Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Full Measure 

Jesse has disappeared and Walt is in big trouble with Gus. So Gus rehires Gale to learn from Walt's cooking so that they can dispose of Walt once and for all.


Vince Gilligan


Vince Gilligan (created by), Vince Gilligan




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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.
Bob Odenkirk ... Saul Goodman
Giancarlo Esposito ... Gus Fring
Jonathan Banks ... Mike Ehrmantraut
David Costabile ... Gale Boetticher
Jeremiah Bitsui ... Victor
Louis Herthum ... Realtor
Kaija Bales ... Kaylee Ehrmantraut
James Ning ... Duane Chow
Tiley Chao Tiley Chao ... Peng


In the aftermath of killing the drug dealers, Walt has a tense meeting with Gus who makes it quite clear that his patience has reached its limit. Walt professes not to know the whereabouts of Jesse who he claims has fled the State. Gus chooses Walt's new assistant, who turns out to be Gale. Walt knows that as long as he's the only cook available, Gus will have to keep him alive... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Did You Know?


This episode was Bryan Cranston's submission for the Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series category in the 2010 Emmy Awards- his third consecutive win for the show. See more »


When Mike shoots the man through the wall, the bullet comes out significantly later than when the sound begins. See more »


Walter White: You said no half-measures.
Mike Ehrmantraut: Mmmmm yeah - Funny how words can be so open to interpretation.
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References Magnum, P.I. (1980) See more »


Man Chang Fei
Written and performed by Zhang Fan
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Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul's acting deserves every accolade possible
4 December 2018 | by shweta-51657See all my reviews

Goddammit. I have strict rules about giving out 10s. One of the rules is if I cant bear to look away but I cant bear to look and I am screaming at the screen and on the edge of my seat. This episode had me doing all the above and it was all in the last 5 minutes of this episode.

I recently mentioned to someone that I have finally started watching Breaking Bad and they described it as Shakespearean. I didnt entirely follow what they meant. I know I am far from the end with two whole seasons to go but damn.. I am stunned. I knew after the last episode Half Measure that I could expect something never seen before in the final of season 3 but nothing could prepare me for this. Bryan Cranston's acting. Aaron Paul's acting. The plot. The plot twists leading to this. The character development. The direction. The lighting. The music. The execution.

Shakespeare would be proud.

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Release Date:

13 June 2010 (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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