[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from Sunday's Breaking Bad finale. Read at your own risk.]
Breaking Bad fans will have to wait almost an entire year for the show's final eight episodes to unspool, but Sunday's finale gave viewers plenty to think about in the meantime...
For most of Breaking Bad's fifth season, Skyler White has been paralyzed by depression and fear. But that may soon change.
Breaking Bad: Walt's the new king, but for how long?
Ever since Walter (Bryan Cranston) killed meth kingpin Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), Skyler (Anna Gunn) has been walking on eggshells around her increasingly sociopathic husband. But recently, she's been on a one-woman mission to keep the kids away from Walt, the one battle she has thus far been able to win.
"There is a part of her that's being galvanized," Gunn tells TVGuide.com...
NBC will surely miss the Olympics ratings bump once the Games are over, with closing ceremony set for Sunday, but the rest of TV is more than ready to get back to business. Even as the torch is being snuffed on NBC, the lights are going on elsewhere.
Including on AMC, which airs one of the most gripping episodes to date — and that's saying something — of its dark masterpiece Breaking Bad (10/9c), in conjunction with the return of the drearily dour Western Hell on Wheels (9/8c) for its second season.
According to this year's Emmy nominations, which contained some pleasant surprises among the usual annoying snubs and omissions, there's two sure-fire methods to scoring an Emmy nod: Do a costume/period drama, or be on HBO.
As expected, PBS' Downton Abbey (relocated from the world of miniseries) shook up the drama field, while the Western miniseries blockbuster Hatfields & McCoys blazed new trails for History. And after being justifiably shut out last year, HBO (as usual the nomination leader among all networks) reclaimed half the slots in the best-comedy category, for better or worse.
In the fifth season of Breaking Bad, Walter White truly is The One Who Knocks.
The AMC drama's Season 4 finale saw Walt (Bryan Cranston) — the one-time cancer-stricken high school chemistry teacher who began cooking meth to provide for his family after his death — pull out all the stops to protect his loved ones and his partner Jesse (Aaron Paul) from the terrifying drug kingpin Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito).