‘El Camino’ Is an Ideal Epilogue to a Perfect Ending, Not Another Chapter of ‘Breaking Bad’

Published on Oct 12, 2019

‘El Camino’ Is an Ideal Epilogue to a Perfect Ending, Not Another Chapter of ‘Breaking Bad’

[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” including the ending.]

Vince Gilligan didn’t want to change the ending of “Breaking Bad.” No one did. Not really. Even those who wanted to see more stories with Walter White and Jesse Pinkman had to respect how their stories wrapped up in the award-winning crime saga. Walter dies, as was his destiny. Jesse lives, as he deserved. Rare is it to find such a fitting yet fulfilling ending to a long-running, highly respected drama series, and rarer still for just about everyone to agree that the show nailed its series finale. Both factors make the prospect of adding to it daunting, to say the least.

So Gilligan didn’t. Yes, in his sequel film “El Camino,” the writer-director chooses to share more of what happens after those iconic final shots of “Breaking Bad,” but it’s purely Jesse’s journey and that journey is largely internal.

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Author: Ben Travers