On multiple occasions, my co-host and I would boast about who loves this series more. The truth is, we both have immeasurable adoration for this show and hopefully you do, too. While we await the second half of the final season (while filling our lives with fodder shows in the meantime), the show creators and cast have been kind enough to reveal some details for the fans (nothing spoilerific, mind you).
According to Hollywood Reporter, Vince Gilligan will be writing and directing the finale, which only seems logical since it is his baby and he should be burdened with the task of sending it off and drawing it to its logical conclusion. If I was Vince (we were college dorm-mates), I wouldn’t entrust, nor pressure anyone else to draft the story and direct the final product. It wouldn’t be fair to him and it wouldn’t be fair to us. Whether it makes or breaks what has been thus far one of the greatest TV series ever, it should be him in the driver’s seat.
In an interview with TV Guide, Anna Gunn (Skyler White) revealed that one of the actors were informed that he or she will die before the finale. While that is certainly not so surprising (people tend to die in this show), let me share with you my vision of the ending (this is my blog, after all). A lot of people think that Walt will probably die by the end of the series and while I fault no one in particular for drawing such a boring conclusion, I think it’ll be the opposite. I believe that Walt will survive whatever’s coming towards him, but the rest of his family will suffer one way or another. Whether this means they’ll die or are placed in a compromising situation, I believe it will indirectly effect Walt and he’ll suffer a consequence he cannot bear. I don’t think anybody believes that this series will have a happy ending and this is the most bleak and ironic (I know Vince is a fan of irony) end for him that I could possibly think of; becoming helpless and in mercy of someone else, or losing his family, which has always been the most important thing to him. He’ll be dead in the inside by finale…perhaps he may even be suicidal and become his own executioner, but that would go against my theory so I move to strike it from the record.
Summer can’t come soon.
P.S. Bryan Cranston is long overdue for a Golden Globe. Hopefully, the GG committee will recognize his work because this will be the final time he’ll be eligible for this role.
Written by Daniel Lee