Bryan Cranston as Walter White in the finale of Breaking Bad.
Bryan Cranston as Walter White in the finale of Breaking Bad.

Spoil Breaking Bad and things will end badly for you

ALL bad things must come to an end - and that's a good thing.

But spoil the ending of my favourite television show, and there will be consequences.

Breaking Bad comes to an end tonight after five critically acclaimed seasons.

Will Walt die? Will Jesse die? Will Walt Jnr take over the meth business?

Incase you've been living under a (crack) rock, Breaking Bad at its core is the story of good guy chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) turning into an evil meth cooking kingpin Heisenberg.

The reason? Money.

He's been diagnosed with lung cancer and wants to leave a nest egg behind for his family. He teams up with former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), a meth addict when the show first picks up.

I've been a loyal fan these past few years.

Like one of Heisenberg's customers just waiting for my next hit of his premium product blue meth - I'm an absolute addict.

Honestly, every other show I've been a fan of seems to become a victim of its own success and fall apart the longer it goes on.

But not Breaking Bad.

But all that good work can be undone in an instant if someone, somehow, someway managed to spoil tonight's ending for me.

Aaron Paul - you're a terrific actor and a funny guy, but I must unfollow you on Twitter until finale is over. I know you love to commentate on the show as it's screening live in your neck of the woods.

In fact, I might have to impose a very rare social media blackout for the day until I can see the show myself.

There's nothing worse than being spoiled. It happens so easily these days, and it's always in an unexpected way.

I don't know what I'd do if I saw a friend update their Facebook with a status spoiling the end of the show.

Actually, I would unfriend them. That's what I do.

Personally I think there should be a warning before any bit of juicy information from a movie, book or TV show is dished out.

My belief - even if it's been a couple of years, you shouldn't go talking freely about the ending to something major without announcing 'spoiler alert'.

People take this stuff very seriously.

A friend of mine was once upset when she was told by someone that (whoops, spoiler alert) Dumbledore died in one of the Harry Potter books.

It was a fair few years after the series had ended, the movies were all out, yet she hadn't gotten to that part yet.


I still don't think she's gotten over it.

If I had things my way I'd be locked up at home until the finale graced my television screen.

I'm so looking forward to that thrill that comes with seeing one of the most engaging stories on television come to an end.

And if you ruin it for me, there will be consequences.

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