"All hail King Heisenberg!" the crowd in Ballroom 20 of San Diego Convention Center shouted when Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul showed up at "Breaking Bad" panel. The two lead actors of the crime series amused fans as they wore yellow hazmat suits which their characters don when making meth.
After the introduction, the panelists that included creator Vince Gilligan began talking about the forthcoming season 5, which will also be the last for the show. Moderator Mike Schneider asked if there could be a happy ending, to which Gilligan replied, "Perhaps a happy ending is if Walt dies. He's become so toxic and cancerous."
Later, Gilligan offered a possible scenario for the conclusion. "I think of that story about Alexander the Great, who, when he heard he'd conquered all the world, he wept," he jokingly said, prompting Cranston to ask, "So at the end of the series, Walt is left alone, weeping?" The executive producer responded by saying, "Yep, in his underpants."
When addressing Walter's cancer, Gilligan said there's still a chance it might return in the next chapter. "We haven't forgotten what brought us here. The irony is that he wouldn't have gotten the best oncology care had he not cooked all that meth. He's in state of remission. But will that continue? Who's to say?" he said.
Meanwhile, speaking of the fifth season in general, Paul gushed that "it's very eerie and creepy."
Prior to the Q&A session, a new trailer for the upcoming installment was screened in the room. It opens with an intense scene where Mike wants to kill Walter, before following Walter and Jesse who begin producing meth again and making a lot of money. The video has now made its way out online.
"Breaking Bad" season 5 is split into two parts with first the eight episodes to air beginning Sunday, July 15 at 10/9c on AMC. The remaining eight episodes will air next in summer 2013.