Although Breaking Bad is officially over and out, people can’t seem to stop talking about what many feel is simply one of the best television series to ever hit the airwaves.
A word of warning to current viewers: Creator Vince Gilligan discusses the fate of Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) in a manner that suggests you’ve already seen the finale. If you haven’t made it that far in the show just yet, then you might want to reconsider exploring his thoughts about the character’s post-series life.
During his conversation with GQ magazine, Gilligan opened up about Pinkman’s fate following the Breaking Bad finale. While he’d like to think the character managed to elude capture and ride off into the sunset, there are simply too many elements working against the guy to assume he’s still a free man.
“My personal feeling is that he got away. But the most likely thing, as negative as this sounds, is that they’re going to find this kid’s fingerprints all over this lab and they’re going to find him within a day or a week or a month. And he’s still going to be on the hook for the murder of two federal agents,” Vince Gilligan explained during the recent interview.
He added, “But yeah, even though that’s the most likely outcome, the way I see it is that he got away and got to Alaska, changed his name, and had a new life. You want that for the kid. He deserves it.”
Aaron Paul has some thoughts about Jesse Pinkman’s fate after the epic conclusion of Breaking Bad. Although it’s likely that he’s rotting in a prison somewhere, the Need for Speed star likes to think that Pinkman managed to elude authorities altogether.
“You don’t really know where he goes. In my mind, he gets the hell out of Dodge. He’s like, ‘Oh my god.’ I think he probably goes and says bye to Brock, if he can, or at least just sees him from a distance and then he leaves. Maybe Alaska, maybe New Zealand. Becomes a bush pilot. It’s all part of the story,” Paul explained.
Regardless of where Pinkman heads next, it’s clear that Paul is having a tough time saying goodbye to the character he embodied for so many years. Shortly after the final Breaking Bad episode aired, the actor headed to Twitter to bid farewell to Hoodie.
“Jesse, I love you and you will always be a part of me. Thanks for the memories,” Paul wrote. A lot of fans are going to miss that character as well.
What do you think happened to Jesse Pinkman after the Breaking Bad finale?