‘Breaking Bad’ season 5 spoilers: Dean Norris promises a throwdown

Dean NorrisThat copy of Leaves of Grass at the end of the “Breaking Bad” mid-season finale last year was not meant to be a red herring: It was the smoking gun, and the jumping off point for what will be the emotional equivalent of fireworks in our heart come August 11, when this show comes back on AMC with all-new episodes.

Dean Norris is getting some extra face time right now thanks to his role in the new CBS drama “Under the Dome,” which means very good things for us. Norris, for example, stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio this week, and he explained a trio of things that should get you looking forward to the last eight episodes of “Breaking Bad”.

1. That face-off that you’ve been long looking forward to seeing will be here. “There’s going to be a big Walt-Hank showdown … Obviously now that Hank is on to it, he needs to deal with that situation. It’s like a freight train, man.”

2. Norris is confident that you will love these episodes. “These eight episodes, I think, are possibly the best eight in the whole series. And that’s saying a lot because it’s a great series. They just power right through.”

3. The series is not necessarily going to end on familiar ground. “We got to spend a lot of the last couple of episodes filming in kind of an out of the way place, so we all stayed in the same hotel and had dinner after dinner and reminisced about where we were when the show started and where it is now. It was really tough to say goodbye.”

This goodbye was probably not the last opportunity that Norris will have to sit down with his cast and reflect before the final eight episodes air. AMC has confirmed that there will yet again be a Comic-Con panel this year, and you can find out some more details on that subject here.

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