Forget everything you thought you knew about Walter White. Once you push play, there’s no turning back.
Breaking Bad, one of the most celebrated dramas of our time, is widely believed to have had the perfect finale — but could it have been even more perfect? An alternate ending for AMC’s meth-centric series hit YouTube this weekend, revealing a game-changing twist to Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse’s (Aaron Paul) adventures in the drug trade.
In the above clip, Bryan wakes up as his Malcolm in the Middle character Hal, immediately after having “the scariest dream.” And who’s right by Hal’s side to field his every concern? Why, none other than his beloved wife, Lois (Jane Kaczmarek)! In a hilarious nod to the infamous ending of Newhart — in which Bob Newhart woke up in bed next to Suzanne Pleshette, who played his wife on The Bob Newhart Show — it turns out Breaking Bad was nothing more than a dream, conjured up by Malcolm‘s Hal.
And the best line, no question, is when Hal says, “The only thing that made sense in the whole dream is that I still walked around in my underwear.”
This (leaked!) alternate ending will reportedly be included in Breaking Bad‘s final DVD release, so don’t be surprised if the above video is already pulled offline by the time you read this.
HollywoodLifers, do you prefer this Breaking Bad ending to the original? Drop a comment below and tell us!
— Andy Swift