When AMC decided to split the final season of Breaking Bad into two parts, it threw fans and television critics through a loop. The first half of the fifth and final season premiered with a bang with lead characters Walt Whitman and Jesse Pinkman, played by Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul respectively, coming together for an explosive ending to season four. Paul sat with Screen Rant and divulged his feelings on the series ending.
“Before I read the final eight episodes, the final eight hours of the how, I was think to myself ‘this is so tragic, I can’t believe this show is ending.’ I didn’t want it to end but after knowing how the final eight hours play out, I couldn’t be happier with the way it ended and hopefully you all agree. I feel pretty confident that you will,” Paul said.
Like the rest of us, Paul couldn’t wait to find out what happens after one episode ends and another is about to begin. However unlike us he is privy to how the series will end and admits that it was a struggle to not read ahead.
“Actually yeah,” he adds, “a little bit. That’s what I did with part one, the first eight. I mean, I took my time with all of them but in all honestly I couldn’t wait. So, if I got an email on my phone on the final eight I thought to myself ‘I’m going to wait to get home and actually have the paper scripts and sit on the couch, drink some wine and take my time with it’ but in all reality, probably six of the eight episodes I read from my phone on a plan or something because I couldn’t… I could not wait. I’m a huge fan on the show as well. you guys are gonna shit your pants.”
As far as friends and family wondering how it will all play out, they will have to wait it just like the rest of us. Paul said, “I don’t have a problem not telling. Everyone asks me but deep down they want to know.”
The second half and the fifth and final season of Breaking Bad airs on AMC on August 11 2013.