‘Breaking Bad’ season 5 spoilers: Don’t expect an open-ended series finale

Breaking BadFor those of you afraid for whatever reason that the series finale of “Breaking Bad” is going to somehow turn into a combination of “Lost” and “The Sopranos,” there is no reason to fear. After five seasons of obsessing over this show, creator Vince Gilligan plans to bring some sort of conclusion that, regardless of whether you like it or not, will tie up the story of Walter White and his fall from grace (if he was ever really that “grace”-ful to begin with).

Speaking in a new interview with the Daily Beast, Gilligan commented on what early expectations for this episode by merely saying the following:

“Anyone anxious that there won’t be resolution enough at the end of these eight episodes can rest assured that the story very much reaches resolution … It will not end in any kind of open-ended sense.”

Even more so than other series, there are a couple of reasons why this show really benefits from having an ending that really keeps people guessing. For one, there is a pretty large percentage of viewers eager to see Walt receive some sort of comeuppance, even if he started to turn his life back around in the final episode of season 5. Even with that, though, there were no consequences, and this is what many want him to see.

Not only that, but there is still the “Better Call Saul” spin-off idea that has been long discussed now by Gilligan, and it would be hard to really tell the story of the lawyer moving forward without knowing what happened to Walt.

Do you think that there is any way that “Breaking Bad” can end in a way that actually makes most people happy? If you want to read some more on the upcoming finale via Bryan Cranston, just be sure to head on over to the link here.

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