‘Breaking Bad’ Season Five Clip Shows Us Not Much Has Changed in the White Household
July 15 is right around the corner, and that means ‘Breaking Bad”s fifth season is upon us. But this new clip seems to indicate that Walter White hasn’t changed too much since season four.
And that makes sense, as season five appears to take place immediately following the explosive (pun intended) finale of season four in which — SPOILER ALERT — Gustavo Fring’s meth/fried chicken reign came to an end and he had half his face blown off.
This new clip from the upcoming fifth season, courtesy of EW, features Walt Jr. (RJ Mitte) entering the house with Skyler (Anna Gunn), excited to discuss the death of Mr. Fring, a man he says Uncle Hank was investigating and believed to be running a huge meth empire. The cops think Fring ordered the botched hit on Hank and that another criminal got to Fring before they could, but Walter (Bryan Cranston) knows the truth — he is the criminal that got to Fring first.
As Walt Jr. sings the praises of Hank and talks animatedly about how everyone on the police force will admire his heroics, there’s something familiar all over the face of Walter White — unjustifiable envy. Here’s a man who wants the credit without the punishment, to have his cake and eat it too. Walter White has come a long way from the empathetic cancer-stricken protagonist of season one, and as that contained perspective has shifted and given way over the seasons, Walter has become the villain of his own story. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out over the final two seasons.