Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Live Free or Die 

Now that Gus is dead, Walt, Jesse, and Mike work to cover their tracks. Skyler panics when Ted Beneke wakes up.

Director:

Michael Slovis

Writers:

Vince Gilligan (created by), Vince Gilligan
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Cast

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 (credit only)
RJ Mitte ... Walter White, Jr.
Bob Odenkirk ... Saul Goodman
Jonathan Banks ... Mike Ehrmantraut
Christopher Cousins ... Ted Beneke
Steven Michael Quezada ... Steven Gomez
Jim Beaver ... Lawson
Larry Hankin ... Old Joe
JB Blanc ... Dr. Barry Goodman
James Harris ... Duty Officer
Monique Candelaria ... Lucy
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Storyline

Flash ahead to Walter's 52nd birthday: he's at a Denny's, disheveled, hair and beard unkempt, using a false name and a New Hampshire driver's license, paying a guy for a car with weapons in the trunk. Back to the immediate aftermath of Gus's death: Skyler is dazed at Walt's murderous success, Walt and Jesse make peace, and Hank visits the burned-out lab. Walt remembers the surveillance cameras Gus used at the lab, so they turn to an angry Mike for help. Can they get rid of the digital evidence in police custody? Is hubris going to trip up Walt? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

At the start of the episode, Walt breaks his bacon into pieces and makes it into 52, referring to his age. In the pilot episode, his wife Skyler made his veggie bacon into a 50, where he turned 50. See more »

Goofs

Old Joe states before the magnet is put to test in the junkyard, "Remove anything metal." How do the officer's gun, belt, badge, et cetera. not get pulled by the magnet's force when he opens the door to the evidence room? See more »

Quotes

Mike Ehrmantraut: Is that a serious question?
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Connections

References Breaking Bad: Salud (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Running Through Me
(uncredited)
Written by Frank Shelley, Ian West
Performed by Frank Shelley, Ian West
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One Last Ride!
8 February 2015 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This is the first episode of the fifth and final season of one of television's greatest shows, Breaking Bad. After a tremendous season four finale, season five opens with a bang even though there were no big moments. The plot slows down a tad, but we still get fantastic acting and a fantastic screenplay filled with excellent dialog. It's also interesting to note how Walter White's character experienced a drastic change from Season One.

In this episode, "Live Free or Die," we start with a flashback showing Walt at Denny's buying weapons. Then we rewind to the current day in the immediate aftermath of Gus's death. After Walt and Jesse make peace, they recruit a livid Mike to help destroy all the evidence that could incriminate them. Meanwhile Hank stops at the destroyed meth lab and Skylar is frightened when the beaten-up Ted finally awakes.

Overall, this is a great start to the final season which I'm sure is going to blow our expectations through the roof. We learn some surprising things in this episode which increases the drama of the episode. A very fine start! I rate this episode 10/10.


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