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"Breaking Bad" I.F.T. (2010)

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Breaking Bad: Season 3: Episode 3 -- Walt ignores Skyler's demands, increasing the tension between them and pushing her to break bad. Saul entreats Jesse to persuade Walt to keep cooking. Still suffering from panic and anxiety attacks, Hank crosses a line at work.


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Original Air Date:
4 April 2010 (Season 3, Episode 3)
Walt has moved back into the house without Skyler's consent. Now she can't get him out. Meanwhile, Jesse continues to cope with Jane's death. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
It's a nice episode, but far from how good the show can be See more (5 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Michelle MacLaren 
Writing credits
Vince Gilligan (created by)

George Mastras (written by)

Produced by
Melissa Bernstein .... producer
Sam Catlin .... supervising producer
Vince Gilligan .... executive producer
Peter Gould .... producer
Mark Johnson .... executive producer
Stewart Lyons .... producer
Michelle MacLaren .... co-executive producer (as Michelle Maxwell MacLaren)
George Mastras .... producer
Diane Mercer .... co-producer
Thomas Schnauz .... producer
John Shiban .... consulting producer
Moira Walley-Beckett .... co-producer
Original Music by
Dave Porter 
Cinematography by
Michael Slovis (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Skip Macdonald 
Production Design by
Mark S. Freeborn 
Art Direction by
Bjarne Sletteland 
Costume Design by
Kathleen Detoro 
Makeup Department
Georgia Allen .... key makeup artist
Ashlynne Padilla .... makeup artist
Teri Ann Uccan .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Stewart Lyons .... unit production manager
Cynthia Stegner .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Leimone .... assistant director
Polly Ann Mattson .... first assistant director
Benjamin Scissors .... second assistant director
Art Department
Steve Brown .... stage foreman
Jess Coffer .... set dresser
Ryan Cowles .... art department
Christian Di Salvo .... set dresser
Janine Palmieri Fletcher .... clearance
Michael Flowers .... leadman
William 'W' Gilpin .... construction coordinator
Aric Grauke .... graphic designer
Mark Hansen .... property master
Ester Kim .... set decoration buyer
Andy Linderkamp .... mill foreman
Adrian Lobato .... key greens
Vicki M. McWilliams .... art department coordinator
Richard Anthony Montoya .... gangboss
Fagan O'Reilly .... art department assistant
Dennis Riewerts .... draper
Trina E. Siopy .... assistant property master
Tek J. Smith .... painter
Jason Delap .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Brett Becker .... sound utility
Bradford Bell .... sound recordist
Jane Boegel .... dialogue editor
Mark Cookson .... sound effects editor
Dominique Decaudain .... foley artist
Kathleen Edwards .... adr assistant mixer
Kurt Nicholas Forshager .... supervising sound editor
Darryl L. Frank .... production sound mixer
Cormac Funge .... sound effects editor
Eric Justen .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Knudsen .... boom operator
Tor McAfee Kingdon .... adr mixer
Stacey Michaels .... foley mixer
Jason Oliver .... adr recordist
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Dana Olsefsky .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jack Brunacini Jr. .... special effects technician
Joseph P Ulibarri .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Jay Segimoto .... visual effects artist: Keep Me Posted
Laurence Chavez .... stunts
Edward A. Duran .... stunt coordinator
Al Goto .... stunt coordinator
Bill Leaman .... utility stunts
Daniel Moncada .... stunts
Luis Moncada .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Behrmann .... rigging electrician (2008-2013)
Jacob Cottrell .... dimmer board programmer
Jacob Cottrell .... dimmer operator
Raphael Freud .... electrician
Aubrey Husar .... key grip
Nikki LeBlanc .... rigging electric best boy
Steven Litecky .... gaffer
Evan Martinez .... grip
Mark Mele .... rigging gaffer
David Melhorn .... lighting technician
Dave Midthunder .... rigging grip
David Jaxx Nagro .... dolly grip
Peter Reniers .... director of photography: second unit
Alejandro Snodgrass .... best boy grip
Eric Steinig .... dolly grip
Eric Stillions .... lighting technician
Jorn Vylonis .... rigging electrian
Sterling Wiggins .... film loader
Tristan Chavez .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Russell Scott .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wynema Chavez .... costumer
Katie L. Murphy .... costume buyer (as Katherine L. Murphy)
Steffany Bernstein Pratt .... costume supervisor (as Steffany Bernstein)
Editorial Department
Kay Sievert .... colorist: dailies
Curtis Thurber .... post-production assistant
Robert Nichols II .... archive editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Mickey Browne .... assistant location manager
Todd Byington .... location production assistant
Cyndy McCrossen .... key assistant location manager
Sam Tischler .... location manager
Matthew Toplikar .... location production assistant (as Matt Toplikar)
Justin T. Williams .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Paul Zepeda .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Alan Ett .... composer: additional music
Thomas Golubic .... music supervisor
Scott Liggett .... composer: additional music
Jason Tregoe Newman .... music editor
Other crew
Lynn Ambrosino .... production assistant
Amanda Cordova .... production assistant
Francisco A. Fernandez .... assistant to producers
Tim Honiball .... first assistant accountant
Gennifer Hutchison .... script coordinator
Elissa Kannon .... assistant production coordinator
Carol Kravetz .... production coordinator
Joey Liew .... production assistant
Ken Lingad .... unit publicist
Dionne Lotivio .... payroll accountant
Will Ontiveros .... production assistant
Tiffany Patterson .... production assistant
Anthony Pelot .... production assistant
Kate Powers .... assistant to Mr. Gilligan
Gordon Smith .... office production assistant
Andy Hemmingsen .... set medic (uncredited)
Brian G. Lax .... on-set medic (uncredited)
G.Q. Sanchez .... safety advisor (uncredited)
Christina Wayne .... network executive (uncredited)
Martin Chavez .... the producers wish to thank (as Mayor Martin J. Chávez)
Shari Rhodes .... dedicatee

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Additional Details

47 min
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Did You Know?

Dedicated to Shari Rhodes, who is credited for location casting and for her sole career speaking role on screen.See more »
Continuity: After Walt tosses the pizza on top of the garage, it sits there all night. When Skylar drives Walt Jr. to school the following morning, it is not there but when the cleaner walks up to the house moments later, it is back again.See more »
Hank Schrader:What's wrong with spicing things up a little bit, huh?
Steven Gomez:This spice looks like it's been through a couple of guys already.
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8 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
It's a nice episode, but far from how good the show can be, 10 November 2013
Author: axel-koch from Austria

"I.F.T." is another interesting Breaking Bad episode with some outstanding scenes in it, but at that point of the show, the writers just couldn't think of any really thrilling stuff. I totally get that all the scenes we see are necessary for the plot, yet the show is just such a slow-burner momentarily that it can get quite boring to watch sometimes.

See, the problem is that there's nothing really bad about "I.F.T.", yet I still didn't enjoy the scenes with Skyler and Jesse at all. The plot felt too repetitive and not even the great acting could make me change my opinion about that. Another part I didn't enjoy was Dean Norris as Hank who had the strangest reaction to the El Paso police wanting him back. The two scenes in Spanish language were slightly better even though extraordinarily weird, while Gustavo and the cousins encountering was definitely nice to see. Plus, Danny Trejo appears on screen again after his hilarious part somewhere in season two, but this time, I can't overlook the fact that he's a bad actor. Back then, he didn't have that much to do since he had his head on a tortoise. Now though, his dialogs and facial expressions are just fake.

Last but definitely not least, Bryan Cranston got back to being excellent in his role and his reaction to the dramatic domestic situation he and Skyler currently have was just perfect. In the final shot, when Skyler reveals what "I.F.T." stands for, he is as good as it gets and totally blew me away. However, the rest of the episode just didn't measure up with my expectations and was a bit of a disappointment.

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