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I'm Still Not Over... Jesse Pinkman in 'Peekaboo'

Jesse Pinkman had it rough. So rough that, if you’re like me, you may feel a tear or two of happiness form in your eyes as you think about that final moment of a battered Jesse driving away, laugh-crying, finally (maybe) free. While, admittedly, some of Jesse’s problems stemmed from his own bad decisions, he became a character we rooted for, a character we wanted to see escape.

Jesse’s an addict, and in a society that tends to shun addicts, Jesse could have just been another one-dimensional worthless druggie. But Breaking Bad did something great by giving Jesse a conscience and a heart and humanity, qualities TV and movies often ignore when portraying addicts. We get to see Jesse’s complexity in the episode “Peekaboo” when he sets off to retrieve stolen money and drugs for Skinny Pete and ends up forming a bond with the offenders’ son, a toddler left alone at home. This kid, a red-headed little boy with snot dripping out of his nose and a Marshmallow Fluff mustache, is the product of two addicts much worse off than Jesse. When the parents finally do get home, they’re dirty, scabbed, and incoherent — not exactly the picture of good parents.

Jesse puts on a tough-guy face when he’s dealing with the couple, pointing a gun at them throughout his tirade and overall acting like a careless, violent man no better than Walter White. Unlike Walter though, Jesse still keeps the kid in mind during his mission. He panics when the kid goes missing, frantically asking the parents where he went. He berates the mother for not taking proper care of her son. At this point, protecting the child is as important to him as doing what he was there to do.

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Before 'Need for Speed,' Aaron Paul proved he would do 'Whatever It Takes' to win our hearts

Step aside, Tobey Marshall — Floyd is the Aaron Paul character that revs me up.

Though the Need for Speed star is more famous these days for Breaking out variations on the word “bitch” and playing the Dice Game on The Price Is Right, in my heart he’ll always be the teenage no-goodnik from 2000’s Whatever It Takes.

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Aaron Paul hosts 'WWE Monday Night Raw,' and it is as glorious as you'd expect -- VIDEO

Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul, who is now promoting the March 14 big-screen release of his movie Need for Speed, guest-hosted WWE Monday Night Raw last night in Chicago. And honestly, he looked as happy as he did at his wedding — which is why we love him.

Watch the video below to see Paul make his entrance behind the wheel of his Need for Speed Mustang with WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler, stand on the ropes to hype the crowd, and then stand on the commentators’ table to taunt Ziggler’s opponent, Alberto Del Rio. (We assume if he’d called him “bitch!” it would have made the highlight reel.) READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul breaks 'Top Gear' speed record -- VIDEO

Aaron Paul is more than just breaking bad, he’s breaking speeding records. Paul, starring in car-themed flick Need for Speed hitting theaters March 14, went across the pond as a guest on BBC’s Top Gear on Sunday where he couldn’t contain his excitement after learning he beat the celebrity record for fastest time around the Top Gear track in the “Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car” segment.

Paul earned a 1:44.7, beating the previous winning time of 1:45.1 held by AC/DC’s Brian Johnson.

Check out the Top Gear segment below to see Paul’s impressive driving skills and, of course, talk about Breaking Bad. READ FULL STORY

Aaron Paul talks 'Better Call Saul': 'I want to be a part of that'

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By now, Breaking Bad fans who have seen the series finale know Jesse Pinkman’s fate. But in a new interview for the February cover of Details, Aaron Paul revealed an email he once wrote to creator Vince Gilligan asking for Jesse to … commit suicide?

“I wrote an email to Vince before we started shooting the final eight episodes — a plea for Jesse, a love letter,” Paul said. “I never give my two cents when it comes to Breaking Bad, because why would I? I’m just the actor, and what they’re doing is perfect, you know? But I just felt like I would always regret it if I didn’t at least throw them a pitch on how I wanted Jesse to go out. So I gave a few different ideas of how I thought he would kill himself. I didn’t want anybody else taking his life. The letter was awful. It was very morbid, and I’m so happy they didn’t listen. I’d rather Jesse just kind of ride off into the sunset like he did.”
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AMC's monster 'Breaking Bad' marathon: A survival guide

Sure, DVDs and Netflix have sort of ruined the fun of a good, old-fashioned scheduled TV marathon. (They’re not exactly special when you have the power to make them happen any time.) But it’s still hard not to get excited about AMC showing all 62 episodes of Breaking Bad over the course of four days — even if the network totally missed the opportunity to call this marathon “Four Days In.”

Never seen an episode of Breaking Bad? You’re gonna want to watch this. Devoured every episode of Breaking Bad multiple times already? You’re still gonna want to watch it, or at least part of it. But when should you pay close attention, when should you keep one eye on the TV and another on your laundry — and when should you order the chicken? Worry not; EW’s got you covered. (All times are ET/PT, even though Walt and Jesse go by Mountain Time. Deal with it.)

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Breaking Bad-gic: David Blaine pulls a card trick on Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul -- VIDEO

The One Who Knocks and his protege cooked blue magic on-screen, but when it came to real magic, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul got stumped.

Magician/real-life wizard David Blaine posted a video from his upcoming 90-minute special David Blaine: Real or Magic, in which he pulls a card trick on Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.

Blaine first asks Paul to shuffle a deck — “Come on, Aaron, with a good shuffle, you can do it,” Cranston says, encouraging Paul in a way that’s eerily similar to what his drug kingpin counterpart once did — and Paul obeys, shuffling and turning the cards face down to spread them across the table. READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad': Aaron Paul wants you to 'Dance Bitch' -- LISTEN

Don’t despair over the end of Breaking Bad — dance instead.

To “Dance Bitch,” that is. Music producers Tom Neville and Zen Freeman teamed up with Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul to produce the electro-funk jam, which features Paul uttering Jesse Pinkman’s signature “bitch” throughout the song.

Neville and Freeman call the creation “a hyper kinetic dance floor gem unlike anything else out there.” We call it something Jesse would have included on his mind-numbing party playlist back in season 4. Take a listen for yourself below.
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'Breaking Bad' meets 'Need for Speed': Watch the trailer for 'Jesse's Revenge' -- VIDEO

[SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't seen Breaking Bad's series finale, stop reading now.]

There were a lot of takeaways from last night’s series finale of Breaking Bad, one of the big ones being that Jesse got away. Walt took a bullet to save his life, Jesse killed Todd, and then he got in a car and got the hell out of dodge. And considering that Aaron Paul’s next project is the car-racing film Need for Speed, we can appreciate the irony of Jesse’s last moment on screen being behind the wheel of a fast car.

However, some of us appreciate the irony a little more than others, like Slacktory, who took the time to create a movie trailer for a film titled Jesse’s Revenge. A mash-up of Breaking Bad and Need for Speed clips, it looks like Jesse’s revenge involves a lot of death, car crashes, and one make-out session with Skyler, because why not?

The premise is simple: With Brock by his side and the memory of Andrea and Jane in his heart, Jesse is taking out his anger on Walt’s family. As he puts it, “Those who wage war against me shall perish.” The only problem with that line? It doesn’t end with “bitch.”

Watch the fan-made trailer for Jesse’s Revenge below:
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'Breaking Bad': Aaron Paul tweets goodbye to Jesse

You aren’t the only one who will miss Jesse Pinkman.

Aaron Paul, who won two Emmys for his portrayal of the beloved Breaking Bad sidekick, just wrote a too-cute message on Twitter, framed as a letter to his alter ego.
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