Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Walt makes his next move against Hank, putting Hank in a tough position. Hank confronts Jesse and attempts to turn him against Walt, and Jesse decides it's time to move on. Meanwhile, Todd has taken over the business.


Michael Slovis


Vince Gilligan (created by), Gennifer Hutchison




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.
Bob Odenkirk ... Saul Goodman
Laura Fraser ... Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (credit only)
Jesse Plemons ... Todd
Steven Michael Quezada ... Steven Gomez
Lavell Crawford ... Huell
Michael Bowen ... Uncle Jack
Kevin Rankin ... Kenny
Gonzalo Menendez ... Detective Kalanchoe
Guy Wilson ... Trent


Walt is still trying to convince Hank - and to a lesser extent Marie - that they should do nothing and just let nature take its course. He's no longer involved in any criminal activity and will be dead in a few months from his cancer. They're not very receptive to his ideas but when they get home they find that Walt has recorded a video confession admitting to everything - and naming Hank as the mastermind behind it all. Jesse meanwhile has been released from jail. He said nothing to the police or Hank about his business with Walt but seems completely lost. In a difficult meeting with Walt, he agrees to acquire a new identity and start a life in Alaska. As he awaits Saul's contact who will provide him with what he needs, he comes to the realization that it was Walt who tried to kill Brock. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Did You Know?


This episode was Aaron Paul's submission for the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category in the 2013 Emmy Awards- his fifth nomination and third win for the show. See more »


When Hank goes to pour himself a drink the large piece of art above the bar sink disappears. See more »


Saul Goodman: Some people are immune to good advice!
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Crazy Credits

Bryan Cranston is credited both as an actor and a producer. For his actor credits (Br) is highlighted and for his producer credits (Y) is highlighted for chemical elements Bromine and Yttrium from periodic table. See more »


Referenced in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) See more »


Midnight Blue
Performed by Rita Remington
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The bar has been set sky high
26 August 2013 | by carlospvillegasSee all my reviews

I gotta admit, I was only halfway through the first season and I was about to quit watching it. Sure, the plot was good and Bryan Cranston's class was appealing enough to keep me interested for a while but this series didn't quite deliver. First season was (imo) not well defined and though it sets the table for what's to come, it doesn't do any justice to the greatness of this show. I decided to keep watching till I was done with season 2 and then I knew it was only getting better. You will love and hate many of the characters in this show, but episode 5x11 has been by far, the greatest and most intelligent piece of TV I've come to watch. It's difficult to think that this will get any better, and now the bar's been set pretty high... If they don't screw up the season finale, this has the potential to be the best drama series ever. But even if it disappoints in the end, this episode is worthy of an Emmy in any category you may think of. A true Masterpiece

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16:9 HD
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