Breaking Bad: Season 5, Episode 5

Dead Freight (12 Aug. 2012)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Thriller
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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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When Hank asks Walt if Skyler is going to therapy, he answers that she's going with a man named Peter, though he couldn't remember his last name. At the same time, on the credits,the name of Peter Gould, co-executive producer of the episode, appears. 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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Jesse Pinkman: What if we can rip off that train, and no one ever knows it got robbed?
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It's a shame to see a great series fall apart
4 August 2013 | by (asyouwere) – See all my reviews

Robbing a train, seriously? I loved seasons 1 through 3, felt considerably less enthusiastic about 4, and find season 5 almost unwatchable. This episode has the feeling of pushing too hard, from the writing to the acting. The characters are being transformed from those with whom we can relate to some sort of invincible action heros. It's genuinely stupid.

Sorry, I can suspend disbelief for some of what the characters have done over the series but this is absurd and unbelievable. If you seriously consider the technical know-how required to pull off the train stunt, this episode shows itself as absolutely weak.

Breaking Bad should have stopped at the end of season 4, if not sooner. The show has become grandiose and has over-reached. I absolutely LOVED seasons 1 - 3 for their novelty, ingenuity, writing and acting. I agree that it was the best show in the last 20 years but only in relation to the first three or four seasons.


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