‘Breaking Bad’ season 5, episode 16: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and series finale teases

Breaking Bad -Breaking Bad” fans, the moment has almost arrived. In a matter of just a few short hours, the end for the hit AMC show will be here as we know it. This means that it will be time to say goodbye to all of the characters who have become such a major part of our lives over the past several years.

But how do you say goodbye to an institution? There is really no easy way. The only thing that we can say right now is that we expect the conclusion to be powerful, emotional, also finite in a way that many shows are not. There will be none of the “make your own interpretation” after the series is over. The end is the end is the end, if we are to pen it in a Gertrude Stein sort of way.

Of course, we are not going to be so cruel in the hours leading up to the finale to spoil much of anything; however, why not at least give you a few little hints from the actors themselves. Let’s start with Bryan Cranston, who tells Entertainment Weekly that there will surely be sadness for at least some of these characters:

“Keep in mind that the tenor of this show is one of tragedy. What I love about it is that it’s justifiable and legitimate. As far as our show goes, it’s a very satisfying conclusion to this madness.”

Vince Gilligan echoes this and then some, and then says that this is an ending that will allow Walter White to end his journey (at least the one on the show) via his own terms. There is no sitting around and wondering whether or not he is going to suddenly fall over and die of cancer in the middle of the night.

We close with an interesting / funny two-word tease from Aaron Paul: “Massage chairs.” Beyond cryptic, and it somehow leaves us feeling even more excited.

If you want to read more “Breaking Bad” scoop from Gilligan, be sure to visit the link here. We’ll have more reaction to the final after it airs.

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