There are so many epic moments in Breaking Bad. “I am the one who knocks.” “Say my name.” Hank’s death. Those are just a few of the many great scenes in the show. And yet Bryan Cranston chose a very interesting scene as his favorite.
Cranston, who starred as Walter White on Breaking Bad, spoke with Entertainment Weekly about his favorite scene from the series as part of the show’s 10 year anniversary. Cranston said his favorite scene was the train heist.
“All these things had to go right — and everything went right! It was fantastic!” Cranston said. “I remember the characters celebrating euphorically in pulling off the train heist of the century. A moment later, an innocent life is snuffed out when that kid on the motorcycle just shows up. He’s just there. 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: Okay, 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.”
That is a great scene in Breaking Bad, and also an important moment in the evolution of Walter White during the show. But still, not sure that would be our choice for the best scene in the show.
After all, everyone knows the best scene is when he throws the pizza on the roof.