Jesse, Gus, and Mike fly down to Mexico, and Jesse cooks the blue meth for the cartel. Walt misses his son's 16th birthday after his fight with Jesse.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hank Schrader (credit only)
Marie Schrader (credit only)
Francesca (voice)


Jesse, Gus, and Mike fly to Mexico where Jesse will cook a batch of crystal meth for Don Eladio's skeptical team. If Jesse succeeds, then what? Walter is recovering from a beating and misses his son's 16th birthday; Walter Jr. comes to his dad's place to find out what's wrong. Skyler discovers that Ted Beneke is not using an anonymous windfall to repay the IRS; she calls on Ted. By the end, we're back poolside at Don Eladio's villa where they toast each other's health with well-aged tequila. Written by <>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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18 September 2011 (USA)  »

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As of 2012, this is one of only two episodes where Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul do not share any scenes together. The other is Breaking Bad: Peekaboo (2009). See more »


The Don Eladio scene takes place in Mexico but one of the party girls who takes a cigar to give to Jesse clearly mouths "thank you" to the other girl. See more »


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The only word is ...WOW!!!
19 September 2011 | by (El Salvador) – See all my reviews

I will be honest with everyone that may read this critic. I consider myself some kind of a movie addict. living in a third world country sometimes takes out of context such superficial issues as TV or movies entertainment. and I am telling you, I would make a fortune as a critic knowing what I know about how to dismembered a show or movie, positively or negatively. this new Breaking Bad season is up in Latin America pretty soon. but is not on air yet. So, obviously the only source I Have is the internet. after I saw the SALUD episode, I was literately blown away. lucky for me I pay my bills on time. is amazing what this producers are doing with the series. finally, it makes justice to the Jesse Character. and don't get me wrong. I am referring maybe this is the very first episode where he carries the load of the plot. entirely. superbly. In a totally convincing acting. this guy is made of ice. no doubt. easily one of the top ten best episodes

my goodness: the writing. the editing. the climax. How do they do it? I actually hate it because it always leaves me wanting more. the week gets endless until next Sunday.

to think that we are just three episodes away.. gives me the blues.

two thumbs way, way up!!

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