Actress Anna Gunn, who plays Skyler White on AMC’s Breaking Bad, is sharing her thoughts on how she thinks the show could end in the remaining nine episodes.
Gunn has two visions for how the show can wrap up, and neither involved any consultation with showrunner Vince Gilligan.
The first is a “romantic” vision of what could happen. She had previously hoped things could return to normal, “because I care about these characters, that somehow they would be able to extricate themselves from this business, and the family could be a unit again. But I think that’s impossible,” she continued, “because they’ve turned a corner that can never be unturned. Certainly, Walt and Skyler can’t reach back toward each and forge anything that could be remotely healthy and OK, but there’s a part of me that wishes it could be OK.”
And then there’s the scenario she can more likely see happening – one where it’d be Skyler killing Walt. When asked if she could see Skyler ending Walt, she said, “I think that those [moments of empowerment] are becoming alive in her. I think there’s a feeling of, after having gone as far into it as she has and as deeply as she has, well, I’ll do whatever I have to do. I’ll do whatever it takes. And I think that perhaps that includes … that.”
Could you see Skyler being the person to do the deed? We’ve certainly seen Mrs. White go through a rough time with her husband, and she’s made it clear she’s waiting for him to die.
The season finale of Breaking Bad season 5 ends this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.