Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Rumor is spreading that Jesse killed the man that ripped Skinny Pete off. Walt uses this to his advantage on expanding their territory. Meanwhile, Hank has been promoted to the El Paso office. But it's not all he hoped it would be.

Director:

Félix Enríquez Alcalá (as Felix Alcala)

Writers:

Vince Gilligan (created by), John Shiban
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Cranston ... Walter White
Anna Gunn ... Skyler White
Aaron Paul ... Jesse Pinkman
Dean Norris ... Hank Schrader
Betsy Brandt ... Marie Schrader
RJ Mitte ... Walter White, Jr.
Danny Trejo ... Tortuga
Krysten Ritter ... Jane Margolis
Matt Jones ... Badger
Christopher Cousins ... Ted Beneke
Charles Baker ... Skinny Pete
Rodney Rush ... Combo
J.D. Garfield J.D. Garfield ... DEA Agent Vanco
Todd Terry ... SAC Ramey
Rio Alexander ... Federale

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Storyline

Walt's been having trouble getting in touch with Jesse who's been avoiding him since his encounter with Spooge. He's also not providing product to his dealers so Walt arranges to deliver it. He learns that Jesse's reputation as a killer has spread and they're having no problem at all collecting payment. Walt decides the time has come to expand their territory and put Jesse's new reputation to good use. Skyler decides to get a job and goes back to her old employer. Hank starts his new job on the task force. He's told his wife Marie it's just a desk job but he's on the front lines and very soon learns just how dangerous it can be. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Badger, Skinny Pete, and Combo are at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, the song "Bert the Turtle" is heard. "Tortuga" (played by Danny Trejo) is Spanish for "turtle". See more »

Goofs

When Jesse closes his apartment door behind Walt after his argument with Jane, there is the sound of the door latching shut but you can see it does not actually latch. The door does not fully close, the lock slots remain visible. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Pinkman: Blowfish this up.
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Connections

Referenced in Fear the Walking Dead: The Diviner (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Breaking Bad Main Title Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Dave Porter
Performed by Dave Porter
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4 June 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

'Breaking Bad' is one of the most popular rated shows on IMDb, is one of those rarities where every season has either been very positively received or near-universally acclaimed critically and where all of my friends have said nothing but great things about.

Very few shows in recent memory had me so hooked from the very start that before the week was over the whole show had been watched, especially when for a lot of shows now airing watching one episode all the way through can be an endeavour. 'Breaking Bad' had that effect on me, and its reputation as one of the best, consistently brilliant and most addictive shows in many years (maybe even ever) is more than deserved in my eyes. Its weakest season is perhaps the first season, understandable as any show's first season is the one where things are still settling.

Actually everything is established remarkably from the very start, but once the writing and characterisation becomes even meatier the show reaches even higher levels.

Yet another brilliant episode of a consistently great season, one of the season's best. Really loved the character writing and storyline for Hank.

Visually, the episode is both stylish and beautiful, with photography and editing that are cinematic quality and put a lot of films today to shame, where there are a lot of visually beautiful ones but also some painfully amateurish looking ones. The music always has the appropriate mood, never too intrusive, never too muted.

The writing is a fine example of how to have a lot of style but also to have a lot of substance. The dialogue throughout is thought-provoking and tense, while also have a darkly wicked sense of humour, nail-biting tension and heart-tugging pathos. The story, on top of being one of the show's most tense up to this point, is texturally rich, intimate, tense and layered, with the pace of it consistently deliberate but taut.

Can't say anything bad about the acting. Bryan Cranston is phenomenal as one of the most fascinating anti-heroes, or even of any kind of character, in either film or television. Aaron Paul has never been better and Anna Gunn is affecting. The characters are compelling in their realism. Dean Norris is also wonderful.

Overall, brilliant. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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