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'Breaking Bad' creator Vince Gilligan: 'I am stressed about finale'

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Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has admitted he is still working out how to end the series.

The hit AMC series will come to an end in 2013, but Gilligan told Rolling Stone that he and his writers are still looking for the best way to conclude Breaking Bad.

Vince Gilligan

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"The mood [in the writers' room] is - I'd like to just lie and say it's all good, but we're actually a little stressed out, because of a combination of factors," the showrunner admitted. "One is that we've been a little stuck for the last week or so, because we want these final eight episodes to be as close to perfect as we can humanly make them, and to that end we try to think through every possible permutation of story."

He added: "We approach it the same way we always have. We say, 'Where's Walt's head at right now? What does he want? What is he afraid of? What are his goals? What are his obstacles arrayed before him?' We do this - we go through the litany of characters.

"We go through the list and ask the same questions of all of them, and we want to give them all their due and we want to bring the show to as satisfying a conclusion as possible… We've only got - that's not even eight hours of story. I don't even know what it is - six and a half or something, maybe less than that, even, and it is daunting."

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Gilligan also said he is struggling to come to grips with having to say goodbye to Breaking Bad's cast and crew.

"We all know right now, even though we're months away from officially saying goodbye to one another, we know right now we're gonna miss this job intensely once it's over so it's, you know - we have a lot of fun," he explained.

"We joke around a lot in the room as always, but there's this undercurrent of tension. Not toward one another, but relating to how we feel about it all being over and how we feel about the terrible prospect of ending it badly."

Gilligan previously promised that Breaking Bad's writers will "swing for the fences" with the final episodes.
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