If ‘Breaking Bad’ and Walter White truly ended with its season 5 finale, then we wonder what might have happened to his money?
It’s been over 7 years since ‘Breaking Bad’ ended, and our Heisenberg died with the love of his life on his side – meth lab. In the finale episode of ‘Breaking Bad’ titled “Felina“, we saw Walter White’s last victory lap as he killed Uncle Jack and team in the cleanest hit streak we have ever seen. There was also a moment of introspection for the first time when he finally admitted – “I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really alive”. Also, in the end, he saw Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) escaping the hell he was rotting in for months. It definitely would have been a moment of redemption or relief. But the question remains, what happened to all of Walter White’s money at the end of ‘Breaking Bad’?
- What happened to Walter White’s money at the end of ‘Breaking Bad’?
- $9 million went to Walt -breakfast- Jr
- The police had a Christmas celebration that night
Who burned Walter White’s entire money at the end of ‘Breaking Bad’?
What happened to Walter White’s money at the end of ‘Breaking Bad’?
Walter White (Bryan Cranston) built an entire meth empire of his own within years. He introduced the finest possible meth in the market, he earned loads and loads of money, he killed whoever came in his way, and he did it all for himself. It all started with the idea of leaving enough money for his family after his death. Walt was diagnosed with cancer, and we all thought it was not a bad idea to provide for his family. However, it soon turned into a thirst for money and power.
What was buried in the desert in season 5 accounted for approx. $80 million, just a little bit more than Walter’s goal of providing $737,000 for family. In the scene, it was stolen by Todd (Jesse Plemons) and Uncle Jack, with only one barrel of cash left for Walt. But when Walter killed them all at the end of ‘Breaking Bad’, what happened to all of his money?
Did Walter White die on a pile of money at the end of ‘Breaking Bad’?
$9 million went to Walt -breakfast- Jr.
As we saw in the finale episode, Walter spoofed Gretchen and Elliott with the help of Skinny Pete and Badger. Walter threatened them to “make things right” by channelling his $9 million to Walt Jr. (RJ Mitte) through a trust fund in his name on his 18th birthday.
We like to believe that approx. $9 million went straight to Skyler and Flynn, as the Grey Matter thieves won’t dare to cross Walter when there were two assumed assassins on their back. While many fans question why Walt only left $9 million for his son, we believe Walt was smart enough to know what he can slip into his family fund without making it look fishy. But still, a good chunk of Walter White’s money was left with Uncle Jack in the ‘Breaking Bad’ finale. Where did it go?
The DEA, Government, and Police had a Christmas celebration that night
Towards the end of ‘Breaking Bad’, when Walter had settled his score with Gretchen and Elliott, Lydia, and he bid goodbye to his family, he set out to put an end to his saga. When he went to Uncle Jack’s place, he knew he won’t be coming back.
Walter’s blood money met its bloody fate at the end of ‘Breaking Bad’.
He went in, he killed them, he saved Jesse, and he died with the “Baby Blue” song paying tribute to the great Heisenberg. However, in all of it, we didn’t get to see what happened with Walt’s money. We know Jesse didn’t take it. Todd and family would have obviously not turned it into ashes. And the creator Vince Gilligan has not bothered to address this query till now.
Thus, it’s believed that it would have been most probably seized by the police. As also guessed by Bustle: “The government takes it. It’d be great to think that the wealth got spread between Jesse, Brock, Drew Sharp’s family, Marie, Kaylee, and other deserving individuals, but chances are, it was kept by the government after they seized the meth lab. What a waste.”
Indeed, what a waste. But there’s one and only one fate of the blood money. While a good chunk would have gone to Walt Jr. – at least one thing Walter succeeded at – all the remaining money couldn’t even buy him a decent funeral. Where do you think the money went? Drop your thoughts in the comment section below.