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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn On What’s Next For Walt White

Anna Gunn as Skyler White in a scene from “Breaking Bad.” (AP/AMC, Ursula Coyote)

Fans of AMC’s critically acclaimed series, “Breaking Bad,” have been pondering what’s next for Walt White, since the explosive season four finale last year, when the chemistry teacher-turned-crystal meth manufacturer poisoned a child and blew up part of a nursing home to get rid of his competition.

Season 5 premieres Sunday with Walt, played by Emmy-winning actor Bryan Cranston, preparing to take over the drug empire, along with his partner, Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul.

Along for the ride is Walt’s wife, Skyler, played by television and stage veteran actress Anna Gunn.

When the series began, Walt was the hero. He began cooking crystal meth as a way to bank money for his family, while he faced terminal lung cancer. But then, he was unexpectedly cured, but he was in the grips of the drug trade, and found he liked the money and the power.

After discovering Walt’s secret life, Skyler eventually joined in, by setting up a money laundering business in a local car wash. But now, Skyler is beginning to fear for her safety, as Walt goes deeper down the rabbit hole.

Series creator Vince Gilligan has said all along that the series will show the progression of someone who starts as the hero and ends as the villain.

The final season will bring that story to a close, but viewers will have to wait until next summer for the conclusion. AMC has decided to split the fifth season into two mini-seasons, showing half this summer and the rest in the summer of 2013.

Guest:

  • Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad” actress

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  • Drsteevo

    Breaking Bad is the best show in the last 20 years (maybe longer).  

  • snowgecko

    1) Since we do not have cable, I had been anxiously awaiting the release of Season 4 on DVD.  Right now I am smack in the middle of Season 4 and quite pissed that Robin gave away two major plot twists in this morning’s Here and Now!  A “spoiler alert” before a spoiler would be much appreciated!

    2) I completely agree with Drsteevo.

    • NeedACleverName

       I’m sorry that you were “spoiled”, but Season 4 ended last October.  Is something that aired 9 months ago really a spoiler?  ;)

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003000884786 Navin R Johnson

         I agree, I think snowgecko is beyond the statute of limitations on complaining about spoilers.

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