Breaking Bad is an original AMC drama series that follows the path of overqualified high school chemistry teacher Walter White, who after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, resorts to cooking crystal meth with former drop-out student, Jesse Pinkman, to provide for his family after his death.
The term "breaking bad" is a southern phrase used to describe someone who is going down a bad path. Jesse uses this term to describe Walter in the Pilot.3 More Trivia
|Aaron Paul||Jesse Pinkman||62 eps.|
|Bryan Cranston||Walter White||62 eps.|
|Anna Gunn||Skyler White||50 eps.|
|Dean Norris||Hank Schrader||45 eps.|
|Betsy Brandt||Marie Schrader||43 eps.|
|RJ Mitte||Walter White Jr.||42 eps.|
|Bob Odenkirk||Saul Goodman||27 eps.|
|Steven Michael Quezada||Steven Gomez||21 eps.|
|Giancarlo Esposito||Gus Fring||21 eps.|
|Jonathan Banks||Mike Ehrmantraut||21 eps.|
|2||Cat's in the Bag||01/27/2008|
|3||And the Bag's in the River||02/10/2008|
|6||Crazy Handful of Nothin||03/02/2008|
|7||A No-Rough-Stuff Type Deal||03/09/2008|
Walter White ( Bryan Cranston), a high school science teacher, is living a relatively normal life with his pregnant wife Skyler ( Anna Gunn), his son Walter White Jr ( RJ Mitte), and his brother-in-law DEA Agent Hank Schrader ( Dean Norris). Walter has trouble making ends meet, so he has a second job at a car wash. Walter gets the bad news that he has lung cancer, so with nothing to lose, Walter blackmails a former student of his Jesse Pinkman ( Aaron Paul) to cook meth with him. Walter got the idea from seeing how much money meth cookers can get on Tv. Walter gets in over his head and has to deal with the troubles of the drug world, including keeping his secret from his wife, and a meth distributor Krazy 8, who Jesse and Walt have imprisoned in Jesse's house.
Once Jesse and Walter make their product, in an RV they use to drive out in the desert, they need to find distribution. Jesse knows of a distributor Tuco Salamanca ( Raymond Cruz), but Tuco simply beats Jesse and takes the meth he was trying to sell. Walt, under the name Heisenberg, returns and is able to convince Tuco to do business with him.
Their first deal seems to be going well, until one of Tuco's bodyguards speaks out, and Tuco beats him violently. Jesse and Walt are left to figure out how to deal with Tuco.
Season Two picks up directly where Season One left off, with Walt and Jesse standing stunned after their deal with Tuco. Tensions are high between the two of them as they search frantically for a solution to their problem with Tuco. Walt plans to poison him during their next deal, but Tuco is ahead of them and kidnaps both Jesse and Walter and takes them to his uncle's home in the desert. Hank tracks down Jesse's car to the home, and kills Tuco, while Walter and Jesse slip away unnoticed.
Walt returns home, claiming he knows nothing about how he disappeared. He has troubles keeping his relationship with Skyler alive, while keeping his growing business life a secret. Jesse recruits some of his friends to start dealing their Blue Sky, Walt's trademark blue meth, on the streets. With such a large operation, Walt and Jesse recruit lawyer Saul Goodman ( Bob Odenkirk) for legal advice.
Jesse also finds a girlfriend while buying a new apartment, and spends most of his time with her. His girlfriend Jane ( Krysten Ritter) is a recovering addict who gets Jesse to try heroin. Jesse struggles to keep his addiction to heroin under control. One night, while sleeping after doing some heroin, Jane chokes on her own vomit. Jesse decides to go to rehab after Jane's death.
Walter meanwhile meets with a new business associate who can distribute his product to a much larger area. The distributor, Gus ( Giancarlo Esposito), hides in plain sight as the manager of a fast food restaurant. Gus wants nothing to do with Jesse because of his addiction. While Walt's child is being born, Gus demands he makes a deal with him. Walt chooses to make the deal with Gus, and the two become business partners.
Back at home, Skyler becomes fed up with Walt's lying, decides to leave and take their newborn to stay with Hank. As she storms out the house, the viewer is shown Jane's grieving father, who works as an air traffic controller, mistakenly giving two planes the go-ahead to fly in the same air space. As Walt goes out to outside to collect himself in the midst of his sudden separation, the aforementioned planes crash.
Season Three begins with a guilt-stricken Walt. In the aftermath of the crash, Walter quickly realizes who the air traffic controller is and that it is of his own doing that the people on the two planes died. Walt suffers great difficulty accepting this, pathetically trying to justify the plane crash at a school assembly where he is supposed to console his students. Walt remains as much in denial of the crash as in his divorce; he refuses to move out and at one point breaks into his own house when Skyler changes the locks.
Season three also introduces two mysterious characters, The "Cousins" ( Luis Moncada and Daniel Moncada) two menacing cartel hitmen hired to kill Walter White as revenge for Tuco. These men are shown to be lethally efficient killers, murdering any witnesses who know who they are. Finding Walter's home does not prove much of a challenge and as luck would have it, Walt sneaks into his house to shower the very day the Cousins show up with an axe. However, the viewers as well as the Cousins are surprised by Gus, who orders the two assassins to leave Walter alone.
The viewer learns that Gus possesses more power than shown in the previous season; while he does not have the flex of the Cartel, Gus is a valued business associate and manages to convince the Cousins to target Hank instead of Walter. Walter himself poses as a big problem to Gus when he chooses to quit the meth-making business in a desperate attempt to save his marriage. Walt is even offered $3 million but again he refuses.
However, Walter's marriage is more doomed than he realizes, as Skyler decides to engage in an affair with her boss Ted Beneke ( Christopher Cousins). Despite all the crimes he commits and the people he's killed, Walter never once was disloyal to his family; the news of his wife giving up on him drives him beserk with rage. Gus pounces on his anger, first sending Mike to make sure Walt doesn't commit an act of revenge, then convincing Walt that a man must provide for his family, even when they reject him. Walt reluctantly agrees to cook meth for a 3 month stretch for $3 million.
Gus has Walt working in a " superlab," a meth laboratory hidden in a laundromat used to produce large quantities of Blue Sky. Walt works with an assistant while cooking, Gale Boetticher ( David Costabile). Gale is highly trained and loyal, but Walt isn't pleased with him.
Walt arranges to get Jesse a job working with him at Gus' lab. Jesse becomes embroiled with two dealers who are using children as soldiers. He attempts to poison him, but it turns out the dealers work for Gus, so Walter informs Gus about Jesse's plan. Jesse makes peace with the dealers, but considers what Walt did a betrayal and leaves him. Jesse returns to the dealers with a hand gun looking for revenge. Walt intervenes and runs over the dealers.
With Jesse on the run, Walt bargains with Gus for his freedom. Walt tracks down Jesse and tells him to kill his assistant, in order to save his own life. Jesse appears at Gale's apartment with a gun. He struggles as Gale pleads for his life. Jesse fires the gun.
Meanwhile, Skylar moves forward with her plan to launder the drug money that Walter earns from cooking meth for Gus by wanting to buy the car wash that Walter worked at in the early parts of season one. After some harsh negotiations, Skylar is able to convince Mr. Bogdan to sell the car wash after she has someone pose as an EPA agent and seemingly shut down Bogdan’s business with hefty fines. Skylar is concerned though about how to launder the amount of money that Walter makes in a year which is close to 7.5 million dollars.
Hank in the meantime is still struggling to walk after being shot and has taken up a hobby of collecting minerals. His new-found hobby along with his feeling of inadequacy puts a strain on his marriage with Marie. Marie ends up falling back into her kleptomania by showing up to open house showings and pretending to be someone she is not. She is eventually caught stealing trinkets from houses and Hank has to call a local cop Sgt. Tim Roberts (Nigel Gibbs) to help get her out of jail. This prompts Roberts to ask Hank to help him out with the case surrounding Gale’s murder. Hank eventually accepts and begins to link Gus to the blue crystal meth this segment of the season is very akin to Hitchcock’s “Rear Window.”
Gus has even bigger problems than Hank though. Because he has decided to have Walter and Jesse Cook his meth, he now has to deal with the repercussions from the Columbian cartel that have started stealing the shipments of crystal meth that Gus ships out and killing the truck drivers that transport the drugs.
Throughout much of the season, Jesse is having a hard time dealing with killing Gale which concerns Gus even showing up at the AA meetings again, only to have an emotional outburst towards his sponsor due to his inability to deal with killing Gale. To rectify this, Gus has Jesse partner up with Mike to collect drug money for him, this is so that Gus can test Jesse’s mettle and find out how dedicated to the cause he really is, Jesse passes this test with flying colors after preventing a couple of stick up men from robbing the drug money. Jesse’s growing connection to Gus concerns Walter and some amount of jealousy does start to show through as if Walter does not mean that much anymore. This leads to Walter acting out at a dinner party that Hank and Marie are attending, where Walter tells Hank that Gale is not Heisenberg. He also ends up buying a new car for Walter Jr. and ends up setting it on fire after learning that the family cannot keep the car for fear of suspicion of where the money is coming from.
Things come to a head once Gus finds out that Hank is Walt's brother-in-law and plans to kill him. He kidnaps Walt and brings him out to the middle of the desert where he fires Walt and threatens to kill his entire family if he interferes. Walt frantically makes plans for his family to disappear but soon discovers that there isn't enough money to do that. Instead he enlists the DEA to protect them as he tries to figure out a way to get rid of Gus. Walt goes to Jesse and convinces him to set aside any differences they have in order to help him with killing Gus. Walt builds a small bomb that he attaches to the underside of Gus's car. This plan ends up failing as Gus suspects that something is wrong and doesn't get in the car. Walt then realizes that Gus and the head of the Mexican cartel, Don Hector "Tio" Salamanca ( Mark Margolis) have some bad blood between them and he uses that knowledge to convince Tio to help him. Tio and Gus meet and Tio detonates Walt's bomb, killing the both of them. Walt and Jesse then cover their tracks by blowing up the superlab. Walt and Skylar then have a conversation where he proclaims to her that "It's over. We're safe. I won."
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|Date of 1st Airing||Jan. 20, 2008|
|Date of Last Airing||Sept. 29, 2013|
|Original Air Day||Sunday|
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|The Mirror Punch|
|Phone Rings at the Height of Tension|
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|Bouncing A Tennis Ball Against The Wall|
|Nerdy Character Grows A Pair|
|Big Important Monologue|
|Depressed/Brooding Shower Scene|
|Drug Induced Dream Sequence|
|Obvious Videogame Fakery|
|Bad Guys Wear Black|
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|Villain Disposes Henchman|
|"Up yours, Chief!"|