Breaking Bad: Season 4, Episode 6

Cornered (21 Aug. 2011)

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Skyler adopts an aloof approach when she suspects that Walt isn't telling her the truth. Meanwhile, Jesse proves his worth to Mike and Gus.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hank Schrader (credit only)
Marie Schrader (credit only)
Saul Goodman (credit only)
Truck Guard 1 (as Jason Hill)


It's the morning after the night before and Walt has a major hangover. Skyler is now convinced that Walt is in danger but he makes sure she understands exactly how important he is to the criminal organization. He's a little too blunt as Skyler's reaction is to take the baby and disappear for a few days. One of Gus' trucks has been hijacked so Mike and Jesse are tasked to get the blue meth back. Once again, Jesse proves to be unexpectedly useful. In the lab, Walt is fed up with Jesse going off on errands with Mike and so comes up with his own solution to cleaning up. He also learns that his actions may have unintended consequences. Written by garykmcd

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The appearance of Walt Jr.'s new Dodge Challenger was the result of a product placement deal with Dodge. See more »


In the opening scene the robbers use the truck's exhaust gases to suffocate the guards inside the cargo bay. This wouldn't work for several reasons. First, the vast majority of trucks in the US run on diesel, and diesel soot is not poisonous. It even contains a high amount of breathable air. Therefore it would neither poison nor suffocate the guards. If they wanted to achieve this, they should've piped their SUV's exhaust into the truck, as a normal petrol car's exhaust contains a lot of carbon monoxide. Or simply bring a large can of nitrogen and pump that into the cargo bay which would kill the guards instantly, especially if they are lying prone on the floor. The other reason why it wouldn't work is that the cargo bay is hermetically sealed (being a refrigerator truck) and the exhaust can not push air out of the enclosed space. It would increase pressure for a while, then probably just stall. In any case, the guards would probably have a bad time, even get a bad headache, but won't die. See more »


Jesse Pinkman: Why me?
Gustavo 'Gus' Fring: I like to think I see things in people.
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References The Godfather: Part II (1974) See more »


Breaking Bad Main Title Theme
Written by Dave Porter
Performed by Dave Porter
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Walt is Going off the Deep End!
15 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the sixth episode of the fourth season of Breaking Bad. This episode should be highlighted for numerous reasons, but Bryan Cranston deserves the best. His speech in the beginning of the episode and the way he shows the former car wash owner who is boss was just magnificent. But we also get fantastic acting from Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul.

In this episode, "Cornered," Walt explains to Skylar in a fiery speech about how important he is to the meth suppliers, which causes her to take the baby and leave for a few days. Meanwhile, Jesse continues going out with Mike on errands for Gus, this time around trying to reclaim meth that was stolen from them. Walt shows his disapproval in an unexpected way. Also, Walt decides to buy his son a car.

Overall, this is a fantastic episode and one that has Skylar beginning how truly dangerous Walt's job really is. That outburst by Walt in the beginning is the most memorable speech in recent television history. But this episode also shows how Walt may be reaching his critical point. I rate this episode 9/10.

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