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#599262 - 07/06/12 09:11 PM breaking bad : season 5
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Premieres July 15, next Sunday. Reportedly the final season.

Here's a few promo pics, which to me suggest a tone of denouement, and a deeper focus on the relationship between Walt and Jesse.









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#599266 - 07/06/12 10:25 PM Re: breaking bad : season 5 [Re: madget]
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I wonder if that series of ads suggests a story where Walt's left alone.
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#599269 - 07/07/12 12:08 AM Re: breaking bad : season 5 [Re: Charles Reece]
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There are a few others floating around as well.

I like the first one a lot. It's really nicely understated and ever so slightly evocative of mugshots.

I wonder if there's any chance of either character simply ending up in prison.

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#599272 - 07/07/12 12:43 AM Re: breaking bad : season 5 [Re: madget]
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My prediction is that Walt kills Jesse after he gets Jesse to kill Hank. And his wife learns to accept it all.
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#599276 - 07/07/12 02:11 AM Re: breaking bad : season 5 [Re: Charles Reece]
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That might be pretty good. I think the purpose of the Jesse character ran out some time in Season three and didn't buy the "we've got a shorthand between us" line at all (reminded me of Ayn Rand's "When I see things, I see things" justification of Rearden Metal). The new lab assistant might as well have been named McGuffin.
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#599312 - 07/09/12 02:35 AM Re: breaking bad : season 5 [Re: Allen Montgomery]
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In fairness, I don't think even Walt bought that rationale. He somehow sees Jesse as a kind of son to him and simply wanted to save him. Since this relationship is very much at the heart of things narratively, it's difficult to envision Walt killing Jesse, although there would certainly be no question re: Walt completing the promised arc of "Breaking Bad." I don't think they'll go quite that dark. I think Jesse will survive and -- to a greater extent than other characters -- escape consequence. If I were a betting man I'd say it's more likely Jesse will kill Walt than the other way around. It's possible that what happened to Jane, and Brock, etc., will all come out this season.

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#599313 - 07/09/12 02:38 AM Re: breaking bad : season 5 [Re: madget]
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Also, while it's a minor detail, in many of the promo pics Jesse's t-shirt is decorated with a grenade made of bones. It could imply Jesse is going to "explode" this season in some way. E.g. murdering Walt. Although I guess it could just as easily imply that he's going to get killed himself.

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#599482 - 07/13/12 08:32 PM Re: breaking bad : season 5 [Re: madget]
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Maybe so, but do we all agree that Hank's a goner?
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#599483 - 07/13/12 09:06 PM Re: breaking bad : season 5 [Re: Charles Reece]
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I'm not a fan of cops in real life, and typically loathe the TV variety, but Hank is the most likeable character on this show (yes, I realize that's not much of a compliment). So, yeah, probably dead. I doubt very seriously they'd have the guts to put the ending of Falling Down on this.
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#599484 - 07/13/12 09:34 PM Re: breaking bad : season 5 [Re: Allen Montgomery]
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I watched that last year, but can't remember the ending.
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