When any long-running show comes to an end, there’s always a fear that the finale may be unsatisfactory – and that’s especially so when it comes to such a gripping and brilliant series as Breaking Bad.
And whether Vince Gilligan’s series five finale will satisfy everyone remains to be seen, but one thing he doesn’t want there to be any doubt about is his commitment to concluding the show well.
“We're going to leave it all on the field, I can tell you that,” Gilligan told reporters at the Screenwriters Guild Awards when asked about the end to his gripping drama about a high school teacher with lung cancer who turns to a life of crime as a crystal meth cook. "I'm going to write the very last episode. It's the only one I'll have written with these final eight, so I'm hoping I have enough time to write it,"
Added Gilligan of the finale: "I'm sad, it's a very bittersweet thing. I'm very sad about it being over,
"There's always going to be somebody who says they wished it went a different way. But if it ends well, if it ends right. … Hopefully we're going to please the bulk of our viewers with this ending."
Breaking Bad, which began in 2008 and stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White and Aaron Paul as his lab assistant and partner Jessie Pinkman, has been a critical success for the premium cable network AMC in the US.
The eagerly awaited final eight episodes of the programme are expected to air on AMC from July this year.
Here's a montage of Jessie Pinkman saying "yo" a lot, just for fun...
Breaking Bad is available in the UK on Netflix