Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Walter White makes one last attempt to secure his family's future, while also visiting some old enemies, during his final return to Albuquerque.


Vince Gilligan


Vince Gilligan (created by), Vince Gilligan

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Cranston ... Walter White
Anna Gunn ... Skyler White
Aaron Paul ... Jesse Pinkman
Dean Norris ... Hank Schrader (credit only)
Betsy Brandt ... Marie Schrader
RJ Mitte ... Walter White, Jr.
Bob Odenkirk ... Saul Goodman (credit only)
Laura Fraser ... Lydia Rodarte-Quayle
Jesse Plemons ... Todd
Matt Jones ... Badger
Charles Baker ... Skinny Pete
Michael Bowen ... Uncle Jack
Kevin Rankin ... Kenny
Adam Godley ... Elliott Schwartz
Jessica Hecht ... Gretchen Schwartz


In the series finale, Walt returns to Albuquerque to settle accounts. He visits his former business partners Elliott and Gretchen Schwartz with a proposition. When they are less than forthcoming, he makes them an offer they can't refuse. He pays one last visit to Skyler but avoids seeing Walt Jr. In a coffee shop, he meets Todd and Lydia saying he's now broke but has a new formula for making meth that he wants to sell them. It's all a ruse to get a meeting with the neo-Nazis who stole his money. Once there, he puts his final plan into action. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

29 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


A comedic sketch was filmed as a DVD bonus depicting an alternate ending where Bryan Cranston reprises his role as Malcolm in the Middle (2000)'s Hal. He wakes up next to his wife Lois (Jane Kaczmarek) and begins describing the horrors of the Heisenberg empire, and at one point begins referring to Lois as Skyler. The scene ends with him attempting Heisenberg-style love making and Walter White's trademark black hat appears on the chair next to the bed. This scene was leaked on YouTube before the final DVD set was released. See more »


When Walter throws down the cell phone after talking to Lydia, the phone changes locations on the ground between shots. See more »


[Walt is in Elliot's house, Elliot pulls a table knife on Walt]
Walter White: [visibly unamused] Elliot, if we're going to go that way, you'll need a bigger knife.
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References The Searchers (1956) See more »


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Best finale in television history
29 September 2013 | by royalewithcheese2020See all my reviews

Whether the finale made everyone happy or not, it doesn't really matter. If this episode didn't move you're emotions, then you didn't watch the series close enough. It was a hell of a fitting ending for this series, and a spectacular one at that. If you have been watching this show for at least the last year, this episode is what all breaking bad fans could have wished for in a finale. It's not a sopranos ending when you have to make your own interpretation. Every loose end is tied up like expected. Yes, it was somewhat predictable,but the execution was marvelous and it was emotional, for me, how it ended. These guys obviously aren't getting off easy. They have been put through more heartache and disaster than just about any average human being could bear. That's what is so great about the series though. It takes two realistic, average characters and transforms them into totally different people. Just goes to show what comes with choosing a life where you are hurting others and making bad decisions. Walt and Jesse are shells of the people they once were, the unique personalities they once had, and the families and ones they loved that they lost. Whether they evade the cops or not, Walt and Jesse are dead on the inside. But there is still a little moral victory left to happen.

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