Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Skyler keeps mysteriously leaving without talking to Walt. Jesse's parents throw him out of his own house.


John Dahl


Vince Gilligan (created by), Sam Catlin




Episode cast overview:
Bryan Cranston ... Walter White
Anna Gunn ... Skyler White
Aaron Paul ... Jesse Pinkman
Dean Norris ... Hank Schrader (credit only)
Betsy Brandt ... Marie Schrader (credit only)
RJ Mitte ... Walter White, Jr.
Tess Harper ... Mrs. Pinkman
Michael Bofshever ... Mr. Pinkman
Dan Desmond Dan Desmond ... Mr. Gardiner
Tom Kiesche ... Clovis
Drew Waters ... Paul Tyree
Shauna McLean ... Sara Tyree
Liam Ruggles Liam Ruggles ... Henry Tyree
Caleb Landry Jones ... Louis (as Caleb Jones)
Argos MacCallum Argos MacCallum ... Wino


Walt and Jesse appear to be in the clear but Jesse has no money and Walt can't leave the room without Skyler wondering where he is. Jesse's parents are still fed up with him and his drug use so they order him out of the house - it turns out they own it, not Jesse. He finds himself not only without a place to stay but with few friends who will put him up for the night. He ends up tracking down his RV and spends the night. Walt's overly correct behavior sets Skyler of on a binge of not telling him anything about what she's up to or who she's seeing. She's fed up with Walt's behavior and wants to know what is really going on. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Did You Know?


Jesse's middle name is revealed to be Bruce. See more »


At the end of the episode, as Skyler gets into the vehicle, the camera is reflected in the passenger side window. See more »


Walter White, Jr.: I didn't know you were allowed to touch the stove.
Walter H. White: Hilarious, Groucho.
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Referenced in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) See more »


It's Such a Pretty World Today
Written by Dale Noe
Performed by Nancy Sinatra
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The Title Reflects the Direction in which the Show's Quality Goes with this Episode
21 October 2013 | by axel-kochSee all my reviews

As he's already had a slight lack of story material, screenwriter Sam Catlin shouldn't have left out two of the six main actors, especially since Hank's political incorrectness may have helped to make things a bit more entertaining. However, he did, and therefore "Down" disappoints.

Walt's and Jesse's encounters in the episode were always very good, but sadly, these scenes were a minority group in an episode overcharged with unneeded insights into the family lives of the show's two protagonists and poorly written script. Some parts of that just aren't realistic and made me question the writer's intelligence while others were simply unnecessary. I highly dislike Jesse's parents (mostly because these two actors just aren't good) and unfortunately, this also merged with Aaron Paul giving a sub-par performance. Bryan Cranston was the only really good actor in "Down" while Anna Gunn was over the top.

Now while it isn't a really bad episode just due to the show's general style being very good, I found myself bored while watching it, which is never a good attribute for anything that's made for the purpose of entertainment.

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Release Date:

29 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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