Breaking Bad: Season 5, Episode 4

Fifty-One (5 Aug. 2012)

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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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Episode cast overview:
Saul Goodman (credit only)
Russ Dillen ...
Ron Forenall


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 <>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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When Skyler 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 »


The 30-day tag on Walter's new car expires on August 12, 2012; this episode would be set in 2009, exactly one year after Walter White was introduced on his 50th birthday in 2008. See more »


Hank Schrader: Slow down.
Walter White, Jr.: Never.
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References Ratatouille (2007) See more »


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Worst 4 episodes of the series
13 August 2012 | by (Peanut Butter Island) – See all my reviews

How on earth can any human think that this episode, or season, deserves an 8. Walt buys junior a new car and Skyler isn't happy...hhhhmmm. where have i seen this... All of a sudden Skyler is scared of Walt when he was in much greater danger last season and she knew about it and was a DAB ???? Yea OK.. well hey writers we don't need 4 episodes with zero suspense for you to change her character and to show that Mike had connections with bozos in jail. I mean "Breaking Bacon" is boring. Oh hey Skyler and Walt are lying to Hank and his bozo wife.. man thats new... I've never been more disappointed in a show.

Next thing you know Dexter is going to marry Deb and ruin my life, irreparably

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