Fri. Jul 10th, 2020

AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ Series Finale, It’s All Over For Walter White And Its Millions Of Viewers, Highlight Hollywood News


Thankfully, few of us if any had a high-school chemistry teacher turned Meth maker, dealer, lord!  A mere bad guy like Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), who only dealt  methamphetamine and only killed people who needed killing, got to live. Though, in fact, he and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) became agents of justice,  killing the badder bad guys who murdered people for cheap thrills, sadistic  pleasure or simple convenience.


Specifically, Walt rigged up a machine gun that popped out of the trunk of  his car and sprayed a building with bullets, St. Valentine’s Day Massacre-style,  when he punched the remote.  Naturally it killed all the bad guys but two — sociopathic Uncle Jack, who  lit a last cigarette before Walt personally blew him away, and Psycho Todd, whom  Jesse got to strangle. Walt and Jesse took turns pointing guns at each other and  ultimately decided to put them down.   Jesse careened off in a car, driving well over the speed limit, while Walt  lay on the floor, apparently to die just as police arrived to arrest him.



Walt asked Jesse to shoot him, to  which Jesse replied, “If you want it, do it yourself.” As Walt took his final walk around the meth lab, caressing the equipment and  remembering that he really did love the art of chemistry, he probably consoled  himself by thinking how most of his family ultimately also survived. Which includes his wife Skyler (Anna Gunn), his son and daughter Walt Jr. and  Holly and his sister-in-law Marie (Betsy Brandt), none of whose survival had  been looking real good going into Sunday night.




None is poised to exactly live happily ever after, of course, even beyond  Skyler’s new chain-smoking habit.  Still, Walt did maneuver to keep most of them alive, give or take his  brother-in-law Hank (Dean Norris).






Walt also admitted to Skyler in their  final conversation that his motives for becoming the drug kingpin Heisenberg  weren’t quite as noble as he repeatedly insisted.   “I did it for myself,” he said. “I liked it. I was good at it. It made me  feel alive.”




Well, they all have a higher-power to answer to now.   AMC’s “Breaking Bad” was perhaps one of the most groundbreaking series since HBO’s “The Sopranos” and “Game of Thrones.”  It’s all history now!







Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Ursula Coyote/AMC
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