Breaking Bad survived five seasons on AMC before ending on its ‘own terms’ in 2013 with a series finale, which, for the most part, left its legacy unscathed.
Now Breaking Bad is celebrating its 10th anniversary, but the hit AMC series could have ended very differently, as the show’s creative team revealed to Variety:
Catlin: There was debate about [the ending], and there was one pitch that he would die ignominiously on a gurney in a hospital, sort of pushed aside as a John Doe while life continued without him. I think the thinking behind that was, so much of what he chased was a sense of status and a sense of importance. It would have been more grim for him to be just tossed aside and overlooked at the end.
Schnauz: There was the other pitch where he had been shot, and crawled into a restaurant, sort of a “Blood Simple”-esque scene, ending up underneath …
Gould: … a Pollos Hermanos table.
Gilligan: I run into more people who were sorry he died at the end. This whole thing about “Geez, is he really dead or not?”
Are you happy with how Breaking Bad ended? Would you have changed anything? Are you watching the prequel series, Better Call Saul?