Fans of the AMC series "Breaking Bad" know the series isn't for the faint of heart, but the fourth-season premiere really put a live audience to the test at its premiere Tuesday night at Los Angeles' Chinese 6 Theaters.
A gory scene near the end of the episode in which--no spoilers here--someone is relieved of a considerable amount of blood prompted "Bad" star Bryan Cranston's teenage daughter, Taylor, to faint in her seat inside the theater.
Few in attendance knew just what was happening when the screening was suddenly interrupted and the lights in the theater came on, but an audible appeal for a doctor from someone in the crowd spread concern and confusion.
Thankfully, AMC chief Charlie Collier took control of the situation and kept everyone calm. Taylor Cranston was quickly attended to and the screening resumed minutes later; she is said to be doing fine.
It will be interesting to see whether AMC will, ahem, re-cut the scene in light of the incident. But given this show's track record for artfully depicted mayhem, don't bet on it.