Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Thirty-Eight Snub 

Walt attempts to form a new alliance as he plans his next move. Meanwhile Skyler pushes Walt towards a business opportunity, in hopes of protecting the family.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Walter White
... Skyler White
... Jesse Pinkman
... Hank Schrader
... Marie Schrader
... Walter White, Jr.
... Saul Goodman
... Gustavo 'Gus' Fring (voice)
... Mike Ehrmantraut
... Lawson
... Badger
... Andrea Cantillo
... Skinny Pete
... Bogdan Wolynetz
... Tyrus Kitt


Shaken by Gus's calm violence, Jesse cokes up; bleary-eyed and jittery, he throws a party. Walter, believing it's kill or be killed, buys a snub-nosed .38 on the black market, intent on shooting Gus and Mike. Skyler looks to launder money at a car wash, and, to Hank's increasing irritation, Marie insists on cheering his every step. Men deliver boxes of minerals and pick up boxes of crystal. Written by <>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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24 July 2011 (USA)  »

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The pizzas at Jesse's party are uncut, like the pizza Walt throws onto the roof in episode 3.2, Breaking Bad: Caballo sin Nombre (2010). Badger says the pizza place doesn't cut their pizzas and "passes the savings on to you". Some viewers had said that an uncut pizza was ridiculous--and so does Jesse. Venizia's is a real pizzeria in Albuquerque, but they don't leave their pies uncut. The second appearance of the uncut pizza, and the discussion about it, was apparently made up by screenwriters to answer viewers' remarks about the first one. See more »


At the car wash, Skyler gives her baby a bottle. From the front angle, Skyler holds the bottle with her hand above, while in the next second, with a different camera angle, her hand is under the bottle. See more »


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A Filler Episode!
13 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is the second episode of the fourth season of Breaking Bad. From what I see, this may be the weakest episode this season. It's not bad or anything, it's just that this is a filler episode and nothing that exciting happens. However, I loved the opening where Walt buys a gun for some plans he cooked up. Jesse's subplot is kind of annoying and overlong, but I was enthralled by Walter, Hank, and Skylar.

In this episode, "Thirty-Eight Snub," Walter buys a gun from a gun dealer as he cooks up plans to assassinate Gus. Meanwhile, Jesse decides to throw parties to help take his mind off what he did to Gale. Marie throws on a positive attitude much to Hank's irritation. Skylar wants to purchase the car wash in order to launder money.

Overall, this is a pretty good episode even if it doesn't reach full potential. With a series this good, I guess it's okay to have a weaker episode every once in awhile. In Breaking Bad's terms, weak means still good. So this is still a watchable episode with quite a few interesting story lines. I rate this episode 8/10.

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