Looking at the cover of this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly, I'm wondering if Breaking Bad's Jesse and Walt have just finished pummeling each other, or if their arms being around each other is meant to signify the friendship that exists behind their recent falling out. Maybe the cover's symbolic of both. Either way, it's a great reminder of what's been brewing on Breaking Bad as the series inches closer to its inevitable conclusion.
Spoilers if you aren't caught up with Breaking Bad through "Rabid Dog"!
There are just four episodes left in the final season of Breaking Bad, which means we're currently standing at the half-way point of Season 5.5. Jesse seems hellbent on getting at Walt, whether it's revenge or simply a determination to make him stop before any more lives have been lost seems unclear. The latter is what set him off, but by the way he was speaking at the end of "Rabid Dog," the situation sounds much more personal. And it is personal for Jesse, who's been at Walt's side and let him push him to the edge numerous times.
It's not just personal for Jesse, what's going on in this series is personal for everyone, including Hank, who seems just as determined to take Walt down as Jesse is, and that's as much for his personal reasons as it is because he's been tracking Heisenberg for a year now. Will Hank get his man? Or is he destined to go down in flames? From what Vince Gilligan told EW, we should be prepared for some big shocks. "“There are going to be a lot of holy s—! moments," Gilligan told the site. "Buckle up. And gird your loins. Because we’re not going out with a whimper.”
I don't think anyone's expecting a whimper, unless we're talking about the sounds that might be made by viewers when this series ends and we realize there's nothing left. Breaking Bad fans might want to check out this week's issue to see what other goodies EW has in store. In the meantime, EW offers Facebook users a great little video featuring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. Check that out here.
EW's Breaking Bad issue isn't the only thing fans have to look forward to in the near future. We also have this week's episode, titled "To'Hajiilee" to anticipate! Check out the preview for that below:
And you can read our recap of last Sunday night's "Rabid Dog" here.
And here's a great pic from this Sunday's episode:
Love the billboard in the background!
Breaking Bad airs Sunday at 9:00 p.m. ET on AMC.