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At one point on the Breaking Bad series finale, Walter White breaks into his estranged wife's new home and tells her he's there for a "proper goodbye."

Which, of course, begs the question:

Did the program many consider to be the best in television history send itself off this week with a proper goodbye?

In our opinion? Yes, if you were looking for a finale that represented what made the drama so terrific in the first place; no, if you were seeking a jaw-dropping twist or bombshell of some kind.

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Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul made a cameo on Saturday Night Live last night in a season-opening faux press conference by President Barack Obama.

On the eve of the Breaking Bad finale, and with Affordable Care Act health care exchanges set to open Tuesday, Paul made a heartfelt pitch for Obamacare.

Or Jesse Pinkman did, we should say. Take a look (4:25):

Paul, as his Emmy-winning character, described how a certain friend of his in New Mexico could have benefited from Obama's signature legislation.

Because there was no Obamacare, Jesse's unnamed friend was forced to undergo drastic measures to pay for his treatment and provide for his family:

Cooking massive amounts of meth and murdering people.

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How will it end for Walter White on the Breaking Bad finale? Regardless, he will go down as one of the best TV characters on one of the best shows of all time.

Since its unheralded inception in 2008, the AMC drama has arguably been the best drama ever, and unlike its protagonist Walt, it's only gotten better with age.

Tonight's swan song has become a wildly anticipated TV event in part because we've known for so long that the end is near for the drama, and for Walt.

Creator Vince Gilligan set out with the premise of turning Mr. Chips into Scarface, and that vision has been unyielding through five seasons and 61 episodes.

There have been few, if any, convoluted tangents, plot holes or unneeded melodramatic twists. Just one riveting, ongoing and impeccably produced journey.

We saw Bryan Cranston's Walt at the beginning of that vision, and after his rapid rise and fall from meth lord grace, tonight we will see him at its end.

The only thing left to do is fill in the blanks. Does Walt die? And how?

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Remember at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego?

When Bryan Cranston proved just how awesome he is by walking around the downtown convention center in a Heisenberg mask? Making attendees believe he was just a dedicated Breaking Bad fan?

That rubber mask - signed by Cranston - is now on sale at eBay and, as of last night, it was fetching $23,400!

Bidding closes at 8 p.m. EST Sunday, one hour before Walter White's journey comes to an end on the Breaking Bad finale.

So we have to ask: How much would you pay for Bryan Cranston's Heisenberg mask?

 

 

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Thank you, Internet.

In the wake of Jeff Daniels' shocking Emmy Awards win last night for Best Actor in a Drama - for his role as Will McAvoy on The Newsroom - some genius World Wide Web user has mashed up the star's acceptance speech with the concluding scene of the Breaking Bad Season 4 episode, "Crawl Space."

Because, no offense to Mr. Daniels, but isn't this how we all felt after learning that Bryan Cranston somehow did not come out on top? What else is there to do but collapse in stunned, horrified laughter?

Watch Cranston's iconic character do just that as Daniels says some stuff on stage now:

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It's sad but true: All Bad things must come to an end.

And that end will take place next Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AMC, as  the sad/violent/disturbing/emotional/totally amazing journey of Walter White wraps up on the series finale of Breaking Bad.

Will the man former Meth maker meet his own Maker on the concluding episode? Will he save Jesse? Take down Uncle Jack? Appear on Charlie Rose to defend himself?

Following a quietly intense penultimate installment, truly anything is fair game at this point. Watch the official trailer for the finale and then answer the poll question below:

Do you want Walter White to die on the Breaking Bad finale?

 

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Aaron Paul made quite an impression on the Emmy Awards' red carpet, photobombing Bryan Cranston and gushing about his wife Lauren Parsekian.

Check out the 34-year-old creeping behind his Breaking Bad co-star and good friend, making some funny faces and one of the viral highlights of the event:

  • Aaron Paul Photo Bomb
  • Aaron Paul Photobomb

Last night's episode (see TV Fanatic's terrific Breaking Bad review) was the second-to-last for the iconic AMC drama, but for Paul, the best part of life has just begun.

The actor and his wife Lauren Parsekian, who said "I do" in May, also turned heads last night. Namely because, well, Aaron Paul's wife is not unattractive.

"I'm the luckiest guy on the planet," Paul told E! News. "I've been calling her my wife even before we started dating, so now it sounds more appropriate."

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Breaking Bad took viewers to New Hampshire this week - and it also showcased a new side to Walter White.

He's emaciated, he's no longer in control and, for the first time in ages, he's simply... defeated.

Yes, in the wake of the craziest episode ever, AMC aired one of the quietest, as fans spent a lot of time with a Walter White we hardly recognized.

The pork pie hat? Nothing but wall decoration. The money meant to represent his one-time fortune? Used as a bribe for mere companionship. The bald head? The menacing goatee? Gone and gone.

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Breaking Bad's third-to-last episode, "Ozymandias," was teased by creator Vince Gilligan as the show's best to date, and it certainly did not lack for drama.

Was it the show's high water mark? That depends on your perspective, but it's hard to imagine TV getting any more electrifying than Sunday night.

Every time you thought things couldn't get any worse, they did, as Breaking Bad continues to find new ways to become mind-numbingly devastating.

Have you ever watched TV and literally gasped out loud, mouthed "holy s--t" to yourself, held your hands to your mouth or sat on the edge of your seat?

This would be the occasion.

Once your stomach settles and blood pressure falls, let's break down where things stand with just two installments left of the greatest show of our time.

MAJOR spoilers below ...

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