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”?

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?

Gail Kim aka La Felina

Photo by Flickr user Simon Q.


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

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”?

Flyer for Felina: The Cat Princess.

Publicity image.

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. 



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