Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Full Measure 

Jesse has disappeared and Walt is in big trouble with Gus. So Gus rehires Gale to learn from Walt's cooking so that they can dispose of Walt once and for all.


Vince Gilligan


Vince Gilligan (created by), Vince Gilligan




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Cranston ... Walter White
Anna Gunn ... Skyler White
Aaron Paul ... Jesse Pinkman
Dean Norris ... Hank Schrader (credit only)
Betsy Brandt ... Marie Schrader (credit only)
RJ Mitte ... Walter White, Jr.
Bob Odenkirk ... Saul Goodman
Giancarlo Esposito ... Gus Fring
Jonathan Banks ... Mike Ehrmantraut
David Costabile ... Gale Boetticher
Jeremiah Bitsui ... Victor
Louis Herthum ... Realtor
Kaija Bales ... Kaylee Ehrmantraut
James Ning ... Duane Chow
Tiley Chao Tiley Chao ... Peng


In the aftermath of killing the drug dealers, Walt has a tense meeting with Gus who makes it quite clear that his patience has reached its limit. Walt professes not to know the whereabouts of Jesse who he claims has fled the State. Gus chooses Walt's new assistant, who turns out to be Gale. Walt knows that as long as he's the only cook available, Gus will have to keep him alive... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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The song that Gale sings is called "Crapa Pelada". It translates to "bald head" and the lyrics closely mirror Walt's life thus far: Ladies and gentlemen, i want to tell you/ the story that drives me to despair/For seven months now, I have watched my hair fall out/Now i'm bald, disappointed, sad/ I don't know what to do about it. See more »


When Mike shoots the man through the wall, there is no bullet hole in the wall. See more »


Walter White: I'm gonna need some... some kind of assurance.
Mike Ehrmantraut: I assure you I can kill you from way over here, if it make you feel any better.
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Crapa Pelada
Written by Gorni Kramer
Performed by Quartetto Cetra, David Costabile
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An unforgettable conclusion to an unforgettable season
24 March 2011 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I am here now, at the end. For the past 4 months I have been seeing Breaking Bad for the first time by repeats every week on AMC. I have finally caught up to the end, and what an unforgettable conclusion.

Full Measure is just all out an incredible episode. It has really great writing, as expected. I can't really judge the directing and writing any more since all the fans know of what quality they are. I do want to give kudos, as much as I love Mad Men, and thought no show could surpass it, I was wrong. Mad men is perhaps more ambitious because it takes place in the 1960s, and in terms has more characters. However, Breaking Bad's character moments surpass Mad Men's quiet character moments for the simple reason that we feel with Breaking Bad more. Mad Men does have rich characterization, BUT it does feel as if we are just outside looking in. Since we pretty much are taken on a ride with the characters in Breaking Bad, we feel more. Meaningful scenes in Breaking Bad have more effect on me. Also, as great as the ensemble cast is in Mad Men, the actors in Breaking Bad also surpass them as a whole. Cranston and Paul would no doubt have at least Oscar nominations if this was a film.

Overall, this review is for the entire series so far, and for this incredible episode. In a way I am glad I waited to see the AMC reruns, because now I only have to wait around two months for the 4th season, as opposed to more than a year. One can only speculate what can happen, but it will be incredible as always.

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Release Date:

13 June 2010 (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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