Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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...And the Bag's in the River 

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Walt and Jesse clean up after the bathtub incident before Walt decides what course of action to take with their prisoner Krazy-8.

Director:

Adam Bernstein

Writers:

Vince Gilligan (created by), Vince Gilligan
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
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.
Max Arciniega ... Krazy-8
Jessica Hecht ... Gretchen Schwartz
Steven Michael Quezada ... Gomez
Carmen Serano ... Carmen
Anna Felix Anna Felix ... Sales Girl
Julia Minesci ... Meth Whore
Daniel Serrano Daniel Serrano ... Meth Drug Dealer
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Storyline

Jesse and Walt clean up the mess caused by Jesse's chosen method to get rid of Emilio's body. Walt still has has the dilemma of what to do with Krazy 8 who is still chained in the basement and seemingly getting better. He draws up a list of the pros and cons of killing him but actually ends up developing a rapport with him and tells him of his lung cancer. He soon realizes exactly what Krazy 8 is up to. Jess is smoking more meth than he's selling. Walt's wife Skyler is concerned that his admitted marijuana use is the cause of his recent personality change. She broaches the subject with her sister who jumps to the conclusion that it's Walt Jr. who is on grass and she gets her husband Hank, a DEA agent, to have a chat with the young man. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During filming, the introduction of Wendy the prostitute was briefly interrupted when a non-actor attempted to pick up actress Julia Minesci, mistaking her for an actual prostitute. See more »

Goofs

When Walter drops the yellow plate, it breaks into several pieces of roughly the same size. In a subsequent shot, one fragment of the plate is now shattered into much smaller pieces. See more »

Quotes

Walter White: You didn't follow my instructions!
Jesse Pinkman: Oh well, heil Hitler, bitch!
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Connections

References Rain Man (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Breaking Bad Main Title Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Dave Porter
Performed by Dave Porter
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To kill or not to kill
27 May 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

'Breaking Bad' is one of the most popular rated shows on IMDb, is one of those rarities where every season has either been very positively received or near-universally acclaimed critically and where all of my friends have said nothing but great things about.

Very few shows in recent memory had me so hooked from the very start that before the week was over the whole show had been watched, especially when for a lot of shows now airing watching one episode all the way through can be an endeavour. 'Breaking Bad' had that effect on me, and its reputation as one of the best, consistently brilliant and most addictive shows in many years (maybe even ever) is more than deserved in my eyes. Its weakest season is perhaps the first season, understandable as any show's first season is the one where things are still settling.

Actually everything is established remarkably from the very start, but once the writing and characterisation becomes even meatier the show reaches even higher levels.

Season 1's previous two episodes, especially "Pilot", were both extremely good. So is "And the Bag's in the River", closer to the quality of "Pilot" than the wonderful-but-not-quite-as-good quality as the previous episode.

Visually, "And the Bag's in the River" is both stylish and beautiful, with photography and editing that are cinematic quality and put a lot of films today to shame, where there are a lot of visually beautiful ones but also some painfully amateurish looking ones. The music always has the appropriate mood, never too intrusive, never too muted.

The writing for "And the Bag's in the River" is a fine example of how to have a lot of style but also to have a lot of substance. The dialogue throughout is thought-provoking and tense, while also have a darkly wicked sense of humour and heart-tugging pathos. The story texturally rich, intimate, tense and layered, with the pace of it consistently deliberate but taut. Also involving the season's most intense scene up to this point of the season and show, involving Walt and Krazy-8. The direction couldn't be better.

Can't say anything bad about the acting. Bryan Cranston is phenomenal as one of the most fascinating anti-heroes, or even of any kind of character, in either film or television. Aaron Paul has never been better and Anna Gunn is affecting. The characters are compelling in their realism.

Overall, brilliant. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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