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‘Breaking Bad’ Series Finale: Vince Gilligan to Write and Direct

Breaking Bad Series Finale Vince Gilligan
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We’re loathe to remember that in a few months time, AMC masterstroke ‘Breaking Bad‘ will have aired its series finale, and put to rest the story of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. And yet, if ‘Breaking Bad’s final eight episodes can prove half as nail-biting as the previous eight, we’ll be in for a freight-train finale. Thankfully, ‘Breaking Bad’s final episode remains in good hands, with series creator and show-runner Vince Gilligan attached to write and direct, but how will Walter White’s Journey come to a close? Get the latest on the ‘Breaking Bad’ finale inside!

Though we’ll say goodbye to AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ this summer, the acclaimed Bryan Cranston drama’s final episode will at least end on a positive note. That is to say, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that ‘Breaking Bad’ creator Vince Gilligan will end the series as he began it, both writing and directing the highly-anticipated series finale.

“I’m sad, it’s a very bittersweet thing. I’m very sad about it being over,” Gilligan explains. “There’s always going to be somebody who says they wished it went a different way. But if it ends well, if it ends right…Hopefully we’re going to please the bulk of our viewers with this ending. We’re going to leave it all on the field, I can tell you that.”

The ‘Breaking Bad’ series finale will mark the fifth episode Gilligan has directed, including the pilot episode, season 3 finale “Full Measure,” and the final two episodes of season 4. The finale will also be the first episode Gilligan has written of the season, but don’t expect it to carry over into a Saul Goodman spin-off, as the creator has often joked.

What say you? Do you think the ‘Breaking Bad’ series finale is in good hands with Vince Gilligan? How would you like to see Walter White’s journey end? Give us your predictions for the final eight episodes in the comments!

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