“It was like, ‘Oh my God!’”: Bryan Cranston Outed One of the Most Chilling Moments From Breaking Bad as His Clear Favorite From the Show

You would not believe which episode it is.

Bryan Cranston Outed One of the Most Chilling Moments From Breaking Bad as His Clear Favorite From the Show


  • Bryan Cranston revealed his favorite Breaking Bad episode.
  • The actor recalled what he felt while filming 'Dead Freight'.
  • Cranston talked about what it takes to be Walter White.
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Breaking Bad remains one of the most popular television series of all time, becoming a cult favorite and a global phenomenon that guaranteed an equally successful spin-off. Bryan Cranston’s career soared to new heights with his portrayal of Walter White in the show.

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Bryan Cranston

From 2008 to 2013, fans witnessed White’s descent into the sinister world of drug trade. Indeed, with the whirlwind of drama and tension, Cranston shares his favorite episode from the show that he cherishes the most.

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Bryan Cranston Reveals The Best Breaking Bad Episode For Him

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, actor Bryan Cranston singled out Dead Freight from Season 5 Episode 5 of the Breaking Bad series as the episode most dear to him. He recalled the experience working on such a massive hit show and why this particular episode became his favorite:

All these things had to go right — and everything went right! It was fantastic. I remember the characters celebrating euphorically in pulling off the train heist of the century. And a moment later, an innocent life is snuffed out when that kid on the motorcycle just shows up. He’s just there.”

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Breaking Bad

Dead Freight is universally acknowledged as one of the best episodes in the series. The plot twist caught fans off-guard, and its unpredictability even made it more thrilling to watch. In the final moments of the episode, something happened that totally shocked Cranston. He added:

And as Jesse and Walt are trying to figure out, ‘Oh sh*t, what do we do?’ Jesse Plemons’ character just raises a gun and shoots him, and it was like, ‘Oh my God!’ It was such a beautifully constructed narrative.”

Not only this episode, but the entirety of the Breaking Bad franchise has revolutionized and challenged the art of storytelling. From its dark tone to the complex narrative, it constantly pushed everyone to the limit, exploring morally grey characters and unchartered territories.


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Bryan Cranston Explains The Complexity Of Being Walter White

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad

Bryan Cranston noted in the same interview with EW the highs and lows of being Walter White and the dangerous paths he treads for the sake of excitement. The actor said:

You want to experience the highs with Walter White? You want to be on that train ride with Jesse Pinkman? Here’s that rejoicing for you, the audience. And now here’s the repercussions from the business that they’re in. Here’s what happens when you forget that there’s morality connected and consequences to every action. It was just so amazing.”

He also remarked Season 5’s Dead Freight was something that gave him “some sense of character victory and tragedy connected to both.” For fans who have watched the episode, it was absolutely the most soul-crushing yet exhilarating scene in the franchise.


Breaking Bad is available on Netflix.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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