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Breaking Bad Comes to an End: Does Walter White Have to Die?

Bryan Cranston

If Walter White doesn't die on Sunday's Breaking Bad series finale, that's just fine with me.

That's not to say I'm rooting for Walt (Bryan Cranston) to storm into the neo-Nazi's meth-making compound full of anti-hero machismo and mow down Todd (Jesse Plemons), Jack (Michael Bowen) and maybe even Jesse (Aaron Paul) with a hail of M60 bullets. I'm by no means advocating that, after all the horrible things Walt has done in the name of money and power, he still deserves to win. I'm just saying he doesn't have to lose... read more

Breaking Bad Postmortem: "This Was Walter White Hitting Bottom"

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's episode of Breaking Bad. Read at your own risk.]

On Sunday's episode of Breaking Bad, Walter White was a dead man walking — and not just because he's a wanted criminal.

Breaking Bad postmortem: Can Walter White be redeemed?

Although Walt (Bryan Cranston) makes his escape to a snowy cabin in New Hampshire via Saul's (Bob Odenkirk) "vacuum repair guy" (Robert Forster), he slowly becomes ... read more

Breaking Bad Postmortem: Can Walter White Be Redeemed?

Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn

Despite the number of terrible things Walter White has done over the course of five seasons on Breaking Bad, the formerly meek high school chemistry teacher-turned-meth kingpin still has viewers who cheer him on in his disastrous journey. 

But Sunday's episode —which to this viewer's eye was the last step in Walt's transformation from Mr. Chips to Scarface — certainly has to bring an end to all of that, right? Probably not.

Breaking Bad "Ozymandias" recap: The king of kings has fallen

Yes, Walt (Bryan Cranston) was undoubtedly responsible for the circumstances that ultimately led to... read more

Breaking Bad "Ozymandias" Recap: The King of Kings Has Fallen

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Early on Sunday's antepenultimate episode of Breaking Bad, Walter White collapses on the hard desert floor in sadness. And although things get considerably worse for Walt as the episode goes on, in that moment, Heisenberg is the embodiment of the Percy Bysshe Shelley poem from which the episode takes its name.

Breaking Bad postmortem: Is it all over for Walt?

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Breaking Bad Postmortem: Is It All Over for Walt?

Breaking Bad

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's episode of Breaking Bad. Read at your own risk.]

Sunday's episode of Breaking Bad featured a moment five seasons in the making.

Breaking Bad postmortem: Has Walt corrupted everyone?

During a tense game of cat-and-mouse, Walt (Bryan Cranston) tries to lure his former partner Jesse (Aaron Paul) out of hiding... read more

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