The fourth season of Breaking Bad is set to kick off on July 17th but creator Vince Gilligan and members of the cast seem to already be looking to the end. It’s sounding like season five could likely be the end of Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, and the rest.
Earlier this week, Gilligan pondered, “I would like to see Breaking Bad go — it kinda changes if you ask me last season or the season before versus this one, but right now I would say season five should probably be our last season. But you know, check with me a year from now, we’ll see if I change my tune.”
While Gilligan seems to be uncommitted publicly, members of the cast are under the impression that it’s a done deal. Anna Gunn (Walt’s wife Skyler) told TV Guide, “We all knew that with this kind of story, there would be a finite time that we could keep it going because the guy’s got terminal cancer… We all knew that, but it’s a great job and to hear that it’s coming to a close is of course a little sad. It’s the right thing and [Vince] knows the right time to bring it to a close.”
Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman) said, “It’s very sad but I think it’s very smart to end it on a good note… As Vince would say, you don’t want to be the last person at the party. I think the show has been so great from day one and you should end it on a good note.”
What do you think? Should Breaking Bad end after season five or should it keep going? How long? Until it’s cancelled or sooner?
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