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



(created by),

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Pinkman (as Ben Petry)
DEA Agent
Tish Rayburn-Miller ...
Bank Teller (as Tish Miller)


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Thriller


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

17 February 2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


Ken's BMW convertible is the E36 model whose production ceased in 1999, so it is at least nine years old. Also the 318i was the cheapest 3 series convertible of that series with the smallest engine. Owner Ken seems to be doing a lot better in his own mind than in actual reality. See more »


When Walt is changing his bandage for his leg wound he uses hydrogen peroxide to sterilize the wound. After he changes the bandage he notices blood on his pant leg and then proceeds to try and scrub the blood out of the pants with water and a toothbrush. Any good chemist (as Walt is) would know that hydrogen peroxide would clear that blood spot in a heartbeat and not damage the pant leg in the process. See more »


Jesse Pinkman: A wire? You want a wire? I got a wire, speak into the mic bitch!
See more »


References The Last Boy Scout (1991) See more »


Breaking Bad Main Title Theme
Written by Dave Porter
Performed by Dave Porter
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great episode...
16 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Breaking Bad continues to surprise me after every episode, and this was no exception.

The episode explored the family life of Jesse, which in all was very heartbreaking to see how a family is destroyed because of a drug habit. Walter also confessed about his problem, and it ran emotions through the house. Like always, the show continues to be a drama but very well written humor put in, like the ending of the episode. This is a joy to watch, and along with that Aaron and Bryan give great performances that revolve the show and give it what is needed. I will diligently continue to watch.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dude.... what the hell... btbamfan20
what scene most made you cringe? lief_peterson
Breaking Bad an Optimistic Story. HumansofSiliconValley
I would like some opinions about Jesse's parents jabx-06946
Skyler and her boss joanfurtiere
felina lief_peterson
Discuss Cancer Man (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: