Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Seven Thirty-Seven 

Walt and Jesse realize how dire their situation is. They must come up with a plan to kill Tuco before Tuco kills them first.


Bryan Cranston


Vince Gilligan (created by), J. Roberts

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Episode complete credited cast:
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.
Raymond Cruz ... Tuco Salamanca
Steven Michael Quezada ... Steven Gomez
Jesus Jr. ... Gonzo (as Jesus Payan)
Cesar Garcia ... No-Doze
Isaac Kappy ... Rowdy Prisoner
Ryan Lee ... Neighborhood Kid
Vic Browder ... Detective


Having completed their deal with Tuco in the junkyard, Walt and Jesse realize just how crazy and violent he can be. Jesse is convinced that he's seen Tuco's black SUV going up and down his street. Walt puts it down to paranoia - until he sees a black SUV parked just down the block from his house. Jesse's solution is to shoot Tuco before he kills them but Walt has a better idea. Panic sets in however when they think Tuco is killing his associates. Hank reviews the security surveillance footage of the warehouse break-in without realizing it's Walt and Jesse. Skyler tells Hank about Marie's shoplifting and gets a surprising reaction. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

8 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color | Black and White (opening sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When extracting ricin from Castor beans it is extremely important to keep external contamination, even at the germ level, out of the process. That is the reason Walt is so careful about touching the raw beans. Ricin itself is not that fragile. It is during the process of extraction that the bean is sensitive. See more »


When Skyler is standing in the bathroom in front of the mirror preparing for a facial mask, a handheld camera incl. hand is visible for a few seconds behind her. See more »


Walter White: [showing Jesse a baggie of castor beans] We are going to process them into ricin.
Jesse Pinkman: Rice and beans?
Walter White: Ricin. It's an extremely effective poison. It's toxic in small doses. Also fairly easy to overlook during an autopsy.
Jesse Pinkman: All right. All right. So...
Walter White: [slapping his hand away] Don't touch them.
Jesse Pinkman: Seriously, you can get poisoned from beans?
Walter White: Yes. Back in the late '70s, ricin was used to assassinate a Bulgarian journalist. The KGB modified the tip of an umbrella to inject a tiny pellet into the man's leg. And ...
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Referenced in Breaking Bad: Half Measures (2010) See more »


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Dead on time
30 May 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

'Breaking Bad' is one of the most popular rated shows on IMDb, is one of those rarities where every season has either been very positively received or near-universally acclaimed critically and where all of my friends have said nothing but great things about.

Very few shows in recent memory had me so hooked from the very start that before the week was over the whole show had been watched, especially when for a lot of shows now airing watching one episode all the way through can be an endeavour. 'Breaking Bad' had that effect on me, and its reputation as one of the best, consistently brilliant and most addictive shows in many years (maybe even ever) is more than deserved in my eyes. Its weakest season is perhaps the first season, understandable as any show's first season is the one where things are still settling.

Actually everything is established remarkably from the very start, but once the writing and characterisation becomes even meatier the show reaches even higher levels.

Season 1's episodes were all great to exceptional, such a high standard for so early on that got even better as the show as an overall progressed. Season 2 gets off to a brilliant start with "Seven Thirty Seven", showing signs of even more tension and meat than there already was.

Visually, "Seven Thirty Seven" is both stylish and beautiful, with photography and editing that are cinematic quality and put a lot of films today to shame, where there are a lot of visually beautiful ones but also some painfully amateurish looking ones. The music always has the appropriate mood, never too intrusive, never too muted.

The writing for "Seven Thirty Seven" is a fine example of how to have a lot of style but also to have a lot of substance. The dialogue throughout is thought-provoking and tense, while also have a darkly wicked sense of humour and heart-tugging pathos. The story, on top of being one of the show's most tense up to this point, is texturally rich, intimate, tense and layered, with the pace of it consistently deliberate but taut. It also contains a killer ending that one does not expect. Bryan Cranston, as well as being in the lead, directs here and he shows just as much confidence in the director's chair as in front of the camera.

Can't say anything bad about the acting. Bryan Cranston is phenomenal as one of the most fascinating anti-heroes, or even of any kind of character, in either film or television. Aaron Paul has never been better and Anna Gunn is affecting. The characters are compelling in their realism. Dean Norris is hilarious and Tucco is an absolute psychopath here.

Overall, brilliant. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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