No new footage, but who the eff cares. If this doesn’t get you amped for Walter White’s siren song then I don’t know what will — it’s certainly better than a 16-bit RPG recap of the show.
The poem being read by Walter White is “Ozymandias” by English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822). It’s enormously telling that this poem, of all poems, should be the one recited leading up to the show’s final eight episodes.
All things eventually decay — even those who are powerful kings. The ruined statue in the dessert is a reminder of man’s hubris and how history makes us all irrelevant no matter how powerful.
I have no idea how ‘Breaking Bad’ and the story of Walter White will end, but I’m guessing we can read a lot into the poem as a clue. Catch the final episodes of ‘Breaking Bad’ August 11, 2013 on AMC.