Breaking Bad: Season 4, Episode 13

Face Off (9 Oct. 2011)

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Jesse is brought to the FBI for questioning on his knowledge of Ricin. In a last effort to kill Gus, Walt must ask for help from an old enemy.



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Having failed to blow up Gus Fring's car, Walt has to come up with a new plan. Unable to find Saul Goodman, he turns to a surprising source to help him out. Jesse meanwhile is taken in for questioning by the police who want to know how and why he told doctors that Brock was poisoned with ricin. Still under DEA protection in his home, Hank learns that former Cartel member Hector Salamanca is at the DEA office but will only speak to Hank. When Hank goes to the office, Salamanca has little of use to say. Written by garykmcd

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Rebecca Simmons, Walt's neighbor, is played by Vince Gilligan's mother, Gail. See more »


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Hank Schrader: Well, at least this time he didn't shit himself... guess that's progress.
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Foreshadowing the Darkness
10 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow! I was blown away by season 4's finale. What I love about this show (and what keeps me awaiting the next episode) is how every little detail foreshadows what's to come. And it isn't until things are revealed through the journey of each of the show's characters do things fall nicely into place. I didn't see any of what went down coming in this episode. I know I sound vague, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet. I will say each story line is like a game of chess and the payoff is always worth the wait of anticipation. I suspect the next season is going to pick up where the I.R.S. incident left off, but at this point who can really know. Every award 'Breaking Bad' has been nominated for/won is deserved in my humble opinion. This show is spectacular and I hope it keeps going for a few more seasons.

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