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Appearing on The Howard Stern Show today to promote his new film Argo (directed by Ben Affleck and in theaters this Friday), Bryan Cranston discussed his role on Breaking Bad and offered up a new theory on how we could see the show end.

Host and interviewer Stern himself is a huge fan of AMC’s hour-long meth drama, so analysis of the show was lengthy during the fun interview. When asked how he thought Breaking Bad would end, Cranston confirmed once again that he does not know exactly how the show will conclude and that it’s entirely up to series creator Vince Gilligan.

“It is Breaking Bad so it’s going to get worse than where it is now,” he teased. Then he offered a new theory that he recently played out in his head. “At first I thought, well he has to die. Obviously he’s got to die. And then I thought, well wait a minute, what if he makes such a terrible environment around him that everyone else dies and he’s left alone, having to deal with his loneliness and the decay of his world.”

That potential ending could’ve been hinted at towards the end of season 5 when we see Walt kill Mike and immediately regret shooting his business partner.

Later, Stern’s co-host Robin Quivers suggested that Hank would have to be dealt with as well. “Well he’s going to finish taking a s—,” Cranston jokingly responded.

Breaking Bad will shoot its final eight episodes beginning in March for airing in July.

  • grapes9h5

    hahaha I love the Stern show, i got to hear the replay of this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andru.reeve Andru Reeve

    Since about the end of the 3rd season, that was always my theory — that Walt would live in his own personal hell, after watching everyone he loved die (with the possible exception of Jesse, who would simply disappear to a new life free of Heisenberg’s poisonous influence. I still think that’s the way to go — have rival drug gangs kill his wife and baby, have Walt Junior die from a meth overdose, and have Walter kill Hank in an epic battle of wits.

    • http://twitter.com/vonchambers Devon Chambers

      I can see the whole rival drug gang killing his wife and baby, but Walt Jr becoming addicted to meth to the point he overdoses? Maybe if it was hidden in his flapjacks, otherwise I can’t see that happening. I think Walt will lose everything he has ever wanted – and he’ll be left alone to die. You can’t go off into the sunset, he went too far, “broke too bad”

      It wouldn’t be as cliche if they just let the cancer or a rival gang kill him. As far as the “rival gang” there has been this huge build up for this german thing, that will likely have a bigger role in the last eight episodes.

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  • Anon1

    I kind of hate speculating on these things because it can kill the surprise factor, but it would be interesting if the opening scene of S5E01 was actually the last scene of the entire series… where Walt has become a hardened criminal who has killed Hank and lost his entire family, and is now off to seek bloody revenge on a rival organization– he has nothing left but the game. The series would end with the implication that everything he does at this point will only continue to escalate and drag him deeper and deeper into hell.

  • hehe

    Gale is alive and will shoot Walter in the head.

  • Woody

    Everyone wants Jessie to live, so I can promise he will die.

  • Chuck Gann

    Walt will kill his wife & Hank , he will believe he has got away,
    Jesse & the gal Walt gets the chems from will team up & kill
    Walt , Jesse & her will go there ways , done over Yo Bitches! Lesson
    learned DONT DO DRUGS!

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