I’ve got a season pass to the final season of Breaking Bad, and, the way the iTunes Store works, I get an email every time there’s a new episode. However, the emails, and the episodes, come in a strange order.
After every episode of Breaking Bad there is an Inside Breaking Bad featurette, that runs about four to six minutes. Unfortunately, Apple is serving up those featurettes before the actual episodes.
Since each of these featurettes talks about the episode it looks at, seeing these shorts would give away everything that happens in the episode. It makes absolutely no sense to provide these before the full episodes, which seem to be ready several hours later than the featurettes.
It’s no big deal; you can see from their length that these are not full episodes. But it’s best to not start playing anything you download until you’re sure. If you have several season passes, you may get episodes of different series at the same time, and you may not pay attention to how long they are.