After what can only be described as an epic bowel movement, Dean Norris‘ Hank Schrader has finally made it out of the bathroom (seriously, it’s been almost a year since he sat down on that toilet), armed with the knowledge that his brother-in-law, Bryan Cranston’s Walter (Walt) White, might be the criminal mastermind, Heisenberg, who he has been chasing for a good few seasons now. Now, it wouldn’t have been too much of a stretch of the imagination to think that a story-line involving Hank slowly building up evidence against Walt would take up most of this season. However, as Breaking Bad plays by no-ones rules but it’s own, instead we’ve already had a tense face-off between the two and we’re once again left with no idea which direction the show is going to go in… Which let’s face it, is one of the main draws of Breaking Bad. We’ve also seen Aaron Paul’s Jesse once again indulging in his drug habit, sinking even further into a depression caused by the things that he and/or Walt have done. Most worryingly, he seems to have started down a path of self destruction that could see not only the police, but also Walt, gunning for him… Friendship only goes so far and Mike/Gus’ fates has already taught us that Walt doesn’t leave loose ends. Anna Gunn’s Skyler was surprisingly low key last season as the realities of what a monster Walt actually was and also the Business that she has found herself caught up in (the Empire business obviously), were finally too much for her to handle. Thankfully, she seems to be getting a little of her old self back and I’m looking forward to seeing how her story ends. Plus, let’s not forget the, as yet unexplained, opening scenes of Season 5. The first episode showed us a future where Walt had a full head of hair and was purchasing an M60 machine gun and last night’s episode revealed that the White’s house had been long abandoned. What could it all mean? I’m not going to worry too much about what is coming next for the characters and the show itself (show creator Vince Gilligan hasn’t steered us wrong yet so I’m pretty sure we’re in more than capable hands), but here are a few things I’m wondering about in the final episodes of Breaking Bad… Will Walt and Hank resolve their battle of wills by facing off in a mano-a-mano fistfight to the death… shirtless… in the rain… on top of an exploding volcano? Come on, you know it’s the only way it can end. Will Walt Jr make it to Los Pollos Hermanos before they stop serving Breakfast? Will Lydia talk Walt into doing just one last job? As we all know, criminals can’t resist doing just one last job. Will Jesse finally have had enough of Walt? Why you ask? Well, for killing Jane… or forcing him to kill Gale… or poisoning Brock… or for letting a kid die… or for Mike. Hell, any of those reasons would be enough. Will Hank ever finish his mineral collection? Will Saul survive to get his rumoured spin-off show? I’m unconvinced that Gilligan wouldn’t leak a red herring like that so that it’d be even more shocking if Saul dies. Will Marie do anything interesting this season? It wasn’t really relevant to the overarching plot but she was a lot more fun when she was a kleptomaniac. Seriously, the M60. Where the hell are they going with that? Will Skyler go down as one of the most hated women on TV? I kinda think she shouldn’t. Yes, yes, she did sleep with Ted, but Walt really is a monster. Plus, Andrea from The Walking Dead was surely the most hated woman on TV? When is someone going to be murdered by Ricin? They’ve built it up for so long and yet no-one has been killed by it, there really has to be a pay-off. Will the show end with Walt going into protective custody and becoming Hal from Malcolm in the Middle? And last but definitely not least, how in the name of God has Bryan Cranston convinced us that a mild mannered, terminally ill family man/teacher could turn into one of TV’s greatest villains? I guess we might just have to re-watch the show when it’s finally over for the answer… and yes, I’ll be using that as my excuse when I binge watch the entire box-set. Any other questions you’re looking forward to getting an answer to? Thrilled that Breaking Bad is back on our screens? Let us know in the comments section. Image source: Breaking Bad, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
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