Why Is Breaking Bad's Final Episode Called “Felina”?

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Aug. 5 2013 4:52 PM

Breaking Bad’s Final Episode: What Is “Felina”?

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Who or what is "Felina"?

Photo byFrank Ockenfels 3/AMC

In the run-up to the conclusion of Breaking Bad, all we know is this: The final episode will be called “Felina.” We can only speculate as to the meaning of this mysterious title.

Is it a (misspelled) reference to the character from Marty Robbins' songs, who compels their doomed fugitive hero to flee to New Mexico?

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Gail Kim aka La Felina

Photo by Flickr user Simon Q.

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Or to the DC Comics superheroine, who was once a martial arts instructor in Mew Orleans?

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Alley Kat-Abra aka Felina Furr.

Cover image courtesy of DC Comics; illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker/Slate..

Or to the Filipino TV show about “a woman who was born with cat looks”?

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Flyer for Felina: The Cat Princess.

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Or to the Pokémon character, Professor Felina Ivy?

Or maybe “Felina” is simply an anagram of finale? Only time will tell.

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer.