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Box Cutter 

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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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17 July 2011 (USA)  »

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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 neighbours (and Victor) visit Gale's house, there's a line of blood from the entry wound on Gale's face. It flows back towards his left ear. When the forensics team is in the house, the entry wound and line of blood is missing from Gale's face. See more »

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Marie Schrader: You're ordering a new rock?
Hank Schrader: I'm *bidding* on a new *mineral.*
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Written and performed by Alex Ebert (as Alexander)
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Excellent Season Opener!
13 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the first episode of the fourth season of Breaking Bad. It helps that this is yet another fine episode is this ridiculously good television series. There are already blood being spilled and some crazy scenes, and this is only the first episode. The screenplay, once again, serves up some memorable lines. As always, the acting remains very strong as Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul remain as committed as always.

In this episode, "Box Cutter," Walter and Jesse are being held hostage by Mike after Gale was gunned down by Jesse in the last episode of the third season. Meanwhile, Skylar is trying to figure out the reasons of Walt's disappearance and Marie is having trouble keeping up with the rapid depression of Hank, who is still trying to recover from his wounds.

Overall, this is an excellent episode and a table setter for the season, I think. There are some very surprising scenes and one that involves the two words in the episode's title. The tension is once again through the roof, and it seems like I can feel the static in the air. I cannot wait to see what happens next. I rate this episode 9/10.


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