Breaking Bad: Season 1, Episode 4

Cancer Man (17 Feb. 2008)

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Walt tells the rest of his family about his cancer. Jesse tries to make amends with his own parents.

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At a briefing, Hank presents his theory that Albuquerque has a new kingpin. At a barbecue, Skyler breaks down and Walter reveals to Hank, Marie and Walter, Jr. that he has cancer. Walter, Jr. doesn't respond well. The hole in Jesse's ceiling raises some questions. The meth is also making Jesse extremely paranoid. Skyler makes Walter go see a top oncologist. The doctor says it is possible to cure Walter, but it will be expensive. Walter does not want to risk leaving Skyler in debt. When Walter tries parking his car outside MESA, a narcissistic yuppie in his shiny, expensive, convertible BMW with the vanity plate "KEN WINS" cuts into a just-vacated square Walter was waiting for to park into. Ken's just messed with the wrong man. Written by Toni Tapola, Finland

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The title of this episode is an inside joke to "The X-Files", on which series creator Vince Gilligan had previously served as a writer and producer. "Cancer Man" was the disparaging nickname that Fox Mulder had given to the Cigarette-Smoking Man on that series. See more »

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The respirator was not left at the "cook" site. Walt threw it off in frustration when the RV crashed down the road a bit later. This was kind of reinforced by the second reveal when Hank and Gomez found the meth in CrazyEights car. Then they were at the "cook" site. The respirator was discarded at the "crash" site of the RV by Walt. See more »

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Jesse Pinkman: Maybe just so happens, that ah, I just recently cooked the best batch ever.
Skinny Pete: Yeah?
Jesse Pinkman: Oh yeah. I came up with this whole new recipe. It's more like a formula. It's like way, way more chemically... shit you know it's just just the bomb so... but ya I don't know I've been thinking lately I just lay off of it for a while cause lately it's been kinda making me paranoid so... you know for like, like health-wise just lay off.
Combo: Yo, if you're, if you're not into sharing man, just tell us to piss off it's ...
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References Emeril Live (1997) See more »

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Baby Girl, I'm a Blur
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Written by Max Bemis
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Breaking Bad Gets Stronger!
27 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The fourth episode of Breaking Bad continues the strong, amazing power this awesome show has displayed. This show has been known to be the best show in recent times and I can see why. If the quality of these shows continue to hold, I could say this show may be the best of all time. The acting is strong as ever thanks to the duo of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. The dialog is strong and witty as ever. And of course, Walt has his shining moment towards the end.

In this episode, "Cancer Man", Walt tells his the rest of his family about him having cancer and Jesse gets kicked out of his parent's house after they find his younger brother in possession of marijuana.

Overall, this is another fabulous episode. This keeps up the tension and I love how Walt is becoming a hardcore person in the drug business. I feel like there are bigger and better things to happen. This particular episode is slightly a step-down from the previous three, but that's because it's necessary for the story. But, I like this drama-filled, emotionally-driven episode. I rate this episode 9/10.


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