Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal 

Walt and Jesse try to up their game by making more of the crystal every week for Tuco. Unfortunately, some of the ingredients they need are not easy to find. Meanwhile, Skyler realizes that her sister is a shoplifter.

Director:

Tim Hunter

Writers:

Vince Gilligan (created by), Peter Gould
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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
RJ Mitte ... Walter White, Jr.
Raymond Cruz ... Tuco Salamanca
Carmen Serano ... Carmen Molina
Beth Bailey ... Realtor
Geoffrey Rivas ... Police Officer
David House David House ... Dr. Delcavoli
Cesar Garcia ... Gonzo
Jesus Jr. ... No-Doze (as Jesus Payan)
Mike Miller ... Jewelry Store Owner
Lorri Oliver ... Concerned Parent
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Storyline

Having made a deal with Tuco to provide him with two pounds of crystal meth the following week, Walt learns from Jesse that they may have problems getting a key ingredient. Enjoying his new Heisenberg persona, Walt delivers only half a pound to Tuco but demands the entire amount of cash with the promise that he'll deliver four pounds the following week. Jesse reels, but Walt has a plan. They will have to break into a pharmaceutical supply warehouse however. Skyler's sister Marie throws a baby shower for her and her gift is a baby's tiara. Deciding that it's too extravagant, Skyler tries to return it to the store with surprising results. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Directed by Tim Hunter, no stranger to drug culture cult cinema: He co-wrote Over The Edge and directed River's Edge. See more »

Goofs

In the scrapyard when Walt is waiting with Jesse for Tuco, there are two light reflections visible in Jesse's sunglasses when there should be just one from the setting sun. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Pinkman: [when someone tries to see the basement which has been converted into a meth lab] YOU AINT SEEIN THE BASEMENT BITCH! You got that? That sinkin' in? Out, all of you, house not for sale!
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Connections

Referenced in Better Call Saul: Mijo (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Who's Gonna Save My Soul
Written by CeeLo Green and Danger Mouse
Performed by Gnarls Barkley
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Out with a wimp
19 December 2015 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

The first season of Breaking Bad started great, with an awesome pilot, but then it just paddle for the next six episodes, just kind of repeating what they did on the first episode.

This last episode is not an exception and makes all seven episodes of the first season feel more like an introduction than anything else, as the story doesn't progress much. Walter White and Jesse Pinkman start working for Tuco and put the basics for their relationship, which probably will develop (we hope) in the second season. Apart from that, the episode has little too offer and it just feels like it's stretching the idea of a chemistry teacher as a drug dealer way too thin.

On top of that, I don't mind shows were characters are shown in "passionate" situations, like having sex, but in this episode (as in others before this one) it just seems a cheap and very childish resource. Look, Walter White wants to have sex with his wife, that means he is changing, becoming more violent and self-assured. Really? No, not necessary. If you put these kind of scenes (or any other, of course) it's because they have to add to the story. Here, they just are filler.


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