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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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 »

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Hank Schrader: [responding to the offer of becoming ASAC] Well, considering my wife would murder me if I said "no"...
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Walt Turns 51!
12 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the fourth episode of the fifth episode of Breaking Bad. I thought this episode was a meaningful filler episode that features outstanding dialogue and great acting. The episode finally has Skylar getting out of her funk in a big way. The action may be limited, but the the main focus of this episode is the exposition and characterization.

In this episode, "Fifty-One," Walt turns 51 years old and he requests a birthday party, in which turns out to be a somber affair. Walt tells Hank and Marie about Skylar's affair with Ted. Skylar is horrified when she finds out Walt is back in the drug business and she wants to send the children away. Meanwhile, Jesse discovers a GPS tracker on one of the main ingredients, prompting the anger of Mike.

Overall, this is a solid episode. It's a little on the slow side, but it's far from uneventful. The ending is very promising and I gather we are in for a treat next episode. I rate this episode 9/10.


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