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"Breaking Bad" Mandala (2009)

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Breaking Bad: Season 2: Episode 11 -- When Walt and Jesse's crew of dealers dries up, their trusty lawyer Saul offers an interesting alternative. Meanwhile, Skyler confronts Ted when she makes a troubling discovery at work. Jesse puts himself and the operation at risk when he tells Jane what he really does for a living.


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Original Air Date:
17 May 2009 (Season 2, Episode 11)
Combo is found dead. Walt and Jesse's little empire begins to crumble. Saul tries to set them up with a mysterious distributor. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Adam Bernstein 
Writing credits
Vince Gilligan (created by)

George Mastras (written by)

Produced by
Melissa Bernstein .... producer
Sam Catlin .... co-producer
Vince Gilligan .... executive producer
Mark Johnson .... executive producer
Stewart Lyons .... producer
Diane Mercer .... associate producer
Karen Moore .... producer
John Shiban .... consulting producer
Original Music by
Dave Porter 
Cinematography by
Michael Slovis 
Film Editing by
Skip Macdonald 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy 
Production Design by
Robb Wilson King 
Art Direction by
Bjarne Sletteland 
Set Decoration by
Brenda Meyers-Ballard 
Costume Design by
Kathleen Detoro 
Makeup Department
Georgia Allen .... assistant makeup artist
Lori Ann Baker .... department head hair stylist
Frieda Valenzuela .... makeup artist
Corey Welk .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Stewart Lyons .... unit production manager
Cynthia Stegner .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Polly Ann Mattson .... first assistant director
Michael Slovis .... second unit director
Marcia Woske .... additional second assistant director
Art Department
Derrick Ballard .... lead set designer
Mark Bankins .... on-set dresser
Steve Brown .... stage foreman
Ryan Cowles .... art department
Jason Delap .... props
Christian Di Salvo .... set dresser
Leandro Di Salvo .... set dresser
Michael Flowers .... leadman
William 'W' Gilpin .... construction coordinator
Ram Goradia .... gang boss
Mark Hansen .... property master
Ester Kim .... buyer
Andy Linderkamp .... mill foreman
Adrian Lobato .... key greens
Steven Maes .... lead graphic designer
Vicki M. McWilliams .... art department coordinator
Orlando R. Montoya .... set dresser
Fagan O'Reilly .... art department assistant
Caroline Perzan .... set decoration buyer
Dennis Riewerts .... draper
Trina E. Siopy .... assistant property master
Tek J. Smith .... painter
Richard Anthony Montoya .... key scenic artist (uncredited)
Richard Anthony Montoya .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Jane Boegel .... dialogue editor
Tim Boggs .... co-sound supervisor
Edmond J. Coblentz Jr. .... sound designer
Dominique Decaudain .... foley artist
Kathleen Edwards .... adr assistant mixer
Kurt Nicholas Forshager .... supervising sound editor
Cormac Funge .... sound effects editor
Justin Herman .... sound stage technician
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Eric Justen .... sound re-recording mixer
Tor McAfee Kingdon .... adr mixer
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Douglas Tourtelot .... sound mixer
Steven Willer .... utility sound
Misty Conn .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jack Brunacini Jr. .... special effects technician
Amy Giedraitis .... special effects technician
Daniel Holt .... special effects technician
Dennis Petersen .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Jay Segimoto .... visual effects artist: Keep Me Posted
Al Goto .... stunt coordinator
Larry Nicholas .... stunt double
Joe Ordaz .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Behrmann .... rigging electrician (2008-2013)
Tristan Chavez .... film loader
Cheryl Clarson .... best boy electric
Peter Clarson .... gaffer
Ryan Eustis .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Chip Huntington .... grip
Tom Hutchinson .... first assistant camera
Lewis Jacobs .... still photographer
Evan Martinez .... grip
Luis Martinez .... head lighting technician
Dave Midthunder .... rigging grip
Clayton Null .... key grip
Peter Reniers .... camera operator
Kelly Simpson .... assistant camera (2009)
Alejandro Snodgrass .... best boy grip
Eric Steinig .... dolly grip
Andrew Voegeli .... camera operator: "a" camera
Paul Willis .... key rigging grip
Casting Department
Sally Allen .... location casting associate
Russell Scott .... casting associate
Gwyn Savage .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roberta Bilé .... key costumer
Blanca Garcia .... costumer
Katie L. Murphy .... costumer (as Katherine L. Murphy)
Michelle M. Pershing .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Kay Sievert .... colorist: dailies
Curtis Thurber .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Thomas Golubic .... music supervisor
Yvette Metoyer .... music coordinator
Tom Villano .... music editor
Transportation Department
Greg Bronner .... transportation captain
Joe Bernier .... set dec driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Lynn Ambrosino .... production assistant
Todd Byington .... location production assistant
Winter Cantagallo .... production assistant
Joann Connolly .... set production assistant
Francisco A. Fernandez .... assistant to executive producer
Matthew Garcia .... production assistant
Peter Gould .... executive story editor
Jason Hariton .... studio stage manager
Tim Honiball .... first assistant accountant
Gennifer Hutchison .... script coordinator
Elissa Kannon .... assistant production coordinator
Carol Kravetz .... production coordinator
George Mastras .... executive story editor
Cyndy McCrossen .... key assistant location manager
Kate Powers .... assistant to Mr. Gilligan
Frances Stafford .... production assistant
Rick W. Tucker .... production accountant
Moira Walley-Beckett .... story editor
Christopher Walsh .... production assistant
Michael Giannini .... caterer (uncredited)
Brian G. Lax .... set medic (uncredited)
Dionne Lotivio .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Holly Roach .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Christina Wayne .... network executive (uncredited)
Paul Zepeda .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Martin Chavez .... the producers wish to thank (as Mayor J. Martin Chávez)

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Additional Details

47 min
Sound Mix:
Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:12 (TV version) (slightly cut) | UK:18

Did You Know?

First appearance of Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo "gus" Fring.See more »
Continuity: (at around 35 mins) When Jane is preparing syringes to shoot up Jesse and herself, she holds one syringe in her teeth while she prepares the other and it changes orientation between shots.See more »
Saul Goodman:How is your inventory?
Jesse Pinkman:38 and some...
Saul Goodman:38 what? Ounces? Grams?
Jesse Pinkman:Pounds.
Walter White:You said "make hay while the sun shines".
Saul Goodman:Guys, why the long faces? You're sitting in a gold mine.
Saul Goodman:A gold mine we cannot sell.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Breaking Bad Main Title ThemeSee more »


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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Amazing Episode!, 14 May 2014
Author: g-bodyl from United States

This is the eleventh episode in the second season of Breaking Bad and it's even better than the last episode. I'm getting really excited for the season finale, especially the cliffhanger the episode ended in. This episode is more action-packed and has plenty of amusing moments featured throughout.

In this episode, "Manadala," after one of their dealers is found dead and another one quits, Walt and Jesse's drug empire begins to fall apart. Meanwhile, Jesse finally tells Jane what he does for a living. Finally, Skylar learns she is about to give birth and finds out her boss has been stealing from the company.

Overall, this is a very good episode. With only 2 more episodes left in the season, I eagerly anticipate what's next. My favorite scenes are when Skylar impersonates Marilyn Monroe and when Jesse feels the full effects of a drug. I rate this episode 9/10.

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