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'Breaking Bad' ending was not a dream, says Vince Gilligan

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Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has clarified that the show's climactic scene was not in fact Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) dream.

Comedian Norm Macdonald and many fans have expressed their belief that Breaking Bad's series finale only took place in the mind of Walter.

Breaking Bad S05E16 - 'Felina': Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston)

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'Felina': Jesse and Walter



Gilligan was asked if in fact there was any truth to the dream theory in a recent chat with The Hollywood Reporter.

"No," Gilligan insisted, adding: "Because Walt would therefore have to be dreaming about things he would otherwise have no knowledge of."

Gilligan was also asked to address the theory that the only Breaking Bad character who was ever safe from being killed off was baby Holly, because she was named after the writer's girlfriend Holly Rice.

"Everybody was on the table," he answered. "We had some pretty dark days in the writers' room where we talked about a great many awful potential storylines."

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He continued: "Nobody was safe really in the writers' room. Not even baby Holly."

Gilligan is currently working on the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, and has hinted that Cranston and Aaron Paul could cameo in the new series.

Better Call Saul is expected to premiere in the autumn of 2014.

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