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(The Hollywood Reporter)   The first half of the final season of Breaking Bad will begin airing on July 15th and end sometime in September, meaning we'll have to wait an agonizing ten months for resolution   (hollywoodreporter.com ) divider line
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2012-05-22 12:38:34 AM  
That's how it's going to be? Jimmies are rustled. So, in 2014 I can buy the complete series?
 
2012-05-22 12:39:36 AM  
Dammit.

I almost wish they ended the series with the last episode. My fear is that whatever ending might come up with won't top that episode.

But I have hope. Love that show.
 
2012-05-22 12:48:00 AM  
*ding* ding*ding*ding* BOOM!!! Straightens tie to look nice with half a head.

So much awesomeness.
 
2012-05-22 12:48:02 AM  

marcre3363: Dammit.

I almost wish they ended the series with the last episode. My fear is that whatever ending might come up with won't top that episode.

But I have hope. Love that show.


I am optimistic. Each season has gotten progressively better. It's like a reverse Dexter.
 
2012-05-22 12:58:53 AM  
WHY DO THEY DO THIS?!

Is it because of scheduling, or do they sadistically make more money this way so they can milk it for all it's worth?

WHY?!
 
2012-05-22 01:01:29 AM  
That should give Netflix plenty of time to remove their collective heads from their collective asses and put up season 4.
 
2012-05-22 01:02:44 AM  
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2012-05-22 01:04:22 AM  

I Like Bread: That should give Netflix plenty of time to remove their collective heads from their collective asses and put up season 4.


Pretty soon it will just be for children's programming.

It definitely kicks ass for that.
 
2012-05-22 01:19:55 AM  
I've been waiting so damn long for this season and I'm actually glad they split it up.

I just can't imagine the empty feeling I'll have after this show is over


Walts gonna do some farked up shiat I mean he already _________________

I don't want to spoil it
 
2012-05-22 01:23:20 AM  
I'm intrigued to see what kind of attention is going to come from Gus' Chilean contacts, if the mexicant cartels wouldn't touch him, what kind of protection did he have?
 
2012-05-22 01:33:50 AM  

Girion47: I'm intrigued to see what kind of attention is going to come from Gus' Chilean contacts, if the mexicant cartels wouldn't touch him, what kind of protection did he have?


Don't know about Chile, but definitely expect these guys to play a role in the upcoming season. And also expect them to not be very pleased with Walter.
 
2012-05-22 01:34:50 AM  

Fade2black: WHY DO THEY DO THIS?!

Is it because of scheduling, or do they sadistically make more money this way so they can milk it for all it's worth?

WHY?!


It allows them to be eligible for two years worth of awards, for one.
 
2012-05-22 01:41:56 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: I Like Bread: That should give Netflix plenty of time to remove their collective heads from their collective asses and put up season 4.

Pretty soon it will just be for children's programming.

It definitely kicks ass for that.


Oh? Do they have Batman: TAS?
 
2012-05-22 01:53:29 AM  
Can't wait to discover what Walt Jr. is going to have for breakfast.
 
2012-05-22 01:54:15 AM  
with the final half of the season returning in summer 2013.

So it will be around the start of 2014 when I finally get to marathon the final season?

F*ck you, time.
 
2012-05-22 01:59:51 AM  

Fade2black: WHY DO THEY DO THIS?!

Is it because of scheduling, or do they sadistically make more money this way so they can milk it for all it's worth?

WHY?!


Right there. That's why the final season of the Sopranos took so farking long. They know there's no more money coming in past the DVD sales and they have to get all they can.
 
2012-05-22 02:09:58 AM  
I'm glad. Looking forward to things keeps me alive.
 
2012-05-22 02:32:34 AM  

I Like Bread: StoPPeRmobile: I Like Bread: That should give Netflix plenty of time to remove their collective heads from their collective asses and put up season 4.

Pretty soon it will just be for children's programming.

It definitely kicks ass for that.

Oh? Do they have Batman: TAS?


no, but they have X-men so that's something.
 
2012-05-22 03:19:45 AM  
The creator said he is glad the season is getting split up, because it allows him ample time to make it the best possible. Quit your biatching.
 
2012-05-22 04:03:35 AM  

Fade2black: WHY DO THEY DO THIS?!

Is it because of scheduling, or do they sadistically make more money this way so they can milk it for all it's worth?

WHY?!


Because AMC are idiots and people still watch Mad Men.
 
2012-05-22 04:16:49 AM  

ParagonComplex: The creator said he is glad the season is getting split up, because it allows him ample time to make it the best possible. Quit your biatching.


THIS! Quality takes time. Would you rather wait a bit longer and have an epic conclusion to one of the greatest shows ever? Or have it rushed just so that fans don't stop whining on message boards about how unfair it is?
 
2012-05-22 04:47:02 AM  
The wait could be worse. Look at Sherlock with well over a year between series and then only three episodes per series.
 
2012-05-22 05:02:02 AM  

GoHomeAndGetYourShinebox: ParagonComplex: The creator said he is glad the season is getting split up, because it allows him ample time to make it the best possible. Quit your biatching.

THIS! Quality takes time. Would you rather wait a bit longer and have an epic conclusion to one of the greatest shows ever? Or have it rushed just so that fans don't stop whining on message boards about how unfair it is?


They usually do 13 episodes a season and their quality is top notch. This is a bad move, and it's for revenue, not "quality". Usually, the first half of the season is build-up and the second half is payoff. So now, we either get build up, 10 months of nothing, and then payoff, or we get two rushed mini-stories. Either way, the art suffers in favor of commerce. And VG and Company are only taking 4 months off between half seasons, anyway. AMC could've at the very least aired the second half of the season in early Spring.
 
2012-05-22 05:09:18 AM  

marcre3363: Dammit.

I almost wish they ended the series with the last episode. My fear is that whatever ending might come up with won't top that episode.

But I have hope. Love that show.


Lot of people say this and it puzzles me. There's clearly so much more story to tell. It would've been horrible to stop at the end of S4. So many unanswered questions. The first and foremost being "how long until Jesse starts wondering why his cigarette disappeared"? There's also Mike lurking about.
 
2012-05-22 08:10:02 AM  

eddiesocket: marcre3363: Dammit.

I almost wish they ended the series with the last episode. My fear is that whatever ending might come up with won't top that episode.

But I have hope. Love that show.

Lot of people say this and it puzzles me. There's clearly so much more story to tell. It would've been horrible to stop at the end of S4. So many unanswered questions. The first and foremost being "how long until Jesse starts wondering why his cigarette disappeared"? There's also Mike lurking about.


My theory is still that, right now Walt and Jesse think they've killed off the head of the "monster", but, Gus was really just a pimple on the world wide mega-ring financed by the German company, and Mike was essentially a babysitter to Gus for them (a very pissed off babysitter now). If that is the landscape, that will really open up a lot for the final seasonettes.
 
2012-05-22 08:37:40 AM  

eddiesocket: GoHomeAndGetYourShinebox: ParagonComplex: The creator said he is glad the season is getting split up, because it allows him ample time to make it the best possible. Quit your biatching.

THIS! Quality takes time. Would you rather wait a bit longer and have an epic conclusion to one of the greatest shows ever? Or have it rushed just so that fans don't stop whining on message boards about how unfair it is?

They usually do 13 episodes a season and their quality is top notch. This is a bad move, and it's for revenue, not "quality". Usually, the first half of the season is build-up and the second half is payoff. So now, we either get build up, 10 months of nothing, and then payoff, or we get two rushed mini-stories. Either way, the art suffers in favor of commerce. And VG and Company are only taking 4 months off between half seasons, anyway. AMC could've at the very least aired the second half of the season in early Spring.


13 months elapsed between the final episode of season 3 and the first episode of season 4. We are currently in the middle of a 9 month hiatus, and the next one will be 9 months or less. If you're unhappy about it, don't watch. Who are you to say that this all is about revenue? And even if so, it's a business, douchebag. Move to Britain where many series air only 6 episodes per year.
 
2012-05-22 08:42:04 AM  

eddiesocket: The first and foremost being "how long until Jesse starts wondering why his cigarette disappeared"?


Huh. I didn't really think that was all that important. People lose shiat.
But you may be onto something there.
 
2012-05-22 08:44:02 AM  

wedding vegetables: marcre3363: Dammit.

I almost wish they ended the series with the last episode. My fear is that whatever ending might come up with won't top that episode.

But I have hope. Love that show.

I am optimistic. Each season has gotten progressively better. It's like a reverse Dexter.



In general, yes. But season 4 of Dexter with John Lithgow was the best.
/Writers have seen to have forgotten that Dexter is supposed to be a sociopath with no real feelings.
 
2012-05-22 08:55:13 AM  

Flappyhead: Fade2black: WHY DO THEY DO THIS?!

Is it because of scheduling, or do they sadistically make more money this way so they can milk it for all it's worth?

WHY?!

Right there. That's why the final season of the Sopranos took so farking long. They know there's no more money coming in past the DVD sales and they have to get all they can.


Sopranos is on AMC.
 
2012-05-22 08:58:30 AM  

GoHomeAndGetYourShinebox: eddiesocket: GoHomeAndGetYourShinebox: ParagonComplex: The creator said he is glad the season is getting split up, because it allows him ample time to make it the best possible. Quit your biatching.

THIS! Quality takes time. Would you rather wait a bit longer and have an epic conclusion to one of the greatest shows ever? Or have it rushed just so that fans don't stop whining on message boards about how unfair it is?

They usually do 13 episodes a season and their quality is top notch. This is a bad move, and it's for revenue, not "quality". Usually, the first half of the season is build-up and the second half is payoff. So now, we either get build up, 10 months of nothing, and then payoff, or we get two rushed mini-stories. Either way, the art suffers in favor of commerce. And VG and Company are only taking 4 months off between half seasons, anyway. AMC could've at the very least aired the second half of the season in early Spring.

13 months elapsed between the final episode of season 3 and the first episode of season 4. We are currently in the middle of a 9 month hiatus, and the next one will be 9 months or less. If you're unhappy about it, don't watch. Who are you to say that this all is about revenue? And even if so, it's a business, douchebag. Move to Britain where many series air only 6 episodes per year.


Who am I to say? Are you really arguing that this is an artistic choice, to halt a story in the middle for ten months? And I'm pretty sure I'm allowed to biatch about things I believe will hurt my enjoyment of a show I love . If not, then you've just invalidated 50% of the internet.
 
2012-05-22 09:03:52 AM  

Lipspinach: eddiesocket: The first and foremost being "how long until Jesse starts wondering why his cigarette disappeared"?

Huh. I didn't really think that was all that important. People lose shiat.
But you may be onto something there.


Given that it's the sole reason everything went down, I can't imagine it wont come up again. Jesse even rightly figured out that Saul's henchman stole the cig, until Walt convinced him otherwise. Jesse isn't book smart, but he's not an idiot, either.
 
2012-05-22 09:09:07 AM  

dletter: eddiesocket: marcre3363: Dammit.

I almost wish they ended the series with the last episode. My fear is that whatever ending might come up with won't top that episode.

But I have hope. Love that show.

Lot of people say this and it puzzles me. There's clearly so much more story to tell. It would've been horrible to stop at the end of S4. So many unanswered questions. The first and foremost being "how long until Jesse starts wondering why his cigarette disappeared"? There's also Mike lurking about.

My theory is still that, right now Walt and Jesse think they've killed off the head of the "monster", but, Gus was really just a pimple on the world wide mega-ring financed by the German company, and Mike was essentially a babysitter to Gus for them (a very pissed off babysitter now). If that is the landscape, that will really open up a lot for the final seasonettes.


Hmm, I'm not sure I'd like to see Gus posthumously neutered like that. I think that Hank and the Jesse will be next season's Big Bads. Or "Big Goods", if you prefer.
 
2012-05-22 09:11:04 AM  
When will last season pop up on Netflix? I need to catch up.
 
2012-05-22 09:25:42 AM  

eddiesocket: dletter: eddiesocket: marcre3363: Dammit.

I almost wish they ended the series with the last episode. My fear is that whatever ending might come up with won't top that episode.

But I have hope. Love that show.

Lot of people say this and it puzzles me. There's clearly so much more story to tell. It would've been horrible to stop at the end of S4. So many unanswered questions. The first and foremost being "how long until Jesse starts wondering why his cigarette disappeared"? There's also Mike lurking about.

My theory is still that, right now Walt and Jesse think they've killed off the head of the "monster", but, Gus was really just a pimple on the world wide mega-ring financed by the German company, and Mike was essentially a babysitter to Gus for them (a very pissed off babysitter now). If that is the landscape, that will really open up a lot for the final seasonettes.

Hmm, I'm not sure I'd like to see Gus posthumously neutered like that. I think that Hank and the Jesse will be next season's Big Bads. Or "Big Goods", if you prefer.


I don't know that I see it as "neutered". It doesn't mean Gus wasn't "big" (especially in his own mind), but, Gus was still part of an even larger "enterprise". If it doesn't play out that way, then, I guess the whole German company connection was a Season 4 "McGuffin" to an extent, but, I think it wasn't just thrown out there to be window dressing, especially with other things, like that Mike seems to be possibly from german descent, and as stated, is clearly still "out there". IMO, you can't just write off Mike (unless they show that he died near the beginning of season 5). Either Mike is what I said he was, or, Mike is now a wandering "free agent" and decides to partner up with Walt and/or Jesse.
 
2012-05-22 09:32:18 AM  

dletter: eddiesocket: dletter: eddiesocket: marcre3363: Dammit.

I almost wish they ended the series with the last episode. My fear is that whatever ending might come up with won't top that episode.

But I have hope. Love that show.

Lot of people say this and it puzzles me. There's clearly so much more story to tell. It would've been horrible to stop at the end of S4. So many unanswered questions. The first and foremost being "how long until Jesse starts wondering why his cigarette disappeared"? There's also Mike lurking about.

My theory is still that, right now Walt and Jesse think they've killed off the head of the "monster", but, Gus was really just a pimple on the world wide mega-ring financed by the German company, and Mike was essentially a babysitter to Gus for them (a very pissed off babysitter now). If that is the landscape, that will really open up a lot for the final seasonettes.

Hmm, I'm not sure I'd like to see Gus posthumously neutered like that. I think that Hank and the Jesse will be next season's Big Bads. Or "Big Goods", if you prefer.

I don't know that I see it as "neutered". It doesn't mean Gus wasn't "big" (especially in his own mind), but, Gus was still part of an even larger "enterprise". If it doesn't play out that way, then, I guess the whole German company connection was a Season 4 "McGuffin" to an extent, but, I think it wasn't just thrown out there to be window dressing, especially with other things, like that Mike seems to be possibly from german descent, and as stated, is clearly still "out there". IMO, you can't just write off Mike (unless they show that he died near the beginning of season 5). Either Mike is what I said he was, or, Mike is now a wandering "free agent" and decides to partner up with Walt and/or Jesse.


Oh, I don't want Mike dismissed at all. He has a part to play for sure in the endgame. I just bristled a bit at your "babysitter" comment. That's very dismissive of Gus, IMO.
 
2012-05-22 09:41:47 AM  
I think Madrigal is just a front for either the Chilean Gov or Military. In a flashback about the Salamanca twins, Hector refers to Gus a 'The General'. I figure that Gus is so deep in the Chilean military that the cartel can't touch him.

I'm expecting Gus's Chilean bosses to come looking for the bad ass that finished Gus and Walter getting co-opted into taking Gus's place. I also expect that Hank will get into a position where by the time he finds out Walter is behind it all, Hank won't be in a able to arrest him.

Walter's Cancer will come back and will signal his demise, but he will die by Hanks hand.
 
2012-05-22 09:43:49 AM  

I Like Bread: That should give Netflix plenty of time to remove their collective heads from their collective asses and put up season 4.


I'm guessing that this means you don't have cable TV?

Do you realize that you can buy the episodes the day after they air for less than $3/episode on Amazon? That's what I do -- stream to my TV via Roku. And on top of that, you own the episodes, so you can re-watch them at anytime.

So while that's about $30 more than you'd pay waiting for Netflix, you get the watch the episodes when they premier instead of waiting 10 months, and you get to own them (in the cloud).
 
2012-05-22 09:48:58 AM  

Claka: I think Madrigal is just a front for either the Chilean Gov or Military. In a flashback about the Salamanca twins, Hector refers to Gus a 'The General'. I figure that Gus is so deep in the Chilean military that the cartel can't touch him.

I'm expecting Gus's Chilean bosses to come looking for the bad ass that finished Gus and Walter getting co-opted into taking Gus's place. I also expect that Hank will get into a position where by the time he finds out Walter is behind it all, Hank won't be in a able to arrest him.

Walter's Cancer will come back and will signal his demise, but he will die by Hanks hand.


Eh, I like your Chilean cartel stuff, but I think Hank will be the one dying. If anyone kills Walt (a big if), it's Jesse
 
2012-05-22 11:12:08 AM  

thornhill: I Like Bread: That should give Netflix plenty of time to remove their collective heads from their collective asses and put up season 4.

I'm guessing that this means you don't have cable TV?

Do you realize that you can buy the episodes the day after they air for less than $3/episode on Amazon? That's what I do -- stream to my TV via Roku. And on top of that, you own the episodes, so you can re-watch them at anytime.

So while that's about $30 more than you'd pay waiting for Netflix, you get the watch the episodes when they premier instead of waiting 10 months, and you get to own them (in the cloud).


Have you people never heard of bitTorrent?
 
2012-05-22 11:19:36 AM  
At least Amazon is giving me a "projected delivery" date in June for Season 4.
Which I ordered over a year ago.
 
2012-05-22 11:23:09 AM  
Ok this is just farking torture.
 
2012-05-22 11:50:21 AM  

Salt Lick Steady: thornhill: I Like Bread: That should give Netflix plenty of time to remove their collective heads from their collective asses and put up season 4.

I'm guessing that this means you don't have cable TV?

Do you realize that you can buy the episodes the day after they air for less than $3/episode on Amazon? That's what I do -- stream to my TV via Roku. And on top of that, you own the episodes, so you can re-watch them at anytime.

So while that's about $30 more than you'd pay waiting for Netflix, you get the watch the episodes when they premier instead of waiting 10 months, and you get to own them (in the cloud).

Have you people never heard of bitTorrent?


I'm not going to steal the show, if that's what you're suggesting.
 
2012-05-22 12:11:49 PM  

oukewldave: I am optimistic. Each season has gotten progressively better. It's like a reverse Dexter.


In general, yes. But season 4 of Dexter with John Lithgow was the best.
/Writers have seen to have forgotten that Dexter is supposed to be a sociopath with no real feelings.

Dexter

has sucked since season three. The first two were the only good ones of the series. By rights, the show should be off the air, but Showtime loves Dexter's ratings, so it remains. Same thing with Weeds.

As for Breaking Bad, there is still a lot of story to tell. Will Hank find out about Walt? Will Jesse learn what Walt did when he had a chance to save his girlfriend's life (when she began to choke on her vomit)? Will Jesse learn who was behind the child's near-fatal poisoning last season? What will Walt Jr do when he learns the truth about his dad? Is Walt's cancer back? (It was hinted last season that it was.) If so, how will that play out now that he is apparently the new local meth kingpin?

I, for one, am not bothered by the splitting of the final season - there are several other great TV shows to keep me distracted in the meantime - and can't wait until July 15.
 
2012-05-22 12:26:13 PM  
I am now about 5 episodes from the end of season 4. Holy fark what a good show.

/ Did not read this thread due to a God's honest fear of SPOILERS!!!
 
2012-05-22 12:45:44 PM  
It would have been the perfect show if it had ended with season 4. There is nothing else that needs doing. It can only go downhill from here...
 
2012-05-22 01:08:43 PM  

animal900: It would have been the perfect show if it had ended with season 4. There is nothing else that needs doing. It can only go downhill from here...


??? There are at least a dozen or so dangling plot threads.
 
2012-05-22 02:15:20 PM  

eddiesocket: animal900: It would have been the perfect show if it had ended with season 4. There is nothing else that needs doing. It can only go downhill from here...

??? There are at least a dozen or so dangling plot threads.


At least! Just a few of the possibilities:

1) Mike returns. Does he go after Walt? Does he join him? Threaten/force him back to work?
2) Those for whom Gus worked go after Walt. Chile connections? Madrigal Electromotive? Do they force Walt to continue producing like he was in the lab?
3) Hank is brought back into the agency, seeing that he was correct in his assumptions. Do they give him full access to resources to continue his investigation?
4) Hank investigates the explosion. He investigates the laundromat. He gets access to Gus' computers and finds video footage.
5) Since he was correct about everything else, Hank is back on Jesse Pinkman like white on rice.
6) Will Jesse suspect and accuse Walt of poisoning Brock?
7) Will Walt Jr. ever learn to like veggie bacon?

This is just the tip of the iceberg. So many more potential storylines that are intriguing enough to be unlikely to fail.
 
2012-05-22 03:36:50 PM  

otherginger: At least Amazon is giving me a "projected delivery" date in June for Season 4.
Which I ordered over a year ago.


You ordered season 4 more than three months before it aired on AMC?
 
2012-05-22 03:40:02 PM  

eddiesocket: animal900: It would have been the perfect show if it had ended with season 4. There is nothing else that needs doing. It can only go downhill from here...

??? There are at least a dozen or so dangling plot threads.


call it the Lost problem: sometimes writers royally screw up a good show by trying (and failing) to wrap up loose ends.

Many people, myself included, are happy to live with unanswered questions if the storytelling is compelling and the questions they DO answer are done in a convincing fashion. The end of Season 4 was nearly note perfect.
 
2012-05-22 04:29:06 PM  

rynthetyn: The wait could be worse. Look at Sherlock with well over a year between series and then only three episodes per series.


THIS
That was one hell of an off season.

I waited the six or seven years between books four and five of A Song of Ice and Fire. Start reading folks. Plenty of action and character development like really good television, but the wait time can suck.

/love Breaking Bad
//I'll watch whenever it comes back
 
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