Breaking Bad season five recap video: What happened in the first eight episodes?

Catch up on Breaking Bad in Three Minutes

Catch up on Breaking Bad in Three Minutes

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Aug. 8 2013 12:00 PM

Where Breaking Bad Left Off

A mysterious beard, errant initials, and one very large pile of cash.

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:

Chris Wade is a New York-based video and audio producer and an occasional contributor to Brow Beat.