Brace yourself for the season finale of “Breaking Bad.” Last week, with everyone on the run from Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) and the DEA, Jesse’s (Aaron Paul) girlfriend’s son Brock suddenly fell ill, seemingly as a result of ingesting the ricin cigarette that Walt told Jesse to use to kill Gus. To paraphrase Chekov, if a poisoned cigarette is created in the first act, it must be used in the third. The question is, who did it? Was this Gus’s Machiavellian plot to get Jesse to turn on Walt (Bryan Cranston) and kill him? Could Walt have done the deed himself? Was it a terrible accident? Did Saul’s henchman Huell steal the cigarette when he frisked Jesse? Is this anonymous blogger’s theory that Walt non-fatally poisoned the boy with a plant that mimics the effects of Ricin right? Or is there another explanation?
Other unresolved plot points include the photos that the DEA agent took of Gus’s laundry, the whereabouts of Mike (Jonathan Banks), and Saul’s (Bob Odenkirk) plan to get the heck out of dodge. And, oh yeah, the bomb that Walt planted under Gus’s Volvo only to have him leave the hospital parking garage at the last second. This week’s preview clip, presumably from the very beginning of the episode answers that question.
Will Walt, Gus and Jesse still be standing by the end of the episode? Will Hank find a way to prove that Gus is a drug dealer? Who poisoned Brock? Watch the season finale of “Breaking Bad” this Sunday night and find out.