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!