Breaking Bad: Season 2, Episode 4

Down (29 Mar. 2009)

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Skyler keeps mysteriously leaving without talking to Walt. Jesse's parents throw him out of his own house.

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Walt and Jesse appear to be in the clear but Jesse has no money and Walt can't leave the room without Skyler wondering where he is. Jesse's parents are still fed up with him and his drug use so they order him out of the house - it turns out they own it, not Jesse. He finds himself not only without a place to stay but with few friends who will put him up for the night. He ends up tracking down his RV and spends the night. Walt's overly correct behavior sets Skyler of on a binge of not telling him anything about what she's up to or who she's seeing. She's fed up with Walt's behavior and wants to know what is really going on. Written by garykmcd

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Jesse Pinkman: Yo, I get I shouldn't call, but I'm in a situation over here, and I need my money.
Walter H. White: I just gave you $600.
Jesse Pinkman: Yeah, and thanks, Daddy Warbucks, but that was before my housing situation went completely testicular on me, okay?
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The Title Reflects the Direction in which the Show's Quality Goes with this Episode
21 October 2013 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

As he's already had a slight lack of story material, screenwriter Sam Catlin shouldn't have left out two of the six main actors, especially since Hank's political incorrectness may have helped to make things a bit more entertaining. However, he did, and therefore "Down" disappoints.

Walt's and Jesse's encounters in the episode were always very good, but sadly, these scenes were a minority group in an episode overcharged with unneeded insights into the family lives of the show's two protagonists and poorly written script. Some parts of that just aren't realistic and made me question the writer's intelligence while others were simply unnecessary. I highly dislike Jesse's parents (mostly because these two actors just aren't good) and unfortunately, this also merged with Aaron Paul giving a sub-par performance. Bryan Cranston was the only really good actor in "Down" while Anna Gunn was over the top.

Now while it isn't a really bad episode just due to the show's general style being very good, I found myself bored while watching it, which is never a good attribute for anything that's made for the purpose of entertainment.


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