Only three episodes remain in Breaking Bad, and the upcoming "Ozymandias" is reportedly show creator Vince Gilligan's favorite episode of the entire series. AMC released exactly NO new footage in the promo for this Sunday's show, choosing instead to include more footage from the cliffhanger stand-off in last week's episode, narrated by a voicemail message left for Walt by Skyler.
Gilligan's high praise for "Ozymandias" combined with AMC's atypical choice of being so secretive about the "next on" scenes has me SERIOUSLY looking forward to Sunday evening. Also, I've got some juicy hints about some familiar faces we may be seeing in this episode -- and they're not at all who you might expect.
(Warning: stop reading now if you don't want to get into spoiler territory for "Ozymandias"!)
I'll start with the promo clip, as vague as it is:
Will Walt make it home to Skyler? That remains to be seen, but check out this image released by AMC:
I guess anything could be happening here, but based on Skyler's stressed face and the way she's clutching Holly with that bag thrown over her arm, it sort of looks like she's packing up to leave in a hell of a hurry.
The synopsis for "Ozymandias" doesn't give anything away:
Everyone copes with radically changed circumstances.
However, there is of course MUCH to read into the poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley (that was recited by Bryan Cranston as a promo for season 5) about the inevitable decline of all leaders and their empires. Remember this chilling conversation from last season?
Jesse: "Are we in the meth business or the money business?”
Walt: “Neither. I’m in the empire business.”
Of this week's episode, Vince Gilligan has said:
You are gonna gaze upon Walt's works, and despair.
That certainly seems to imply there's going to be some horrible fallout from last week's desert standoff and the events leading up to it. Intriguingly, the sharp-eyed folks at Upprox noticed that the IMDB listing for "Ozymandias" includes some strangely familiar names:
Whaaaaaat? Krazy-8, who Walt strangled to death with a bike lock? Mike, shot by Walt, and Gale, shot by Jesse? Tuco, shot by Hank, and Jane, who Walt watched choke to death? Assuming the IMDB info is correct, I wonder how these no-longer-living characters will return -- maybe in a flashback of some kind, or some dying hallucination?
At any rate, I cannot WAIT for this episode. What do you think is going to happen?
Image via AMC