Walt and Jesse pursue an unlikely business partner; the DEA follows new leads.

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In Germany, the head of a multinational company's fast food division - which includes Gus' franchised chicken restaurants - commits suicide when the police come to question him. With Jesse fretting over what happened with the poison cigarette intended for Gus Fring, Walt plans an elaborate ruse to let him find it in his house. With that out of the way, they approach Mike to join them in starting up the business but he refuses. Mike is also approached by a woman, Lydia - obviously involved in Gus Fring's drug business - who is worried about the number of people who could have their arms twisted to testify against them and wants them eliminated. Mike declines but when someone goes after him, he knows the source. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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When Walt and Mike are sat in Mike's kitchen, on the refrigerator door behind Walt can be seen a piece of paper written on in crayon saying 'Blue is Good' 'Yellow is bad' in their respective colours. Green is also shown, but obscured by Walt. These colours and their associated themes run through the entire series. See more »

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In the opening scene, Herr Schuler's wedding ring switches from his right hand to his left, then back onto his right again. Germans wear their wedding rings on their right hand. See more »

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Mike Ehrmantraut: How 'bout we lose the sunglasses? I feel like I'm talking to Jackie Onassis.
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References Open Season 2 (2008) See more »

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Breaking Bad has a new villain?
23 July 2012 | by (Rawalpindi, Pakistan) – See all my reviews

After the jaw-dropping season premiere, the outrageous in Breaking Bad is getting cranked down.

This episode centers around Walter's pulsating desire to fill the power corridors and start cooking again. In this quest of his, he is ready to make some uncanny alliances.

The highlight of the episode, however, is the introduction of a new villain, Lydia (Laura Fraser), a former associate of Gus Fring who works for Los Pollos Hermanos' parent company, Madrigal. She is described by Fraser as being "extremely highly strung, calculating, enterprising," who wants to "survive at all costs." However her intro is far from this description. In this episode she is seen as nervous, jittery and extremely uncalculating.

This episode also reinforces the concept that has been the center-piece of this series so far; "the things we do for family".


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