The tweets have ended. The message boards and chat rooms have closed down. The water coolers are less crowded. And now I'm free to step back, examine and comment on the utter marvel of television art that was Breaking Bad.
Though Walt's pride -- or hubris, as many commentators have labeled it -- may have done more harm than good at times, I still can't help but aspire to find a passion and life pursuit which makes me feel "alive" in the same way running a drug empire did for Walt.
What would happen if we combined the greatest TV drama of all time with the greatest TV comedy of all time? Would the chemistry fail? Would it eat through the bathtub and come crashing down onto our heads? No, it wouldn't. It would be 99.6 percent pure.
I have my heart set on redemption for Jesse, but not my mind. I've spent the weeks leading up to the finale making peace with what will likely happen to him, and hoping that a life of servitude or solitude will not force a graver fate upon this tarnished soul.
What better way to reminisce about Walter White's journey from Mr. Chips to Scarface than to follow in the steps of Heisenberg on this Breaking Bad Road Trip? Here's our guide to the most iconic Breaking Bad locations.