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This trailer and the comments after are not spoiler-free, so if you aren’t caught up on Breaking Bad, turn back now
When we last left Breaking Bad, Hank was mulling over a book that former meth crook Gale gave Walter, with a note on the title page stating “to my other favorite W.W.” The final eight episodes of the series seem to be about comeuppance, and not only do we see the moment when Hank begins catching on in the new teaser for the latter half of Season 5, but shit has been hitting the fan in general. Skyler’s unhappy, Hank’s wife Marie is chastising, Jessie’s busy wondering how many more people will die thanks to the duo, and Walter White is trying to hold his little empire together while attempting to resume what he feels may be a normal life. Amidst all of this, there’s also fire and gunshots, and fear.
Breaking Bad is masterful at producing compelling promotional materials. From Season 5.5 posters and teasers and a huge presence at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, we’ve known for a while that all bad things must come to an end, and likely a horrible, punishing one. However, the new teaser gives us a few reminders of where we left off at the end of the first half of the season, as well as a few quick and fluttery ideas of what the end might actually look like, and it doesn’t seem to spell good things for Walter White.
There are only eight episodes left to go that will finish out the Breaking Bad story, and those episodes will be hitting the schedule sooner rather than later. Season 5.5 is returning to AMC in just under a week, with the premiere episode hitting the schedule on Sunday, August 11 at 9 p.m. ET. If you aren’t a cable subscriber, another viable option is to catch the series on Netflix, especially if you live overseas, since the U.K. and Ireland will be getting new episodes through the streaming service a day after they premiere in the U.S.
We’ve been waiting quite a while to see how the last few episodes of Breaking Bad pan out, and now that we’ve hit crunch time, the last six days might be a little slow going. If you don’t have a Blu-ray or Netflix handy, you can catch a refresher of the first half of Season 5, which will remind you exactly where the series left off.