The Ending of ‘El Camino’ Makes a Curious Companion to ‘Breaking Bad’

Published on Oct 12, 2019

Spoilers ahead for Breaking Bad and El Camino. I love Breaking Bad, but its final scene has always rubbed me the wrong way. The series went to great lengths to demonstrate the transformation of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) from mild-mannered science teacher to monstrous drug kingpin. But in the final scene, after Walt has killed off his enemies and freed Jesse, Walt, who has been mortally wounded, gets an odd grace note where he gets the comfort of his chemistry. He finds his enemies’ drug lab, and lovingly touches one of the instruments to indicate his love of chemistry …

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Author: Matt Goldberg