For anyone who is curious — SEASON FOUR SPOILERS — the fifth season of “Breaking Bad” will pick up exactly where the fourth season ended, with Walter dealing with the repercussions of Gus Fring’s death. “Literally, right after Gus’s death,” says Giancarlo Espisito, who plays/played Gus (flashback sequences have not been ruled out). It’s not a huge surprise: This is how Vince Gilligan has played it in previous seasons, keeping it in real-time as much as possible.
We also know it picks up there because of the new 15-second promo. If you don’t watch “Mad Men,” you may have missed its premiere last night. If you do watch “Mad Men,” you may have inadvertently fast-forwarded through it. If you’ve already seen it, who cares? Watch it again. It’s 15-seconds of Water White I-Am-the-One-Who-Knocks gruff intensity. It’s still hard to believe this is the same guy who co-starred alongisde Judge Reinhold in National Lampoon’s Holiday Reunion. When the man speaks, it’s like being grabbed by the throat and thrown up against a brick wall.