WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS FOLLOW.
It’s safe to say the final 20-25 minutes of the latest episode of “Breaking Bad” were not only some of the most intense moments of the series, but also some of the most intense minutes of television.
Immediately following the episode, it was all any fan was talking about online.
Since the series’ return last month, every episode has been intense, however, tonight the entire episode had us on edge. The deeper the episode progressed, the farther our stomachs recoiled into our chests.
AGAIN: SPOILERS, SPOILERS, SPOILERS:
Jesse turns the tables on Walt (Bryan Cranston) when he lures him out to the desert and gets him to unknowingly confess his crimes on tape for his DEA brother-in-law Hank (Dean Norris).
While it appears Jesse and Hank have the upper hand, fans know you should never expect a happy ending on “Breaking Bad.”
Thinking only Jesse is after him, Walt calls Todd (Jesse Plemons) and his uncles to come out and off his former partner. Once Walt finds out Hank and his partner are also there, he tries to call the crew off, but it’s too late.
Todd and his uncles show up at the end of the episode and it’s an all-out gun fight between the DEA officers and the family.
Now, Jesse’s hiding out in a Cadillac and Hank and his partner Gomey are firing from behind a vehicle. Who’s going to live? Who’s going to die? We won’t know until next week because the episode cut off in the middle of the gun fire! Seriously!
Though we knew Todd’s uncles would be trouble, everyone was floored by the radical turn of events.
Breaking Bad nominated for cliffhanger of the century
— Josh Folland (@prodiGsc) September 9, 2013
When will Breaking Bad-Based Anxiety get its own number in the DSM-IV?
— Maris Kreizman (@mariskreizman) September 9, 2013
Breaking Bad is literally giving me anxiety. WHAT THE HECK is happening?????????
— Cristine Prosperi (@CrisProsperi) September 9, 2013
Breaking Bad has reached a new level of intensity. I thought I was going to die of a heart attack. Please tell me you guys saw this!!!
— HarryDaHero (@HarryDaHero) September 9, 2013
*finishes breaking bad* *removes glasses* “MOTHER OF GOD” *assume fetal position* *await next episode*
— Josh Holbert (@Jholb52) September 9, 2013
Even our own Joe Weisenthal couldn’t stand it.
That was what Breaking Bad does best. Endless minutes where you can’t breathe.
— Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) September 9, 2013
The episode even had celebrities on edge.
Diehard fans will remember Aaron Paul first teased this episode on Twitter back in January. He reacted the same way.
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