If you’re looking for clues about how “Breaking Bad” might end, the latest teaser for the final episodes might offer a pretty good one.
There’s nothing spoilery in it, and not even any new footage from the show. It’s just star Bryan Cranston reading a poem over a montage of “Breaking Bad” images. But it’s the choice of poem — Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ozymandias” — that might point toward where the show is headed.
“Ozymandias” describes a traveler seeing a giant statue in the desert with the inscription “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:/Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!” Yet the statue is in ruins and is surrounded by barren land.
“Ozymandias” is also the title of one of “Breaking Bad’s” final episodes, so it’s not too much a stretch to think that Walt’s (Cranston) empire may not be long for the world. We’ll start to discover what happens when “Breaking Bad” premieres on AMC on Aug. 11.