Last month, Breaking Bad opened its final Comic-Con appearance with a trailer recapping the story so far. It's an impressive showcase of the many brilliant moments that have characterized the show's five-year run — but it doesn't hold a candle to a fan-made recap video that popped up almost a year ago in the weeks after Breaking Bad's midseason finale.
YouTube user narvinek's incredible Breaking Bad tribute video pays homage to the show's western influences by using a looped and remixed version of composer Ennio Morricone's "The Ecstasy of Gold," which was originally composed for the climactic scene in Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Follow along as the video chronicles Walter White's journey from Mr. Chips to Scarface, and the many unintended consequences his actions have wrought along the way. The video is, of course, laden with spoilers — a version that only covers the first four seasons is also available for anyone who's still playing catch-up — but anyone who wants a last-minute refresher before rejoining Walter White for the first of Breaking Bad's final eight episodes on Sunday can't do any better than this.
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