Walt rejects everyone who tries to help him with the cancer. Jesse tries his best to create Walt's meth, with the help of an old friend.



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Marc Mouchet ...
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Scientist (as William Allen)
Kyle Swimmer ...


Jesse tries to get a regular job and put his drug dealing behind him but he finds that there are few opportunities for someone with his education and experience. Jesse tries to cook a new batch of meth but can't come anywhere near Walt's standard. After attending a birthday party at a now very rich friend's house, Walt reconnects with his one-time business partner Elliott who offers him a job. It turns out Skyler told Elliott about his condition and Walt is not very pleased. Walt Jr. tries to get someone to buy him a six-pack but is busted in the process. He calls his uncle Hank to pick him up and Hank learns from Skyler that it's Walt senior who admitted smoking marijuana. Finding his behavior bizarre, the family sets up a intervention where they all get to tell Walt what they think about the situation. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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24 February 2008 (USA)  »

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In this episode, Jesse turns down a job as a mascot for a local bank. When Aaron Paul was about 14, he took a job as a furry frog mascot for the radio station where his mom worked at the time. See more »


The black Fender Stratocaster given to Elliot by a friend at his party is a Fender Stratocaster Mexican version. Eric Clapton only played Fender Stratocaster American. When he picks up the guitar, the headstock is from a Mexican made Stratocaster (subtle differences, i.e., the missing Fender logo up the very top). See more »


Badger: Hey dude, are these bullet holes?
Jesse Pinkman: Ah, no man, those are for like um, ya know, ah ventilation.
Badger: Whoo. Nice setup huh? Man.
Jesse Pinkman: This is nothing man, I used to have like twice as much glassware, till my um dumb-ass ex-partner drove us into a ditch and wrecked most of it.
Badger: Big-ass beaker huh?
Jesse Pinkman: Ah, wait, wait, wait no that's yeah that's a, a boiling flask. This is a beaker. Here's a Griffin beaker, here's a ah volumetric beaker. Here's ah, an Erlenmeyer flask. Um, ya got...
Badger: Wow, you really know your shit.
Jesse Pinkman: ...
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The Power of the Pillow
20 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Walter is such a wonderful character. When his brother in law uses his silly poker analogy, it's really not far from the truth. A man who has been disappointed in himself from the first day is now facing the end of his life. His family, who disagree that the decision should be his, hold an intervention (the kind usually used for addicts). It is an uncomfortable session, and he finally admits how unhappy he is and he never has choices. A friend who has incredible wealth offers to pay for his treatment, but his pride won't let him accept. On the other front, Jesse is back trying to cook but is having no success. He is egged on by a loser friend who has a peanut brain. This is after Jesse has tried to find legitimate work. He wants to quit. Well, we can all guess what is coming because there are things to be paid. A very good episode with awesome acting.

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