Good news and bad news: The good is that it won't be long now until Breaking Bad returns to television for eight brand new episodes. The bad, however, is that those eight episodes will be the final ever for the series. We're still having trouble coming to grips with living a Breaking Bad-less reality, and this new interview from creator Vince Gilligan doesn't exactly help us accept it—speaking with EW about the show's final bow, Gilligan promises that, in short, shit is going to go down.
"There will be antagonistic relationships aplenty," Gilligan promised of the final episodes. "Walt’s got plenty of fight left in him. And he’s got plenty of forces to fight. You met some of them. Others you haven’t."
Does this mean that Walt's family is doomed to suffer the consequences of Walt's mistakes? "As the movie title goes, there will be blood," Gilligan continued. "To my mind, that’s not the most interesting thing. It’s the emotional moments and the character moments...we’ve got some stuff that I think is going to be truly satisfying and truly shocking and jarring. It does not always center on moments of violence."
Amongst the light spoilers Gilligan spilled:
"We often said in the writers’ room that if Walt had a superpower, it would be not his chemistry knowledge or his ability to cook crystal meth but his ability to lie...Walt has been the world’s greatest liar, and I think the person he lies most capably to is himself. So in these final eight episodes, perhaps the lies will cease to find traction and the scales will start to fall away from Walt’s eyes. And when that happens, will Walt really begin to realize who he is? That’s a question that we asked ourselves a lot in the writers’ room this year."
Also, this cryptic statement about the finale:
"We worked long and hard to ensure that these final eight—and, in fact, the very last episode—would satisfy an audience...I am guardedly optimistic that we have achieved just that. And furthermore, trying to be as coy as possible, trying to give away as little as possible, I feel like this ending represents on some level, however small, something of a victory for Walter White. Read into that what you will. And try to be as open-minded as possible when you watch this episode, because it may not indeed feel like a victory. Or maybe it will."
Gilligan also added one more teaser, probably just to mess with us all: "Sometimes you see meth labs in the darndest places."
You can check out the entire interview over at EW. Breaking Bad will return for its final eight episodes on AMC beginning on August 11.