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Breaking Bad's Final Episode of 2012 Airs Tonight

As I write this, we're just a few hours out from "Gliding Over All," the midseason finale of Breaking Bad's fifth and final season. There's a strong argument to be made for this being the show's finest year yet, which makes it even harder to say goodbye to the series until it returns for its final stretch of episodes next summer. 

Tonight's episode, like last week's "Say My Name," wasn't released to the press in advance, so I have no idea what's going to happen. We'll undoubtedly see some fallout from last week's episode, which saw Walt (Bryan Cranston) lose his temper with Mike (Jonathan Banks) for the final time, shooting him in a fit of anger. Walt tried to apologize for this decision while Mike sat dying on the riverbank, but Mike wouldn't hear any of it and preferred to die in peace, falling to the ground as the episode ended. 

How the hell is Breaking Bad going to follow that up? 

All we know for sure about tonight's episode is that Walt meets with Lydia to get the names of potential informants (as seen in this sneak peek) and that the scenes depicted vaguely in these photos also occur. I've got a few guesses, which you can read here, but there's really no earthly way of knowing which direction Breaking Bad is going. 

"Gliding Over All" takes its title from the Walt Whitman poem of the same name (Walt, eh?), which reads: 

GLIDING o'er all, through all,
Through Nature, Time, and Space,
As a ship on the waters advancing,
The voyage of the soul--not life alone,
Death, many deaths I'll sing. 

Sounds like Walt finally has no obstacles in his way -- and if he ever does, he won't be afraid to get his hands dirty with more deaths. If I were Lydia, I'd be watching my back. 

What do you think will happen? 

Breaking Bad airs tonight, September 2, at 10/9c on AMC. 


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Show:
- Breaking Bad
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- Bryan Cranston
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- amc

Written by: mcpherson
Sep 2nd, 2012, 10:02 am

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