This is it, friends. Tonight at 9 p.m., AMC's Breaking Bad begins its eight-episode journey to the end. All of the questions teased by the fifth season's eighth episode will find answers...probably. At the very least, things will get ugly, because this is Breaking Bad and the idea of any of its characters walking away clean is incomprehensible.

To celebrate the end, look to the beginning. Breaking Bad is famous for its cold openings, a term for beginning a movie or episode with a scene rather than a title card or sequence. What makes Breaking Bad's cold openings so exciting is how often they exist as stand-alone shorts that establish a particular mood, or pull of a neat joke. At their best, the cold openings are sequences that deserve just as much focused attention as the entire episodes they are attached to.

These are The 15 Best Breaking Bad Episode Openings.

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