The end is here. Walt’s journey from wry, dead-eyed chemistry teacher to the one who knocks will come to a close when the second half of Season 5 premieres on AMC on Sunday night. Before following along with Slate’s TV Club, catch up on the first eight episodes with the three-minute recap above, featuring every magnet and hard-earned vat of methylamine.
And assuming you aren’t one of the brave souls who embarked on a harrowing series binge this summer, here’s our recap from last year, covering Seasons 1 through 4:
TODAY IN SLATE
Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis.
The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team
The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.