Vince Gilligan Says It's Likely Jesse Pinkman Got Arrested For Murder After The Finale Of 'Breaking Bad'

by Kevin Jagernauth
November 26, 2013 11:43 AM
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While it's been two months since "Breaking Bad" said goodbye and Walter White's fate was sealed, that ending is still being talked about. In particular, creator/writer Vince Gilligan has been sharing his process, revealing the harsher finale they didn't use and the alternate ideas they kicked around before arriving on the final path they would take. And it speaks to how compelling these characters were that folks continue to wonder their fate, and in particular Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman, who seemingly drives away to hard earned freedom ... or does he?

Gilligan was recently selected as Kingpin Of The Year for GQ, and he ruminated on what has become of Jesse after the credits rolled. "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," Gilligan said. "And he's still going to be on the hook for the murder of two federal agents. 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."

So basically, while it's fun to think of Jesse finally free of Heisenberg, the reality of his future is probably more grim. And, that sounds about right, though we're sure fans will have a lot to say about that, so share with us your thoughts below. And be sure to read the rest of Gilligan's chat with GQ, where he reveals the touching story of how he got the idea to work Gretchen and Eilliott back into the story and much more.

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  • H2 | April 6, 2014 8:43 AMReply

    He's certainly a lot more guilty than Skyler, and yet he gets more sympathy.

  • Androo | November 28, 2013 7:22 PMReply

    You kidding? He drove off into the Need for Speed movie. C:

  • Washington | November 27, 2013 7:13 AMReply

    Uh, Marie saw him at their house and knew he was helping out Hank does her word not count for anything

  • yer | November 26, 2013 2:41 PMReply

    Why does he deserve a clean getaway? He was an on again, off again junkie who ruined the lives of those around him either directly or indirectly. He also literally murdered a person in cold blood.

  • X | November 28, 2013 5:48 AM

    Working with Walt screwed his head up badly I felt bad for him the whole series in the beginning he was just basically a happy nickel and dimeing young kid till Walt forced his ass into the big leagues

  • charlotte | November 27, 2013 4:45 PM

    well, i personally loved jesse pinkman the most. no matter what, he always was pure at heart.

  • Rich | November 26, 2013 2:05 PMReply

    The Nazi folk probably destroyed the DVD to be honest - it did state that Todd killed a child, not the sort of thing you'd keep in your collection.

    As for what would 'realistically' happen to Jesse - who cares!? BB was a show that always chose poetry over realism, so really, he broke away to freedom.

  • DG | November 26, 2013 12:28 PMReply

    Wouldnt the police also find Jesses confession DVD and realize he's working with Hank? That plus the bodies of all the dead nazis and Heizenberg seems like enough to at least she'd some doubt on him being Hank and Gomies killer

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