With four days to go until the Breaking Bad finale, the critics are starting to weigh in. Episode 13, “ABQ,” writes Newsday‘s Verne Gay, “quite literally made me double up in pain in the closing seconds. I drew in my breath, held it, then released it.”
Predicting a Best Drama Emmy nomination and a best actress nod for Anna Gunn, Gay writes: “A promise, sworn on any book of faith you would wish me to swear this promise upon: This Sunday’s Breaking Bad, coupled with with last Sunday’s ‘Phoenix,’ is the most extraordinary finale of the season. This is like nothing you have ever seen.”
“If there is any justice,” Gay concludes, “Breaking Bad will win [Emmys] in September. This is the best program on television, commercial or pay.”
Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello called out star Aaron Paul for a Best Supporting Actor nod in his Dream Emmy Ballot column. “Slowly stepping out of Bryan Cranston’s shadow,” Ausiello writes about the man behind Jesse Pinkman, “[Paul] revealed himself to be a powerhouse actor in his own right.”
Breaking Bad‘s Season 2 finale, “ABQ,” airs Sun., May 31 at 10PM | 9C.