Breaking Bad: Season 5, Episode 14

Ozymandias (15 Sep. 2013)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Walt goes on the run. Jesse is taken hostage. Skyler believes it's time to tell Flynn the truth.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Saul Goodman (credit only)
Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (credit only)
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Walt survives the gun battle in the desert but others do not. Jesse survives but Walt wants him dead and expects Todd's uncle Jack to go through with their deal. Something far worse is in store for Jesse and Walt takes the opportunity to tell him about Jane's death. Meanwhile Hank's wife Marie visits her sister Skyler at the car-wash to tell her Walt has been arrested. At Marie's insistence, Skyler tells Walt Jr. about his father's secret. By the time Skyler and Walt Jr. get home Walt is already there and wants them to pack and leave with him. He soon realizes it's all over and leaves, but takes baby Holly with him. With the police now involved, Walt makes one last phone call to Skyler. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Did You Know?


The episode's title gets its name from the famous poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley which alludes to a crumbled empire. Bryan Cranston read the poem in a promo for season 5B. See more »


When the shooting first starts, Walt dives down in the back seat towards the floor and his glasses fall off. After the shooting stops and Jack begins talking to Hank, Walt appears in the back window of the SUV with his glasses on. With his hands cuffed behind his back, there is no way he could have retrieved and put on his glasses back on. See more »


Hank Schrader: Do what you're gonna do.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits do not begin until 18 minutes into this episode, after the first act is over. See more »


Referenced in Orphan Black: Newer Elements of Our Defense (2015) See more »


Take My True Love by the Hand
Performed by The Limeliters
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I Guarantee You Will Cry
16 September 2013 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

47. 47 minutes exactly was the length of this entire episode, and without a doubt if you're a hardcore fan of this show - you will cry. You will cry in every single minute of this episode. I guarantee it - you will cry.

The acting was brilliant and delivered so well. The setting is always perfect and the conflict is just unpredictable. Walt IS legendary in this brilliant episode. We are now seeing that Walter White is no doubt, "The King".

The end is during nearer everybody, and the episodes are getting better and better. If I could, I would give this episode a 11/10 - perfect beyond reason.

All hail the King!

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