Breaking Bad is returning for the final half of season 5, thereby ending showrunner Vince Gilligan’s landmark crime-drama series, about one man’s descent from a place of decency and honor down into a blood-soaked pit of drugs, violence and ambition.

[BREAKING BAD SEAON 5, PART 1 SPOILERS FOLLOW]

When last we saw Walter White (Bryan Cranston), it seemed as though he had made it clear from the possible legal/criminal fallout from the collapse of Gus Fring’s drug empire, with money in his pocket to spare. Walt even seemed ready to call it quits on the drug game, at the behest of his wife Skylar (Anna Gunn); all in all, things seemed to be getting back to normal for the whole White family. That is, until Walt’s brother-in-law (and DEA agent) Hank (Dean Norris) finally arranged the many pieces of the puzzle together, realizing that Walt is the kingpin he’s been after all along.

We’ve heard big things about the Breaking Bad finale, but even this final trailer reveals nothing of substance regarding the final episodes – just a video montage of pivotal discussions of morality from throughout the season. The “Say My Name” quote from season 5 part 1 episode 7 (it’s like these things are barcoded) is no doubt the crowning jewel – and really, why show us anything, anyway? Anyone who’s been a fan of the series thus far is already chomping at the bit to find out the final fate of Heisenberg.

Breaking Bad season 5 part 2 premieres on AMC on Sunday August 11, 2013.

Source: AMC

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