“Breaking Bad” ended its run on AMC with a bang.
Creator Vince Gilligan and his team of writers, wrapped up the show in the way they felt it needed to be wrapped up.
“We knew we needed to dot all the Is and cross all the Ts,” Vince said on the Chris Hardwick hosted “Talking Bad,” held right after the show wrapped up its run on AMC. “We needed resolution.”
(SPOILER ALERT: The following two paragraphs sum up briefly how the characters ended up in the finale.)
At the end of the show, Walter White (Bryan Cranston) passed away in the lab after taking out Uncle Jack and his white supremacist gang. He also freed Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) from being their meth cooking slave. Before Jesse left, he too took action, killing Todd.
“I think in that last scene, he is with his Precious, you know, in ‘Lord of the Rings’ terms,” Vince said on “Talking Bad” of Walt’s final moment on camera. “He is with that meth lab that he and Jesse designed — their baby so to speak — and I think the lyrics to the song, “Baby Blue” by Badfinger back that up and I think he is at peace with himself. He has screwed up his life tremendously, I think he knows that, but he has accomplished the thing that he set out to accomplish in that very first pilot episode… He wanted to leave money to his family and he’s accomplished that with the aid of Gretchen and Elliott.”
Asked about his show ending with a resolution, compared to the open ended conclusion of “The Sopranos,” Vince said that’s the way it had to be for “Breaking Bad.”
“’The Sopranos’ ending, I thought, was great. I thought it was perfect for that show. This show needed the ending that was perfect for it. This show was intended all along to be very finite and you know, it’s a story that starts at A and ends at Z as it were, and it’s a very close ended thing, so it needs… a very different kind of ending … than ‘The Sopranos,’” he said.
And it proved to be a hit with celebrity fans who Tweeted their approval in droves.
Here’s what they had to say:
Seth Meyers @sethmeyers: Thanks, Breaking Bad.
Don Cheadle @IamDonCheadle: #BreakingBad Salute!
Octavia Spencer @octaviaspencer: @BryanCranston Amazing iconic character! Sad to see him go! Congrats #WalterWhite Best. Show. Ever #BreakingBad
Gayle King GayleKing: @chatlierose and Barkley and me LOVED the breakingbad finale tied it all up no loose ends !
Wil Wheaton @wilw: And that right there is how you end a series. #BreakingBad
Rosie O’Donnell @Rosie: u know when u see a great movie and the crowd claps - or on b way when u stand up - i wish the #BreakingBad cast n crew could feel that now
Tom Mison @TomMison: Well. That ends the most consistently inspiring, intelligent and thrilling show I’ve ever seen. How lucky we all are. #BreakingBad
Lawrence O’Donnell @Lawrence: Vince Gilligan deserves Emmy noms for both writing & directing @BreakingBad_AMC finale. Beautiful directing. Every frame is perfection.
Ato Essandoh: AtoEssandoh: I will now sacrifice my TV in a burnt offering to #vincegilligan the God of Television. All hail Vince, Lord and Master #BreakingBad
Adam Rodriguez @_Adam_Rodriguez: Thanks Vince Gilligan & everyone that contributed 2 making Breaking Bad the incredibly amazing piece of art & entertainment it has been.
Vinny Guadagnino @VINNYGUADAGNINO: #ThankYouBreakingBad for the best show I’ve ever watched.
Ricki Lake @RickiLake: Wow wow wow!
Kat Graham @KatGraham: Just watched the finale of breaking bad! Thank you Vince Gilligan and Bryan Cranston for such incredible series… Now for the reruns ;)
Bryan Greenberg bryangreenberg: Yeah that series was purdy good. #BreakingBad Pass the stevia!
The stars Tweeted during the show too. Here’s what they wrote:
Giancarlo Esposito @quiethandfilms: BREAKING BAD !!!!! Excellence personified !!!
Shonda Rhimes @shondarhimes: Am gonna order some @HollywoodPies and watch @BreakingBad_AMC!
Ed Sheeran @edsheeran: Might’ve stayed up to watch breaking bad finale
Kiowa Gordon @CircaKiGordon: @Breakingbad_amc finale. I’m gonna cry. All bad things must come to an end though.
Patton Oswalt @pattonoswalt: PLEASE no “BB” spoilers in my timeline. I’ve been waiting all week for this and I won’t get to watch Bob’s Burgers ‘til 11pm.
“Breaking Bad” star RJ Mitte @RjMitteL: I just saw the last episode and it was so amazing an I hope you all love it as much as we did filming this amazing show..Thank you everyone
Boyz II Men @BoyzIIMen: #BreakingBadFinale
Meredith Vieira @meredithvieira: So sad Breaking Bad is coming to an end. Quick predictions…how will it end?
Hannah Simone @HannahSimone: Free tip: If you HAVE to tweet about Breaking Bad tonight, DM it. Or you are a total a**hole. #spoileralert
Dominic Monaghan @DomsWildThings: Didn’t add the pinch of salt #bakingbad #BreakingBad
Cynthia Addai Robinson @CynthiaAddaiRob: Bye bye #BreakingBad
Jason O’Mara @jason_omara: Could you all please be quiet? I’m trying to watch the telly. #BreakingBadFinale
Kaitlin Olson @kaitlin_olson: Headed to #BreakingBad finale. I’ve been this excited once before but I don’t really remember it now.
Rob McElhenney @RMcElhenney: Very happy. Very sad. #breakingbad
Bad Robot @bad_robot: Congratulations @BreakingBad_AMC on your season finale! Love, Breaking Bad Robot