Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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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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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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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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. When Skyler says: "Now, the Dodge gets the detail and... The Corolla gets a hand wax." In three consecutive camera shots, the bottle is: 1. In the child's mouth with her hand raised then 2. Out of her mouth and under her hand then 3. In her mouth and in her hand all in the space of three seconds. See more »

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References Breaking Bad: Half Measures (2010) See more »

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Breaking Bad Main Title Theme
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Written by Dave Porter
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A Filler Episode!
13 January 2015 | by (United States) – 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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