Vince Gilligan teases "there will be blood" in the final Breaking Bad episodes

breaking_badBreaking Bad creator /executive producer Vince Gilligan has given his thoughts on the upcoming final run of episodes that will end the series for good.

Just eight episodes remain for the drama series, which has garnered acclaim from both fans and critics for both its story and its acting.

“We worked long and hard to ensure that these final eight — and, in fact, the very last episode — would satisfy an audience,” Gilligan said to Entertainment Weekly regarding the final episodes.

“I am guardedly optimistic that we have achieved just that. And furthermore, trying to be as coy as possible, trying to give away as little as possible, I feel like this ending represents on some level, however small, something of a victory for Walter White. Read into that what you will. And try to be as open-minded as possible when you watch this episode, because it may not indeed feel like a victory. Or maybe it will. … I feel good about where it all ended up, and I can’t wait for people to see it.”

When asked about whether viewers can expect a lot of violence in the upcoming episodes, Gilligan asnswered: “As the movie title goes, there will be blood.

“To my mind, that’s not the most interesting thing. It’s the emotional moments and the character moments. … We’ve got some stuff that I think is going to be truly satisfying and truly shocking and jarring. It does not always center on moments of violence.” And these moments will come flying at you at “breakneck speed.

“I have surprised myself at how much story there was left to tell and how quickly we tell it. You need to really settle down on the couch and pay close attention because it’s going to come at you fast and furious in the final eight episodes.”

As for Gilligan’s final titbit about the series:

“Sometimes you see meth labs in the darndest places.”

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