"Breaking Bad" started out on AMC as a shocking and brilliant depiction of the human and operational dynamics of an illegal meth factory. The crooks seemed to be winning. Gus the head had a comfortable life and enjoyed his power. He was a skilled leader and manager. Walter White, chemistry high school teacher turned meth cook, was making more money than he could have if he had robbed banks. Mike, a tough crook, fascinated us with his loyalty. We assumed that shrewdness about not rocking the boat would save him. Jesse, a punk, grows up.
One assumed the theme was take the money and stay making more money. Then the episodes turned dark. Walt's ego made him off Gus, then Mike. Along the way he attempted to poison the little boy in Jesse's life.
What we have now is the question if crazy Walt can put it together and get a meth factory humming again, will he be arrested by the authorities, will another crook kill him, or will he simply self destruct. About the latter, when he wasn't winning, we saw him sitting with a gun contemplating the end.
Lawyers who defend crooks could project how Walt will wind up. He's a type: A nobody who gets power. Currently he's too riveting a character for us to wish dead. The most compelling part is observing his errors of judgment and amazing behavior.