In another version, Walt, suffering from a bullet wound, clings to life under a table at Los Pollos Hermanos, but eventually dies under the roof of his former employer.
There was also a fair amount of back and forth regarding Jesse Pinkman's (Aaron Paul) fate, and whether or not he could be used as something of a silver lining to balance out the show's avalanche of macabre plot twists.
In the end, Jesse is freed from his cage-dwelling existence as a shackled meth cook, but the show's writers originally had bigger plans for him.
"With Jesse, he is so broken by the end, but there’s that idea of “Maybe he won’t be so bad. Maybe he’ll lean into the good aspects of his character now,” said Gennifer Hutchison.
With that in mind, the writers thought they'd see Jesse escape to New Zealand and become a bush pilot, which sounds like the coda he deserves, despite all the murder and drug dealing, etc.