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New Book Takes Scholarly Look at "Breaking Bad"
09/27/2013 11:51 AM ET  

The author of an upcoming book on the hit television series "Breaking Bad" predicts that the lead character will have his guns blazing in the series finale.

Professor David Pierson

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ University of Southern Maine professor David Pierson said he expects Walter White will have a showdown with a gang of thugs that has stolen some $70 million of his money in the series' final episode, which airs Sunday night.

Pierson's new book on the show, "Breaking Bad: Critical Essaid on the Context, Politics, Style and Reception of the Television Series," is scheduled to be published in November. The book is an edited collection of essays from academic scholars that offer diverse perspectives of the series.

"Breaking Bad" revolves around White, a chemistry teacher turned drug lord.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

[Ed. note: this story will be updated more fully during this evening's Maine Things Considered and online beginning at 5:30 pm.]

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