On how he feels now about ending the show just as it was surging in popularity
“Every story has its running time, and it’s just hard in television to know what that running length should amount to, and I feel very happy and satisfied by the fact that we’re wrapping up now. I can’t even believe that the ratings have increased with each episode — I just think it’s wonderful — and people have asked me, ‘Does it make you want to go on and do a bunch more episodes now?’ Just the opposite. It makes me think, through quite a bit of good luck being involved, we really did pick the right moment to exit the stage, and I feel even more confident of that now than I did before.”
I can’t stand endings that are open to interpretation. I celebrate Vince Gilligan and the cast and crew of Breaking Bad for laying it all out and tying it all up.