Breaking Bad: Season 4, Episode 3

Open House (31 Jul. 2011)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller
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While Walt worries about Gus's interference and Jesse's increasingly fragile state of mind, Skyler steps up the pressure to get what she wants.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Walter White, Jr. (credit only)
Gustavo 'Gus' Fring (credit only)
Mike Ehrmantraut (credit only)


Skyler finds a way to pressure the car-wash owner into selling, while Marie goes on a series of visits to realtors' open houses. Her antics get her in trouble, and Hank has to pull a few strings. One of his cop friends helps Marie out and, in turn, asks Hank to look at a notebook found at the scene of a murder. Meanwhile, Jesse's round-the-clock open houseparty brings no mirth. Written by <>

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In the part from where Jesse is go- karting till he comes home, you hear the song 'If I Had A Heart' by Fever Ray. This song is used as the main theme for 'Vikings' (2013) See more »


Saul Goodman: You were smart to call me. Now you just sit back, relax and let a professional take over.
[his bodyguard knocks on the door]
Saul Goodman: That's for me. Excuse me.
[Saul opens the door, whispers]
Saul Goodman: What do you want? I'm in a meeting. Why didn't you think of that before, it's not my prob... I'm in a meeting!
Saul Goodman: [to the Whites] Can Huell use your bathroom?
Skyler White: Huell?
Walter White: Uh... sure, top of the stairs.
Saul Goodman: He'll be quick. It's a stomach thing. So where were we?
Skyler White: Professionalism.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »


If I Had a Heart
by Fever Ray
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A Slow-Moving, But Good Episode!
14 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the third episode of the fourth season of Breaking Bad. Like the previous episode, this episode is a slow-burner and takes it time telling the story. It's more or less the same plot, but there are more interesting moments here. Aaron Paul as Jesse shows some surprising depth as he has these bleak parties and shows a passion for go-karts in one memorable scene. It's nice to see Anna Gunn becoming more open in Walter's criminal life. Finally, Bob Odenkirk as Saul is able to inject some lighter moments in the episode.

In this episode, "Open House," Skylar is becoming more passively active in Walt's life as she still attempts to buy the car wash for money laundering duties and this time may have some luck with the help of Saul. Walter is angry that a camera was installed in the meth lab. Meanwhile, Jesse continues throwing parties to make his mind dwell elsewhere and Marie begins her kleptomaniac activities at open houses to help her ease the problems she has been having with Hank.

Overall, I thought this was a solid episode. It's not the greatest episode in the Breaking Bad's repertoire, but it is more interesting than the previous episode and it is nice to see a big problem of Marie during Season One make a return in this episode. I rate this episode 9/10.

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