Breaking Bad: Season 5, Episode 4

Fifty-One (5 Aug. 2012)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller
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It's Walt's 51st birthday. His return to the drug business causes Skyler to go into depression.

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Walter, his confidence up, leases two muscle cars - one for himself and one for Junior. He's turning 51 and would like a party, Hank and his team visit Lydia in Houston, Jesse flies there to pick up the accelerant, Mike makes a decision that Jessie wants reversed, Hank is offered a promotion, Walter explains Skyler's behavior to Marie and Hank with references to Ted, and Skyler, coming slowly out of her funk, hatches a makeshift plan to protect her children. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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When Skylar mentions sending Walt Jr to a top rated boarding school in Northern Arizona, she is most likely referring to Verde Valley School, near Sedona, Arizona. See more »

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Walter White, Jr.: I'm in the center lane going about 60, and I had no choice but to just tear butt out there. Just bwaaa! So sweet.
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The Zombie and the Pupet Master
8 August 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This episode is a slow one. I was never a great fan of Skyler, as i suspect other fans of the show must feel; she must have been written to annoy people as i cannot imagine anyone that likes Walt and Jesse also liking the neurotic/complaining/moody Skyler. Every other character in the show has either grown on me or i liked from the start, even her crazy sister now seems more normal somehow. Although i realize she may need more story time now and again to push the story along, but, in the end i think every episode that focuses on Skyler ends up a neurotic boring drudgery; although i still gave it an 8 because i felt it had enough pushing it along apart from the crazy woman.

We are also left to wonder exactly what extent Walt runs his life and how much time Hiezenburg is spending running the show; is he an alter ego or has he become a split personality, or even scarier, is he now Hiezenburg? One thing is for sure, Walt seems to like running the show now, and he doesn't like taking no for an answer. There doesn't seem to be any more Mr Nice Guy, and even though Walt was always an "ends justifies the means" kind of guy he always seemed to have a bit of nice guy underneath.


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