Breaking Bad Series Finale
Breaking Bad gets the exciting and well-crafted conclusion it deserves.
Not many people followed Breaking Bad in its first years on air and it wasn’t until nearly halfway through the series when the media and online community picked up on AMC’s hit show starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. The story began when Walter White, a down on his luck high school science teacher, was diagnosed with cancer and needed money to pay for his treatment and the future of his family. And where it ends marks the conclusion of one of the most exciting character journeys ever put on television.
Without the needed insurance or funds, White took to cooking meth with the help of an old druggie student of his – the best meth thanks to his elite science skills – and over the years became the drug lord known as Heisenberg, addicted to power as much as his customers were addicted to his signature blue meth. From the top there’s only way to go and in the show’s fifth and final season, poor old Walter had to pay the ultimate price for “breaking bad” as he gradually loses his family, friends and future.
The series finale of Breaking Bad succeeds in every way possible, not only bidding farewell in the final episodes to all of the show’s core and supporting characters (the ones still alive, anyway), but by concluding their story arcs in a way that remains faithful to series’ established rules and years of character development.
No threads are left hanging as Breaking Bad’s grand finale ties up loose ends and clearly lays out the future for the remaining characters. It’s the perfect and momentous ending to an wonderful and well-paced story, one that’s a must-watch for any TV viewer.