Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Walt and Jesse are held captive for Gus, after Gale's death. Meanwhile, Skyler tries to find out what happened to Walt.

Director:

Adam Bernstein

Writers:

Vince Gilligan (created by), Vince Gilligan
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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 ... Gustavo 'Gus' Fring
Jonathan Banks ... Mike Ehrmantraut
David Costabile ... Gale Boetticher
Jeremiah Bitsui ... Victor
Lavell Crawford ... Huell
Tina Parker ... Francesca
John Lawlor ... Locksmith
John Barbour ... Neighbor
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Storyline

Jesse takes out the competition, causing a crisis in Gus's multi-million-dollar basement lab. Mike holds Walter and Jesse hostage and Victor shows off his cooking skills as they wait for Gus to arrive, change clothes, and render judgment. Meanwhile, Hank's recovery is slow and humiliating; and, Skyler tries to keep Walter Jr. from getting his hopes up. Remorse is in short supply. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The website that Hank uses is MineralEmporium.com. In real life, this URL will redirect to AMC's Breaking Bad (2008) website. See more »

Goofs

In the Denny's diner, Jesse places his knife and fork down onto his plate to converse with Walter. He picks up only his knife but in the next shot he is holding his fork again. See more »

Quotes

Marie Schrader: So? Tell me all about it. I heard you broke new ground today.
Hank Schrader: I *broke new ground?*
Marie Schrader: That's what he said. Tell me.
Hank Schrader: *sigh* I walked 16 feet in 20 minutes. Which is up from like 15 1/2 yesterday. And I had maybe *this much* less shit in my pants, so yeah Marie, if you and him everybody else in America secretly took a vote, and changed the meaning of the entire English language, yeah, I guess I "broke new ground."
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Connections

References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Breaking Bad Main Title Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Dave Porter
Performed by Dave Porter
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Someone Said Gus Was a Rational Man?!?!
5 May 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Perhaps Gus never pulled the trigger himself, but he is responsible for setting up the deaths of countless people. Yes, many are bad guys, but his only interest is in business. His guy screwed up, in his eyes. He didn't prevent Gale from dying, so all he had ever done, every moment of loyalty is out the window. Hey, maybe he could run for President. This is a really tense episode where Gus the practical man simply decides to let the boys continue their work. I mean, what does he have to lose by going along with Walter and Jesse? As long as they cook while he looks for other options, his business goes on.


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