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Question: I've seen a lot of debate in the last week since Breaking Bad aired its midpoint finale of this terrific split final season. Much of it focusing on whether Walter White would be obtuse enough to leave Gale's signed copy of Leaves of Grass lying around for anyone ...
Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston
The first half of Breaking Bad's fifth season may have ended with DEA agent Hank (Dean Norris) finally connecting the dots about his meth-cooking brother-in-law Walter White (Bryan Cranston), but that may not be Walt's biggest problem.
Breaking Bad Finale: Is this "Czech mate" for Walt?
Throughout the AMC drama's run, Walt has counted on his partner-in-crime Jesse (Aaron Paul) to stand by his side through good times and bad — even if Walt had to manipulate his surrogate son in the process...
[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...
Our top moments of the week:
11. Best Kiss: After breaking things off with Matt earlier in the season on Necessary Roughness, Dr. Dani finds comfort in the warm, mysterious arms of Nico after he learns that his best friend and closest confidante, Pittman, really did die in the plane crash. When Nico complains that no one knows him, Dr. Dani leans in and tries to get know him a little bit better ... by making out with him! That's one way to comfort a grieving friend!
10. Biggest Blowup: Caroline and Teresa's friendship goes from bad to worse (read: nonexistent) on The Real Housewives of New Jersey's trip to...
The Schrute family tree is adding another branch.
Tom Bower (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) is joining the cast of the Dwight-centric Office spinoff The Farm as Dwight's (Rainn Wilson) great-uncle Heinrich Manheim, Deadline reports.
With buckets of gore and flustery bluster, HBO's big-ticket summer items True Blood and The Newsroom signed off Sunday with noisy season finales. But as usual, the night was owned by upstart AMC's brilliant Breaking Bad in the season's penultimate episode — its finale airs next Sunday as a Labor Day distraction — with a quietly devastating death scene for one of its most memorable characters.
Some thoughts in ascending order (also the order in which I watched):
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...
Breaking Bad's Matt Jones is moving to Scranton.
Jones will play Zeke, the mysterious cousin of Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) in the budding Office spin-off, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
Tentatively titled The Farm, the series would follow the Schrute clan running the family beet farm and bed and breakfast.
Our top moments of the week:
11. Say It, Don't Spray It Award: It's finally time for the big Nutcracker performance at Fanny's dance studio, but since this is the summer finale of Bunheads, things can't go off without a hitch. Michelle tries her best to help the dancers get ready for the next act, but when she means to dose them with some extra hairspray, she accidentally sprays them all — and herself — with mace and finds herself in some major hot water with the dancers' parents. Was a little frizz really worth the trouble?
10. Empty Promises Award: When guests cancel a talk show appearance, most shows scramble to...
Shira Lazar, host of the Emmy-nominated Web series What's Trending, is the first guest curator of TVGuide.com's new mobile app.
Lazar has selected 12 of her favorite cable and Web original series and has offered her personal commentary on each choice.
What's Trending to offer daily fix of YouTube's finest
On the cable side, Lazar likes AMC's Breaking Bad and HBO's The Newsroom and Girls. Of the latter, she says, "It reminds me of a...