Bad news: Looks like this year's big Breaking Bad finale will truly be the end of the series. In a new interview with Vulture about the hit AMC show's last season, creator Vince Gilligan divulged that show wasn't designed to have an open ending, so, plot-wise, there's no way the story could be continued in film form after the last episode.
"Rightly or wrongly, there will be a conclusive ending," Gilligan said of the finale, which is set to air late this summer. "Our story from the beginning has been designed to be close-ended. It’s very much designed to have a beginning, middle, and end and then to exist no more."
As for what this means for Walter White and co., that's unclear - though Gilligan added that, in his view, it "just makes sense to me that bad people should get punished and good people should be rewarded," so take that how you want - but at least we can rest assured there won't be a pesky cliffhanger to leave us wondering about anyone's fate. It's only a tiny shred of consolation to counter the fact that this wonderful show is ending, yes, but we'll take what we can get.
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