Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Gray Matter 

2:02 | Clip
Walt rejects everyone who tries to help him with the cancer. Jesse tries his best to create Walt's meth, with the help of an old friend.


Tricia Brock


Vince Gilligan (created by), Patty Lin





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Cranston ... Walter White
Anna Gunn ... Skyler White
Aaron Paul ... Jesse Pinkman
Dean Norris ... Hank Schrader
Betsy Brandt ... Marie Schrader
RJ Mitte ... Walter White, Jr.
Adam Godley ... Elliott Schwartz
Jessica Hecht ... Gretchen Schwartz
Matt Jones ... Badger
William Sterchi ... Manager
Marc Mouchet Marc Mouchet ... Farley
Kiira Arai Kiira Arai ... Server (as Kiira Arai Sniegowski)
Bill Allen ... Scientist (as William Allen)
Loren Haynes ... Music Producer
Kyle Swimmer Kyle Swimmer ... Louis


Jesse tries to get a regular job and put his drug dealing behind him but he finds that there are few opportunities for someone with his education and experience. Jesse tries to cook a new batch of meth but can't come anywhere near Walt's standard. After attending a birthday party at a now very rich friend's house, Walt reconnects with his one-time business partner Elliott who offers him a job. It turns out Skyler told Elliott about his condition and Walt is not very pleased. Walt Jr. tries to get someone to buy him a six-pack but is busted in the process. He calls his uncle Hank to pick him up and Hank learns from Skyler that it's Walt senior who admitted smoking marijuana. Finding his behavior bizarre, the family sets up a intervention where they all get to tell Walt what they think about the situation. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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In this episode, Bryan Cranston is in bed and he snuggles up to his wife's pillow. He grabs her face cream off of her nightstand and smells it. Bryan Cranston does the same type of thing when he played "Hal" on Malcolm in the Middle (2000), but it was his wife Lois' Vicks VapoRub he was smelling. See more »


When Jesse and Badger are getting high in the alley in the beginning of the episode, the position of Badger's visor keeps changing on his wing between shots. See more »


Walter H. White: These doctors, talking about "surviving". One year, two years, like it's the only thing that matters. But what good is to just survive when I'm too sick to work? To enjoy a meal? To make love?
[long pause]
Walter H. White: For what time I have left, I wanna live in my own house. I wanna sleep in my own bed. I don't wanna choke down thirty or forty pills and lose my hair, an lie around, too tired to get up, and so nauseated that I can't even move my head.
[looks at skyler]
Walter H. White: You cleaning up after me.
[starting to cry]
Walter H. White: ...
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Mas y mas
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1 July 2020 | by zhyarTheChosenSee all my reviews

I rally do ve living this show can't wait for what is gonna happen next

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Release Date:

24 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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