Jesse has disappeared and Walt is in big trouble with Gus. So Gus rehires Gale to learn from Walt's cooking so that they can dispose of Walt once and for all.



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In the aftermath of killing the drug dealers, Walt has a tense meeting with Gus who makes it quite clear that his patience has reached its limit. Walt professes not to know the whereabouts of Jesse who he claims has fled the State. Gus chooses Walt's new assistant, who turns out to be Gale. Walt knows that as long as he's the only cook available, Gus will have to keep him alive... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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13 June 2010 (USA)  »

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The song that Gale sings is called "Crapa Pelada". It translates to "bald head" and the lyrics closely mirror Walt's life thus far: Ladies and gentlemen, i want to tell you/ the story that drives me to despair/For seven months now, I have watched my hair fall out/Now i'm bald, disappointed, sad/ I don't know what to do about it. See more »


While following Gale through his apartment, we see a telescope. A reflecting telescope. The eyepiece on a reflecting telescope is at the open end. It is aimed at the inside of his apartment. So he has been viewing the walls of his living room, if it is able to focus that close. See more »


Walter White: You said no half-measures.
Mike Ehrmantraut: Mmmmm yeah - Funny how words can be so open to interpretation.
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References Magnum, P.I. (1980) See more »


Crapa Pelada
Written by Gorni Kramer
Performed by Quartetto Cetra, David Costabile
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Full of Full Measures!
14 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the thirteenth episode of the third season of Breaking Bad and this is one of the best finales, or at least one you'd be hoping for. Somehow, it gets even better than the last episode as we see Walt and Jesse facing severe consequences for their actions from the previous episode. I liked how there is a flashback to start things off, and I even got the sense it could have been the future though it wasn't. All things considered, this is a very intense episode.

In this episode, "Full Measure," Jesse is on the run and Gus makes clear that he will not put up with this any longer. Gus chooses Walt's new partner and that happens to be Gale. But once Gale starts asking about the cooking, then Walt realizes he may about to become very expendable.

Overall, this is a fantastic episode and it has an amazing cliffhanger that had me sitting in stunned silence for ten minutes after the episode ended. It's action-packed and the slow burner from the beginning of the season is not prevalent now. I think we are in for a treat as we head to Season 4. I rate this episode 10/10.

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