Breaking Bad: Season 4, Episode 1

Box Cutter (17 Jul. 2011)

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Walt and Jesse are held captive for Gus, after Gale's death. Meanwhile, Skyler tries to find out what happened to Walt.

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Jesse takes out the competition, causing a crisis in Gus's multi-million-dollar basement lab. Mike holds Walter and Jesse hostage and Victor shows off his cooking skills as they wait for Gus to arrive, change clothes, and render judgment. Meanwhile, Hank's recovery is slow and humiliating; and, Skyler tries to keep Walter Jr. from getting his hopes up. Remorse is in short supply. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The website that Hank uses is MineralEmporium.com. In real life, this URL will redirect to AMC's Breaking Bad website. See more »

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When Jesse and Walt are at a restaurant and Jesse is eating something, while the camera sees them both from side of the table (Jesse's right side), his knife and fork are leaned to his plate. He takes the knife to his right hand and his left hand is visible and stable. After the momentary angle change, Jesse is holding the fork in his left hand. See more »

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Breaking Bad is still TV's finest!
17 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It finally came! Breaking Bad's fourth season premiere! And boy, what a premiere it was!

First off, it was great that a flashback opened the show. It turns out that Gale was a big part in convincing Gus to let Walk cook for him back at the end of the second season. Anyways, back to the conclusion of the finale last year. Well, it certainly wasn't disappointing. In fact, I want to call it perfect but I always hesitate to do that. I just want to point out that this show's tension is unbearable. I don't think I have ever seen this much tension rising in any other show. The writing and directing in this episode are incredible. Also, while I did guess who was the character that was going to be killed (since I read the spoilers about someone getting the axe), the way it happened was a complete shock to me. What's even more incredible is how Gus, the intimidating boss, did not speak even more than five words in the episode.

I also want to point out that the show still has a knack for providing comedy. Anna Gunn (who has gained weight because of a baby) is brilliant in her attempt to get in her husband's apartment. But like always, I will probably see some hate here on IMDb. Overall though. fantastic opener!


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