BREAKING BAD Recap: “Ozymandias”


In Breaking Bad‘s promotional material for its final run of episodes, there was a video that featured Bryan Cranston reading Percy Bysshe Shelley’s short but powerful poem “Ozymandias” over stark scenes of the arid New Mexico landscape.  Those scenes fit the poem well, which speaks of a desert where a fallen statue rests in pieces as “the lone and level sands stretch far away.”  The poem is about the decline and fall of a leader with an empire that, as all empires eventually do, has turned to dust.  Remember the poster for last season that showed Walt in full King mode, ready to rule as the new Gus?  And what does he have left now?  What has all of this been for if, in the end, he walks alone?  Hit the jump for more.



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