Breaking Bad Finale Spoilers: “The End of This Story Is Contained Within These Final Eight Episodes”
It's all ending soon. Just not that soon since we still have to wait until next summer to see the second half of Breaking Bad Season 5 — the final season — which just ended its first run of eight episodes on AMC and will run the final half next year.
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan talked to Entertainment Weekly about what we can expect in the last episodes. For example, expect a time jump.
"The story up until now has taken about 14, 15 months from the pilot episode,” Vince said. “Things will probably will jump ahead a bit at some point." Like in that Season 5 intro with Walt hanging out at Denny's. "It’s a future that is about a year ahead, 10-to-12 months ahead from the time of the first eight episodes. Is it a glimpse to the end of it all? Perhaps. You’d be surprise how little we have [written of the final eight episodes]. We have the broad strokes for the final eight." (Yikes!)
Also, for anyone hoping Breaking Bad will continue after this in another format ... sorry.
"This is where it all comes to the end," Vince said. "There will be resolution. We’ll know where everybody stands… [The writers] are going to swing for the fences. It’s terrifying and it’s liberating to know these are the final eight hours. There’s talk of a movie — none of that is remotely on our radar. As far as I’m concerned, the end of this story is contained within these final eight episodes … We now have freedom to dispense with the timid storytelling we’ve been doing so far."
Read the full Q&A for a lot more good stuff. Scary. We can't wait to see the end ... and yet just the idea that it's The End is scary enough.