Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Walt's disappearance is met with investigation by both his wife and Hank, as Tuco Salamanca intends to leave town with his kidnapped cooks.


Charles Haid


Vince Gilligan (created by), George Mastras

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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
Tess Harper ... Mrs. Pinkman
Mark Margolis ... Tio Salamanca
Steven Michael Quezada ... Steven Gomez
Nigel Gibbs ... APD Detective Tim Roberts
Dana Cortez Dana Cortez ... TV Reporter


Having been kidnapped by a crazed Tuco, Walt and Jesse are held prisoner by him in a desert shack where he often hides out and takes care of his sick uncle. Walt's brother-in-law Hank and the DEA have rolled Tuco's entire organization and he thinks that his two prisoners may have been a source of information. Walt tries to feed Tuco the poison he prepared. Walter Jr. meanwhile takes a bit of time off to look for Walt. Skyler is sick with worry and has been distributing handbills with Walt's photo. He remembers that Jesse Pinkman was Walt's source of marijuana and tries to track him down. Tuco finally realizes that his prisoners are up to something and is obviously going to kill Jesse. After a fight in which Tuco is shot, Hank shows up looking for Jesse. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

15 March 2009 (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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Did You Know?


During a briefing with his team, Hank uses "grow tumescent with anticipation" as a politically correct euphemism for "raging hard-on" at the thought of catching Tuco. "Tumescent" means to become swollen with fluid, like when the human penis is engorged with blood during an erection. See more »


When Tuco is aiming for the cow in one scene, he has a scope in his rifle. In the next scene you can clearly see no scope on the rifle, just the carrying handle. See more »


Walter White: [after failing to poison Tuco] Chili powder. Did I not already tell you how moronic that was?
Jesse Pinkman: Whatever, man. At least I tried something. Hey, it almost worked, too. How's about you leaving my gun, huh? First you boost it, then you leave it in your house. *My* gun.
Walter White: How was I supposed to know you were chauffeuring Tuco to my doorstep?
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Showing some signs of life
9 January 2016 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

The end of the previous episode had Pinkman and White being "kidnapped" by Tuco. This episode shows that yes, they were kidnapped, and he has taken them to an isolated house, where his impaired uncle is watching 24/7 TV. White and Pinkman will have to find a way to stay alive while Whitman's wife tries to find him, worried because of his sudden disappearance.

After almost nothing had happened since the pilot, this episode shows some life, as finally White and Pinkman are in a difficult situation, and with their lives on the line. Nonetheless, the show keeps being not very original, and almost every plot development can be expected. And it is a little bit difficult to believe the resources of the couple against drug kingpins and, being the sloppy that they actually are, how they had yet to be discovered by White's brother-in-law.

The show is still unsure of where it is going, as we are basically at square one, one step forward one back. But at least, some tension.

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