Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Over 

Walt's cancer has greatly improved. Time to celebrate. Meanwhile Jesse tries to meet his new girlfriend's father.

Director:

Phil Abraham

Writers:

Vince Gilligan (created by), Moira Walley-Beckett (as Moira Walley-Becket) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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.
Krysten Ritter ... Jane Margolis
Christopher Cousins ... Ted Beneke
John de Lancie ... Donald Margolis
Steven Michael Quezada ... Steven Gomez
Carmen Serano ... Carmen Molina
Carl Savering Carl Savering ... Bob
Shannon McCormick Shannon McCormick ... Tweaky Dude
Ka Beesler Ka Beesler ... Thug Buddy
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Storyline

Despite the good news about his condition, Walt is feeling out of sorts and is generally unhappy, verging on anger. Skyler decides to throw a party to celebrate the news and thank all of their friends for their support, but Walt gets drunk and then into an argument with Hank that puts a damper on things. He's embarrassed about his behavior and tries to make amends all around but it's proving to be a challenge. He tries to channel his energies but eventually realizes what the problem is. Walt also tells Jesse the good news and tells him that he is finished with their little enterprise. Jesse's relationship with Jane continues to grow but he's taken aback when her father drops in to see her and she doesn't introduce him as her boyfriend. The ensuing confrontation clarifies their relationship. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Before the water heater in Walt's house finally breaks, the water is already a little rusty when Walt is washing his hands in the opening scene of the episode. Moreover, Walter Junior has been complaining about the water heater since season 1. See more »

Goofs

At 4 minutes in, Walt is on his bed and reaches to the night stand to grab a book. As he reaches for the top book, there are two books and a couple of magazines in a stack on the stand. As he rolls back into the bed in the next shot, the book he grabbed in the previous shot is already on the bed while the book he left at the bottom of the stack is now in his hand. See more »

Quotes

Walter H. White: Skyler, there's rot!
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Connections

References Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Heard it in a Love Song
Performed by The Marshall Tucker Band
(uncredited)
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Excuse the Obvious Pun, But I Was Happy Once Over Was Over
3 November 2013 | by axel-kochSee all my reviews

After having seen all five seasons of Breaking Bad, I can undoubtedly state that this is the worst episode of the show. I mean seriously, how can anyone genuinely like this? Besides the disappointing absence of newly introduced Saul Goodman, Walt ranging between worst father imaginable to most boring character imaginable, and Jesse and Jane having high school love problems, there isn't a lot left to talk about.

The opening sequence once again shows the ominous one-eyed teddy bear, this time getting fished out of the White's swimming pool. In the same scenery, some other mysterious signs suggest that a catastrophe has happened. Of course, we still don't get a solution to this, but it's definitely a nice build-up. After that, "Over" quickly loses thrill and only got me emotional when television's most uncomfortable to watch scene ever came on – if you've seen the episode, you know what I'm talking about. I get their intention with this one, but I'm sure that they could've portrayed it in a less embarrassing and enraging way. Subsequently, relatively nothing happens and the show gets unbelievably boring. There are no signs of betterment until the final scene – eventually one that isn't the most unnecessary. I won't spoil it for you, but it's definitely an important one for Walt (or rather Heisenberg) and Bryan Cranston absolutely kicks ass in it.

Thus, without exaggeration, the only good scenes in "Over" are the first and the last one, which is a really miserable result. As the next episode isn't very good or eventful either, I completely don't get why the writers separated these two. In fact, if I were to cut out the scenes that are unnecessary in my opinion, there wouldn't be ten minutes left of "Over".


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (opening sequence)

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16:9 HD
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