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Fans will need a new season pass for the final episodes of Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad fans who purchased an iTunes - or Amazon or Xbox - season pass for the fifth season last year will have to purchase a separate pass for the final eight episodes, despite the fact that AMC had previously billed these episodes as the second part of season five. iTunes lists the new episodes under "Breaking Bad, The Final Season", and a season pass sells for $22.99. Apparently, the iTunes receipt has fine print saying that the season pass for the fifth season of the show only applied for last year's episodes, according to 9to5Mac:

In addition, the fine print on iTunes receipts also stated that the season pass for season 5 would only include “episodes airing in 2012.” The real problem here is that it forgot to remove the boiler plate text stating that the season also included all future episodes: “This Season Pass includes all current and future episodes of Breaking Bad, Season 5.”

While this is bad news for fans that thought they were getting the new episodes under their old season pass, it is not without precedent. For the past couple of seasons, Doctor Who has been split in two, with each half requiring a separate season pass. On the other hand, The Walking Dead, which, like Breaking Bad, is an AMC show, airs both halves of its season separately, yet the iTunes season pass covers the entire season.

The final episodes of Breaking Bad began airing in the U.S. last night, with the first episode becoming available on iTunes this morning. Previous episodes are already available for those wanting to catch up. Did you get a Breaking Bad season pass? If so, does this move break your faith in the season pass system?

Source: iTunes, 9to5Mac

Joseph Keller

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There are 15 comments. Add yours.

iSRS says:

It was the same with Season 6 of the Sopranos. Or, more correctly, is. These "we are only doing one more season" but in reality they do two half seasons and call it the final season.

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mikemilzz says:

While this stinks, if you look at the cost of the season pass, you can't have thought that you'd get all 16 episodes for $23 or $24. They run the standard rate per episode and it's across all the services, so this is clearly something AMC was involved in.

Matthew Nickl says:

The way Xbox worded it, I really did expect to get all sixteen for that price. I can't speak for Amazon or iTunes, but Xbox gave me a strong impression with how they marketed it that I'd get the scond half too. Oh well, I should have known better

cc3d says:

keep thumb-screwing every penny out of us and see where people go to get their stuff

Matthew Nickl says:

I'm switching to Amazon instead of getting them through Xbox. Yea, this is on AMC. Still, the only way I see Xbox getting on AMC is if they lose significant income from lost customers because of this bait and switch. I'll make sure to leave a polite complaint though, so they're aware of why I took my money elsewhere. Oh well, lesson learned. Scrutinize the fine print.

WixosTrix says:

It isn't a bate and switch, the systems just aren't designed for listings like this. On the Xbox the new Breaking Bad is listed as Season 6. If you are someone who typically buys season passes, you should have noticed the significant price difference.

theshmalls says:

Amazon is no better. I bought season 5 from amazon, assuming I would get the rest of the episodes, but nope. And now they're calling it season 6, when it's still season 5. Really ridiculous, I'm not sure how they can get away with this type of false advertising.

wamadden4 says:

Just get Netflix... its cheap and awesome!!!

WixosTrix says:

Don't have current season episodes.

Caspar Aremi says:

Same thing happened for Battlestar Galactica - and still does, you can buy Season 4, and 'The final season', but not together (though they now let you buy the entire thing in one go).

This isn't Apple's decision, they don't upload the content to the iTunes store, the distributors do.

WixosTrix says:

This is happening with the current season of Teen Wolf (don't judge me).

Aaron Gervais says:

and they wonder why people watch shit online for free lol

Kyle Rainey says:

To the person who wrote the article please correct your facts. I just rechecked my receipt of the original Season 5 Pass and it there isn't any fine print regarding it only being for the 2012 episodes.

Second, the argument myself and others are making is less to do with the price and more to do with the deceptive advertising. I figured from the price it was only 8 episodes but because Apple failed to indicate such they are in breach of it's Terms and Conditions and as such they must refund the difference.

1st, time I contacted iTunes about this breach they blamed the distributor Sony for all the issues and said they had no control on how distributors supply the product.

Kurtis Dethfukk says:

Or you could all shut the hell up, save your money, and download the episodes on the pirate bay like a normal American.

Patrick Galbraith says:

where the heck are the new episodes on itunes for season "6"? All there is to select from is the first one and none of the new ones that are on AMC