Breaking Bad: Season 5, Episode 1

Live Free or Die (15 Jul. 2012)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Now that Gus is dead, Walt, Jesse, and Mike work to cover their tracks. Skyler panics when Ted Beneke wakes up.

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Flash ahead to Walter's 52nd birthday: he's at a Denny's, disheveled, hair and beard unkempt, using a false name and a New Hampshire driver's license, paying a guy for a car with weapons in the trunk. Back to the immediate aftermath of Gus's death: Skyler is dazed at Walt's murderous success, Walt and Jesse make peace, and Hank visits the burned-out lab. Walt remembers the surveillance cameras Gus used at the lab, so they turn to an angry Mike for help. Can they get rid of the digital evidence in police custody? Is hubris going to trip up Walt? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Old Joe compares the feasibility of Walt's mobile super-magnet to that of "string theories and God particles", in this episode first broadcast July 12, 2012. Just eight days prior, on July 4th, the actual long-sought "God particle" (the Higgs boson) was detected for the first time by the Large Hadron Collider on the Franco-Swiss border. See more »

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Ted's brace that is supposedly attached to his skull is clearly moving independent of his skull. See more »

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Jesse Pinkman: Yeah, bitch! Magnets!
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References Breaking Bad: Salud (2011) See more »

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One Last Ride!
8 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the first episode of the fifth and final season of one of television's greatest shows, Breaking Bad. After a tremendous season four finale, season five opens with a bang even though there were no big moments. The plot slows down a tad, but we still get fantastic acting and a fantastic screenplay filled with excellent dialog. It's also interesting to note how Walter White's character experienced a drastic change from Season One.

In this episode, "Live Free or Die," we start with a flashback showing Walt at Denny's buying weapons. Then we rewind to the current day in the immediate aftermath of Gus's death. After Walt and Jesse make peace, they recruit a livid Mike to help destroy all the evidence that could incriminate them. Meanwhile Hank stops at the destroyed meth lab and Skylar is frightened when the beaten-up Ted finally awakes.

Overall, this is a great start to the final season which I'm sure is going to blow our expectations through the roof. We learn some surprising things in this episode which increases the drama of the episode. A very fine start! I rate this episode 10/10.


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