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Caballo sin Nombre 

Walter, Jr. is having a rough time accepting his parents' separation. Jesse buys his old house from his parents. Meanwhile, two mysterious men have come into town looking for Walt.

Director:

Adam Bernstein

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.
Giancarlo Esposito ... Gustavo 'Gus' Fring
Bob Odenkirk ... Saul Goodman
Jonathan Banks ... Mike Ehrmantraut
Tess Harper ... Mrs. Pinkman
Mark Margolis ... Tio Salamanca
Christopher Cousins ... Ted Beneke
Steven Michael Quezada ... Steven Gomez
Michael Bofshever ... Mr. Pinkman
Dan Desmond Dan Desmond ... Mr. Gardiner
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Storyline

Walt tries to reconcile with Skyler, but when his advances are rejected he takes drastic action to bring his family back together. A confused and angry Walter, Jr. lashes out at his mother. With the help of Saul, Jesse makes a significant investment. Written by AMC Publicity

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Jesse's aunt's house is a completely different house than was shown in previous episodes. According to Vince Gilligan, the owners of the original house sold it so the production team had to find another location. This is explained by showing renovations being done on the house. See more »

Goofs

When the police car is shown in Walt's rear view mirror, the police car's flashing lights are lower than Walt's eye line revealing that Walter's car is in a "picture car" for the shot and is above normal level. See more »

Quotes

Skyler White: We have discussed everything we need to discuss... I thought I made myself very clear.
Walter White: I got dipping sticks!
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Soundtracks

Breaking Bad Main Title Theme (extended)
(uncredited)
Written by Dave Porter
Performed by Dave Porter
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7 June 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.

"Caballo sin Nombre" (the review summary being in reference to the English meaning) is more 'Breaking Bad' excellence, even if it may lack the red-hot intensity and tautness of the best of Seasons 1 and especially 2. Yet it is a slower-paced episode that still engrosses and doesn't get dull, it just lacks the extra something.

Visually, "Caballo sin Nombre" 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 in "Caballo sin Nombre" 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, nail-biting tension and heart-tugging pathos. The story is texturally rich, intimate, tense and layered, with the pace of it consistently deliberate but taut.

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 and the episode is strongly directed.

In summary, great once again. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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