In case you’ve been living in an underground meth lab for the last few years, let us remind you: the end of Breaking Bad is nigh. There are only four episodes left in the acclaimed AMC crime drama’s five-season run. Questions abound: Will high school chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) pay dearly for becoming a murdering meth lord? Or will he somehow dig a way out of the mess that he’s created? Will his ex-partner Jesse (Aaron Paul) and DEA brother-in-law Hank (Dean Norris) — or his advancing cancer — exact revenge on him? Will anyone order the tableside guacamole?
EW headed to Albuquerque to visit the set earlier this year and got a peek at the final days of shooting, and you can read all about it in this week’s cover story. The cast and producers warn: Brace yourself for some of the drama’s darkest moments yet, as well as plenty of surprises. “All plates are spinning,” says Cranston. “Everybody has to be thinking at the top of their game. Walt is dealing with his physical limitations. So all kinds of things come into play. And there’s also an adventure that is very exciting and opens things up. What can I say? It gets badder before it gets baaaaad.” Series creator Vince Gilligan frames it in a slightly different way. “There are going to be a lot of holy s—! moments. Buckle up. And gird your loins. Because we’re not going out with a whimper.”
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