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Full Measure 

Jesse has disappeared and Walt is in big trouble with Gus. So Gus rehires Gale to learn from Walt's cooking so that they can dispose of Walt once and for all.


Vince Gilligan


Vince Gilligan (created by), Vince Gilligan




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Cranston ... Walter White
Anna Gunn ... Skyler White
Aaron Paul ... Jesse Pinkman
Dean Norris ... Hank Schrader (credit only)
Betsy Brandt ... Marie Schrader (credit only)
RJ Mitte ... Walter White, Jr.
Bob Odenkirk ... Saul Goodman
Giancarlo Esposito ... Gustavo 'Gus' Fring
Jonathan Banks ... Mike Ehrmantraut
David Costabile ... Gale Boetticher
Jeremiah Bitsui ... Victor
Louis Herthum ... Realtor
Kaija Bales ... Kaylee Ehrmantraut
James Ning ... Duane Chow
Tiley Chao Tiley Chao ... Peng


In the aftermath of killing the drug dealers, Walt has a tense meeting with Gus who makes it quite clear that his patience has reached its limit. Walt professes not to know the whereabouts of Jesse who he claims has fled the State. Gus chooses Walt's new assistant, who turns out to be Gale. Walt knows that as long as he's the only cook available, Gus will have to keep him alive... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

13 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The song that Gale sings is called "Crapa Pelada". It translates to "bald head" and the lyrics closely mirror Walt's life thus far: Ladies and gentlemen, i want to tell you/ the story that drives me to despair/For seven months now, I have watched my hair fall out/Now i'm bald, disappointed, sad/ I don't know what to do about it. See more »


The windshield of Walt White's vehicle is cracked from the inside, but the windshield is fixed with tape when the shot switches to the outside. See more »


Jesse Pinkman: Did you do it? Mr. White? Did you do it?
Walter White: No, I didn't do it. I can't now. It's gonna have to be you.
Jesse Pinkman: What? No way, man.
Walter White: Listen to me. You're closer than we are. You'll have about a 20-minute lead. They've got me at the laundry. They're going to kill me. Jesse, do it now! Do it! Do it fast! Do it, Jesse. Do it!
Mike: Just what the hell was that exactly?
Walter White: You might wanna hold off.
Mike: Yeah..? Why?
Walter White: Because your boss it gonna need me. 6353 Juan Tabo, Apartment 6. Yeah..
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Breaking Bad Main Title Theme
Written by Dave Porter
Performed by Dave Porter
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Walt Really Takes Mike's Speech To Heart
17 July 2014 | by andrewdodd14See all my reviews

What an epic conclusion to the season! Even from the beginning of the episode, with Walt meeting Gus in the middle of nowhere, with that long walk, I could tell that this was going to be something special. Some people prefer "Full Measure"'s predecessor "Half Measures", but I think as a whole, "Full Measure" was the better show. "Half Measures" had some silly material, including the weird cold open (which had a point) and scene with Hank and Marie in the hospital. Lives were on the line in "Full Measure", which made it that much more interesting and exciting. Boy, does Vince Gilligan know how to make a finale! The last two have been incredible, with this one topping "ABQ". Bryan Cranston was very deserving with his Emmy win for this episode submission (his last Emmy win), but there were so many other episodes they could have chosen for him. None would've been as good as this one, though, so a smart move by the creators. Cranston was pleading for his life at the end, making his performance that much more great. And the ending was definitely special, with about 5 or 6 twists and turns in the final 15 minutes that blow your mind! Still think One Minute is my favorite from Season 3, but Full Measure is not far behind!

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