‘Breaking Bad’ season 5, episode 16: Go behind the scenes of series finale with Bryan Cranston

What's next -Breaking Bad” may be over, but for the time being, there is still a story to tell behind what transpired within the final 75 minutes of “Felina.”

First of all, let’s just address the sole fact that the past 12 hours has not diluted our opinion at all that this is one of the most beautiful, powerful finales ever created. We’ve said for weeks that “Breaking Bad” had a chance going into this to become the best show of all time, and with this ending that tied together almost ever single loose end, they delivered. There is something to be said for presenting the audience with a concise look at what happens to Walter White, and still leave you with some ambiguity so you can wonder if Walter Jr. ever gets his endowment, or if Jesse Pinkman actually finds happiness somewhere.

We’re going to have more analysis of this soon with our “Breaking Down Breaking Bad” article (which will be posted a little earlier in the week than usual), but for those looking for more of a behind-the-scenes look at how the show really managed to tie together all of its loose ends, the video below from AMC should provide you with answers. In it, Bryan Cranston talks about the use of a prosthetic on his face, what it took for the shooting in the clubhouse to happen, and also the emotion that came out of shooting these final scenes with some of the cast. In some ways, almost every important character had their due, even if it was something as simple as watching Walt’s son enter his home.

We will find out later today just how enormous the ratings ended up being for the “Breaking Bad” series finale, but we expect them to be in a word massive. Easily, this will be the most-watched episode in the show’s history, though it will likely not match the performance of “The Walking Dead.”

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