10:30pm – Thursday, April 12 on FOUR
This week sees the unnerving, suspenseful and darkly humorous Breaking Bad returning for its third season on Thursday, April 12 th at 10:30pm on FOUR. While season two ended with a mid-air plane collision that rained debris over Walter White’s (Emmy winner Bryan Cranston) house. Stricken with guilt over the two planes’ 167 casualties, season three begins with Walter telling himself that he’s done cooking meth, and that he’s not a criminal.
Then his distributor, Gus (Giancarlo Esposito), offers him $3 million.
“He’s so guilt-ridden that he doesn’t want to have anything to do with this and he’s absolutely convinced that he’s out of it,” Cranston says. “But all of a sudden, money comes in and the natural human trait is to be swayed and seduced by money.”
It was money, after all, that originally turned Walt from a terminally ill high school chemistry teacher into a meth manufacturer. In season three, keeping his family financially stable is the least of Walt’s concerns. His wife, Skyler (Anna Gunn), finally learns what Walt’s been up to, and her next stop is a divorce attorney.
“We are still endeavouring to take a good man and transform him into something else entirely by the end of the run of the show,” Gilligan says.
“I don’t know how long we have, so we kind of feel our way through it and take it day by day. It’s like the exploration of a dark cave – we’re kind of feeling our way through it with a book of matches, lighting our way through it a few inches at a time.” Cranston suggests that Walt’s metamorphosis into a kingpin takes great strides this season. “Nobody really knows how quickly that cocoon is going to open up and that butterfly is going to come out, but it’s already chipping away,” he says.
“And by the end of this season Walt makes another move from which he cannot reverse course. He’s on his way.”
Make sure not to miss the return of Breaking Bad when the series premieres its third season on Thursday, April 12 th at 10:30pm on FOUR.