Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters have made a Breaking-Bad themed episode to air on American TV one week after the eagerly awaited final season premiere of the AMC hit. If you can’t wait, the show is already available online for the time being.
Breaking Bad showrunner Vince Gilligan and star Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman) even appear in the special Mythbusters episode that is called “crystal myth” and will test some of the science or alleged science from the drama.
According to host Adam Savage, the Mythbusters episode “is going to be unstable, volatile, and dangerous.” The full episode actually has already been uploaded to YouTube and is embedded below, but there is no certainty how long it be there before it is taken down.
The focus of the Mythbusters special is on two key incidents from Breaking Bad episodes: Whether it’s really possible to melt a dead body with hydrofluoric acid and if mercury fulminate crystals can really be used as a grenade. Many viewers would probably like to know if wrongdoers can actually erase evidence stored inside a police station with huge electromagnets but that does not appear to be part of this particular Mythbusters episode.
You’ll have to watch the full episode below (while it lasts) to find out if the first two myths are busted or not.
For those who have tuned in late or not at all to Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston, the actor you might remember as the crazy dentist from Seinfeld among other roles, plays Walter White, a formerly straight-laced high school chemistry teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico, who jumps into meth manufacturing, a.k.a. “cooking,” to create a nest egg for his family after he’s gone. (The White character was diagnosed with lung cancer, and he also has a son with cerebral palsy). With one horrendous and dangerous escapade after another, the show is intense, but it also contains some very dark humor. Breaking Bad is part of AMC’s powerhouse Sunday night franchise which also includes The Walking Dead and Mad Men.
Vince Gilligan has already promised fans that they will be satisfied with how the final episodes unfold. Aaron Paul has also said that fans will s**t their pants while watching the concluding installments of Breaking Bad.