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Thirty-Eight Snub 

Walt attempts to form a new alliance as he plans his next move. Meanwhile Skyler pushes Walt towards a business opportunity, in hopes of protecting the family.

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Skyler White
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Marie Schrader
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Walter White, Jr.
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Saul Goodman
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Gustavo 'Gus' Fring (voice)
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Shaken by Gus's calm violence, Jesse cokes up; bleary-eyed and jittery, he throws a party. Walter, believing it's kill or be killed, buys a snub-nosed .38 on the black market, intent on shooting Gus and Mike. Skyler looks to launder money at a car wash, and, to Hank's increasing irritation, Marie insists on cheering his every step. Men deliver boxes of minerals and pick up boxes of crystal. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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24 July 2011 (USA)  »

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The snub-nose revolver Walt buys is a double-action Ruger LCR, with a tritium-dot front sight (for low-light conditions) and what appears to be an after-market low-profile grip. See more »

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At the car wash, Skyler gives her baby a bottle. From the front angle, Skyler holds the bottle with her hand above, while in the next second, with a different camera angle, her hand is under the bottle. See more »

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References Call of Duty: World at War (2008) See more »

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Up In The Club
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Written by The Trak Kartel
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A Filler Episode!
13 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is the second episode of the fourth season of Breaking Bad. From what I see, this may be the weakest episode this season. It's not bad or anything, it's just that this is a filler episode and nothing that exciting happens. However, I loved the opening where Walt buys a gun for some plans he cooked up. Jesse's subplot is kind of annoying and overlong, but I was enthralled by Walter, Hank, and Skylar.

In this episode, "Thirty-Eight Snub," Walter buys a gun from a gun dealer as he cooks up plans to assassinate Gus. Meanwhile, Jesse decides to throw parties to help take his mind off what he did to Gale. Marie throws on a positive attitude much to Hank's irritation. Skylar wants to purchase the car wash in order to launder money.

Overall, this is a pretty good episode even if it doesn't reach full potential. With a series this good, I guess it's okay to have a weaker episode every once in awhile. In Breaking Bad's terms, weak means still good. So this is still a watchable episode with quite a few interesting story lines. I rate this episode 8/10.


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