*Breaking Bad theme begins playing loudly as Walt stares forward.
This scene uses the full version of Breaking Bad’s theme song, composed by Dave Porter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMt1ILTzCac This is the first time the full theme music has been used in the show, and the first appearance of the song in any form within an episode. Fitting, as this is a decidedly pivotal moment for the series, setting the stage for an inevitable climax. And it couldn’t have been more badass.
Q: Is that how you tied it back to the beginning? With the show’s original musical theme? I don’t think we’ve ever heard that played as score before.
You’re absolutely right. Dave Porter and I discussed this a little bit, and I thought it was absolutely the perfect move. It was his idea, and I think his logic was that this beat in the story is really about Walt becoming what he’s going to become. He’s been in a state of transformation through the whole show and this moment is, in some ways, his final transformation. What he is now, in my mind, is not Heisenberg or Walter White. This is somebody who is, for better or for worse, a fully different person, and I think that it feels so right that the theme that’s been playing through on the title suddenly reaches a crescendo because, now, here he is. Here’s the guy we’ve been waiting for.
– Peter Gould
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