The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences kicked off Emmy season with a cocktail reception for the nominees who will compete for gold on Sept. 22. Of course, the actors also dished about what's coming up for their characters:
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Many Breaking Bad fans were shocked that the AMC drama's midseason premiere wasted no time getting to the Walt-Hank confrontation. But the premiere featured a far more subtle surprise: Walt and his wife Skyler seemed happier together than they have in months.
Breaking Bad postmortem: What's Hank's next move?
Walt (Bryan Cranston) kept Skyler (Anna Gunn) in the dark about his meth-cooking for two seasons. When she found out about his drug operation, she eventually came on board to help Walt launder his money with her accounting background. But as Walt's alter ego "Heisenberg" grew more powerful, Skyler became increasingly afraid of her husband, remarking in an early Season 5 episode that her only course of action is to wait for Walt's cancer to come back and kill him.
So, now that Walt has made a storage locker full of cash and vowed to Skyler that he's out of the game, has that fear gone away? "I think she's really in a place where she's not sure which way to go," Gunn tells TVGuide.com....
Bob Odenkirk, Bryan Cranston, Kevin Cordasco, Anna Gunn
Sunday's record-breaking premiere of Breaking Bad was dedicated to a 16-year-old superfan of the show who passed away from cancer in March, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
The words "Dedicated to our friend Kevin Cordasco" appeared on-screen after the final scene of Sunday's episode. The teen died in March following a seven-year battle with a rare cancer, according to the News.
Bryan Cranston, Joshua Malina, Michael Weatherly
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Walt looks pretty sickly in the Breaking Bad flash-forward. Will we get more of those scenes in the final episodes? — Tom
ADAM: Probably not many. "Look to last year for the shape of [the season]," creator Vince Gilligan says. (Season 5 opened with a flash-forward, but didn't return to it again until Sunday's premiere.) However, as noted by Walt's return to chemotherapy, his health is of supreme interest to Gilligan & Co. "I don't know if lung cancer is ever cured," Gilligan says coyly. "It's a very insidious thing and you never know when it's going to rear its ugly head. We always kept that in mind and we want to pay off that initial story engine."
Will Abby and David get back together on Scandal this season? — Jones
NATALIE: Things are definitely not over between Abby and David...
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the premiere of AMC's Breaking Bad. Read at your own risk.]
We assumed Breaking Bad's final eight episodes would feature a major showdown between meth kingpin Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and his DEA Agent brother-in-law Hank (Dean Norris). But we didn't expect ...
Dean Norris, Bryan Cranston
When Breaking Bad returns for its final eight episodes Sunday, Walter White is surprisingly in a pretty good place.
Although the first half of Season 5 saw former high school chemistry teacher Walt (Bryan Cranston) at his most reprehensible— he murdered his partner Mike (Jonathan Banks) and a dozen other people who could identify Walt as Gus Fring's mastermind meth cook — he still managed to take his meth empire international, make a storage locker full of cash and promise his wife Skyler (Anna Gunn) that he was quitting the business.
Heisenberg has nothing on these guys! On August 12, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and star Aaron Paul join Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman for a special episode of...
Legendary television host Charlie Rose will guest-star in the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad, The Huffington Post reports.
So, how is Breaking Bad going to end?
"I think everybody will be satisfied with the ending, where we hug it out," star Bryan Cranston joked Friday at the final Television Critics Association panel for the AMC drama. "Walt has a large reservoir of good to be shared with everyone else, and he spreads his joy throughout the last eight episodes. ... All is forgiven."
Given everything we know about...