Breaking Bad: Season 5, Episode 3

Hazard Pay (29 Jul. 2012)

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Walt, Jesse and Mike start up business together.



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Walt, Jessie, and Mike's business starts back up. Walt finds an ingenious solution to the problem of where to set up the lab, Jesse makes a decision about his personal life, and Mike visits each of his crew to ensure that they stay mum, even with the feds pressuring them. Hank goes back to work. Skyler remains numb, and Marie badgers her about what's wrong. Walt is in for a surprise when Mike divides the money from the first cook. Written by <>

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Takin' Care of Business!
10 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the third episode of the fifth episode of Breaking Bad. Compared to the first two episodes, this episode is a little on the slow side. But the characterization is the key focus of the episode and in that regard, it truly works. There were some funny moments with some involving Saul (of course), and one surprisingly involving Skinny Pete and Badger.

In this episode, "Hazard Pay," Walt, Jesse, and Mike begin to start cooking their first batch of meth. Mike visits Gus's former workers in prison to tell them to remain silent. Jesse makes an important personal decision on the insistence of Walt. Hank goes back to work. Skylar has a breakdown which prompts Marie to ask Walt for the truth.

Overall, this is a very good episode even if it is on the slower side of things. But this episode shows us how each of our characters are changing, and we see Skylar on the way to her breaking point. It will be interesting to see what happens next. I rate this episode 9/10.

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