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Albuquerque gets ready for 'Breaking Bad' series finale

Updated: 09/27/2013 11:06 AM | Created: 09/27/2013 9:11 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

Residents and businesses sad to see an Albuqerque-based TV show go are preparing for one last hurrah with 'Breaking Bad' finale watch parties.

The last episode of the series airs on AMC on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. MT.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 stopped by businesses featured on the show that have been a hit with tourists and fans. Employees at Twisters, known as "Pollos Hermanos" on Breaking Bad, said the restaurant has seen fans from all over the world, including France, Germany, Russia and Japan.

"We had some people actually dress up into yellow suits and bring their own gas masks and little blue crystals," Twisters shift manager Rachel Johnson said. "And they're like, 'Can you take a picture for us?' and we're like, 'Sure, no problem.' It's pretty cool, some of the people that come in."

Octopus Car Wash is another business getting plenty of attention from Breaking Bad's success over the years. On the series, the business is called "A1A Car Wash" and is the front for laundering the millions of dollars earned by the show's main character, Walter White.

"A lot of people from various countries have come through. They want to see the building they want to see inside, they want to take quite a few pictures," owner Jill Jurkens said.

KOB also stopped by Rebel Donuts in northeast Albuquerque, a business booming with orders for their famous Breaking Bad-themed donuts. Owner Carrie Mettling said they're already receiving orders for Sunday's series finale.

"We have our staff is strategically planned out so that we've got people making specific donuts. There's going to be someone assigned all day long to just make that one particular donut," she said. "Hopefully we'll survive!"

Breaking Bad enthusiasts can watch the series finale with hundreds of fans at the Hotel Albuquerque on Sunday night. Watch party organizers expect between 600 to 800 people to attend.


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