"Breaking Bad" is an episode away from closing the chapter on one of the most interesting evil characters on T.V.
Walter White (Bryan Cranston) was a mild-mannered school-teacher who transformed into a sinister Heisenberg after he was diagnosed with cancer. Walt started cooking crystal meth to leave behind enough money for his family. But, the thrill of power and the greed for money made him a complete fiend and he did not think twice before destroying lives.
Family was important to him and that family is no longer beside him. Hank (Dean Norris) is dead. Walt's son Walt Jr. (RJ Mitte) blames his father for the killing of Hank. "... just die," Walt Jr. tells his father in "Granite State." It is a crushing blow to hear that your son wishes that you die.
In "Breaking Bad" penultimate episode "Granite State," Walt almost gave up and called up the DEA office.
But, he saw Gretchen (Adam Godley) and Elliott (Jessica Hecht), his former friends and business partners, interview on T.V and that triggered something. Walt disappeared from the New Hampshire pub where he was waiting for the DEA agents to come and arrest him.
"... the story's not over yet. And there's a lot of story yet to come in the next episode," Peter Gould, co-executive producer and writer of "Granite State," said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
A lonely, all bones Walt dying in the cottage in New Hampshire would have been a lacklustre end for the character that came-back with the punch. However, Walt does not have it in him to be Heisenberg, again, according to Gould.
"The way I see it is that Heisenberg is gone," Gould said to Entertainment Weekly. "He keeps trying to kind of evoke the ghost of Heisenberg, the thrill of feeling powerful, and it's not there. It's gone."
"It died when Hank died. It's just not there. It died when he saw baby Holly. And then in the end, what is happening in my mind, and obviously we're leaving it up to the audience to some extent, in my mind, what's happening is he's becoming something new."
"And it's not Walter White; It's not Heisenberg; it's something new."
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