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Half Measures 

Against Walt's advice, Jesse lashes out. Fearing for Jesse's safety, Walt takes drastic action to intervene. Meanwhile a tragic event leads to a shocking confrontation.

Director:

Adam Bernstein

Writers:

Vince Gilligan (created by), Sam Catlin | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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.
Bob Odenkirk ... Saul Goodman
Giancarlo Esposito ... Gus Fring
Jonathan Banks ... Mike Ehrmantraut
Emily Rios ... Andrea Cantillo
Jeremiah Bitsui ... Victor
Julia Minesci ... Wendy
Ian Posada Ian Posada ... Brock Cantillo
Angelo Martinez Angelo Martinez ... Tomas
Mike Seal ... Rival Dealer #1
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Storyline

Jesse is ready for revenge when he realizes that the drug dealers who killed his friend are not only peddling their blue meth but are using an 11 year-old to do the work. He's prepared to kill them and wants Walt to help him out. Walt refuses but realizing the danger Jesse has put himself in takes steps to protect him. Jesse's demands that they stop using children leads to unintended and tragic consequences. At home, Walt tries to lay down the law as it pertains to his role in the family but Skyler holds her ground and refuses to give him everything he wants. Hank meanwhile is still reluctant to leave the hospital and go home, even though his doctors have told him he's free to leave at any time. Marie finds an interesting way to get him to agree. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Aaron Paul had the phrase "No Half Measures" tatooted on his arm in homage to this and the following episode. See more »

Goofs

When Jesse and Mike arrive at the chicken farm they stop behind Gustavo's black Volvo. In the next shot the Volvo is gone, and back in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Walter H. White: [to Jesse] Run!
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Connections

References Walking Tall (1981) See more »

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Windy
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Written by Ruthann Friedman
Performed by The Association
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Who Knows What?
5 May 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Jesse has put himself in grave danger. He is called in to the big boys and made to shake hands with two scumbags. His vendetta is way over his head and Walter knows this. He is doing what he can to keep the young guy alive. But when an eleven year old boy is part of a hit, the brother of his girlfriend, it's too much. The tension that exists between Walter and Jesse is priceless. The final two minutes of this episode are also amazing. Walter has elevated himself beyond just about anyone.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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