No longer do we have to count down the days until Breaking Bad is back, pleasuring our brains with awesomeness — we can now count down the hours. No more pre-season speculation, no more trailers, no more posters: those are all a thing of the past, because tonight at 9 p.m. EST, Walter White & Co. will be back in our lives.
Over the past couple of weeks, the Breaking Bad of GIF-makers, Chet Manley, has been delivering season-by-season GIF guides. They’re all fantastic and you should definitely check them out, but in honor of tonight’s premiere, I thought I’d boil down five seasons worth of Breaking Bad plot into only 25 GIFs. A whole lot’s missing, but it’s enough of a reminder of where we are and how we got that. It’s almost here, you guys.
Mild-mannered school teacher Walter White becomes cancer-ridden meth maker.
Walt begins working with a former student of his, Jesse. Their relationship is fraught at times.
Walt becomes Heisenberg…
…and starts blowing sh*t up.
Walt and Jesse begin working with cartel member Tuco. He’s insane; they start to take care of him.
And Walt’s then-clueless DEA brother-in-law, Hank, finishes the job.
After killing Tuco, Hank is promoted and transfers to El Paso. Until this happens and he has a panic attack.
Someone calls Saul.
Walt sees Jesse’s girlfriend Jane choking on her vomit and does nothing. She dies.
Skyler no heart Walt.
Chicken magnate/meth distributor Gus Fring’s plan: Walt and Jesse cook, Gus sells. Walt reluctantly agrees.
Skyler f*cks Ted.
Jesse f*cks up Gale, Gus’s guy.
Gus is not happy.
Walt is the one who knocks.
Walt goes a little crazy.
Gus fires Walt and threatens to kill his entire family, including Hank. Walt takes care of that problem.
Walt poisons Jesse’s girlfriend’s son Brock, which in his world, means:
Future Walt buys some guns.
Todd shoots a kid after he, Walt, and Jesse rob a train.
Mike leaves…for good.
Lydia has a plan to make Heisenberg known worldwide.
But he backs out.