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It's the episode that left every "Breaking Bad" viewer both shaken and wondering if they had just watched the greatest hour of television drama ever produced. It's an episode that "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan — who wrote and directed the series finale, and therefore would be competing for individual honors with anyone nominated for other episodes from the concluding season — referred to as "the best episode we ever had or ever will have." Moira Walley-Beckett was nominated for her script, and deservedly so, but how in the world was Rian Johnson not nominated right alongside her for his incredible work directing it? The knife fight scene alone would be the most impressive thing in a category that also features Neil Marshall's work depicting the chaos in the "Game of Thrones" epic "The Watchers on the Wall" and Cary Fukunaga's single-take "True Detective" scene.
- Alan Sepinwall