Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Dead Freight 

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Walter White's domestic life continues to deteriorate; at the same time, his growing business venture aims to steal a train car chock full of methylamine.


George Mastras


Vince Gilligan (created by), George Mastras





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)
Jonathan Banks ... Mike Ehrmantraut
Laura Fraser ... Lydia Rodarte-Quayle
Jesse Plemons ... Todd
Steven Michael Quezada ... Steven Gomez
Bill Burr ... Kuby
Jamie McShane ... Conductor
Myk Watford ... Engineer
Miguel Martinez Miguel Martinez ... Fernando


A boy on a motorbike finds a large tarantula in the desert. Walter pays a visit to Hank in the new office; Walt's intentions are not entirely above board. The team's search for methylamine continues, with Michael and Lydia at odds, and Jesse wanting to obtain the chemical without resorting to murder. They hatch an elaborate plan involving buried tanks, a train trestle, and a stalled truck. The children remain with Hank and Marie to Junior's increasing anger and frustration. Skyler lays more of her cards on the table. What price success? Written by <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

12 August 2012 (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?


Unlike nearly every episode of Breaking Bad, which is shot in Albuquerque, this one was filmed in Santa Fe. See more »


As the team waits for the train, there's a high shot of the trestle with the shadows going to the left (when looking in the direction of the oncoming train). A few minutes later, when the train passes over the trestle, the shadows go to the right, See more »


Jesse Pinkman: Boosting methylamine from a train is, like, a major rap. The point is nobody, other than us, can ever know that this robbery went down.
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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Breaking Bad Scenes (2014) See more »


Breaking Bad Main Title Theme (Extended)
Written by Dave Porter
Performed by Dave Porter
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It's a good ol' fashioned train heist
22 October 2013 | by rhemfelt1See all my reviews

This episode is one of the few stand alone episodes of the series.

That being is a FANTASTIC episode. Don't look more into it than you need to. It's a good ol' fashioned western style train heist. It's entertaining and ends with one of the most tragic Breaking Bad moments. Enjoy it for what it is, a tense well-written Breaking Bad episode with a good ol' fashioned western style train heist. A very entertaining episode that exposes the audience for the first time to the true nature of the sociopath known as Todd. I can understand where the hate comes from given that it (like the first episode of the season) doesn't contribute to the main plot line in general...but it's still a tense/well written episode. It reminds you of why you should never get too attached to ANY character. No character in this series is pious or righteous. They all share some blame. I give it a 9/10. Not the best episode in the series...but still a very enjoyable one.

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