The Ending Of Breaking Bad Finally Explained

  • Published on Aug 18, 2019
  • Breaking Bad is one of the best shows in TV history, and after five seasons, it all led to an ending that people still talk about today. But if you need a helping hand to understand that final episode, well then, let's cook.
    Creator Vince Gilligan had one of the best high-concept hooks for Breaking Bad that any show has ever had. As Gilligan put it:
    "This is a story about a man who transforms himself from Mr. Chips into Scarface."
    The appeal of Breaking Bad is pretty simple because it asks a question we've all probably wondered at least once. How far would a regular person, a Mr. Chips type, go if they knew they were dying and had to provide for their family?
    With that theme in mind, it's easy to see how Breaking Bad is about the American dream, the idea that if you do good work, then the people in charge will see your value and reward you for your skills. Of course, most people would prefer their paychecks come from legitimate bosses and not various criminal drug lords in the crystal meth trade. Not so for Walter White. After all, the longer he stays in the game, the higher he rises. But the higher he rises, it gets harder and harder for him to argue that he's just leaving a nest egg for his family, and he transforms from a sympathetic and unlikely anti-hero into a full-fledged villain.
    So we've spent a lot of time talking about Walt, but what does the actual ending of Breaking Bad mean? Well, first we need to specify which ending we're talking about. Each of the final three episodes, "Ozymandias," "Granite State," and "Felina", can function as a kind of ending for the show. In the case of "Ozymandias," it's a poetic, circular ending. Keep watching the video to see the ending of Breaking Bad finally explained!
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    American nightmare | 0:12
    King of kings | 1:14
    Things left to do | 2:41
    Chance to make things right | 3:54
    The hunt is on | 4:50
    What he deserved | 5:50
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  • Looper
    Looper  Month ago +241

    Which TV series do you think has the best ending of all time?

    • Jamie Kelliher
      Jamie Kelliher 2 hours ago

      The punisher

    • Eddie R
      Eddie R 10 days ago

      Walking dead...
      Oh wait

    • C.S. Lewis
      C.S. Lewis 14 days ago

      The Kennedy Oz enigma has the best turns out to be a was all lies and illusions to protect the shooter at the knoll named zapruder who got Kennedy's headshot...
      The assasin who became the witness to his own shooting...and got by with a little help from his friends in media...

    • Justin Scheffler
      Justin Scheffler 14 days ago

      @Null Void Jewish isn't a race, it's a religion...... Not who sounds dumb🤣

    • André Torres
      André Torres 15 days ago

      Also take THE WIRE into consideration. And the SOPRANOS! ;-)

  • HecticVERSACE 17
    HecticVERSACE 17 19 hours ago +1

    Fan theory: Breaking bad and El Camino are connected

  • Valentin Florea
    Valentin Florea 20 hours ago

    The 《Amerikan Dream》 is " the idea that if you do good work, the ppl in charge will notice & reward you" ?
    What kind of delusional bootlicking fetishism is this!?!?!?

  • arsen world123
    arsen world123 Day ago

    Who TF was confused about the ending? Was pretty straight forward

  • Ronnie Jusan
    Ronnie Jusan Day ago

    lol this video literally just narrated the last 3 episodes... its so unnecessary... but hey you got 1M views so....

  • Draxx Them Sklounst

    Unpopular opinion.
    I think Todd is a super nice dude. He's been raised by killers so he has killing in his blood but he does it out of loyalty to his gang. Look how he treats Jesse, who he knows hates him. He's the only one who bothers to be nice to dude. He gives him ice cream, he gives him a day off, granted he wants his help to bury a channing lady, but he doesn't even get mad when Jesse pulls his own gun on him. He just talks about pizza and beer until he gets him to give up the piece. I don't like that Todd killed that kid or anything, but he respected Jesse and he's the only reason Jesse survived in the first place. Uncle Jack would've killed the fuck outta Jesse if Todd didn't stick up for him.
    I respect Todd.

  • A Maya
    A Maya Day ago

    5 min into the movie but had to come back here to say thank you ..........this is an early Xmas present

  • Dennis Galabo
    Dennis Galabo 2 days ago +1

    Im only here coz Im about to watch El Camino

  • Ayesha Jasmine
    Ayesha Jasmine 2 days ago

    Explained. Jesse got his happy ending that he fucking deserved.

  • kratos azar
    kratos azar 2 days ago

    Breaking bad movie is out now on Netflix....

  • MrTraveller
    MrTraveller 2 days ago


  • Abdalelah Mofleh
    Abdalelah Mofleh 3 days ago

    9 hours left

  • Md HI Shuvo
    Md HI Shuvo 3 days ago

    Mr. White died in the end. Simple... unnecessary video

  • Thomas Mitchell
    Thomas Mitchell 3 days ago +1

    I'm just here to re live the last 3 episodes in a 10 minute format

  • SwastikaAryan 77
    SwastikaAryan 77 3 days ago


  • NEOsmg
    NEOsmg 3 days ago

    Finally it all makes

  • Will Smith
    Will Smith 3 days ago

    You really need views huh bro, ending was pretty easy to follow.

  • ducedup josh
    ducedup josh 4 days ago

    Is it going over people’s heads that they made this video cause the new movie coming out

  • s
    s 4 days ago

    My dentist is a white supremacist, he makes my teeth supremely white.

  • The1theycall Foo
    The1theycall Foo 4 days ago

    I figured this video would at least have some type of insight, but nope, just a bad recap of the last few episodes.

  • Arrays of Stats
    Arrays of Stats 4 days ago +1

    I would spend time watching my channel this was a joke

  • Teemo4Life
    Teemo4Life 5 days ago

    Walt isnt evil lol
    Only bad thing he did was let Jess die and kill Mike cause he didnt tell him the list even though he could of got it from Lidia

  • Donald Teller
    Donald Teller 5 days ago

    Newhart and MASH

  • Dover Bachman
    Dover Bachman 7 days ago

    Walt killed Jack's crew and Lydia, then he died. Jesse killed Todd then escaped. I'm lost....I really hope there is a part 2 to this video.

  • Ghastt -
    Ghastt - 9 days ago


  • Chris D
    Chris D 9 days ago


  • Dero TV
    Dero TV 10 days ago

    Jesse should’ve died. Snitch.

  • Ben Cervera
    Ben Cervera 11 days ago +2

    If I ever hear anyone claim to have watched the whole series and then say they had to watch a video on TheXvid for a more detailed explanation on the ending, I'm on ya ass, allz I'm sayin. But Shoutout to @Looper for being there for the Televisually Challenged!

  • CAt From Outer Space
    CAt From Outer Space 12 days ago

    Breaking Stupid

  • Mooky Blaylock
    Mooky Blaylock 12 days ago

    Easily the most overrated TV show of all time

  • Michael Schuett
    Michael Schuett 12 days ago

    Why do you think it needs an explanation it’s pretty obvious

  • Jesse Pinkman
    Jesse Pinkman 13 days ago

    The story is not over........not yet

  • PainandMotivation
    PainandMotivation 13 days ago

    He wanted a taste of power. He wanted to fell what is like to decide who lives and dies. He wanted to be rich of money and power.

  • Trendy Cuts
    Trendy Cuts 13 days ago

    Say my name

  • str8 laced B
    str8 laced B 13 days ago

    Is Walter really dead tho?

  • Bob Darbo
    Bob Darbo 13 days ago

    Sopranos is better

  • soza1030
    soza1030 14 days ago


  • marblejester
    marblejester 14 days ago

    What about the voice that warned Hank of the creepy twins?

  • C.S. Lewis
    C.S. Lewis 14 days ago

    I can explain it ...Walter White was a undercover FBI agent...who only reported to his FBI relative.....he takes down a drug cartel without FBI involment even though he is special agent white....
    He uses the junkie to get in and makes a product easily tracible....
    He does break bad....he pretended to be bad with all these accidental deaths.
    White breaks good to break angel in disguise as a demon....
    He walks like a demon....he talks like a demon...but he's an angel in the cartel falls...

  • Finstah Thomas
    Finstah Thomas 14 days ago

    👍🏽 Cool summary. What's the name of the background track?

  • Paraj Fernandes
    Paraj Fernandes 14 days ago

    What explanation did the finale need?

  • General Joe
    General Joe 14 days ago +1

    Best ever!

  • halcyondaystunes
    halcyondaystunes 14 days ago

    The final episode was Walt in a dream state. Granite State was the actual final episode. Walt was dying somewhere else and this was his vision.
    So in the upcoming film we will see Jesse escape Jack's gang on his own free will. This is where he plans his revenge on Walter.

    • Ben Cervera
      Ben Cervera 11 days ago

      This ain't it fam I'm sorry, please try again later.

  • Ricky M
    Ricky M 14 days ago +1

    There is nothing to be explained wtf

  • Jason Webb
    Jason Webb 14 days ago

    And had the writer watched the tv show Weeds. We would have never had Breaking Bad. I think it was the writer.

  • Daniel Johnson
    Daniel Johnson 14 days ago


  • waranghira
    waranghira 14 days ago

    Sure, didn't need to explain to fans. But I'm just glad to see this as a refresher for a well loved show that's having a movie released soon.

  • joe bloggs
    joe bloggs 14 days ago

    its all about, global corps ("i put it in that stevia crap ur always putting in your coffee")

  • vitaminK1121
    vitaminK1121 14 days ago +2

    "He was never really Mr. Chips...'he believed his own lies'..." Absolutely.
    Typical (sociopathic) narcissist, covert, then overt.

  • Étoile Filante
    Étoile Filante 14 days ago

    Here's my idea ► Walt decided to stay and die in the lab knowing the DEA would think HE was the cook for the blue meth that started to show up on the market after his disappearance. Doing so, he "cleared" J. from the radar and got one final tribute for himself and his beloved product. What do you think?

  • MGTOW Michigander
    MGTOW Michigander 15 days ago

    The final scene would’ve been better if he shot himself

  • Paul Welsh
    Paul Welsh 15 days ago

    There was nothing new explained in this video. You just explained what was observable through watching the show. Pointless.

  • Cristian Lamb
    Cristian Lamb 15 days ago +1

    “White supremacist gang”?
    Why not just another gang?

    • Christopher Tavarez
      Christopher Tavarez 12 days ago +1

      Cristian Lamb cuz its a white supremacist gang? Idk if u remember but all of them had nazi tattoos on them.

  • Gaurav Bisht
    Gaurav Bisht 15 days ago

    dead or alive
    great hisenberg is legend and king of meth empire

  • that boi
    that boi 15 days ago

    I can see y’all ran out of endgame ideas.

  • Sean Richardson
    Sean Richardson 15 days ago +2

    You all clicked this vid after watching el Camino trailer

  • Jay Hansen
    Jay Hansen 15 days ago +1


  • Jay Kapolka
    Jay Kapolka 16 days ago

    There's nothing to explain. It's the most non ambiguous ending ever..

  • Mike Andrews
    Mike Andrews 16 days ago

    You explained NOTHING. Typical Looper..

  • Ein Auslander
    Ein Auslander 16 days ago +1

    I think the bigger question the show poses, is “What makes somebody bad? Their motivations, or their actions.