‘Breaking Bad’: Can Walter White Be Saved?

(Spoiler alert: Don’t read this if you aren’t caught up on “Breaking Bad”)

Last night’s penultimate “Breaking Bad” did something I never thought would be possible again: It made Walter White sympathetic again.

Holed up in New Hampshire, isolated, dying of cancer, he felt like a character in one of the grimmer Stephen King novels: haunted by his own failings, cold, guilty, hopeless. He was James Caan in “Misery,” and the Kathy Bates holding him hostage was his past.




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