Next summer, Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) reign atop the New Mexico drug world will surely come to an unpleasant end, and it's going to be brutal for Breaking Bad fans to endure. The pain should be twofold. On one hand, the realization that AMC's award-winning series won't be around anymore is already excruciating, so imagine how it'll feel next fall. Secondly, now that Walt's brother-in-law, DEA agent Hank (Dean Norris), is legitimately on to his hustle, the Heisenberg empire is about to crumble.

And, frankly, we're not ready to watch Mr. White's world come crashing down. Before Hank's big toilet bowl discovery (during Breaking Bad's recent midseason finale), Walt's business was producing serious profits, and, despite the fact that he didn't seem all that excited by it anymore, his dreams of becoming The Man materialized.

That's how we'd like to remember him. Until, of course, Breaking Bad returns (half-a-year after the Mayans' predictions failed) and it's time to obsessively watch the misery unfold.