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Fifty-One 

It's Walt's 51st birthday. His return to the drug business causes Skyler to go into depression.

Director:

Rian Johnson

Writers:

Vince Gilligan (created by), Sam Catlin
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
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.
Bob Odenkirk ... Saul Goodman (credit only)
Jonathan Banks ... Mike Ehrmantraut
Laura Fraser ... Lydia Rodarte-Quayle
Steven Michael Quezada ... Steven Gomez
Todd Terry ... SAC Ramey
Russ Dillen Russ Dillen ... Ron Forenall
Melissa McCurley ... Secretary
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Storyline

Walter, his confidence up, leases two muscle cars - one for himself and one for Junior. He's turning 51 and would like a party, Hank and his team visit Lydia in Houston, Jesse flies there to pick up the accelerant, Mike makes a decision that Jessie wants reversed, Hank is offered a promotion, Walter explains Skyler's behavior to Marie and Hank with references to Ted, and Skyler, coming slowly out of her funk, hatches a makeshift plan to protect her children. 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:

5 August 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Within this episode Walter replaces both his calculator watch and 2004 Pontiac Aztec, which were integral parts of his representation as a mild-mannered suburban school teacher. The respectively sleeker models they are replaced with, and the recovery of his signature pork pie hat, symbolize his final consumption by the Heisenberg persona. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the episode we see Lydia in her office. She makes a phone call in what is supposed to be German and may sound so to someone not knowing the language. It is however only the sounds and just a few words can be recognized. No coherent sentences in any way. See more »

Quotes

Hank Schrader: [all of sudden Skyler goes to the pool] Hey, pool party.
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References 21 Jump Street (2012) See more »

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Bonfire (Original Mix)
By Knife Party
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Hard to Watch
10 May 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is such an unsettling episode. Skyler has gone from the cocky, overbearing, self righteous wife, to a depressed, fearful woman with no options. It involves sending the kids to Hank and Marie's house. Much of the episode involves Walter trying to get her to change her mind. I was never a fan of hers but I really see her point here. On the other front, the distributor of a necessary ingredient is sitting in all her paranoid glory. Mike believes she should be killed. Tension in the ranks.


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