Breaking Bad's final two episodes are being super sized. Co-executive producer and writer Peter Gould tweeted the new development Wednesday, writing that the final two episodes of "Breaking Bad" will be 75 minutes long including commercials, according to MTV News on Sept. 19. That's nearly an hour and a half each.
After last week's climactic drama, who knew the storyline could still be so powerful as to merit the extra time slots. Gould warned in his tweet to be sure and adjust your DVRs accordingly, or even better yet, watch live.
Critics are speculating today on what's left to tell in the twisted story of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. As Sunday's episode ended with Walt hopping in the magical red minivan, we get a sense that he's off to start a whole brand new life, barrel of money in tow.
But the flash forwards we've seen at the show starts this season hint at some certainties. We know Walt ends up with a full head of hair, a beard, and new glasses.
We also see that he has a new driver's license on his 52nd birthday in New Hampshire. Since the next to last episode is titled "Granite State", New Hampshire's state nickname, it's likely this week's show will cover the time period between his New Mexico departure and his return.
The final episode is titled "Felina", which just happens to be an anagram for "Finale". It's also a Spanish word meaning "cat like". Some rabid viewers have even broken it up into chem-chart elements Fe, Li, and Na, or iron, lithium and sodium.
Try a scienctific experiment of thinking of their multiple combinations and the possibilities become endless.
Alas, all we do know at this point is that whatever happens in the final two episodes, the extra minutes are necessary to deliver whatever insanity is in store for us.
How do you see show ending?