Jesse rides shotgun with Mike on a perilous run of pickups, prompting Walt to worry that his partner is about to be killed.



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In his attempt to save Jesse, Walt visits Gus' fast food restaurant but isn't quite prepared for what he learns. Nor is Jesse for that matter. In fact, he proves to be quite useful though not everything is as it seems. Hank is convinced that Gale Boetticher was Heisenberg and tells the local police detective that he really has no further interest in the case. He mentions that Jesse Pinkman could have been involved but is not likely the shooter. Walt and Skyler close the deal on the car wash and take a major step in repairing their relationship but at dinner with Hank and Marie, a slightly drunken Walt says that from what he saw in Gale's notebook, it's obvious he isn't Heisenberg. Hank re-examines the files and finds something quite puzzling. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

14 August 2011 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Jesse sings the song 'Fallacies' by his band 'TwaüghtHammër' during a driving scene. See more »


When Jesse and Mike arrive at the first pick-up, a cameraman and his camera is visible in the right hand lower corner right next to the windmill. See more »


Mike Ehrmantraut: You - are not the guy. You're not capable of being the guy. I had a guy, but now I don't. You - are not the guy.
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References Aliens (1986) See more »


Breaking Bad Main Title Theme
Written by Dave Porter
Performed by Dave Porter
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Another Enjoyable Episode!
15 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the fifth episode of the fourth season of Breaking Bad. It is about on par with the last episode. It's great, but still not on the high level of excellence expected from this series(that's a 10/10 in my book). The episode has a good action sequence in the beginning, and the cliffhanger is brilliant as we get a drunken Walt saying things he is not supposed to.

In this episode, "Shotgun," Walt goes to Gus's restaurant to find out what happened to Jesse, but Gus is not there. Jesse is taken along for the ride by Mike all over New Mexico for pickups and Jesse rides shotgun, but something it not all it seems. Meanwhile, Skylar and Walt successfully buy the car wash.

Overall, this is a very good episode that features some more high-caliber dialogue and this episode shows that Jesse may have more of a purpose in episodes to come. In short, that last scene with Hank and the lab notes sets up the next episode nicely. I rate this episode 9/10.

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