LIVE CHAT: Breaking Bad -Death or Redemption 8:30pm Eastern

Will we be cheering Walt's demise because really, can we invest any more emotion into Walt, or applauding his redemption? Photo: Breaking Bad / AMC

WASHINGTON, September 29, 2013 – Tonight’s ending episode of Breaking Bad has us back on the edge of our seats.  This time wondering if Walter (Bryan Cranston), or Jesse (Aaron Paul), or both will live or die in a hailstorm of machine gun bullets.

Unlike the recently departed fan favorite Dexter, Breaking Bad and Walter White have no code.  Like the meth addict they supply through their chemistry, Jesse and Walt have little or no redeeming qualities.  

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We saw than when he let his brother-in-law Hank, or Jesse’s girlfriend Jane (Krysten Ritter) attacked his wife and son,  or in stealing his daughter as he fled the door in a flurry of selfish “it’s about me dammit” woe.

We started the series feeling sorry for Walt.  For applauding his decision to do whatever it would take to ensure his families security after his death.

We had empathy for because of his cancer, for his crappy job, dismissive family, obnoxious students and the fact that life just seemed to take it out on this poor, mild sap of a .. man. 

His mores, and ours, changed with the first kill.  And its become easier to not like Walt.  Even as we know in under that beige exterior is someone we actually do like and is probably worth redeeming.

But the question becomes, do we want to bother or will we be cheering his demise because really, can we invest any more into Walt anymore?

Join Communities Breaking Bad chat to not only discuss this Emmy Award winning shows conclusion and how we got here, but stick around for the post show chat where we will discuss the character development, the show’s narrative and the end. 

Will it be disappointing or gratifying.  We will know tonight, Sunday at 9:00pm Eastern here at Communities and on AMC.


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Jacquie Kubin is an award winning journalist that began writing in 1993 following a successful career in marketing and advertising in Chicago.  She started Communities Digital News in 2009 as a way to adapt to the changing online journalism marketing place.  Jacquie is President and Managing Editor of Communities Digital News, LLC and a frequent contributor to The Washington Times Communities as well as a member of the National Association of Professional Woman, New American Foundation and the Society of Professional Journalist.  Email Jacquie here

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