For the many of us who fear that two more hours (minus commercials) isn’t nearly enough time to get us to wherever we need to be at the end of Breaking Bad, heres some solace: We’ll have an extra thirty minutes to get there, thanks to Vince Gilligan adding 15 minutes to each episode.
Will that be enough time to flush out some huge conspiracy taking place right before our eyes, or to allow redemption for the remaining villains? Eh, probably not. But it will allow for a little more crying, screaming, desperation, and some unwelcome violence.
Maybe the extra runtime will help account for the six months we’ve seen in flash forwards. Or maybe there’s absolutely nothing the show can do that will satisfy us and keep us from remembering that it’s going to be gone forever.