On Monday, Aaron Paul, who plays Jesse Pinkman, made a comment on Twitter that set the hearts of Breaking Bad fans aflutter: "I just finished reading the first episode of the final season of Breaking Bad," he wrote, "and words can not express what I just experienced. Holy shit."
While we wait for that season to finally reach our TV screens, we'll be watching this tribute to Pinkman—who was originally slated to be killed off at the end of Season 1, but who has arguably become an even more compelling character than Bryan Cranston's Walter White. Enjoy.
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