Well, this is not the entire fifth season because as you know, AMC decided to split up the fifth and final season over two years. The last eight episodes will start airing next week in the States, which makes this DVD release the perfect way to warm up for the finale of what has to be one of the best TV shows ever made.
Season four ended with Walter White (three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul, who has to settle for two Emmys) finally freed from their distributor Gus. Unfortunately for them this also means no more meth lab or distribution network. Meanwhile the DEA – including Walt’s brother in law Hank - is hellbent on smoking out (ha!) everyone involved in Gus’ network. And to top it all off there’s Gus’ right hand man Mike and Gus’ ten major employees… how will they take the news of season four’s final events? Will they still be as tight and silent as they once were while Walt’s ego keeps on getting bigger?
Over the past four seasons we’ve seen Walt slowly transform from a good guy with cancer to becoming something of a cancer himself, poisoning the lives of everyone around him. It seems like there’s simply no stopping him. While these eight episodes don’t provide a full-story arc, there’s a lot going on with things becoming more and more dicy for Walt with each passing episode before ending with Hank finding one of Walt’s book that has ‘to my other favorite W.W.’ written in it, with a look of sudden realization on his face.
So will Walt finally face his downfall in the last ever episodes or should we indeed all hail the king as is mentioned on the cover of this DVD box? Guess we’ll find out soon enough…