Exclusive 'Breaking Bad' Season 5 photos: Hank is back on his feet and snooping around

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Being the shameless "Breaking Bad" addicts that we are, we're eager to snap up any morsel of information about the upcoming Season 5 we can find. So of course we jumped at the chance to share with you these two exclusive snapshots from the season premiere, debuting July 15 on AMC. Of course, we still don't know anything about what happens next season -- but that doesn't stop us from speculating, right?

Here's the first shot, of Walter's brother-in-law and former DEA agent Hank Schrader:

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Hey, Hank's not in a wheelchair anymore! That's new! So at least we know that the wisecracking supercop is back on his feet after that near-fatal run-in with The Cousins in Season 3 -- and back on the trail of the elusive Heisenberg. And it looks like he's back with the DEA (according to his jacket) and snooping around Gus's old office at Los Pollos Hermanos. Will he finally connect the dots between Gus and Walter?

And here's the second photo from the season premiere, this one of star Bryan Cranston as Walter White:

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Okay, this one doesn't tell us very much, does it? Walter is still wearing that same bandage on his nose from last season, so we're assuming that not a lot of time has passed between seasons. (Unless he and Jesse got into another fistfight?) But we still don't know what's next for Walt after taking out drug kingpin Gus Fring in explosive fashion in last season's finale. Will he rise to take Gus's place and seize control of the local meth scene? If we saw him in that bad-ass Heisenberg hat of his, we'd say yes for sure.

Season 5 of "Breaking Bad" premieres Sunday, 7/15 at 10 PM on AMC.

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