But as he did recently with his thoughts on the “perfect ending,” Gilligan continues to drop hints about what we’ll see when “Breaking Bad” returns Aug. 11.
Gilligan tells EW “there will be blood” in the final run, but for him the most intense moments won’t necessarily be the violent ones: “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.”
The “Breaking Bad” writers found themselves with a lot of story still to tell in the final episodes, and consequently they will move at “breakneck speed,” Gilligan says. “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.”
Gilligan also says those waiting for Walter White (Bryan Cranston) to get his comeuppance may be disappointed — or not? “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,” he says. “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.”
However audiences read the ending, Gilligan says, “I feel good about where it all ended up, and I can’t wait for people to see it.”