Cranston describes finale's broad strokes on Marc Maron's “WTF” podcast
(Spoiler warning: Don't read this story if you don't want a teaser of Sunday's "Breaking Bad" finale in which star Bryan Cranston describes several moments without giving away anything specific.)
Marc Maron's "WTF" podcast today features the Bryan Cranston interview to end all Bryan Cranston interviews, in which the three-time "Breaking Bad" Emmy winner describes his brief career as a carny, the time he was wanted for murder, and what happens in Sunday's season finale of the show.
Cranston goes into lots of detail about carnival life and the murder, without giving too much away about the episode. We've transcribed what he says about it below, but urge you to listen to the podcast for his engrossing delivery. Here's what he said:
"There is an oh… my… GOD moment — almost near the end. It's, like, hold your head, you can't believe what you just saw. … Then, there's a scene with two characters that tie up some loose ends, answer a couple of the questions that were lingering, and that's resolved.
"And then almost insignificantly, almost forgettable, the last scene, there is no dialogue. There are no actors. It's a familiar exterior scene if you've watched the show. You'll recognize the place, exterior shot, and you don't even know really what you're looking at. You're looking at something that's like, yeah, so? And the camera slowly pushes in, pushes in, pushes in, and you don't even know where it's going, it's innocous. And then all of the sudden it rests on an object. And once you recognize, and understand the meaning of that object, you hold your head, once more, and go:
"NO! HOLY SHIT! NO!
"Blackout. End of the season."
Okay, we'll be tuning in for that.
Visit TheWrap tomorrow for our Q&A with Giancarlo Esposito, who plays Gus Fring, arch-nemesis of Cranston's Walter White.
The "Breaking Bad" season finale airs Sunday at 10/9c on AMC.