Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Cancer Man 

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Walt tells the rest of his family about his cancer. Jesse tries to make amends with his own parents.

Director:

Jim McKay

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.
Tess Harper ... Mrs. Pinkman
Steven Michael Quezada ... Steven Gomez
Michael Bofshever ... Mr. Pinkman
Kyle Bornheimer ... Ken Wins
Benjamin Petry Benjamin Petry ... Jake Pinkman (as Ben Petry)
David House David House ... Dr. Delcavoli
Jon Kristian Moore ... DEA Agent
Tish Rayburn-Miller Tish Rayburn-Miller ... Bank Teller (as Tish Miller)
Charles Baker ... Skinny Pete
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Storyline

At a briefing, Hank presents his theory that Albuquerque has a new kingpin. At a barbecue, Skyler breaks down and Walter reveals to Hank, Marie and Walter, Jr. that he has cancer. Walter, Jr. doesn't respond well. The hole in Jesse's ceiling raises some questions. The meth is also making Jesse extremely paranoid. Skyler makes Walter go see a top oncologist. The doctor says it is possible to cure Walter, but it will be expensive. Walter does not want to risk leaving Skyler in debt. When Walter tries parking his car outside MESA, a narcissistic yuppie in his shiny, expensive, convertible BMW with the vanity plate "KEN WINS" cuts into a just-vacated square Walter was waiting for to park into. Ken's just messed with the wrong man. Written by Toni Tapola, Finland

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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 February 2008 (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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Trivia

Jesse's bedroom at his parents' house includes real childhood photos of Aaron Paul. See more »

Goofs

When Walt blows up the BMW with the KEN WINS license plate, Walt pops the hood and then short circuits the battery. In BMW 318i models (the one in the scene), the batteries are actually located in the trunk of the car, instead of the front as shown in this scene. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Pinkman: You, uh... you play the flute?
Jake Pinkman: It's a piccolo, actually.
Jesse Pinkman: Dude, play some, uh... play some Jethro Tull.
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Connections

Referenced in Talking Saul: Switch (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Didn't I
Written by William Darondo Pulliam
Performed by Darondo
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Breaking Bad Gets Stronger!
27 November 2013 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

The fourth episode of Breaking Bad continues the strong, amazing power this awesome show has displayed. This show has been known to be the best show in recent times and I can see why. If the quality of these shows continue to hold, I could say this show may be the best of all time. The acting is strong as ever thanks to the duo of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. The dialog is strong and witty as ever. And of course, Walt has his shining moment towards the end.

In this episode, "Cancer Man", Walt tells his the rest of his family about him having cancer and Jesse gets kicked out of his parent's house after they find his younger brother in possession of marijuana.

Overall, this is another fabulous episode. This keeps up the tension and I love how Walt is becoming a hardcore person in the drug business. I feel like there are bigger and better things to happen. This particular episode is slightly a step-down from the previous three, but that's because it's necessary for the story. But, I like this drama-filled, emotionally-driven episode. I rate this episode 9/10.


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