Breaking Bad: Season 4, Episode 7

Problem Dog (28 Aug. 2011)

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The car wash is now in operation but Skyler isn't prepared for the amount of money Walt is bringing in. She also arranges for Walt to return the car he bought Walt Jr. but in the end ... See full summary »

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The car wash is now in operation but Skyler isn't prepared for the amount of money Walt is bringing in. She also arranges for Walt to return the car he bought Walt Jr. but in the end decides he has other plans for it. Walt still believes his life is in danger as long as Gus is alive and speaks to Saul about how he wants to hire a hit man. He finds someone closer to home. Hank and Walter Jr. visit Gus Fring's chicken restaurant and Hank has something very specific in mind. He's slowly putting the facts together in his quest for Heisenberg. Facing a series of conflicting emotions, Jesse goes back to his group counseling session. Written by garykmcd

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Walter is told by Skyler to ask for Glenn when returning the red Dodge Challenger. In AMC's sister show The Walking Dead (2010), the character Glenn drives a red Dodge Challenger. See more »

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Hank and Walt Jr. go to Los Pollos Hermanos to eat. Gus walks over to make small talk and offers them both refills. Walter Jr. declines and Hank accepts. Gus refills Hanks drink, seconds later Hank is seen outside in his car dumping out the soda. He then places the cup Gus touched in an evidence bag. If Hank uses both hands for his walker and Walt Jr. Uses both hands for crutches how did they carry the cup out? See more »

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With this episode, the problems I had with the season are gone.
20 December 2013 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

Most of the time, when I comment that an episode of a series or a film felt way longer than it really is, I do not mean it as a compliment. However, in the case of Breaking Bad's "Problem Dog", this serves as a tremendous asset as the series has just got great again and this episode gives you tons of scenes to relish.

Commencing with a wonderful scene of Jesse aggressively playing first- person shooters intercut with visions of dead Gale, "Problem Dog" gives you the first hint that this will be Aaron Paul's episode. Paul, who has been in the background of either Bryan Cranston or Giancarlo Esposito for most of the series, gets various opportunities to shine this time around and got to a new apex in terms of acting quality. With that, I don't necessarily mean his admittedly impressive monologue while visiting (not attending) his former twelve-step program, but more the paramountly portrayed inner fluctuation as he stands between Gus and Walt.

Cue Walt, who uses his screen time to burn a brand-new car most people would have to work all their life to pay for and then charges his lawyer Saul with disguising that this happened, for which he receives a bill most people would have to work a whole year to pay for. While Bryan Cranston did well in the scenes he was in, he was far from being this episode's center due to Giancarlo Esposito and Dean Norris showing off their prowess as well. The latter of these two is currently becoming essential to the plot again and created a great cliffhanger with his revelations just the way he did two episodes before "Problem Dog".

There'd be so much more to list on why this episode is one of Breaking Bad's best thus far, but frankly, I'd enjoy it much more to watch it again than writing an overly long review about it.


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