Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Walt goes on the run. Jesse is taken hostage. Marie convinces Skyler to tell Walter, Jr. the truth.


Rian Johnson


Vince Gilligan (created by), Moira Walley-Beckett




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 (credit only)
Laura Fraser ... Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (credit only)
Jesse Plemons ... Todd
Steven Michael Quezada ... Steven Gomez
Michael Bowen ... Uncle Jack
Kevin Rankin ... Kenny
Patrick Sane ... Frankie
Tait Fletcher ... Lester
Saginaw Grant ... Native American Man


Walt survives the gun battle in the desert but others do not. Jesse survives but Walt wants him dead and expects Todd's uncle Jack to go through with their deal. Something far worse is in store for Jesse and Walt takes the opportunity to tell him about Jane's death. Meanwhile Hank's wife Marie visits her sister Skyler at the car-wash to tell her Walt has been arrested. At Marie's insistence, Skyler tells Walt Jr. about his father's secret. By the time Skyler and Walt Jr. get home Walt is already there and wants them to pack and leave with him. He soon realizes it's all over and leaves, but takes baby Holly with him. With the police now involved, Walt makes one last phone call to Skyler. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

15 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ozymandias See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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This episode is rated 10.0 by over 104000 votes. See more »


Skyler refers Holly as an 18 month old baby to APD as Walt takes her away. She was born in Season 2 probably 6-7 months after Walt's cancer was detected (50th Birthday). He celebrates his 51st Birthday in Season 5 Episode 3 so it's mathematically not possible that Holly is 18th months old. See more »


Hank Schrader: Do what you're gonna do.
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Crazy Credits

When the opening credits begin after the first commercial break, the names of the first three actors appear in the normal sequence with normal timing. At the moment when the name Dean Norris would normally appear, the camera shows Walt looking at his own reflection in the rear view mirror. The name does not appear, and Walt turns the mirror to the side. The camera focuses in on the mirror's new reflection, an empty spot in the New Mexican desert. We then see Walt pause for several moments. Finally, as Walt begins to move on, the name Dean Norris appears on the screen. See more »


Referenced in Orphan Black: Newer Elements of Our Defense (2015) See more »


Breaking Bad Main Title Theme
Written by Dave Porter
Performed by Dave Porter
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not what you might expect...
14 September 2013 | by siraySee all my reviews

I will keep this review free of spoilers and I will especially not discuss the beginning of this episode so feel free to read if you haven't watched it.All I can say is I read each and every theory posted on IMDb on how this episode will begin but trust me,most of them turned out to be not true. We were left on a cliffhanger,the most intense cliffhanger in the entire series,the lives of the main characters were on the line.I see fans all over the IMDb board raving about their favorite character and posting about who they want to see die,cussing Jesse for ratting on Walt and much more,that's because breaking bad is so well written it feels almost real.The writers of this show are absolute geniuses.Frankly speaking, it surprises me how they are able to achieve these new heights. Every time a new episode arrives, I am just waiting for the writers to make a mistake. But, every time they are able to wrong me with amazing confidence.

I don't need to tell you guys 'don't miss it' or 'best episode of the season' because we all know every episode is great and there is no way any of you will miss it.Instead,I have a message for anyone who hasn't watched breaking bad ever and is reading this.Like they did with me, people will tell you how great Breaking Bad is; you should listen to them, because they are right. Breaking Bad continues this journey with confidence, compelling story-telling and characters that are written with convincing development and actions. It is great stuff.

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