There was no shortage of deaths over the course of Breaking Bad#8216s five seasons, but according to showrunner Vince Gilligan, there was one character his writers simply wouldn#8217t let him kill off.
During an appearance on a special Breaking Bad 10-year anniversary episode of Conan filmed at San Diego Comic-Con on Wednesday, Gilligan revealed that his pitch to take out the breakfast-loving Walt Jr. was not well received.
#8220Early on, I pitched to my writers, I had this idea where Walter Jr. gets killed by this nasty guy that Walt is somehow in business with,#8221 he explained. #8220And all my writers looked at me like I had completely lost my mind and was the most horrible person to ever live.#8221
Gilligan was joined by cast members Bryan Cranston (Walter White), Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman), Anna Gunn (Skyler White), Dean Norris (Hank Schrader), Betsy Brandt (Marie Schrader), R.J. Mitte (Walt Jr.), Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring), Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman) and Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut), who all had their own memories to share from their time on the award-winning drama.The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now. View Sample Sign Up Now
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