Breaking Bad: Season 3, Episode 12

Half Measures (6 Jun. 2010)

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Against Walt's advice, Jesse lashes out. Fearing for Jesse's safety, Walt takes drastic action to intervene. Meanwhile a tragic event leads to a shocking confrontation.



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Jess is ready for revenge when he realizes that the drug dealers who killed his friend are not only peddling their blue meth but are using an 11 year-old to do the work. He's prepared to kill them and wants Walt to help him out. Walt refuses but realizing the danger Jess has put himself in takes steps to protect him. Jess's demands that they stop using children leads to unintended and tragic consequences. At home, Walt tries to lay down the law as it pertains to his role in the family but Skyler holds her ground and refuses to give him everything he wants. Hank meanwhile is still reluctant to leave the hospital and go home, even though his doctors have told him he's free to leave at any time. Marie finds an interesting way to get him to agree. Written by garykmcd

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In the street shot immediately after the "intervention" when Walt is driving Jesse back to his car, Walt's Aztek is depicted the wrong way (and direction) as the car's perpetually missing left rear rim is shown as being on the right side. See more »


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Amazing penultimate episode....
24 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Half Measures is just as excellent as Season 2's penultimate episode Phoenix. It has the same amazing writing, character moments, directing, and tension. This is what makes this show stand out. The many character moments are full of real mounting tension and the audience can feel it. The ending to the episode made me start sweating with dread and just waiting to see what was going to happen. It also shows just how much the characters have changed. Waiting to see what is going to happen in the finale is really going to be a wait, simply because we want to know how the characters' fates are going to be revealed and how n3ext season will probably start. Hopefully the finale does not disappoint, and obviously I know it won't.

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