‘Breaking Bad’ season 5 spoilers: Vince Gilligan talks end game

Breaking BadWe still have 7 months to wait before the last 8 episodes of “Breaking Bad” come to AMC, but it gives us plenty of time to speculate on how the series will finally end and what will become of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.

“Breaking Bad” showrunner Vince Gilligan is the only one with all the answers when it comes to the end game for the series, so when Vulture had a chance to sit down with him they were quick to ask him about how it’s all going to end. Gillian said that he knows that the ending is not going to “please” everyone, and that because of that the writer’s room has become a little “schizophrenic”.  He said:

“It’s going to be polarizing no matter how you slice it,  but you don’t want 10 percent to say it was great and 90 percent to say it sucked a**. You want those numbers to be reversed.”

What does Gilligan want to focus on in the last eight episodes of “Breaking Bad”?  We have followed Walter White’s story from sickly chemistry school teacher to drug king pin, so one of the things he will be putting a lot of energy into is the evolution of Walter’s fate. When we first met Walter he was in his underwear cooking in the middle of the desert in an old RV, so is it possible that Gilligan will go back to the roots of the story to tie it up?  He said:

“Are there echoes of the beginning that we should have in the end? There’s a certain kind of circularity that might be pleasing. We think a lot about that, in fact.”

The main question people want to know is will Walter die or will he make it through all of this alive and well.  Many want to see Walter get his just desserts after everything he has done, while others want there to be some sort of redemption for his character.  What does Gillian think about the idea of Walter paying in some way for what he has done to everyone?  He said:

“I’m very cornball in my own view of the world. It just makes sense to me that bad people should get punished and good people should be rewarded. I know it doesn’t work like that in real life, but there’s always that yearning. Oddly enough, I don’t feel any real pressure to pay off the characters, morally speaking.”

Finally the one rumor that Gillian has put to rest is the idea that after the last episode airs this year that there will be a “Breaking Bad” movie coming out.  Gillian said that it’s not going to happen, once the show is over then that’s it – sorry folks.

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