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Breaking Bad - Aaron Paul Almost Got Killed Off (Paley Interview)

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Moderator David Kronke (Media Critic) asks Breaking Bad's Creator and Executive Producer Vince Gilligan who he was going to kill off in Season 1, Episode 9, which never happened because of the...

Jesse was my fav character in the show. He was like the show's "heart". I don't think BrBa would have lasted so long without him. The relationship between him and Walt was integral and led to lots of interesting plot twists.
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i'm glad they didn't kill off Jesse, and the character development was great but i feel like what they did in season 5 was fucking overkill. beating the dead horse over and over. what was the point in making him suffer so much?? its like, since the beginning the writers were just fucking out for Jesse, jfc. and omg the last few eps. taking into consideration what a genuinely good person Jesse is, how devoid of love and approval he's been in the past, how important children and innocents are to him, those last few episodes were more psychological torture than i've ever seen anyone endure.
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That's the point, that's why it's so satisfying to see him drive away. Free.
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Why isnt Flynn off somewhere eating breakfast?
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Makes sense. I thought he was going to get killed off in the first season.  He was my favorite character, it would have fucked shit up. 
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Jesse was awesome Bitch they wouldn't of got away with killing him off. I got mad when Walt killed Mike but i forgave him because he saves Jesse in the end. But i don't think Jesse ever forgived him he laughs his ass off knowing he was fucked right at the end.
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Skylar was my least favorite.
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+ramonypony its just her D.S.L. She makes the most annoying facial expressions ever
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Ding , Ding , Ding      -Hector Salamanca
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What happened to mr beneke yo?
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He's still in hospital.
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Glad they didnt kick me off
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so where did you go after the series...BITCH.
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Breaking Bad would of been completely shit without Jesse. The mans a genius. LAD!!
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jesse gestures are the same in real life lol, i don't like them
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I honestly can't imagine the show without Jesse. The story would seen dry without Jesse's character, and Walt wouldn't have been able to do all of the crazy things he did. It's just not possible
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Nobody even knows what the hell happened to me!
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Kinda like in LOST, how they originally planned on killing off Jack in the first seasons "Pilot" episode. 
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jesse was by far my favorite character, the show would have been kind of boring without him, he brought alot of energy to the show
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Jesse character is a cocky/jack off that could never listen to reason nor had respect for anyone but himself.  In this type of business in the real world he wouldn't last two days. He would have been shot and buried in the Arizona desert. 
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Why would he even be in Arizona?
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+B Nasty the show takes place in New Mexico
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Last man standing.....BITCH
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best actor in the whole series
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I can't really picture how the show would be without Jesse in it.
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Was anyone else looking for the actor who played Badger when Vince Gilligan started talking?
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Anna Gunn is dressed like she's about to join Paul, George and Ringo on a rooftop.
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Jesse Pinkman had a fucked up attidude, was lazy,stupid,had emotional problems and was constantly on the brink of a mental breakdown while battling drug addiction. Sorry but in real life he would've been wacked a dozen times just out of precaution. He couldn't even handle money... Yet for some unexplainable reason Walter has this fatherly love and patience with him, but for what reason? Because he used to be one of his students? 
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i think you are right. And i think they wanted to kill his character off for good reasons. However sometimes the public vote wins, and in this case the fans happened to like Jesse and his idiot (& funny) behavior. so they kept him in the show. Irl he would not have lasted very long indeed. If walter can kill a totally unrelated person that has done nothing wrong to him, why not this little dipshit, right?
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I think walt (with pretty much having a midlife crisis+diagnosed with cancer) felt like jesse was the only one who really knew what the other side, (the bad side) of himself was...and he confided in him and trusted in him, and there were moments where jesse proved walt right that he could trust him 
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Well, here's another perspective of the story: If Jesse had been killed off in season one, there wouldn't be so much of a fuss over the word "BITCH" as there is now, cause this word has escalated so much because of its repetitive reference on the show! So, what I'm trying to say is thank God the creator changed his mind! I love you Aaron Paul!!! YEAH BITCH!
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The three best characters on breaking bad are Walt, Jesse and hank.
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Wendy's the real star
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lol every time i think about wendy i think of the velvet underground song "there she goes again"
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"on an all new season of broken bad..."
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vince is petyr baelish
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Good call on keeping "Jesse" alive, ironically, to be one of the last few to survive the whole series
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Characters I wanted to see dead on the show: Walter Jr, Skyler, Holly, Marie and Jesse. Characters I really wanted to see them live: Hank, Mike and off course, Walt. Oh and fucking Ted! Jesus that jackass actually lives after he trips on his own? I was secretly hoping we get to see another turtle in the desert, with Ted's head glued on it.
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To think they were going kill him off in season 1 and yet by season 5, he was the only one (aside from mom and kids) that was still alive! Kind of ironic in a sense. But on the same token, keeping him around as character, jesse is pretty much mentally scarred and unstable now and will probably end up in a nut house.
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if you remember, in the past episode, we see jesse reminiscing about creating that wooden box. Some positive connotations don't you think?
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on an all new season of broken bad...
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I just finished watching breaking bad but i dont get what he means by season 4
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This was uploaded before season 4. He was joking that he'd kill off Jesse in season 4.
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I really can't see a way for the show to go on without Jesse. From the very first days the show has always been about two partners. The fact that Jesse was an ex-student of Mr.White constitutues a natural chemistry between them. Moreover, Jesse's personality would be a perfect balance for the series. And face it, he is the eye candy of the show. Thank God the writers saved him, cuz, I just think, it's quite obvious. He MUST live through out the show.
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+brownboy252  Who's wasn't? I just wanted him to picture his mum's vagina. Got a problem with that brownboy? Brown like the colour of shit.
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dude....I know it was by mistake...I'm your father.....
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I guess Jessi was the only good part of walter white for whom he cared & died for
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My life feels rather empty now that I have finished watching breaking bad. Watched all episodes in 5days, episode after episode. Love it!
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+Mikayla Churchill Near the end of this year I've heard. They've already started on it, I know that.
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+UltimateVillain yea!! Thanks! I'm so excited now!
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So what, it's always been just another hollywood tv series. None of the main characters were ever going to die until it started to wrap up.
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Now to think the only survivors are Jesse Walt Jr Skylar Marie
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Thank God for the writer's strike yo!!! Strike me BITCH!!!!
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Ive read and watched countless interviews with Gilligan. And he just,...strikes me as a lucky amateur. If you guys read some of the other ending ideas they had. Ugh,..we are lucky we got what we got....I really didn't like seeing jesse go through all that torture. It kinda pissed me off. Sometimes I pretend jesse got clean, left town got in to cars and his story continues through need for speed lol. all in all a good show. Could have been GREAT though, had they added more details and closure
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Thank God for the writers strike, bitch!
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I wouldn't have been that into the show if they killed off Jesse! D: Thank the stars and heavens above...
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+Raiden XT Yeah Mr. White! Yeah Writers!
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Yeah, magnets bitch!
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They should have killed Skylar.
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Please write another season. I'm having withdrawal symptoms. (Pun intended)
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Skyler is a bitch she fucked Ted! Anna Gunn ;D you did a good job filling her shoes! Damn she hott!
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Thank u writers! The strike may of ruined Heroes but jesse live. Save jesse pinkman, save the world lol. Couldn't imagine the rest of the series w/o him
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Does the interviewer not know how to talk? He seems unable to finish his sentences. "It seems, uh.. It seems.. Uh..uh.." Vince: "counterintuitive?"
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I love Jesse and Aaron is a great actor and perfect at his job. Anyone remember his 'ever since I met you' speech in season 3? That was an incredible scene. He's also a bit of eye candy and I love his blue eyes :) Amazing show.
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here was my thoughts on the show. no character on the show was perfect. the entirety of the show was about people's faults. that's why the show went the way it did. this show was about nothing more than people dealing with their own personal demons, which came out in various ways. walt with his feelings of inadequecy, skyler with her over controlling and flip flopping morality, jesse with his problems, etc. etc. all the characters were flawed from the get go. and these flaws culminated in the course of the show.
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Spoiler Alert! ...It's ironic how he was suppose to die first season and ended up surviving the whole series.
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Saul was the coolest
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Jesse Is still alive. BITCH
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Jesse was the main reason why I loved this show so much.
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I didn't think Anna was that funny at all
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Thank u writers! The strike may of ruined Heroes but jesse live. Save jesse pinkman, save the world lol. Couldn't imagine the rest of the series w/o him
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flynns turtleneck fucking sucks. ruins the whole interview.  i still get irritated at the apple juice scene in the hospital.. "dad.. drink it" its a fucking shotglass worth of apple juice! its not a big deal!  fuck you flynn.
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"Thank God for the Writer's strike! Thank you WRITERS!! Love you!" applause "You should have done it."
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Omg...if they would of killed of Jesse.....😢😢😢
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Can't Kill me Bitch!>
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Hell Yeah! Jesse's indistructable yo!
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I like the show BUT it was afraid to take risks it should of took to make for benefit of the show. I personally would of loved if Jesse would of been killed off, seeing the way that Vince Gilligan and his staff writes. Jesse started to be a whiny annoying punk that only had a few emotions. I love the Skylar's and Walt's character development and relationship development throughout the series though.
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YEAAAAA BITCH! MAGNETS!!!
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I really hated Sky. She was such a drag.
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Jesse Pinkman looks like Mister Rogers.
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anyone notice the awkwardly shit joke "i think it happens in season 3" by RJ mitte at 0:51 
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+tomhulcelover no i am so sorry i watched it again and the awkward silence after he says it is unbearable 
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I hate Anna 's character. I thing she played her role well, but ugh. Aaron Paul was the main protagonist and most relatable character I feel and my favorite :)
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I'd watch 30 different breaking bads with all different character mix ups and people dying and coming in at different points with this story and the actors who portray it it just seems like it wouldn't matter who died when
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why was there a writer's strike?
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um you're mad late it was big news like 7 years ago hahahaha the same reason there is any worker strike, corporate greed   
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walt jr's like "w-w-when can i taaaalk"
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I got 2 Emmy's Bitches!!!
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What ? How could you not like Jesse ? Because he ratted on a terrible person (at the time) ? The ending would of been terrible if Jesse died. We all felt bad for him & wanted him to have a better life.
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if you dont like jesse dont talk to me. its simple
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hahahah i laughed so hard, I have to lie on my money
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You know, sometimes there is no "victim". The collapse of a marriage is usually the fault of both parties, not just one. But even so, continuous pain in a marriage, regardless of fault, is not often something that goes away with time. Ever heard of "irreconcilable differences"? It's a very common term used in divorce.
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She'd be more likely to have gotten away had she not involved herself, this is clearly shown when Hank doesn't even consider that Skyler is involved... until she panics under question. She's doing her best, that's why I don't totally hate her. She's really trying and I can appreciate that. But she hasn't really helped. If she had been dead, Walt would be having an easier time right now, and personally, I'm rooting for Walt.
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how the fuck did you get Huell (the best character ever)'s surname?
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I think the show's creator got enamored with the process and the actors. Anna is not funny to the majority of the people watching the show. There is a huge disconnect somewhere there. Vince chalks it up to the audience being a bunch of misogynists. He's a douche for that.
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Bro? Is it your brother who is retarded? You have me confused with some who gives a shit what you ask for.
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Jessie and walt made the show. Unreal how Jessie brought this show to life. They were going to kill him off. Lol
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great interview had no idea Jesse was gonna get axed early
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That's the beauty of BB. Walter never truly knows what he wants, what he least wants is money if you watch the show from the beginning to the end. Money is the last thing he holds, after saving Jesse, trying to save Hank, being with his son and his daughter money is the last thing he holds on to. But towards the end of S5 he wants to leave them the money he ruined his whole family for, he thought it's better nothing. Nothing at all after ruining the family he loves would be a tragedy. Thats BB.
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I agree with what you mostly say, however evil is a strong word especially when you say he was an evil man, was he bad, yes, morally ambiguous, yes, a desensitised moral compass, yes but evil, not so much. He started off as a good person then his persona adopted Heisenberg and as the show progressed the more like his dark manifestation he became but he still had Walt in him. Some people are capable of and do evil things but that doesn't make them evil. People always remember the worst of you.
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RJ is so incredibly kind, what a talented and gifted human being he is.
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