10:21 am Aug. 30, 20122
I initially missed this video on the cable network AMC's website; it's a "making of the episode" video of the type that garbages up so many television show websites and often ruins the dramatic ending of an episode if it's tacked on to the end when you watch it on demand.
But this one, released with the most recent episode of "Breaking Bad," is kind of a heartbreaker. I won't bother to explain why, so that we don't spoil an important plot point for anyone who isn't caught up; note to you people: Don't watch this video. But the testimony of longtime and beloved character actor Jonathan Banks, who plays the ruthless, steely and yet charming criminal Mike Ehrmantraut on the show, one of the best characters in television history I don't mind claiming, is pretty incredible.
And the off-screen chemistry between Bryan Cranston (who plays Walter White) and Banks becomes crystal clear. All puns intended.