The Ending Of Breaking Bad Finally Explained

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  • Published: 18 August 2019
  • Breaking Bad is one of the best shows in TV history, and after five seasons, it all led to an ending that people still talk about today. But if you need a helping hand to understand that final episode, well then, let's cook.

    Creator Vince Gilligan had one of the best high-concept hooks for Breaking Bad that any show has ever had. As Gilligan put it:

    "This is a story about a man who transforms himself from Mr. Chips into Scarface."

    The appeal of Breaking Bad is pretty simple because it asks a question we've all probably wondered at least once. How far would a regular person, a Mr. Chips type, go if they knew they were dying and had to provide for their family?

    With that theme in mind, it's easy to see how Breaking Bad is about the American dream, the idea that if you do good work, then the people in charge will see your value and reward you for your skills. Of course, most people would prefer their paychecks come from legitimate bosses and not various criminal drug lords in the crystal meth trade. Not so for Walter White. After all, the longer he stays in the game, the higher he rises. But the higher he rises, it gets harder and harder for him to argue that he's just leaving a nest egg for his family, and he transforms from a sympathetic and unlikely anti-hero into a full-fledged villain.

    So we've spent a lot of time talking about Walt, but what does the actual ending of Breaking Bad mean? Well, first we need to specify which ending we're talking about. Each of the final three episodes, "Ozymandias," "Granite State," and "Felina", can function as a kind of ending for the show. In the case of "Ozymandias," it's a poetic, circular ending. Keep watching the video to see the ending of Breaking Bad finally explained!

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    American nightmare | 0:12
    King of kings | 1:14
    Things left to do | 2:41
    Chance to make things right | 3:54
    The hunt is on | 4:50
    What he deserved | 5:50
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Comments • 811

  • Looper
    Looper   1 months back

    Which TV series do you think has the best ending of all time?

  • T.C. Crawford
    T.C. Crawford  1 days back

    “Santa Claus finally explained”

    • Thrash&Burn81
      Thrash&Burn81  1 days back

      The Breaking Bad ending FINALLY explained...to the troglodytes that somehow didn't understand it.

      • Bengal Rustford
        Bengal Rustford  3 days back

        A perfectly clear ending finally explained.

        • Stephen Schneider
          Stephen Schneider  4 days back

          What needed to be explained...

          • aidan wright
            aidan wright  4 days back

            2:07 bruh, its not walters uncle its todd's uncle..

            • Lee Lorenz
              Lee Lorenz  5 days back

              no explanation necessary

              • Ilya ViG
                Ilya ViG  5 days back

                what is the purpose of this video???

                • JohnGamingFuntime
                  JohnGamingFuntime  5 days back

                  "Why oxygen is good for you finally explained"

                  • Gully the taig Atheist

                    What was hard to understand about the finale exactly?

                    • Jeremy Napier
                      Jeremy Napier  6 days back

                      Rian Johnson. Killed it.

                      • Chris Kringle
                        Chris Kringle  6 days back

                        Walter isn't dead tho

                        • Alwin Benjamin
                          Alwin Benjamin  6 days back

                          Walt did not die.

                          • CornFetishhh3
                            CornFetishhh3  6 days back

                            No one needed this video and you should be ashamed.

                            • Casey Plooy
                              Casey Plooy  6 days back

                              IMO, the whole last season jumped the shark and went rogue.........totally disappointed. The last two episodes especially, very lame.

                              • Lisa Domagala
                                Lisa Domagala  7 days back

                                He made this because a new movie is coming out

                                • puggleski
                                  puggleski  7 days back

                                  Beware the WaltRight.

                                  • Deez Nuts
                                    Deez Nuts  1 weeks back

                                    Y’all hating on Walter

                                    • Alpha Gamer
                                      Alpha Gamer  1 weeks back

                                      why does this need to be "finally explained?" it was pretty easy to figure out how it ended unless you are blind

                                      • Issie wizzie
                                        Issie wizzie  1 weeks back

                                        Never knew there was three endings

                                        • D Mer
                                          D Mer  1 weeks back

                                          I clicked only to mock this stupid shit, but it looks like a whole bunch of people beat me to it. Moving on.

                                          • Rahul S
                                            Rahul S  1 weeks back

                                            Walt is still alive!

                                            • sergio rossell
                                              sergio rossell  1 weeks back

                                              ozymandias, granite state and felina were amazing as ending to the series, and i personally loved how them all accentuated something that was showcased everytime throughout the show: walter's superhuman ability to change the course of his actions at the last possible second: he was about to put up a fight at the desert before realizing it was hank approaching in his truck to arrest him, he surrendered on the spot. then jack and his gang arrived and then he was on survival mode again, speeding to get to his family before news about hank´s murder got to them. when skylar slashes his hand with the knife he realizes he just lost his family for good, so he thinks fast, snatches baby holly and leaves, as the means to free skylar from suspicion by making authorities think that she's another victim from walter (which she basically was, anyway). in granite state, he comes at peace with himself and decides to give up and calls 911 to surrender (once again), then he sees the tv and watches gretchen and her husband downplaying walter's contributions to grey matter. once again, he thinks at the speed of light and sees the perfect opportunity to make his cash get to his family by using grey matter as money laundromat. his plan finally into motion, he talks to skinny pete and badger when it comes up that blue meth is still being sold on the streets, and with jesse pinkman alive, walter has nothing else to think but that jesse bargained with jack and associated with him, so he, again, thinks of a plan to get revenge at them all once and for all, he gets the M60, appoints a meeting with lydia, poisoning her in the process, and goes to jack´s labhouse to kill him, his gang and also jesse for being a traitor to his eyes (it has to be pointed out that walter also intended to kill himself in jack's hideout, at the press of a button, since at that point he already had nothing else to live for). when he arrives at jack's and makes jack bring jesse into the room, so he can be also killed when he activates his sentry gun, he then realizes jesse is far from being jack's associate and instead he's more like his slave so he changes the course of his actions, for the last time, deciding to save jesse by staging a fight with him, dropping him to the floor and away from the hail of bullets he's about to unleash.

                                              • Lil Drewsy
                                                Lil Drewsy  1 weeks back

                                                Whats another show as good as breaking bad. I just finished it. Any suggestions?

                                              • Skyler Romero
                                                Skyler Romero  1 weeks back

                                                Great fucking video can’t wait for the Jesse movie

                                                • aldotheapache1000
                                                  aldotheapache1000  1 weeks back

                                                  G.O.A.T. Wire

                                                  • theflyingstonemason 68
                                                    theflyingstonemason 68  1 weeks back

                                                    When life dumps the most almighty shit on your head from every possible conceivable angle, Walters path in life was not that surprising at all.

                                                    • Malique
                                                      Malique  1 weeks back

                                                      The wire was legit the best show ever to air on a television period

                                                      • BOb Dylan
                                                        BOb Dylan  1 weeks back

                                                        I didn’t like the horror movie analogy

                                                        • Architects XIII
                                                          Architects XIII  1 weeks back

                                                          Another useless video made by looper

                                                          • Sodolo FTS
                                                            Sodolo FTS  1 weeks back

                                                            Imagine Walter white never died and comes back at the end of the upcoming Netflix movie

                                                            • Daniel Edwards
                                                              Daniel Edwards  1 weeks back

                                                              Ending to The Wizard of Oz finally explained

                                                              • Micheal Castor
                                                                Micheal Castor  1 weeks back

                                                                Just think walking dead is in the same relm.

                                                                • Patrick Quinn
                                                                  Patrick Quinn  1 weeks back

                                                                  From England, b’ bad was the best tv show ever , no ifs or buts .

                                                                  • Ghost
                                                                    Ghost  1 weeks back

                                                                    As bad as we was....we all were rooting for him when he was getting his revenge. Also in the end he admitted to skyler it wasnt for the family. HE LIKED IT AND GOOD AT IT.

                                                                    • Simon Yee
                                                                      Simon Yee  2 weeks back

                                                                      I can only see MCU from that background music

                                                                      • Lucas420
                                                                        Lucas420  2 weeks back

                                                                        I just want to know why you people made this video because honestly there's nothing to explain
                                                                        Next video will be WW2 ending finally explained

                                                                        • meat
                                                                          meat  2 weeks back

                                                                          This is one of the most satisfying endings in series history. Most loose ends got tied up, and mostly everyone got what they wanted by the end. As well as a true self-redemption arc for Walt, and what kind of better redemption than the selfish kind for a selfish man? Jesse got fucked too many times though, I can't wait to see the state of mind he's in during the film.

                                                                          • meat
                                                                            meat  2 weeks back

                                                                            Although I do agree with elements of this analysis, I think it's very binary to reduce Walter and his personality as the dichotimous representations of Mr. Chits and Scarface and simply Walter to be defined as one or the other. Walter is indisbustabley a good man in the pilot episode, and quite frankly for his entire life prior to the events of the series. A lifetime of good deeds shouldn't be ignored and described as "the man was always a monster" when stressors and bad choices left him from point a to point b. The point this video makes is Walter was either the Black or the White the entire time, where as I think the beauty of the show is getting to see all the shades of grey in between.

                                                                            • Ashish Khatri
                                                                              Ashish Khatri  2 weeks back

                                                                              I guess everybody watched the video because it's Breaking Bad. Who needs an explanation for this show?

                                                                              • Roma- ink88
                                                                                Roma- ink88  2 weeks back

                                                                                Explained of what ? If I could push 2 thumbs down, i would.

                                                                                • Dan James
                                                                                  Dan James  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Is Walt dead? Lots of fan theories point to the height of the automatic fire, yet Walt and Jesse are below this. Hit by a non-lethal ricochet? Survives long enough for cancer to kill him...and to leave information regarding the missing money?
                                                                                  All good speculation for the upcoming film....
                                                                                  I think I'm on my 4th rewatch of BB, and new stuff comes to light every time. Brilliant writing.

                                                                                  • Christian
                                                                                    Christian  2 weeks back

                                                                                    I think you need to watch the show man.

                                                                                    • some random nobdy
                                                                                      some random nobdy  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Say my name....(heisienburg)...YOU GOD DAM RIGHT!!😁😂😎

                                                                                      • Magnet Red
                                                                                        Magnet Red  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Remember the ending for Lost? Or how I met your mother?

                                                                                        • Oliver Fowler
                                                                                          Oliver Fowler  2 weeks back

                                                                                          I came here to complain but I see everybody else is already on it. Thank you!

                                                                                          • Eric
                                                                                            Eric  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Walt’s uncle jack? I think you’re confused

                                                                                            • Nicht Sion Wagner
                                                                                              Nicht Sion Wagner  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Wait why does it need to explained?