Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Walt and Jesse decide to start their own little empire with the help of Jesse's friends: Skinny Pete, Combo, and Badger. Meanwhile, Hank tries to pull himself together after his encounter with Tuco.


Johan Renck


Vince Gilligan (created by), Moira Walley-Beckett (as Moira Walley-Becket)




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.
Krysten Ritter ... Jane Margolis
Matt Jones ... Badger
Steven Michael Quezada ... Steven Gomez
Michael Shamus Wiles ... ASAC George Merkert
Dale Dickey ... Spooge's Woman
David Ury ... Spooge
Tom Kiesche ... Clovis
Charles Baker ... Skinny Pete
Rodney Rush ... Combo


Walt continues his treatment and is starting to feel better but is concerned at the growing medical bills. Jesse begins to re-establish himself paying off his debts and getting a new place to live. He's interested in the renter however, Jane Margolis, who lives next door. Walt and Jesse soon rev up the RV and are cooking again. Jesse's not keen on selling the stuff on the street and suggests he and Walt take over Tuco's role as a distributor. Hank and the DEA have come across the name Heisenberg and aren't sure if he's real or just an urban legend. Hank is promoted and soon appointed to a tri-State drug task force. He may have health issues of his own however. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Did You Know?


While Jesse is talking to Jane about the house, he walks over to the sink and turns on the garbage disposal and it scares him. This is a reference to a movie Aaron Paul was in called The Last House on the Left (2009) In the movie Aaron's character, Francis, gets his hand shoved into the sink drain and the garbage disposal gets turned on. The movie was released one month before this episode aired on television. See more »


When Jesse greets his friends entering the apartment for their meeting, Combo attempts to give Jesse a dab, but is left hanging, yet he stays in character as if the handshake and dab occurred without error. See more »


ASAC George Merkert: Know why sharks are at the top of the food chain, Hank?
Hank Schrader: 'Cause they have three sets of teeth and will take a bite out of anything?
ASAC George Merkert: Some of those suckers travel thousands of miles in pursuit of their prey.
Hank Schrader: Yeah, I, uh, I think I heard that.
ASAC George Merkert: You, my friend, are a great white. How does Albuquerque liaison, Tri-State Border Interdiction Task Force sound?
Hank Schrader: Like one hell of a promotion.
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Referenced in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) See more »


Here's To Good Friends
Written by Bill Backer
Performed by Arthur Prysock
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Making business
17 January 2016 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

Pinkman, who doesn't really seem to want to, and Walter start their business, with the help of Pinkman's friends.

This episode keeps the faster pace that it has been having in the last episodes. This is the beginning of Walter and Pinkman's kingdom, and it shows how the business starts.

However, "Breaking Bad" is still more interested in Walter's decision of destroying everything, and you can see how he is trying to control everything and everyone because he hasn't really done that ever. And lost Pinkman is the perfect victim for this violent and repressed man, who is making poor Pinkman his puppet. Walter White is showing a more violent and mean face with every episode, a man capable of everything, now that he is unleashed.

Good acting, focus and interesting plot development. Good episode overall.

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Release Date:

5 April 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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