Not skimping on budget is paying off for AMC & they are garnering the Emmys to prove it, I foresee Walking Dead winning for original or adapted story(ies), BS Actor & actress, basically all the Emmys Breaking Bad doesn't win.
They teach in creative writing & dramatic writing classes that if you show a gun, even one hanging over a mantelpiece, in Act I it has to go off before Act 3 -- anyone else expect that grenade he found in the tank to be used in Ep. 2? If not I don't think it will last unused through Ep. 3.