In case you weren’t excited enough for Breaking Bad‘s final eight episodes which commence this Sunday, this spoiler-free review will raise the bar even higher.
Writes SFGate in one of the first Breaking Bad season 6 reviews, “The pace of the episode is measured, controlled, constantly building suspense. It is magnificently and appropriately excruciating.”
They continue, “There are two scenes in Sunday’s episode that that rank among the most powerful in the entire series. One spotlights a shattering moment in Norris’ portrayal of Hank, and another does the same with Paul’s portrayal of Jesse. They are unforgettable but almost unnecessary reminders of just how good this cast has been, to a man, woman and child.”
If we were to speculate, the scene involving Hank that the reviewer is referencing may be connected to the below clip that AMC has been airing in the build up to the season 6 premiere. In this scene, the camera is close up on Hanks eyes, and he’s quickly driving a car to an unknown location:
Breaking Bad season 5 ended on a huge cliffhanger. Hank, played by Norris, connects Walt to Heisenberg thanks to a book he finds in the White family home. We’ve been waiting since late last year to find out how Hank will handle the situation.
Related: Check out our Breaking Bad season 6 predictions.
We hope that the season 6, episode 1 premiere kicks off with Hank leaving the bathroom and trying to keep his cool while he plots how to handle the situation. If the preview above is any indication, Hank is absolutely infuriated and is ready to finally get his man — who’s also his brother in law.
Breaking Bad season 6, otherwise known as season 5B, premieres this Sunday at 9 p.m. eastern/pacific on AMC.
Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for the review quotes.