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AMC’s “Breaking Bad” enters the second half of season five Sunday. From season one to season five, there were several themes addressed. Take a look at six GIFs that we think represent the core of the series.
Season One: The RV
The first recreational-vehicle scene is probably one of the calmer moments of the first season of “Breaking Bad.” At this time, Walt (Bryan Cranston) is barely getting into the process of making crystal meth, but he already proves his ability to make a quality drug.
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Season Two: Heisenberg
Walt slowly starts to transform from a science teacher and father looking to secure the future of his family into a drug manufacturer and dealer with big ambitions. While it is not the first time Walt has used the pseudonym “Heisenberg,” the reputation behind the name grew immensely in season two after rumors spread about Walt’s partner Jesse (Aaron Paul) killing a man.
Season Three: Fring’s Blue
With Walt’s reputation growing, he and Jesse part ways for a time, opening an opportunity for Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), founder of fictional restaurant chain Los Pollos Hermanos and drug kingpin, to finance Walt’s operation and provide him with new equipment in exchange for Walt’s meth.
Season Four: Two-Face
After Gus almost takes Walt and Jesse out of the picture, Walt kills Gus using a homemade explosive attached to the wheelchair of the retired drug-cartel operator Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis). While Gus walks out of the explosion with an appearance reminiscent of Two-Face from the “Batman” series, the two-face theme is also widely present throughout the entire series. Walt initially got into the business to support his family, but the trade has grown so much that he has become megalomaniacal in the process.
Season Five (Part One): Money
Making just enough money for Walt’s family to survive would have been sufficient initially for him. But Skyler (Anna Gunn) shows how out of control his appetite is by bringing him to a storage locker that contains all the money he made after taking Gus Fring out of the picture.
Season Five (Part One End): You Got Me
While reading an annotation from the late chemist and former employee of Gus Fring, Gale Boetticher (David Costabile), Hank (Dean Norris) realizes that the initials W.W. were actually Walt’s, as in Walter White. The scene cuts to a flashback before cutting back to Hank’s reaction after he finally puts the pieces together.
What do you think will happen in the second half of the final season? Let us know in the comments section.