If you haven't had a chance to watch El Camino on Netflix yet, make a U-turn and queue it up. If you have seen it, carry on as we dissect the ending and figure out what it all meant. Major spoilers ahead!
It's no exaggeration to say that Jesse Pinkman went through a lot during the original series. He was chained up, extorted, held hostage by a fly, and beaten within an inch of his life, and to top it all off, he was present while two of his girlfriends died. Through it all, this was a guy who was on the run. Sometimes that was literal, sometimes more figurative, as he ran from his choices in life.
Think about the first and last times we ever laid eyes on Jesse. The first time we ever saw him in action, he was running from the cops. The last time, he was speeding into the night, running away from the neo-Nazi compound. He's framed by the chase from beginning to end.
And in El Camino, Jesse spends a good chunk of time on the run as well. He's basically public enemy number one, as we see when a caravan of police cars screams onto the scene at the first sniff of Jesse's whereabouts. By the end of it all, he finally finds a place to stop running, and maybe, just maybe, finds a little peace. Just before the title card cuts in, we see a hint of a smile pass over his lips. Whatever comes next for Jesse, he'll be forging his own path through a brand new frontier.
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No more running | 0:11
Taking aim | 1:15
Seeing White | 2:34
Brock's letter | 3:28
Color shift | 4:14
All alone | 5:16