Would have been better or worse? This is a true story!
On the season one DVD audio commentary, Vince Gilligan revealed that Jesse was originally going to die by the end of season one. However, they changed their minds after seeing Aaron Paul’s performance. And it improved with time, right? Breaking Bad is the first show since Law & Order in 1997 to win the Emmy for Best Drama Series, without being nominated for the award in its debut season.
Have you noticed this fact? Only twice during the series does Jesse refer to Walt by his first name. And if we’re looking into names, the name of the Whites’ baby girl, Holly, is another in Vince Gilligan’s many career-long references to his longtime girlfriend, Holly Rice that have been included in his scripts. There were also references to Rice in nearly all of Gilligan’s episodes of “The X-Files” (1993).