How great was last week's Breaking Bad, you guys? I'm so thrilled the show got right into the biggest confrontation we'd been waiting for, instead of teasing it throughout the last of these final episodes. Now that we're coming up on the second episode of the second half of season 5 -- gah, that's a tongue-twister -- our obvious next course of action is to frantically theorize about what we're going to see tonight.
The preview for the next episode, titled "Buried," included juuuuust enough information to make some guesses about what's next for Walt and the gang. Spoiler warning: read no further if you're not caught up with the season to date!
Let's start by taking a look at the promo for "Buried," which is briefly described as "While Skyler’s past catches up with her, Walt covers his tracks. Jesse continues to struggle with his guilt." Here's the clip:
It sounds like we can assume that Hank is going to be totally consumed with pursuing Walt, based on his line, "I can be the man who caught him. The lives he's destroyed… he's a monster." But who is he talking to? Is it deputy Gomez? Maybe even … Marie? If he tells Marie, that would open up a whole fascinating realm of possibilities based on Marie's reaction. You'd think she would immediately go to Skyler, but they've always had kind of a touchy relationship, so maybe not?
Walt's looking for Jesse ("Just find Jesse," which he's presumably saying to Saul), but I wonder if he's talking to Jesse when he says "You better not be saying what I think you're saying." Jesse's in a hell of a downward spiral, using drugs again to try and mask the depression and guilt he's feeling. If Jesse finds out about what Hank knows, he might be tempted to turn himself in -- hence, Walt's threat.
What is Skyler "so sorry" about? Since the synopsis refers to her past catching up with her, that makes me think the whole IRS/Ted business is coming back to haunt her. Plus, there's this image released by AMC a while back:
I'm thinking the thing they're burying here is their money, pulled from storage?
Of course, there's only one way to know what's really going to happen in tonight's show, which is why I plan to be firmly planted in front of the TV as soon as I get my kids to bed. Happy viewing, fellow Breaking Bad fans.
Are you looking forward to tonight's episode? What do you think is going to happen?
Images via AMC