The periods of relief where Breaking Bad cracks a joke and lets the viewer breathe, those funny moments stand out so much because of how crushing AMC's hit drama can be. The most recent episodes in this final season have delivered brutal blow after brutal blow. Death. Despair. The total destruction of a family. The heaviest of heavy shit.
With one more episode left, who will survive and what will be left of them? That big gun must come out from the trunk of Walter's car. Who will it be used against? Where's that ricin gonna go? None of these questions will have happy answers. As everyone prepares for the worst, it's time to revisit the show's most heartrending scenes, the saddest moments on Breaking Bad.
A Night in the RV
Jane Gets High
It's as apt a metaphor for the pull of addiction as there is: behind one door, sunshine and the challenges of life. Behind another door, at the end of a long hallway, darkness and the immediate embrace of a an old friend, a friend who you know is no good for you. You don't want this thing, you know this thing will ultimately hurt you, but you know this thing. It's easy.
Jane and Jesse had a wonderful thing going: two ex-junkies going to art museums and drawing comic books. But you can't be halfway in the world of drugs. Because then your friend gets shot by a child while slinging outside his territory, and there's a pipe and you know what it can do. —Jack Erwin