If you are looking for someone to either celebrate or blame following the end of “Breaking Bad’s” fifth and final season, we now have an answer for you: whether it is good or bad, you have nowhere else to look other than squarely at creator Vince Gilligan.
You may have heard earlier this week that Gilligan is going to write the final episode of the series personally, and now he has also announced that for just the fifth time (and the first since he helmed the last two episodes of season 4), he is going to be stepping back into the chair for an episode that will likely air in either late August or early September depending on when AMC wants to start up the final eight episodes.
In confirming the news about writing the series finale, here is what Gilligan had to say to The Hollywood Reporter about the challenges that go along with it:
“I’m going to write the very last episode. It’s the only one I’ll have written with these final eight, so I’m hoping I have enough time to write it … I’m sad, it’s a very bittersweet thing. I’m very sad about it being over. There’s always going to be somebody who says they wished it went a different way. But if it ends well, if it ends right. … Hopefully we’re going to please the bulk of our viewers with this ending. We’re going to leave it all on the field, I can tell you that.”
This is ultimately a very bold move for Gilligan to make, but one that we absolutely have to respect for a myriad of reasons. For one, he is not allowing anyone else to take the blame here if the finale ends up being a failure, and he wants the series to obviously go out in many ways the way it began: with him shouldering much of the creative load. Hopefully, it will love up to all expectations and then some; but when you consider the incredible history of this show, he has his work cut out for him.
Are you excited by this announcement? If you want to read some more “Breaking Bad” season 5 scoop, you can do so over at the link here.