Breaking Bad ends its five year run tonight, and fans are gearing up to say goodbye. The show, about a man who becomes a meth drug lord set in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been an extremely popular cultural phenomenon. Throughout its five seasons, the show has kept viewers on their toes through some truly grueling storylines and dark, western-like atmosphere. With so many popular shows saying unsatisfactory goodbyes this season, it’s not hard to guess how this evening will turn out for fans of Breaking Bad; I predict many will be disappointed.
The inevitability of this outcome is practically written in the stars. There is a lot of precedence in the past for this conclusion. Nearly every television show that has been so beloved has finished to the groans of a saddened crowd. Look at The Sopranos, an ending still debated and talked about six years after the screen went dark, or Lost, with its surrealist, philosophically babbling ending which had fans up in arms for years. More recently, we got the heart-rending finale to Dexter, a similar show to Breaking Bad in that its material was also cutting edge and darkly twisted. Don’t be surprised tonight if you see staple characters you’ve loved and cried with for all four previous seasons bite the dust in Breaking Bad’s finale. This is how Dexter went out, not with a bang but a slow, sad, shudder for the lead characters.
Whether you have been following along from the beginning or have just sat down for the last week and watched all the previous episodes on Netflix in your pajamas, brace yourself for the series finale tonight. Endings can make a show or ruin it forever, so tread carefully, fans. The finale could prove to be extremely disappointing.
Written By: Danyelle C. Overbo