Episode 509 "The Decision"
Breaking Bad is in the thick of production right now. I live near several scene locations and was able to witness the prepping of several scenes and taping of the show.
On 12-7-12 Bryan Cranston directed the teaser for the midseason premier which takes place a year into the future following on the teaser from Live free or Die. Walt, with a full head of hair and an unkempt beard, stands in front of the White house which is now abandoned, condemned and trashed. The windows are all boarded up. There are old leaves all over the yard and on top of the house. A chain link fence has been placed around the property with yellow warning signs saying to stay off the property by order of the city of Albuquerque.
Next, they filmed a driving scene with Hank and Marie in their Durango leaving the White house just after Hank discovers that Walt is Heisenberg.
On 12-12 they filmed some scenes at the car wash. The scene involves Skyler being questioned by a blonde haired woman perhaps from the IRS. They also had a Saul Goodman ad posted on a large city billboard near the car wash.
Prop crews restored the house back to normal and then spent 2 days putting leaves on every branch on the tree in the front yard, greening up the shrubs to make it look like spring. Plastic roses were put in planters in the house next door for two scenes with a neighbor lady named Carol . According to Bryan Cranston, one scene is very sweet and nice and one is not.
On 12-10 a number of scenes were filmed with Walt at the storage unit (4800 block of Tramway Ridge NE) where the pile of cash is still being kept.
Aaron Paul showed up with an advanced beard. His scene involved a very angry Jesse banging on white Cadillac in the driveway, trying to get the trunk to open. There were a couple of large red gas cans in the trunk perhaps containg hydrofluoric acid. Walt comes out of the house. He opens the door and looks at something then he gets inside the car.
In the driving scene that was being taped, Hank, was driving his Durango, with Jesse as his passenger.
In the final scene, Walt walks out of the house, in the middle of the night, in his bathrobe. He looks puzzled, like he's trying to figure out what's going on. He walks up to his black Chrysler, goes to the rear end and looks for something under the rear bumper. He then pulls out, a GPS tracker like the one Hank had him plant on Gus' car, then he looks completely stunned, and then looks up and gazes into the distance. He's just realized Hank has been tracking his movements and so knows he has been visiting the storage unit. The camera slowly backs away from him in a dramatic shot and the scene ends.