Poster for BREAKING BAD: Season 5 – Part 1

     June 4, 2012


The first half of Breaking Bad‘s final season premieres in a little over a month (July 15, to be exact), and promotions for what is certain to be an explosive encounter are starting to drop like one-eyed toy bears from a plane crash overhead.

For those who still haven’t regained sufficient respiratory functions since last year’s heart-attack-inducing finale, seeing where Walter White has ended up (and more importantly, where his relationship with Jesse stands) will be a welcomed, if slightly feared, reveal. Check out after the jump how the new poster suggests the weary despot formerly known as Heisenberg might make a decent prospect to take the Iron Throne (or the Presidency). Further, take heed of Aaron Paul‘s (Jesse Pinkman) comments on how to prepare for the new season.


He is the danger. He is the one who knocks. But he really needs to consult a decorator.

Season Four left us with plenty of questions. Did Walter poison Brock? Was Saul involved? Will Jesse find out (and find out about Jane)? And what will happen when and if he does? Walt finally and completely “broke bad” last year, establishing himself not (in Wire terms) as a Gus-like Stringer Bell or even the militant Avon Barksdale, but as the nihilist Marlo. No Jubilee for you!

As if there was any doubt that the upcoming season was going to be a stunner, Aaron Paul said via Twitter, “Breaking Bad will return to your Television sometime in July. Make sure u wear your diapers because I’m pretty sure u will shit yourself.” [sic]

Ding ding ding ding ding!