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'Breaking Bad' creator Vince Gilligan: 'Finale will be polarising'

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Breaking Bad's finale will be "polarising", according to creator Vince Gilligan.

The fifth and final season of the AMC drama has been split into two, with the final half-season set to air this summer.

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In an interview with Vulture, Gilligan said he is conscious that the finale may split viewers, arguing: "It's going to be polarising no matter how you slice it, but you don't want 10% to say it was great and 90% to say it sucked ass. You want those numbers to be reversed."

He went on to drop a few more hints regarding the nature of the finale, noting that the creative team are "looking for the kind of satisfaction" provided by the end of Casablanca.

He argues that the ending of the 1942 film is "pretty perfect" as "no-one gets everything they wanted".

"The guy doesn't get the girl, but he has the satisfaction of knowing she wants him. And he doesn't get her because he has to save the free world. What better ending is there than that?" he asked.

Gilligan also said that the finale may feature references to the pilot - "There's a certain type of circularity that might be pleasing" - and more references to The Godfather, with Gilligan admitting that "we crib from [it] shamelessly".

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The 45-year-old had previously refused to rule out a mooted movie spin-off for the series, but in the new interview claimed: "Rightly or wrongly, there will be a conclusive ending...Our story from the beginning has been designed to be close-ended."

Gilligan has claimed that writing the final episodes had been "stressful" but that he had a "strong feeling" about how the show would end.

Watch star Bryan Cranston discuss Breaking Bad with Digital Spy below:

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