Walt goes on the run. Jesse is taken hostage. Marie convinces Skyler to tell Flynn the truth.



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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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15 September 2013 (USA)  »

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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 we first see Todd remove the tarp from the top of Jessie's cell the room is filled with direct sunlight. Once Jessie and Todd climb up the ladder and out of the cell it is completely in the shade even though just a few minutes have passed. See more »


Uncle Jack: Whoa, simmer down there, sparky.
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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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Shock after shock to the fullest excess
15 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you thought the previous episode was a shock you have seen nothing yet. This episode has at least 3 shockers each more shocking than the next. This episode is beyond un believable.

This show as I stated before has reached new heights and isn't coming back down but only going higher I couldn't have been more right. It has launched so high that the meth users on the show aren't as high.

This episode is legendary and is going to be very high when it comes to ratings. Watch this episode only after watching the episodes previous. And you will be just as shocked as me and everyone else who has watched this episode. Literally so shocking it could put you into tears.

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