To celebrate Breaking Bad returning for the final eight episodes on Sunday, I decided to take a trip back down memory lane and find five of the most unforgettable moments on the show. All things considered, the entire show is one unforgettable train ride, but I doubt anyone would want to read a list that has me saying “yeah, bitch!” in every other sentence. Honestly, I just wanted an excuse to marathon Breaking Bad before this Sunday. Spoilers spanning the entire series will be down below, so I highly suggest you skip out on this article if you haven’t caught up and then check back once you have!
5) Ground Control to Major Gale
Okay, Gale singing one of the greatest songs ever recorded was quite memorable, but his death at the hands of Jesse was even more impactful. Jesse’s innocence as a human being was corrupted by his feelings for Mr. White and that left an “innocent” and lovable man dead with a bullet through the middle of his head and leaving Walt and Jesse’s “friendship” at its breaking point.
4) Walter Gets Krazy
It’s hard to forget what could be considered the most impactful first step of Walt’s transition into the unstoppable Heisenberg. Up until the murder of Krazy-8, it has all been rainbows and kittens in the daring duo’s meth plans, give or take a few hiccups. With Krazy-8’s life being strangled out of him, so was Walter White’s mortality. No amount of sympathizing with Krazy-8 would have saved Walt’s life if he released him. He knew it was a kill or be killed world he was now in the middle of, and the most frightening part is that he actually likes it that way.
3) “Two Men are Coming to Kill You”
The Salamanca cousins are easily the most frightening antagonists to ever step foot into New Mexico. From their first scene to their demise, they never stopped being anything short of terrifying. All of the lead up to Hank’s phone call informing him that the dastardly duo are on their way to kill him showed the cousins as a true force to be reckoned with. Hank sitting in his car, trying to decide if he should take the call seriously or not, led up to one of the most explosive moments in television history. Once the bullets fly things only escalate, resulting into a minor victory when one of the cousins is pinned to a car, only to be foiled by the other cousin returning with an axe to finish off the wounded Hank. The entire scene felt like it could have gone either way, but ultimately Hank won against the bastardos.
2) Gustavo “Two Face” Fring
Love him or hate him, Gus was one of the best characters on the show. Professional and ruthless, he left the viewer guessing just how Walt and Jessie would be able to dispose of the chicken king of Los Pollos Hermanos. After several failed attempts on his life, I can’t think of a better way for Gus to go out than than at the bell-ringing hands of Hector Salamanca. When Gus walks out of the hospital room, you assume he’s alive, but the shocked expressions on the nurse’s faces tell you otherwise. Once the camera pans to reveal his fate, you’re left feeling satisfied and knowing that Walter and Jesse are safe… for now.
1) Hank Shits Himself
What better way to end this list than with the cliffhanger that will be resolved on Sunday? Hank finally connected the dots and figured out that “W.W.” wasn’t Walt Whitman, but has really been Walter White all along. Since the last half of the season, we’ve be trying to figure out just how Hank will drop the deuce…err…newfound information about Heisenberg. There are so many variables and potential outcomes, it’s truly anyone’s guess at this point.
How do you think Hank will handle things on the next episode? Let us know in the comments!