How much is enough? How much is too much? Be it money, drugs, lives [innocent and those not so much] lost. Secrets, regrets, betrayal. These are the questions season five's characters on AMC's 13 emmy nominated hit Breaking Bad have been struggling with to find answers.
Skyler, Jesse, & Mike have all reached an 'enough is enough' point with Walt. But Walt aka 'Heisenberg' aka 'the king' of meth makers is not trying to hear that from any of them.
Walt is determined to have it all his way all the time every day. No matter the fallout. Any resemblance to the cancer stricken man with the sympathetic 'a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do to provide for his loved ones' mind set has vanished.
Because Walt has beaten cancer, and he has more money than needed for several lifetimes to provide for his family. The desperate situation that got him involved in meth production, like his tumors, no longer exists.
But like a blue magic addicted tweaker, Walt is addicted the rush of power he holds.
Breaking Bad's 5th and final season consists of 16 episodes airing in 2 sections. The first 8 episodes airing during Summer 2012. The 7th and 8th episodes of Breaking Bad's 5th season will air Sunday August 26th and Sunday September 2nd 2012 on AMC at 10:00pm ET Please check your local listings.
[Source: Wikipedia] The fifth and final season of the American television drama series Breaking Bad premiered on July 15, 2012. It will consist of 16 episodes, each running approximately 47 minutes in length. AMC will broadcast the fifth season on Sundays at 10:00 pm ET in the United States. The season will be split into two parts, each containing eight episodes, with the second half debuting in summer 2013.
*SPOILER ALERT!* For viewers who have not seen episodes 1-8, the first half of Breaking Bad's 5th season, the following synopsis contains spoilers. *SPOILERS IN AMC YOUTTUBE VIDEO AND THE 4 PARAGRAPHS BELOW*
[Sources: Wikipedia/wikia/AMC] Season 5 Story Arc: Walter White (Bryan Cranston) disposes of anything linking him to his successful plot against Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) — the pipe bomb materials, the Lily of the Valley plant that he used to poison Brock (Ian Posada) while duping Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) into thinking Gus did it, and Gus' office laptop via an industrial electromagnet.
Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) joins Walter and Jesse in their new cartel ownership, while not trusting Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (Laura Fraser), an executive with Madrigal Electromotive GmbH, the parent company of Gus' Los Pollos Hermanos. Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) suggests different sites for the cooking process, but none are satisfactory, save for one — a pest control company known as Vamonos Pest. Walter and Jesse use the business' fumigation tent on random houses as a mobile laboratory.
Skyler White (Anna Gunn), after realizing that Walter is not exactly "free" from his meth-making past, begins to fear for her and her children's lives, wondering if the danger will return. After attempting suicide in the pool, she tells Walter that she will just patiently wait for his cancer to come back.
Meanwhile, the methlyamine flow is disrupted forcing Walter, Jesse, and Mike to rob a train carrying a large shipment. The heist was nearly compromised when a kid spotted them, but he was shot by a new partner hire, Todd. As the DEA began to track Mike, and the recent death of the kid, both Jesse and Mike decide to leave Vamonos Pest.
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[Source: AMC Press Release] New York - July 16, 2012, - Last night's season five debut of AMC's "Breaking Bad " was the most watched episode in the history of the series. From 10pm - 11pm, the network earned a 2.2 HH rating delivering 2.9 million viewers. This marks an increase of +22%/ +14% respectively.
Even more impressive is the exceptional growth among the coveted 18-49 demo, which saw a +34% increase versus last season's premiere. Among the Adults 25-54 demo, "Breaking Bad " delivered 1.8 million marking an increase of +28%. For the night, "Breaking Bad's " season 5 premiere attracted 3.5 million viewers with the 10:00 pm EST premiere and the 11:30pm EST encore.
In August, AMC announced the final 16 episodes to conclude the series. "Breaking Bad " airs on AMC Sunday nights at 10pm ET/PT.
"From day one, 'Breaking Bad' has been a passion project for all of us at AMC. This show has helped define what our brand stands for in terms of supporting quality storytelling and creative risk-taking. Working with these terrifically creative people on such outstanding material has been a joy-filled ride. I'm so pleased to share this success with the entire 'Breaking Bad' team," said Charlie Collier, AMC's president. "We look forward to sharing the final 16 episodes with 'Breaking Bad's' passionate fans. As our marketing campaign says, "All hail 'The King.' "
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July 2012: Breaking Bad Lands 13 Emmy Nominations
This morning the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced their nominees for the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and Breaking Bad was honored with a total of 13 nominations -- five of which spanned such categories as Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actor, and Outstanding Supporting Actress.
The nominations are part of 34 garnered by AMC this year, with an additional 17 nominations going to Mad Men, 3 to The Walking Dead and one to Hell on Wheels.
Breaking Bad, in its third nomination for Outstanding Drama, will be up against Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, and AMC's own Mad Men.
Bryan Cranston, going for his fourth consecutive win for Outstanding Actor (in years for which he was eligible), shares the category with Steve Buscemi of Boardwalk Empire, Michael C. Hall of Dexter, Hugh Bonneville of Downton Abbey, Damian Lewis of Homeland, and Mad Men's Jon Hamm.
Aaron Paul, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor for the third straight year and for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman joins Giancarlo Esposito, who was nominated for his portrayal of Gustavo Fring. The two are up against Brendan Coyle and Jim Carter of Downton Abbey, Peter Dinklage of Game of Thrones, and Jared Harris of Mad Men.
Anna Gunn, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Skyler White will compete with Maggie Smith and Joanne Froggatt of Downton Abbey, Archie Panjabi and Christine Baranski of The Good Wife, and Christina Hendricks of Mad Men
Mark Margolis, too, was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor for his portrayal of Tio Salamanca. He's up against Dylan Baker and Michael J. Fox of The Good Wife, Jeremy Davies of Justified, Ben Feldman of Mad Men, and Jason Ritter of Parenthood.
Breaking Bad also received eight other nominations: Michael Slovis was nominated for Outstanding Cinematography for the third straight year, Vince Gilligan for Outstanding Directing for the second straight year, Skip MacDonald for Single-Camera Picture Editing for the second straight year, and Kelley Dixon for Single-Camera Picture Editing. The Season 4 Finale, "Face Off," also received nominations for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, Outstanding Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series and Outstanding Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.
The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sun., Sep. 23 on ABC.