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



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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

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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17 February 2008 (USA)  »

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Kyle Bornheimer reprises the role of 'Ken Wins' in 'Better Call Saul' Season 2 episode 'Switch'. 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!
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References The Last Boy Scout (1991) See more »


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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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