The boys plan on robbing a train that has an entire car of methylamine.

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A boy on a motorbike finds a large tarantula in the desert. Walter pays a visit to Hank in the new office; Walt's intentions are not entirely above board. The team's search for methylamine continues, with Michael and Lydia at odds, and Jesse wanting to obtain the chemical without resorting to murder. They hatch an elaborate plan involving buried tanks, a train trestle, and a stalled truck. The children remain with Hank and Marie to Junior's increasing anger and frustration. Skyler lays more of her cards on the table. What price success? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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The railway pass where they hide the empty methylamine barrels for the heist appeared also on the 2008 movie Appaloosa, when the train is stopped and the main characters aim at Renee Zellweger captors. See more »

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On the same day that they bury the tanks, Walt, Mike, and Jesse measure the distance from the intersection where they plan to create an obstruction to the car carrying methylamine. This would be impossible for them to know until 6 hours before the robbery, when Lydia gave them the train manifest. See more »

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Mike Ehrmantraut: Look at me, not at them. Lydia, look at me. If you make Schrader suspicious in any way, any way at all, tell me what's gonna happen next.
Lydia Rodarte-Quayle: You'll pull out your gun and shoot me.
Mike Ehrmantraut: And where will I shoot you?
Lydia Rodarte-Quayle: In the head.
Mike Ehrmantraut: The head. That's right. And it's a pistol, not a gun. I'm expecting precision here.
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Referenced in Breaking Bad: Confessions (2013) See more »

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Breaking Bad Main Title Theme (Extended)
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Written by David Porter
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The Great Train Robbery!
14 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the fifth episode of the fifth episode of Breaking Bad. This was a n excellent episode highlighted by another criminal move the boys decided to make, a train robbery. Those scenes were nothing short of intense and it shows the length they are willing to go to in order to keep their drug enterprise running. And be forewarned, the ending is a complete shocker!

In this episode, "Dead Freight," Walt, Jesse, and Mike decide to rob a train that is carrying an important supply for their meth. Meanwhile, Walt Jr is getting angry that he is temporarily placed in the custody of Hank's and Marie's.

Overall, this is a fantastic episode and one that is often entertaining and jaw-dropping. The beginning and the end, in my opinion, are some of the best scenes of the series. Another winner for Breaking Bad! I rate this episode 10/10.


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