Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
15 user 19 critic

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.


Tim Hunter


Vince Gilligan (created by), Peter Gould




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


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Thriller


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


This episode debuts Walter's hat which further expands his new alias, Heisenberg. See more »


After Tuco beats Gonzo to death at the end of the episode, No-Doze drags his body back to the SUV, leaving obvious drag marks on the ground. In the subsequent shot, the drag marks are no longer visible. See more »


Jesse Pinkman: What's this stuff called again?
Walter White: Thermite.
Jesse Pinkman: And that'll cut through a lock? Because this is supposed to be one big-ass lock.
Walter White: In World War Two, the Germans had an artillery piece - it's the biggest in the world - called the Gustav Gun, and it weighed a thousand tons. And the Gustav was capable of firing a seven-ton shell and hitting a target, accurately, twenty-three miles away. I mean, you could drop bombs on it every day for a month without ever disabling it. But, drop a commando - one man - with ...
See more »


References Fargo (1996) See more »


Beautiful Emile
Performed by Keziah Jones
See more »

User Reviews

Review of the 1st season: Overall 8/10
8 November 2015 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

"Breaking Bad" 1st season was very solid crime drama. More a drama actually, because re-watching it now for the second time (after seeing whole series couple years ago), i found that 1st season was the weakest one in comparison to what came next. That is not the fault of plot line, which in 1st season was actually in search of it's main route i think. Creators clearly didn't envision that series will go this far and become such cult classic and simply a masterpiece. Masterpiece if seeing the full picture, not the 1st season.

Season 1 introduced us with the main characters, gave us the main idea of the series. There were many episodes in this season which clearly didn't had strong vision of where it was going. To many scenes focused on characters actions that didn't really matter later, like the whole Marie's as a thief stuff. Nevertheless, every scene in here were done very, and i mean very good. There isn't a single line in whole season 1 that wouldn't be interesting simply to hear. Writing is amazing. Take for example massively over-hyped "Walking Dead" series, where almost every sentence is repeated again and again and again during the series which is more or less plays feels and like a filter scenes, simply to put something on screen, without any real purpose. Even the weakest "Breaking Bad" 1st season avoided that in polishing every line to it's perfection at the time. Acting, directing were highly solid. Cinematography is always refreshing and interesting.

Overall, 1st season was a very good series overall, but weak in comparison to what came next. It is a solid start and background to arguably the most accomplished series ever.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

9 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed