finale (luckily on a day off from uni) somewhere other than the US. I’m not even angry though – I’m happy to have donated money for charity regardless – and it’s still much less from me than is warranted by this show – if Aaron Paul gives me his email, I will PayPal him another $10 now, just…because.

Oh yeah, one more thing. The credit for the images goes to those who own them at AMC and Sony Pictures Television. I print screened them from Netflix all by myself! I’m not sure why I put this when I never had before, but I wanted to give credit where it is due, and that is to everyone who has made the show what it is. Thank you Vince Gilligan and staff for crafting what is sure to go down as one of, if not the greatest show of all time. Thank you to the acting staff – not limited to, but including Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, Dean Norris, RJ Mitte, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks and Bob Odenkirk. Thank you to everyone involved in this masterpiece. It’ll take time and another run through for me to decide if it is the greatest of all time – shows like The Sopranos, The Wire and Twin Peaks are all up there for me, but this is certainly a new name on the list. I don’t know what else to say. Thank you.

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Alright, Breaking Bad. If you read the last one, you know that I’m hugely excited about the last few episodes. I’m sure you are too, if you’re reading this. I won’t keep you any longer – if you haven’t seen it, I wouldn’t recommend reading this first. Watch the episode first, avoid the spoilers. That said, this is my recap of the latest episode – Rabid Dog.

Hard to believe he was Hal in Malcolm in the Middle. How things change.

He is the one who knocks. Also, the one who stands in corridors.

Okay first, I have a slight problem with flashback, that it shows nothing will happen to Walt in the interim. Obviously that’s a problem with all things that begin with an ending, including my all-time favourite film Carlito’s Way. It’s a necessary evil, I guess, but it doesn’t mean I have to like it. His 52nd birthday has him away from Skyler and the family, so that could show another split between them, or it could be a red herring. Whatever the case, he’s fine for another, how long, 9 months in the show? I can’t remember how long the exterminator buisness thing went on for, but whatever. Him being in his house, there’s no way Pinkman could have seriously harmed him. That said, it was still a tense few opening minutes, pretty well done.

Hard to believe he was Hal in Malcolm in the Middle. How things change.

I still find it hard to believe he was Hal in Malcolm in the Middle. How things change.

One small thing I was a particular fan of was the music before Skyler got home. Dunno why, I just thought it was cool. Walt cleaning the house and setting that up was farfetched; as he has got away with his lies for a fair while, he probably thought he could with this, but pump malfunction? That’s absurd, even Jr. knew it.

Moving to the hotel – Saul is still a highlight. You all know that. There’s always a cult character in longer running shows – Omar in The Wire for example; I see Saul as this for Breaking Bad. Such a well acted character, never a dull moment with him on-screen. Also, Skyler during the confrontation with Walt in the hotel room – best I’ve seen of her as much as I can remember. The best acting I’ve seen from Anna Gunn in it, I was engrossed. I’ve probably overlooked something that was better, but for now, a fantastic scene.

Right, Pinkman. I assumed Jesse changed his mind, but knew it wouldn’t be that simple. As I was watching it, I made notes – one of these was “can’t see the Hank/Jesse coalition lasting all that long”, I didn’t think it would be over in this episode though. As they left the White residence, I thought Walt coming round the corner was particularly cliché, but it made me laugh. There was literally a second in that. Back to Pinkman, him and Hank work well together, and I enjoyed the cooperation for that brief period. It became increasingly obvious how Hank was using him as it went on, you can tell he still hates him.

Marie continues to shine – in her therapy session, I believed what she was saying. Betsy Brandt’s character is probably my favourite part of the show now, and I love her. Although they have added to her over the course of the show, I still think she should have been explored more. Incredible work here though, regardless.

The ending was weird. Obviously it wasn’t going to be as simple as Pinkman talking to Walt, but didn’t see that happening. I like how this show can go with the unexpected and it makes complete sense, they don’t just throw random twists in; it all fits. The very end – woah. I don’t think Walt will go through with it, probably save Pinkman at the last minute. I saw someone say something along the lines of Walt being killed by Todd’s family to save Jesse at the end. That may be likely, but I’m not Mystic Meg, I’m just going to watch it and enjoy. Going to be sad to see it end, but I’m looking forward to next week, that’s for sure!

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You know, I love every bit of feedback I receive on these reviews (or whatever I’m doing now). I appreciate anyone who takes the time to read what I’ve wrote, makes me feel good about doing it. However, now I have a purpose. This page – yes, this page – has been read by the Betsy Brandt. Incredible. This has made my day, probably more so than anything else that has graced my mentions. Thank you x

Well, Breaking Bad. If you haven’t seen Breaking Bad yet, you’ve been missing out. I know I’ve said something similar about Game of Thrones, but I understand that the whole “fantasy” genre may not be to the taste of everyone. There’s no excuse with Breaking Bad. I got the first two seasons for Christmas, but after that, didn’t get much further. A reactivation of my Netflix account, and I’m back up to speed. Honestly, this programme is like meth (I’d assume), it’s so addictive. Spoilers ahoy, I want to talk about the latest episode – Confessions.

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Alright, so it kicks off with Todd and family chatting about the beginning of their own meth empire or something along those lines – Todd telling them about the new Great Train Robbery and that. Not much of note, but I feel it will come to a head in the last couple of episodes.

Hank won’t give up his pursuit of Walt, however he faces a dilemma; if he goes to them and says the man he has been chasing all this time was his brother-in-law, his career is over. It’s a rock and a hard place for Dean Norris’ character, and you have to feel for him. To be honest, I feel for Walt too. He didn’t want this, let’s be honest. He’s not the scared man he was at the beginning, and he may be the danger and The One How Knocks, but he’s still a caring family man. Still, that hasn’t stopped him threatening to frame Hank, so I might be taking the side of an asshole. Do I normally swear on here? Sorry. One thing is for certain, Bryan Cranston has changed a fair bit since his days as Hal in Malcolm in the Middle.

That said, the man in this episode was Jesse Pinkman. His emotional state has been fragile (to say the least) this season, and Aaron Paul’s acting has been superb; he’s carried it off perfectly. Going from sad to angry and back again, it was a roller coaster for him here, embracing Walt when he is requested to leave, even going through with it, until the realisation that it was Hank who poisoned Brock. His rage against Saul (another fantastic performance courtesy of Bob Odenkirk) made me feel for Saul, but then, Jesse has reason to be upset. Maybe not like that, but hey. The finale really got me excited though – the apparent revelation that it was Jesse who burned down the White residence (as shown in the opening of the first episode since the return of this season) is telling me that this show is going out with a bang. Hopefully accompanied by The Pretender’s “Boots of Chinese Plastic” again. Such a great scene. I’m getting sidetracked again.

Here he is, just prior to "angry-face, splashy-petrol" Jesse.

Here he is, just prior to “angry-face, splashy-petrol” Jesse.

Yeah, Marie and Skyler didn’t seem all that relevant this episode, aside from Marie watching Walt’s “confession” – that really sold it for me. I barely remember Jr. being in it, although it’s been a few days since I watched it. A big episode though, it’s got me excited for the final stretch. As I said earlier, if you haven’t watched it, why not? Also, why did you read this? Forget everything I wrote, go watch it, then come back and read this again. Two views from the same person! Winner! Until then!

Well, here it is, my favourite PPV of the year has arrived once again. This is going to be similar to the format used on my NBA reviews, the play-by-play kinda thing. Also, although I’m starting it now, live, I’ll probably watch it again and finish it tomorrow/today, as it’s 1am in the UK. Alright, let’s get to it.

SmackDown Money In The Bank match

  • SD usually kicks these kinds of things off so you shouldn’t be surprised about this. Some inconsequential promos at the beginning, only thing of note is Wade Barrett may, or may not, have a new theme. Well.
  • Wade is a hero, but the repositioning of the ladder for Fandango’s leg drop was pretty obvious haha. I blame the camera man.
  • A couple of minutes in and there have been very few big spots. Nothing new either, as of yet.
  • As I say that, Wade breaks a ladder rung off and starts clobbering. That was nice. Shame the fighting gimmick has never really been expanded on.
  • Cody’s strength impressed me on that…was it a muscle buster? I may be wrong, but whatever, that muscle buster was cool.
  • I’ve decided to publish this now, so you can all see it as soon as possible. Aren’t I great. Live updates from now on, refresh for more!
  • Nice Bullhammer from Wade on top of the ladder. Even nicer sunset flip by Fandango!
  • Ambrose’s finisher is alright, but doesn’t look like a finisher. Still, not being flashy fits his character.
  • That ladder aeroplance spin was nice, reminded me of the old SmackDown vs Raw games. Ambrose skinning the cat to get on the ladder was even cooler.
  • Some nice new spots. Nothing has blown me away, but has been enjoyable so far.
  • Cody could turn face after this one. I don’t know how I hadn’t anticipated the Shield interference but I hadn’t seen it coming. Here come the Usos!
  • Sandow takes it! Looks like Cody may be turning face! I had no idea who I thought would win, probably Ambrose, Barrett or Sandow, looking forward to see where he goes from here.

Not a bad match, but nowhere near the best MITB I’ve seen. Looking forward to the second later on. Here’s my man Brad Maddox! Coolest guy in the WWE right now, no doubt. Looks like he’s going to be a bad guy, can’t complain about that, face GMs don’t really work, do they? Holla holla holla playa. I look down for a second and there’s an incredible video package for Vickie. This is great. Alright, here’s Miz, out of nowhere. Don’t know what happened to Brad, but whatever. Looks like it’s time for…

Intercontinental Championship match: Curtis Axel (c) vs The Miz

  • Miz’s (Miz’?) jacket looks like something out of Zelda
  • Yeah, this hasn’t gone as well as I had hoped. I’ll finish this after I sleep, I’ll watch it again in the morning. Don’t hate me for leaving you hanging like this, I promise I’ll finish it. Speak to you (at you) soon.
  • Alright, I’m back! 1:35 the day after, still haven’t watched it. I’ve added a poll though, that could be fun. Okay then.
  • One cool spot, at the end, when Axel kicked the rope into Miz’s face. That was nice.
  • I ragged on Ambrose’s finisher, but Axel’s looks the same, only worse. Why is that his finisher over the Perfectplex? That’s not rhetorical.
  • So this match was just like a modern day Ric Flair vs Curt Hennig. Or not. No surprises Joe Perfect Jr. Axel McGillicutty Genesis picked up the win.

That Divas programme will probably be terrible, but if it’s here in the UK, I will give it a chance. You know why.

Diva’s Championship match: AJ Lee (c) [with Big E. Langston] vs Kaitlyn (with Layla)

  • This match was alright. It got a bit longer than the average TV match, which I guess is to be expected on a PPV. I dunno, this is the first one I’ve seen for a while.
  • Kaitlyn has improved leaps and bounds since that season of NXT (2, I believe?) She’s one of the best in the WWE now, I’d say, for entertainment value.
  • AJ’s finisher is beautiful. Black Widow seems like a bit of an unnecessary name, wasn’t that Victoria’s finisher? Is it that hard to come up with a new name? Whatever, it looks awesome, not many people have got a move that nice in their arsenal, big her up for that one.
  • Unrelated, but I have to cap this off some how – I believe it was two years ago, I went to see NXT when I was in Florida, and AJ was there, looking hot as ever. Wish I had got a photo with her, or even spoke to her or something. Upsetting now, but nothing I can do it about it.
  • Well, I’m going to have to end it here, this was all I watched in the end last night. Next up is the Jericho/Ryback match, I’ll speak to you again after I’ve watched that!

Another Futurama post! Getting these up while I can watch the newer episodes, it feels good to do something as it’s happening. Just watched some South Park and adverts for this episode, looks like it’s going to be a Lrrr episode. I’m enjoying this already! Let’s get into it! Spoilers ahoy!

  • The Finder Outer would be an incredible show. Yes.
  • Lrrr’s a deceptively deep character, as shown by the episode with Bigfoot and the human horn. I like Lrrr a lot.
  • Gary, Indiana. I don’t know if there is a real joke there, or if they just picked on a random city, but that made me laugh.
  • Hermes the stoner is always good for a laugh. His lack of knowledge on the ship was good too.

Hermes: “I’ll go with…erm…”

Zoidberg: “Screwed again, my friend!”

  • This, and the previous episode have shown me one thing. While the show is still one of the strongest cartoons, particularly for adults, it’s not the same as it used to be. It’s not a bad thing, it’s just different. I’m not complaining, it’s just something I’ve noticed.
  • Jrrr finding Fry in the E.T.-esque manner was familiar, I just realised I saw an episode of American Dad with something similar happening with Roger yesterday or the day before.
  • Fry and Jrrr impersonating Lrrr. That was great.
  • Bender going One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest on the bed was cool, but the best moment of that scene was messing with the answering machine. That was well done, I enjoyed that.
  • I don’t think I’ve ever watched all of E.T., but the references are working for me here.
  • Jrrr seems likeable, which is unlikely for a child in Futurama. Most of them are less than enjoyable.

Fry: “Hi, Mr. Lrrr”
Lrrr: “ARGH!”

  • The above quote got a genuine laugh from me. I just didn’t expect it, still smiling thinking about it.
  • It’s the break at the moment. Imagine if they threw a complete curveball and just killed Fry off. I don’t want it to happen, and I’m sure it won’t, but y’know, would be very unexpected!
  • Also, what happened to the Robot Devil? I miss him, The Devil’s Hands Are Idle Playthings is one of the best episodes of the show. I wouldn’t have complained if that was the last episode, but I’m glad they came back for a few more seasons. Not sure if they’ll be able to top that in this coming series finale though.
  • Shame I won’t be able to see the octopi/octopuses episode next week!
  • Lrrr continues to kill it. One of the best characters, particularly in this series. “He’s escaping on a bicycle powered by love…WHICH IS AN ORDINARY THING ON THIS PLANET!”
  • Drrr, the doctor. Hahaha, there can’t be that many different names on Omicron Persei 8.
  • “This lame cape” “It’s not lame, it’s lamé!” – Line of the episode.
  • Lrrr shows his sensitive side again. So does Bender, surprisingly!
  • The E.T. finger-touching scene is reenacted using the…backsides of Lrrr and Fry. Cool. I’m not sure how to wrap this bullet-point up.
  • Leela made out with Bender thinking it was Fry. Awww!

I really enjoyed this episode. It was something different, and it paid off. This is a good season, and looks to be a fitting conclusion to one of the defining programmes of my childhood. Hope the rest of it is as good as this week’s episode!

I’ve missed out on Futurama in recent years. It was one of my favourite shows, but for some reason, I’ve never really got around to seeing any of the newer episodes. I think I’ve watched each of the film-episodes of season five, but since then, it’s been very sporadic, if at all. I genuinely can’t remember. Luckily for me, I’m just catching Fry and Leela’s Big Fling, which I believe was the new episode from last week. Major spoilers here. Pretty much everything is spoiled. I like to spoil things, so here’s your warning.

Wow, I was shocked to see Fry and Leela together. I assumed this was a dream sequence, but I guess I just haven’t seen any of the new episodes. For a long time. I enjoyed the Bender mugging, which made their relationship seem fun, even though it seemed like more of a cutaway gag, which wasn’t really the way previous series worked from memory.

“I’m Fry, with the cool red jacket and the walking on sunshine!” – Zoidberg

Not a fan of Leela going off with Sean, he seems like a bit of a dick already. Cheap too, as the rest of the episode revealed. Glad he was gone as soon as he appeared, but he wasn’t too detestable.

Amy: “I’m not sure this marmoset disguise is working”
Zoidberg: “I’m not sure either. We better ask Amy!”

Guenter is back! Hero!

They’re finally alone! An actual romantic moment between them! Now it’s a zoo! I would be shocked, but when looking up the episode name, I read a synopsis. My mistake. Still, a good twist. I enjoyed that. “Please Amy, the act of love is a beautiful and natural — oh God, cover your eyes!” – Zoidberg hits another one out of the park! He’s on fire!

“You know who I hate most? That monkey we haven’t seen in years…Guenter.” – Fry

That one got me. Line of the episode hahaha. This has been less of a review, more of a selection of quotes from the episode.

Slightly disappointed by the lack of Hermes. But that’s because Hermes is a hero, and every episode should have him in it for at least 15 minutes. At least he appeared at the end. “No way!” I thought it would end before the revelation, but Bender’s post-credits scene was great. “YOU WERE IN A ZOO!”

Overall, I’d say it was a good episode. Not the best ever, but still a strong showing. Zoidberg is still as great as he has always been and his lines didn’t disappoint. I like the Fry and Leela relationship, but now that they’re together, it shows that the show is drawing to a close again. A shame, I’ll always have a soft spot for it, and will definitely grab the complete box set when it is released. If all of season seven has been this strong, I look forward to watching the rest!

Well, here it is. I’m gutted that I missed the opportunity to seea living legend this evening, so I’m hoping my Spurs can go on to take the championship to make up for it. I’ve put it on as it started, let’s get into it! Unless something big happens, I’ll just give updates each quarter. Check out my Game 6 recap too, if you like. Cool. Let’s go.

First quarter

  • Heat chants are deafening early on. A minute in and no score, this is going to be tight, I can feel it.
  • Erik Spoelstra really reminds me of someone. I know I said each quarter, I just can’t help myself.
  • Duncan on a fast break, that was a thing of beauty! Calling it a “slow break” was a low blow though!
  • Leonard is quickly becoming one of my favourite players. He always seems so smooth. Spurs up 11-4 with 7:06 to go in the first.
  • LeBron has got his headband back. Hope this keeps his play limited, as he kicked up when that went in the Game 6. As you likely know by now.
  • Nice block by Bosh. Can’t fault that. Duncan returns the favour shortly after.
  • Pop did not look happy with Manu. Haven’t seen a backcourt violation in a while. When he hit that three, I thought the Game 5 Manu was back. I hope he is.
  • I feel this one going to OT. I just can’t see a huge separation forming. Just a feeling, we’ll see if I’m right.
  • My man Kawhi Leonard on six rebounds in the first. He’s on it.

First quarter over, a benched Parker and Duncan didn’t do the Spurs any favours, as Heat took the lead, ending the quarter up by two at 18-16.

Second quarter

  • I liked the jazzy instrumental “I Like The Way You Move” before the beginning of the second.
  • Pop telling it like it is, as always.
  • Battier hitting these threes is worrying me a little.
  • Splitter using that height, easy dunk there, like putting a tin of beans in a cupboard. I hope that catches on. Haha.

  • Bill Russell, 10-0 in Game 7s? That’s too nice.
  • Now Heat on the offensive rebounds. This is so tight.
  • Parker is still so smooth. I think I like basketball because of how smooth the game is as a whole. No grass and mud getting kicked up, it’s all shiny and clean.

  • Gregg calls for time with both games even at 27.
  • If Heat are losing at the end of the third, I see LeBron “accidentally” losing his headband after the last game.
  • Duncan > James. I’m not fronting on that. Obviously they’re two of the best, they wouldn’t be here, I just prefer Duncan. Probably because I’m biased. What can I say?
  • Man, that was a mad bundle! Leonard’s rebound game is so tight!
  • Commentary banter here, is this the WWE?
  • Leonard on 10 rebounds already. This man looks like a veteran already. He’s the one to build the team around in the future. Spurs tie it up at 40 a piece at 1:25.
  • Heat up 46-44 at the half.

Third quarter

  • The Sprint Halftime Report is entertaining, I’m enjoying this. Maybe this should have been under the second quarter subheading. Ahh well. While I’m on a tangent, this advert is incredible.

  • Back to the game. Kahwi! Again! 11. He’s the man.
  • Green with some sweet moves, but that turnover wasn’t great. Nightmare.
  • Uneventful quarter here. LeBron’s threes are on point, as is Kahwi, still! Excessive exclamation marks whenever he’s mentioned it seems.
  • Diaw with the three. Didn’t see that one coming! Oh yeah, that whole “end of the quarter thing”…definitely off.
  • That three by Chalmers, maaaan! Heat up by one going into the final quarter.

Fourth quarter

  • Everyone going in now, this is at a crazy quick pace.
  • Leonard watch: 13 rebounds. I’ll keep you posted, don’t worry.
  • Come on Ginobli, you’re better than this. He is, big look on the three.
  • This is too much for me. The Big Fundamental’s frees are on point today.
  • Leonard: 16 rebounds. Beautiful three too.
  • Heat up two. 39 to go. This is killing me. Go Spurs go. Please go.
  • Ginobli…maaaaaan. 16.3, looks like Heat have got this one. Duncan looks crushed.

Well, that was crazy. Big up the Heat, they got it. Tense as you like, could have went either way, didn’t go my way, but you can’t win them all. Pop showing some sportsmanship, but hey, Spurs can get it next year. We’ve still got this. Congratulations to Miami, back to back champions.

Bonus round! Just a couple of post-game thoughts for you.

  • Spurs press conference – someone asks if it’s the last time this group will play together, TP – “I can’t believe you’re asking this question.” Come on — these guys have got another championship in them before they’re ready to retire! Look how close they came this season, 2013/14- year of the Spurs.
  • Got time for all the respect shown by Miami when they were chatting after the game (on TV – I’ve moved to the internet for the press conference.)
  • How can they be asking them all if they’re retiring? They’re still playing at the highest level, why would it be time to go? Don’t worry Tim, you’re still the man!
  • The respect all around is great to see. It’s why I can’t be mad at Heat, they did it. Big up everyone though, great series. While I’m here, completely unrelated, but R.I.P. James Gandolfini. I haven’t got anywhere else to put that coming up, aside from a potential Sopranos review sometime in the next few weeks. So yeah, just wanted to pay my respects to the man here. Other than that, I’m looking forward to next year’s NBA season. Until then.