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Breaking Bad Exclusive First Look: A Tense Calm Before the Storm?

So… friends again?

Though it’s not likely that Breaking Bad’s Walt and Jesse are ever going to be able to get past everything that happened last season — especially because you just know Jesse’s going to learn the truth about Walt poisoning Brock  — TVLine has exclusive new art for the series’ fifth and final season that sets up their tentatively reformed partnership.

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We know that after Bryan Cranston’s Walt “won” his deathmatch with Gus at the end of last season, the former high school teacher is the new Big Bad, and that former student Jesse (Aaron Paul) is his partner in a new drug empire. And when you compare these two — the hardened looks on both of their faces, their seedy location — to how they looked in Season 1, you’ve got one heck of a character transformation.

Breaking Bad’s Season 5 begins Sunday, July 15 at 10 pm/9c. In the meantime, take a look at the photo and then hit the comments to tell us what you think!

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