Vince Gilligan explains ‘Breaking Bad’s’ final scene and reveals the rejected alternatives

09.30.13 4 years ago


Vince Gilligan explains “Breaking Bad’s” final scene and reveals the rejected alternatives

Our gut told us it was right. As the writers and I worked through all these different possibilities, it felt right, but I don”t think it was a necessity for us. There was a version we kicked around where Walt is the only one who survives, and he”s standing among the wreckage and his whole family is destroyed. That would be a very powerful ending but very much a kick-in-the-teeth kind of ending for the viewers. We talked about a version where Jesse kills Walt. We talked about a version where Walt more or less gets away with it.
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