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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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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The TAG Heuer Swiss chronograph watch that Jesse gives Walt for his birthday is the reissued "Monaco" model popularized by Steve McQueen in Le Mans (1971). See more »

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Mike Ehrmantraut: [suspecting Lydia performed a set-up] She's dead.
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Good character development episode.
7 August 2012 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

A very underestimated, and subtle but good episode of Breaking Bad this week. I can see why some people are criticizing it, this one i saw was definitely more of a character development "setting up the final scene" kind of episode to me.

For the first three episodes of the season, we have seen a near catatonic Skylar, a Skylar that is a shattered nervous wreck, a terrified woman who feels trapped in her situation/surroundings. we have also seen Walt bit by bit becoming Heisenberg, and less of what was left of the careful and conscious Walt on screen.

This is the episode where we finally see Skylar and Walt come head to head and lay it all out on the table. we see Skylars motivation as a character for the remainder of the season. I wont give away too much, but this episode definitely shines a glaring spotlight on the very fragile state of affairs that is Skylar/Walts relationship.


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