As we get ready for the mid-season premiere of Breaking Bad, here are a few tidbits (no real spoilers) you can expect of the last episodes and what Bryan Cranston thinks will happen to Walt.

Since the mid-season 5 premiere ended last fall, fans of Breaking Bad have been waiting with bated breath for the show’s second-half season premiere to air. The show has recently revealed that it will make its epic return this summer Sunday, July 15th at 10 pm.

When we last left Walt (Bryan Cranston), and his dangerously cocky alter ego Heisenberg, his secret crystal meth empire that he’s built with sidekick Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) was about to blast open. Of all places, Hank’s DEA brother-in-law Hank (Dean Norris) made the connection while on the toilet. But because we have 8 episodes left in the series, we know Walter will give Hank a run for his money.

In response to Hank being hot on his tail, Cranston says he’ll have a hard time with it. “He doesn’t know how to handle me. He doesn’t even know where to come from.”

At the 2013 Oscars, Cranston spoke told the AP that the end of Breaking Bad and the fate of his Walt will result in consequences. “There’s nothing good, there’s not going to be redemption. It’s going downhill - it’s ugly.”

Even though Bryan Cranston’s script was stolen last month from his car, the final episodes still remain top-secret. However, little tidbits have recently been spilled as to what we can expect from the finale from actor Betsy Brandt, who plays Hank’s shoplifting neurotic wife, Marie.

While on The Nerdist, Brandt revealed that in the final 10 minutes of the final episode, Marie will stand off against Walt that results in a lip lock. What that means exactly, one can only guess.

Remember when you once felt sorry for Walt? Looking back, Walt’s initial motivation for cooking up meth seemed acceptable, even though it’s an illegal, immoral and appalling way to make quick cash. Having found out he had cancer, and no money, we sympathized with Walt for wanting to earn a nest egg for Skylar and his two kids. But as the meth business became lucrative and challenging for Walt, his decent into a criminal mastermind took over all reason and took what humanity he had left. Heck, even dumb delinquent Pinkman didn’t want to go there. It’s not enough for Walt to have a pile of money, as the premier poster suggests, he wants to be king.

The final eight episodes will also feature a distraught Skylar (Anna Gunn) left to deal with the consequences of her involvment as Walt’s money laundering handler. Not only does she fear for herself and her life, but that of her children.

So how the rest of the show plays out is stilly a mystery. In the mid-season finale, we see Walter with New Hampshire license plates, eating breakfast at a Denny’s restaurant with a full head of hair and a beard. He carries on the tradition of arranges his bacon into the number “52” on his birthday. So he’s made it to another birthday and on the run. So what exactly will get Walt back to Arizona?


I guess we’ll have to wait until July 14th to find out.


—Toni-Marie Ippolito




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