‘Breaking Bad’ Final Season Teaser & Poster: All ‘Bad’ Things Must Come to an End

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The following post contains SPOILERS for Breaking Bad seasons 1 – 5.1. If you are not caught-up on the show and do not want to be spoiled proceed with caution!

After the shocking Breaking Bad mid-season 5 finale, fans of the show have kept busy speculating on the final eight episodes of the series – set to begin airing on August 11, 2013. Prior to the mid-season 5 hiatus, creator Vince Gilligan delivered a drastic change-up (albeit one that fit with the character-focused approach of the series) – outright tying-up many loose ends and positioning the show for a riveting and gut-wrenching series finale run-up. It was a surprisingly ambitious choice – and one that sets-up the characters for even more dramatic heartbreak and confrontation down the line.

Despite all the talk of a potential Saul Goodman spin-off show and a Spanish-reboot of the series, details on the actual second half of Breaking Bad‘s final season have been in short supply. The trend continues today with the release of official AMC marketing, in the form of a poster and teaser trailer, which tease the show’s return without actually offering any new details.

Fans can expect more revealing marketing down the line – as the actual premiere date draws closer. In the meantime, check out the first official poster for Breaking Bad season 5.2 below (click to see the full image) – along with the 10-second teaser trailer above:

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Aside from asserting that “All Bad things must come to an end,” the trailer and poster do not provide any further details on what viewers can expect when the show returns – especially since the notion that “All Bad things must come to an end” was implied back when AMC revealed they had set an end date for the series. As a result, telling viewers that the show is going to end – halfway through its finale season – isn’t particularly profound.

Of course, these are just teasers designed to put the series back on the radar of faithful viewers – not outline where the series is going to head next. As mentioned, more detailed marketing materials will be forthcoming, since the mid-season 5 premiere is just over two months away. Still, the tease that “All Bad things must come to an end” is surely going to spark speculation (once again) that Bad man Walter White (Bryan Cranston) aka Heisenberg will also meet his end alongside the series – even if the character showed signs of a changed heart in the final act of the mid-season finale.

Fans of the show continue to be split on the fate of Walter White – as nearly half of those polled here on the site (over 60,000 respondents) think the character should be killed-off by the time the Breaking Bad curtain falls. Readers were more forgiving of partner-in-meth making Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). Maybe Jesse isn’t technically as Bad as Walter?

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If you haven’t voted in our poll yet, you can do so below – as well as see the latest results:

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That said, even though we’ve only got two more months before the show returns, the fate of Walter White isn’t likely to be settled until the series finale – scheduled for September 29, 2013. There’s plenty of time for fans of the show to speculate on the possible outcomes but one thing is for sure, Gilligan claims that while the series finale will be “victorious” it will also be “close-ended.”

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Breaking Bad returns to AMC on August 11th, 2013.

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  1. FIRST! Cant wait till the reveal on the M60!

  2. first the worst…….second the best……cant wait for this bad boy

  3. I want a freaking trailer for the second half,theyve wrapped a long time ago,WHERE IS IT?!

  4. wow, I’m surprised most people seem to believe Jesse should live but not Walter. I mean that’s what I chose also but still surprised everyone else thought so

  5. Having Walt die would be a disappointment. It’s what everyone wants and expects.

    • Yea,, it would be very disappointing
      but the show is built on him.. he’s been a badass hero for five years..
      I desperately want him to live

  6. I think Bryan Cranston gave a pretty interesting take on how he thinks it could end on a Howard Stern interview a while back. I think he said it would be interesting if Walter lived but a lot of the people in his life dies, essentially leaving him a lonely wreck. I have no clue how its going to end, but I don’t think he should die. I have full faith in Vince Gilligan, though.

    • Yea death would be an easy way out for him. He would suffer more the way you mentioned. I actually voted opposite the results. Walt has a strong attachment to Jesse as well, so that would hurt him too especially if it’s well written.

    • Oh man i don’t wanna see another LOST kinda ending

  7. I don’t think the questions are worded correctly. “Should” Walter die? yes. “Will” he? I don’t think so.

  8. I think another question should be added…

    Should Hank get a pass if he didn’t wash his hands before leaving the bathroom?

    99.9% of the time it would be no, but I’d give him a pass here. ;)

  9. The poll is pointless!

    Vince has already come out and said that the show will end with Walt’s death.

    He just didn’t say if he would be killed by the cancer or someone.

    • Marcus –

      You link me to an exact quote like that and I’ll be happy to update this post but I’m pretty sure that Gilligan never said that explicitly. It’s been hinted at (and speculated about) but no definitive answer has been given. Cranston once said that he “thinks” Walter would die but wasn’t sure how (still “think” is hardly definitive). The Cranston quote can be found here: http://screenrant.com/Dv0

  10. wow, I’m surprised most people seem to believe Jesse should live but not Walter. I mean that’s what I chose also but still surprised everyone else thought so

  11. Last episode on September 29th? So does that mean there are going to be 10 episodes? :OOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • #1: August 11
      #2: August 18
      #3: August 25
      #4: September 1
      #5: September 8
      #6: September 15
      #7: September 22
      #8: September 29

      Where would you fit two more episodes in there? ;)

  12. I can’t answer the questions of whether or not Walt or Jesse should die in the end, because it all depends on the circumstances. If done right both options can make for a perfect ending, if handled badly both options have the potential to suck monkey balls. I’ll just wait and see.

  13. Walt can’t die though can he, didn’t one of the episodes show Walt like 15 years in the future kind of on the run? or am i losing my mind

    • That scene was only 1 year in the future.

  14. Really should end with him at the top of the heap….kingpin of it all while losing everything else…….the ultimate irony considering this all started to provide for his family so if he is alone it was all for not. A hollow victory at best.

  15. how many wind shields has walt gone through during the past 5 seasons? winner gets a tenth of walt’s special blue!

  16. A Saul Goodman spinoff could have been good, but a spinoff revolving around Mike would have been way better.

  17. I think it should end with Pinkman killing Walt!

  18. Best show thats ever been on tele, gutted its coming to an end, all hail the king!

  19. I think it will end with Walt get arrested and later on a witness protection programme, whole new id and adress, and thats the beginning of malcolm in the middle.

  20. After achieving every thing in life, Walter White made to run again to safe every thing can’t wait PLS. Lunch a Trailer for final season

  21. This’s attacktive movie. Can’t wait to see

  22. A Saul Goodman spinoff could have been good, but a spinoff revolving around Mike would have been way better.

  23. Does anyone else think that Todd could have something to do with the ending? He seems to be a yes man when it comes to Walter.

  24. Hey everybody! I just wonder about one thing, is it the eight last episodes in part two of the final season thats started on the Tv ? Wich TV channel does it go on and wich days does it go? And at what time in the day does it go ?

  25. U know wat happens to dogs.. Love ya walt