Breaking Bad: Season 5, Episode 2

Madrigal (22 Jul. 2012)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Thriller
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Walt and Jesse decide to start things up again. Mike meets an old friend, who is worried about the outcome of the DEA's investigation on Gus and how it will affect them all.

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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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The Madrigal building was really a newly built high school that had not yet opened. See more »

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The Bathroom where Schuler commits suicide is supposed to be in Germany. Yet the light switch and wall sockets are distinctly US, which look very different from the ones commonly used in Germany. See more »

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[repeated line]
Mike Ehrmantraut: My guys are solid.
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References Open Season 2 (2008) See more »

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Stay On The Outside
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Breaking Bad has a new villain?
23 July 2012 | by (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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