Yes, “Breaking Bad” may be over, and we probably miss it just as much as you do. But even though you may be (SERIES FINALE SPOILER ALERT!) lamenting the death of one Walter White, at least Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are still around here in real life to entertain us … and to get freaked out by David Blaine in the same way that almost everyone else is.
The sneak peek below comes from Blaine’s upcoming special “David Blaine: Real or Magic,”which airs on ABC Tuesday night at the rather-bizarre time of 9:30 p.m. Eastern time. The trick that Blaine does is in theory pretty simple, but it does manage to freak Aaron out of enough that he swears. (Sadly, the swear word he chooses does not start with the letter B.) The cool thing about watching this, and we really don’t want to spoil this for you until you actually watch it yourself, is that you know that if this trick was fake, neither Aaron nor Bryan would get this emotional over it. They have no business in supporting people trying to be magicians, mostly because they have a million or so script offers to look through. Blaine’s the real deal.
While we know that not everyone is the biggest Blaine fan within the magic community, we’ll say this about the guy: He is extremely talented, though we wish that some of his bigger stunts weren’t always just him nearly managing to kill himself on television. We’re just happy that someone is still trying to find a way to keep magic alive in the 21st century, which is not a very easy thing to do since we’re in an era where everyone wants to constantly know how almost everything works all of the time. It can become more than a little bit annoying, to say the least, and we’re not even someone trying to pull any sort of magic trick on anyone else.
Just case you want to look beyond this special and into the future (or past?) of the “Breaking Bad” franchise, click here for the latest on “Better Call Saul,” which could be both a prequel and a sequel at the same time. It’s a strange thought, but the article helps to clear it up.