‘Breaking Bad’ Season 5 Premiere Clip: What Happened?

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For some television programs, figuring out the timeline between seasons can sometimes be tricky. Many shows use the gap from one season’s end to the next as a means to jump forward in time, and better facilitate the telling of the new season’s storyline. It’s been used time and again – recently in Dexter and will again be seen in the upcoming third season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. However, with Breaking Bad, creator Vince Gilligan has played the series’ timeline without jumping around too much, and from what is shown in the above clip, season 5 definitely kicks off very soon after the events that brought season 4 to a close.

Yet again, Walter White (Bryan Cranston) is forced to feign ignorance in order to distance Walt Jr. (RJ Mitte) from the alter-ego that has not only skyrocketed him to the top of the New Mexico meth dealers association, but may also make Heisenberg a target for reprisal in regards to Gus’ masterful decimation of the very Mexican cartel to which he answered. Then again, as evidenced by the brief glimpse of in this clip, Walt’s biggest concern may be his semi-estranged wife, Skyler (Anna Gunn).

None too pleased with finding out her formerly cancer-ridden husband had turned to cooking meth as a means by which to set up a nest egg before passing, Skyler has understandably failed to connect with Walt’s burgeoning awesomeness in the same manner as the audience. Because of this, Skyler has become one of many facets that could speculatively lead to Walt’s ultimate undoing – provided that is the direction Vince Gilligan has decided he will take Breaking Bad during its final run.

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Most importantly, though, this clip serves as something of a primer for the season premiere on July 15 (unless you’re attending Comic-Con 2012, in which case you’ll likely be camping out to get into the advanced screening). For those caught up on their Breaking Bad, it thankfully offers nothing in the way of spoilers for season 5, but it does a great job of setting up time and place – which is apparently just hours after Hector “Tio” Salamanca dinged his last “DING.”

Still, given Walt’s motivations, it’s certainly not his life that concerns him the most, but the legacy he leaves behind – both as Walter White and his alter-ego, Heisenberg. One of the few men capable of bringing down both the mild-mannered former high school chemistry teacher and the increasingly ruthless drug kingpin is Walt’s brother-in-law, Hank (Dean Norris). By the way he responds to Walt Jr.’s enthusiasm for his uncle’s profession and tenacity, it suggests Walt Sr. feels both a sense of trepidation and envy when the subject of Hank comes up.

Either way, fans won’t have to wait long to find out where Walter is headed; the first half of Breaking Bad‘s final season is almost upon us.

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Breaking Bad season 5 premieres Sunday, July 15 @10pm. Screen Rant will also have complete coverage of the Breaking Bad panel and screening at Comic-Con 2012.

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  1. From what we have learned about Walt over the past 4 seasons he’s not going to be happy with someone else getting credit for his work. Granted only a few can really know what happened but Walt won’t be able to stand his son praising Hank.
    I’m willing to bet that in the very next scene when Walt goes to talk to Skylar he will be laying down the law.
    Seriously, the season premire can’t come fast enough. I can’t wait!!!

  2. “The uploader has not made this video available in your country.”.

    Insert sad face… here.

    • WE ARE THE ONE ,WE ARE THE ONE ,WE ARE THE WORLD ..f****** s***

    • Go to hidemyass.com and paste the link from the clip there.

      I’m from Holland myself and it wasn’t available in my country as well but I did manage to see it :P

      Enjoy your preview !!!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjFtBAd3lUk

      Enjoy :)

  3. Remind me… (Spoilers for S4)… did Skylar know that Walt was working for Gus? Or was that bitchy “He knows” comment just her putting it together based on all the news info that Walt Jr. repeated?

    • It wasn’t specifically stated to her that he was working for Gus but through all the events that happened she pretty much put it together.

  4. Walt will go out in a blaze of glory…

  5. I’m currently rewatching Breaking Bad……AGAIN and I still can’t grasp why they are going to walk away from one of the best shows out there. Granted I am clueless as to where they would go after season 5 (and season 5.5) but I am willing to take the leap of faith to find out.

    • they are stoopping the show because theres no more to right about the story needs to come to an end without pointless seasons like the sopranos …end on a good note and go out strong and keep dragging on

      • yes, yes, I know the argument but I don’t think the story is at an end.

  6. the best part of breaking bad is that i keep forgetting walt isn’t the protagonist and that his demise will be the fact that after everything he has been through multi-murders,manipulating people, lying,cooking and distributing meth,poisoning kids,being kidnapped,ex ex he could stop everything and just live a normal life! but he will not cause he broke bad a long time ago and he loves the power and i think he wouldnt mind getting caught cause he is the largest best and most intelligent meth cooker in the southwest or the world and walt loves that power i mean the only reason he took out , (3 step ahead of everyone) gus fring is because gus hated hector so bad he let his rage get the best of him and thats when walt pounced and got his chance to kill and rest easy but walt loves the excitment now and things will come to justice sooner then later

  7. Google season 5 clip (should be first link) there is a video showing a few clips of season 5…. It looked as if Hank was helping cook….

  8. in the trailer hank has a hazard suit on probably because its a toxic area but u def see walt in disguise with hair and a beard in two scens 1. in the bathroom at the sink where it looks like he is giving a orange envelope to the guy who looks like the one who sold walt his 38.snub. then anther one where walt is being camera shot from the trnlu of a car …interesting? not to mention pinkman literlly jumps in front of a angry mike point a gun at walt

  9. IS THE HAIR ON WALTS HEAD AND BEARD REAL ? IS THE CANCER GONE? OR IS THIS FAKE?

  10. MIKE YELLS AT HANK SAYING DO U EVEN KNOW WHAT U HAVE DONE?!!! SO IM THINKING WALT GOT A s*** STORM OF PROBLEMS COMING HIS WAY IN THE FIRST 10 MIN OF SEASON 5 OR THE SAME DAY DIRECTLY AFTER SEASON 4

  11. what happened with the scene with the fat dude stuffin a thumm up he asse?

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