"Breaking Bad" comes to a conclusion on Sunday night, and interest in the show is exploding. More than 6 million viewers tuned in for the most recent episode, and millions more have been discussing "Bad" and its conclusion on social media.

Just a week ago, the show -- which stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin -- took home the Emmy for best drama series.

As the finale approached, “Breaking Bad” had honed itself to a fine point, the L.A. Times' Todd VanDerWerff writes, with a penultimate episode both weird and brilliant.  For Sunday's show, the series' huge fan base was on the edge of their seats. Following is our live blog of the AMC series' finale.