Some people just can't deal with the fact that Breaking Bad is over. Walter White lives on in our hearts, right? Oh, and in Canada. Some trickster wrote in to the advice columnist at the Winnipeg Free Press pretending to be Skyler White, Walter's long-suffering wife.
To the delight of Breaking Bad fans, columnist Miss Lonelyhearts didn't get the joke and gave "Stressed and Confused" some real (and good) advice. If only Skyler had taken it. Then again, people making good decisions doesn't really make for compelling television. Here's the letter:
"Dear Miss Lonelyhearts: I've been happily married to my husband for 15 years; however, he was recently diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. Ever since his diagnosis, he's become a completely different person. He sometimes comes home in the middle of the night with no explanation of where he was. I found out he started smoking marijuana. I also have a pretty good suspicion he has a second cellphone, though he denies it. I desperately need help. I'm currently pregnant, to go along with a moody son, a husband with lung cancer and an overdrawn chequing account. -- Stressed and Confused, Winnipeg."
At least two commenters figured it out, but the Free Press hasn't taken it down. It's also headlined "Troubles for family pile up after terminal diagnosis," which is a nicely euphemistic description of the plot of Breaking Bad. You can read Miss Lonelyhearts' response here.