20 of 20Breaking Bad
Tread lightly? Please. Breaking Bad capped off its five-season run the same way it started: flawlessly. Subverting expectations and doling out intricate, frenetic twists, the final octet of episodes was as audacious and gripping as Walter White's demise was inevitable. But for all its shocks, gut punches (RIP, Hank!) and moral ambiguity, the drama's greatness lies in the clarity in Vince Gilligan's singular vision: turning Mr. Chips into Scarface. Breaking Bad wasn't afraid of change, and it saw it through. In the end — a neat, satisfying series finale — Walt finally had his moment of clarity, admitting what we've all known: "I did it for me." Yes, Walt, you were good at it. And we liked it.
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