The long and winding road is coming to end for Walter White. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it) it’ll take awhile to conclude.
AMC announced today that BREAKING BAD will begin its fifth season on July 15th. As we all know, the show only has 16 more episodes left so this truly is the beginning of the end. However, as many expected, the network is splitting the final 16 episodes into two seasons. Therefore, season 5.1 will begin airing this July and season 5.2 starts in Summer 2013. We still have more than a year before we see how things end for Walter and Jesse.
A part of me is bummed that we have to wait so long for the final season. However, another part of me never wants this show to end so the split is a welcome extension of the series. Hey, AMC, maybe you can just show a new episode every few months and drag this out for years. I just don’t think I’m ready to say goodbye yet.
Some shameless self-promotion: read my piece on what might come next for the final episodes.