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Published on August 8th, 2012 | by Sean Bell


‘Breaking Bad’ Season 5 Episode 5 Preview: ‘Dead Freight’

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We’re halfway through this octet of Breaking Bad episodes that will air this year and, while I’m said that this tour de force is going by so fast, I can’t wait to see what happens next. The saga continues this Sunday with ‘Dead Freight.’

The Walter White freight train continues to damage everything in its path, though it had a serious run-in with another locomotive (Skyler) in ‘Fifty-One.’ Skyler made it pretty clear that, in sending the kids away to Hank’s house, she’s only buying time, waiting for Walt’s eventual demise. Something tells me that struck a chord with Walt; not being able to control Skyler (or anyone for that matter) is something that will drive him crazy. This will only feed into his delusional state and he’ll go to even greater lengths to keep such inferior souls in check.

Walt truly is operating on borrowed time – we know that he’ll survive another year thanks to that flash forward in the Season 5 premiere (breaking … bacon into a ‘52’), but how much longer after that? Looking back at that intro scene, it ominously excluded both Skyler and Walt Junior, so one has to wonder if they’ll be offered up at collateral damage at some point in the near future.

Check out a clip from Dead Freight below. As the old Will Smith adage goes, ‘parents just don’t understand.’ Just ask Walt Junior as he takes a stand to his parents for giving him the [temporary] boot from his own pad.

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