NEW MEXICO – As everyone waits out the last days before Breaking Bad finally returns with its concluding episodes, show runner Vince Gilligan has dropped a bomb shell that has rocked the world of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman fans everywhere.
Gilligan told Studio Exec exclusively:
We were having a lot of trouble working out the ending and there was a hell of a lot of pressure on us, both from AMC and the fans, and most of all from ourselves. So I thought why not call in the experts. So I phoned up the Lost team who had such a good job writing the series finale to J.J. Abrams series.
Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse were helicoptered into the writer’s room where they were given a white board and a large bag of M&Ms.
DL: Of course we were nervous. Breaking Bad is a big cultural thing now and it has a huge and enthusiastic fan base. But if I learned one thing from my experience on Prometheus it was… If I learned…. There was this one thing I learned that I said I’d never do again. Nope it’s gone.
CC: Vince took us in a room and said to us the one thing I don’t want you to do is make them all day and the whole thing was a big dream. Me and Damon just looked at each other. And I don’t want to give anything away, but we did completely ignore Vince.
The concluding episode of Breaking Bad airs on AMC, beginning August 11, 2013.