Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The title is from a Southern colloquialism meaning to "raise hell". Breaking Bad is set and was filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September 29, 2013. It tells the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. Together with his former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), White turns to a life of crime, producing and selling crystallized methamphetamine to secure his family's financial future before he dies, while navigating the dangers of the criminal world.
Walter's family consists of his wife Skyler (Anna Gunn) and children, Walter, Jr. (RJ Mitte) and Holly (Elanor Anne Wenrich). The show also features Skyler's sister Marie Schrader (Betsy Brandt), and her husband Hank (Dean Norris), a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent. Walter hires lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), who connects him with private investigator and fixer Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) and in turn Mike's employer, drug kingpin Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito). The final season introduces the characters Todd Alquist (Jesse Plemons) and Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (Laura Fraser).
By the time the series finale aired, the series was among the most-watched cable shows on American television. The show received numerous awards, including sixteen Primetime Emmy Awards, eight Satellite Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Peabody Awards, two Critics' Choice Awards, and four Television Critics Association Awards. For his leading performance, Cranston won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times, while Aaron Paul won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series three times; Anna Gunn won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series twice.
In 2013, Breaking Bad entered the Guinness World Records as the most critically acclaimed show of all time.
Walter Hartwell White Sr., also known by his clandestine alias Heisenberg, is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Breaking Bad andis portrayed by Bryan Cranston.
A graduate of the California Institute of Technology, Walt was once a promising chemist who cofounded the company Gray Matter Technologies with his close friend Elliot Schwartz and his then-girlfriend Gretchen. He left Gray Matter abruptly, selling his shares for $5,000; soon afterward, the company made a fortune, much of it from his research. Walt subsequently moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he became a high school chemistry teacher.
Breaking Bad begins on Walter's 50th birthday, when he is diagnosed with Stage IIIA lung cancer. After this discovery, he resorts to manufacturing methamphetamine and drug dealing to ensure his family's financial security after his death. He is pulled deeper into the illicit drug trade, becoming more and more ruthless as the series progresses, and later adopts the alias "Heisenberg", which becomes recognizable as the kingpin figure in the local drug trade.
Series creator Vince Gilligan has described his goal with Walter White as "turning Mr. Chips into Scarface", and deliberately made the character less sympathetic over the course of the series. Walt's evolution from mild-mannered school teacher and family man to ruthless criminal mastermind and murderer is the show's central focus. Although AMC officials hesitated to cast Cranston due to his previous comedic role on Malcolm in the Middle, Gilligan cast him based on the actor's past performance in the X-Files episode "Drive", which Gilligan wrote.
Cranston contributed greatly to the creation of his character, including Walt's backstory, physical appearance, and personality traits. Both the Walter White character and Bryan Cranston's performance have received critical acclaim, with Walt frequently being mentioned as one of the greatest and most iconic television characters of all time. Cranston won four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, three of them being consecutive, becoming the second actor to do so since Bill Cosby for I Spy in the 1960s. Following his fourth win, Cranston tied Dennis Franz for the most wins in the category's history. He is the first man to win a Critics' Choice, Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy, SAG, and TCA Award for his performance.
In the Spanish-language remake Metástasis, his character is renamed Walter Blanco (blanco being the Spanish translation of white) and is portrayed by Diego Trujillo.
Jesse Bruce Pinkman is a crystal meth cook and dealer, and works with his former high school chemistry teacher, Walter White in a meth operation.
Jesse is the only character besides Walt to appear in every episode of the show.
The character has received praise from critics and fans alike. Paul has also received universal acclaim for his performance. For his portrayal, Paul won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2010, 2012, and 2014 -- which makes him the only actor to win the category three times, since its separation into drama and comedy.
Back when the categories were combined, Art Carney and Don Knotts won three as well, which ties Paul for the most wins in the award's history.
Jesse is well known for his liberal use of the words "yo" and "bitch".
In the Colombian remake Metástasis, the character is renamed José Miguel Rosas and is portrayed by Roberto Urbina.
Jesse was born on September 21, 1984 into an upper middle-class family in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At the time the series starts, he has long been estranged from his parents due to his drug abuse and lifestyle as a drug dealer. After being forced to leave his parents' residence, Jesse moved in with his Aunt Ginny, whom he cared for until her death from cancer. Afterward, he was allowed to stay in her home, the ownership of which fell to Jesse's parents.
Jesse was a poor student in high school who preferred hanging out with his friends and smoking marijuana to studying. Walt, whom Jesse almost always calls "Mr. White", was his chemistry teacher and flunked Jesse in his class. Walt himself later says that he never thought Jesse would amount to much, although Jesse's mother (Tess Harper) recalls that Walt "must have seen some potential in Jesse; he really tried to motivate him. He was one of the few teachers who cared."
Skyler White (née Lambert) is portrayed by Anna Gunn. For her portrayal, Gunn won two consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013 and 2014. She also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2014.
In the Spanish-language remake Metástasis, her character is renamed Cielo Blanco and is portrayed by Sandra Reyes.
Over the years, Skyler has had several meager sources of income: working as a bookkeeper for the Albuquerque firm Beneke Fabricators, writing short stories and selling items on eBay. She and her husband, Walter White (Bryan Cranston), have a son, Walt Jr. (RJ Mitte), who has cerebral palsy, and an infant daughter, Holly. Her sister, Marie (Betsy Brandt), is married to a DEA agent, Hank Schrader (Dean Norris). Skyler is approximately 11 years younger than Walt, whom she met when she was a hostess at a diner near Walt's former place of work, near the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Henry R. "Hank" Schrader is portrayed by Dean Norris and created by series creator Vince Gilligan.
Hank is the brother-in-law of main character Walter White, and a DEA agent in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Throughout the series, he leads the investigation of the methamphetamine cook "Heisenberg" — unaware that the elusive drug kingpin is his own brother-in-law.
Hank is also faced with numerous threats from the rival drug cartels because of Walt's actions which take a toll on Hank's sanity as the series progresses, and eventually starts taking more extreme measures to find "Heisenberg" and arrest him. Hank's character development over the course of the series and Norris' performance have been critically acclaimed.
Hank is a special agent with the DEA, where he rose through the ranks to become the supervisor of all investigations handled by his Albuquerque office, under the watchful eye of ASAC George Merkert (Michael Shamus Wiles) and SAC Ramey. He is married to Marie (Betsy Brandt), with whom he has no children. He is close to his family-by-marriage, the Whites: Walt, his wife (and Marie's sister) Skyler (Anna Gunn), and their son Walter Jr. (R.J. Mitte). In contrast with the mild-mannered Walt, Hank is extroverted, ambitious and apparently fearless, eager to take on dangerous investigations to further his career. Beneath his tough, unflappable exterior, however, he struggles with some of his own vulnerabilities: he had cold feet when it came to marrying Marie, and despite his ambition he is afraid to move outside his comfort zone at work.
As a hobby, Hank home brews his own beer, which he calls "Schraderbräu". After he gets shot by the Salamanca cousins, he spends part of season 4 taking up mineral collecting, much to Marie's chagrin.
James Morgan "Jimmy" McGill, also known as Saul Goodman, is portrayed by Bob Odenkirk, and was created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. He serves as the title character of its spin-off prequel series Better Call Saul.
The character is introduced to help Walter White launder the proceeds of his methamphetamine production, and later introduces the protagonists to drug kingpin Gus Fring. He is depicted as using tacky television commercials to advertise his practice, which is based in a strip mall office that features a giant rendering of the United States Constitution.
Until the final episodes of the series, he is portrayed as a relatively light-hearted character, mainly interested in profiting while other characters are concerned with life and death.
The character was originally intended to appear in only three episodes of Breaking Bad, but instead became central to the narrative of the series. Odenkirk described Saul in Breaking Bad as a "front" who "seemed to enjoy being a showy cheeseball," while in Better Caul Saul, Jimmy is an "earnest, sweet guy whose brain naturally cooks up dishonest solutions to the challenges in front of him."
Gould described Saul as a "hermetically sealed slickster."
Michael "Mike" Ehrmantraut is portrayed by Jonathan Banks both in Breaking Bad and its prequel spin-off series Better Call Saul.
Mike is a former Philadelphia police officer who, nominally, works for Los Pollos Hermanos as the head of corporate security; in reality, he is an assassin and enforcer in Gus Fring's crystal meth operation. On occasion, he works for Saul Goodman as a private investigator, cleaner, and fixer.
For his portrayal, Banks was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series; first for season 5 of Breaking Bad, second for season 1 of Better Call Saul, and third for season 2 of Better Call Saul.
|Season||Episodes||Aired (premiere)||Aired (finale)|
|1||7||January 20, 2008||March 9, 2008|
|2||13||March 8, 2009||May 31, 2009|
|3||13||March 21, 2010||June 13, 2010|
|4||13||July 17, 2011||October 9, 2011|
|5 (1)||8||July 15, 2012||September 2, 2012|
|5 (2)||8||August 11, 2013||September 29, 2013|
|No. overall||No. in season||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||1||"Pilot"||Vince Gilligan||Vince Gilligan||January 20, 2008|
|Walter White, a 50-year-old chemistry teacher, secretly begins making crystallized methamphetamine to support his family after learning that he has terminal lung cancer. He teams up with a former student, Jesse Pinkman, who is a meth dealer. Jesse tries to sell the meth they made, but the dealers snatch him and make him show them their lab, which is in an old RV. Walt knows the dealers intend to kill him, so he poisons them while pretending to share his recipe.|
|2||2||"Cat's in the Bag..."||Adam Bernstein||Vince Gilligan||January 27, 2008|
|Walt and Jesse try to dispose of the two bodies in the RV, which becomes increasingly complicated when one of them, Krazy-8, wakes up. They eventually imprison him in Jesse's basement. Meanwhile, Skyler grows suspicious of Walter's recent behavior, and they learn that Skyler will deliver a baby girl. Jesse disposes of the body of the other dealer, Emilio Koyama, using hydrofluoric acid as per Walt's instructions, but ignores Walt's warning to use a plastic bin and instead destroys his bathtub in the process.|
|3||3||"...And the Bag's in the River"||Adam Bernstein||Vince Gilligan||February 10, 2008|
|Walt cannot decide whether or not to kill Krazy-8. Meanwhile, Marie believes that Walter Jr. is smoking marijuana and asks Hank to scare him straight. Walt brings Krazy-8 something to eat, but things turn bad when Walt collapses while descending the steps into the basement. When Walt wakes up, he tells Krazy-8 that he has lung cancer and they start talking about unexpected things they have in common. Eventually, Walt decides to release Krazy-8 but, while disposing of the shards of a broken plate, he sees that a shard is missing and realizes Krazy-8 has concealed it to use as a weapon against him. Feigning his release, Walt confronts Krazy-8 with this information and is immediately attacked; he subsequently garrottes his prisoner in self-defense.|
|4||4||"Cancer Man"||Jim McKay||Vince Gilligan||February 17, 2008|
|Hank starts looking for the new drug kingpin around town (unaware that it is Walt). Walt reveals that he has cancer at a family barbecue. Jesse goes to visit his family, and finds out that his younger brother, who is very successful in sports and music, is smoking marijuana. Jesse covers for him, and is forced to leave his parents' house.|
|5||5||"Gray Matter"||Tricia Brock||Patty Lin||February 24, 2008|
|Walt declines an offer of financial help from an old friend. Jesse attempts to cook meth on his own but cannot replicate the quality of Walt's product, while Walter Jr. gets caught trying to buy beer. Meanwhile, Walt's family attempts an intervention to persuade him to undergo chemotherapy; he initially refuses but later relents. Despite being offered funding by Gretchen, his friend's wife, he returns to Jesse's house and asks to resume their partnership.|
|6||6||"Crazy Handful of Nothin'"||Bronwen Hughes||George Mastras||March 2, 2008|
|Walt and Jesse come to an agreement: Walt will cook the meth while Jesse sells it. He eventually discovers Walt's purpose in collaborating with him. Meanwhile, Hank ties the recovered respirator back to the high school chemistry lab and investigates further. After discovering the start of a hair loss, Walt shaves his head. When the initial batch of meth only yields $2,600, Walt demands that Jesse find a new distributor to fund his medical expenses. Jesse gets connected to Tuco, the drug dealer who replaced Krazy-8. However, when Jesse goes to make a deal, Tuco severely beats him and steals the meth. Walt returns and causes an explosion in Tuco's hideout. Tuco then decides to deal with Walt.|
|7||7||"A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal"||Tim Hunter||Peter Gould||March 9, 2008|
|Walt and Jesse face difficulties producing the large amount of meth promised to Tuco. Skyler confronts Marie about her shoplifting after being detained at the jewelry store where Marie stole an expensive baby's tiara that she gave to Skyler for her baby shower. Walt and Jesse use thermite to break into a warehouse, where they steal a large barrel of methylamine. Methylamine is necessary for a new recipe that can produce much more meth in a shorter period of time, without the need to procure large quantities of pseudoephedrine. They deliver the promised amount of meth to Tuco, but during the transaction, one of Tuco's associates makes a seemingly innocuous comment, prompting Tuco to savagely beat him.|
|No. overall||No. in season||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|8||1||"Seven Thirty-Seven"||Bryan Cranston||J. Roberts||March 8, 2009|
|Having completed their deal with Tuco in the junkyard, Walt and Jesse realize how unhinged and violent he can become. Both Walt and Jesse are shaken by an ominous, black SUV. Jesse's solution is to shoot Tuco before he kills them, but Walt has a more clandestine plan using ricin. Panic sets in when they think Tuco is killing his own associates. Hank reviews the security surveillance footage of the warehouse break-in without realizing it's Walt and Jesse. Skyler tells Hank about Marie's shoplifting, and learns she is getting therapy for kleptomania. Tuco kidnaps Jesse and Walt.|
|9||2||"Grilled"||Charles Haid||George Mastras||March 15, 2009|
|Having been kidnapped by a crazed Tuco, Walt and Jesse are held prisoner by him in a desert shack where he often hides out and takes care of his sick uncle, who was once a drug kingpin but now is incapacitated because of a stroke, but can communicate with a bell. Walt's brother-in-law Hank and the DEA have rolled Tuco's entire organization, and Tuco thinks that one of his associates ratted him out. Walt unsuccessfully tries to feed Tuco the poison he prepared. Hank, meanwhile, takes a bit of time off to look for Walt. Skyler is sick with worry and has been distributing handbills with Walt's photo. Hank remembers that Jesse Pinkman was Walt's source of marijuana and tries to track him down. Using his bell to communicate, Tuco's mute wheelchair-bound uncle alerts him to the fact that his prisoners are up to something. Tuco takes them outside and plans to kill them. Walt and Jesse manage to wound Tuco and escape. Hank shows up looking for Jesse, and is confronted by a wounded Tuco. A brief firefight ensues and Hank shoots Tuco dead.|
|10||3||"Bit by a Dead Bee"||Terry McDonough||Peter Gould||March 22, 2009|
|Having gotten away from Tuco, Walt and Jesse now have to get home and explain where they have been. Walt has a plan and they split up. He goes to a supermarket and takes off all of his clothes while walking around the aisles. He is hospitalized and claims to have no memory of where he has been for the last few days. Jesse returns to his house to clean out the basement and get rid of the RV. When the DEA track him down, he claims that he has been shacked up with a prostitute for the weekend. The police don't believe him and think they know how to nail him: they bring in Tuco's uncle to identify him, but he refuses to cooperate with the authorities.|
|11||4||"Down"||John Dahl||Sam Catlin||March 29, 2009|
|Walt and Jesse appear to be in the clear, but Jesse has no money and Walt can't leave the house to cook meth without Skyler's wondering where he is. Jesse's parents are still fed up with him and his drug use, so they order him out of the house—it turns out they own it, not Jesse. He finds himself without a place to stay or any friends who will put him up for the night. He ends up tracking down his RV and spends the night in it. Walt's overly correct behavior sets Skyler off on a binge of not telling him anything about what she is up to or whom she is seeing. She is fed up with Walt's behavior and wants to know what is really going on.|
|12||5||"Breakage"||Johan Renck||Moira Walley-Beckett||April 5, 2009|
|Walt continues his treatment and is starting to feel better but is concerned at the growing medical bills. Jesse begins to re-establish himself, paying off his debts and getting a new place to live. He develops an interest in his new next-door neighbor and landlord Jane Margolis. Walt and Jesse soon rev up the RV and are cooking again. Jesse's not keen on selling the stuff on the street and suggests he and Walt take over Tuco's role as a distributor. Hank and the DEA have come across the name Heisenberg and aren't sure if he is real or just an urban legend. Hank is promoted and soon appointed to a tri-state drug task force, however he may have health issues of his own. Skinny Pete (one of Jesse's dealers) has been ripped off by a drug-addicted couple, and Walt has made it known to Jesse that unless he does something about it, word will get around pretty quickly that Jesse and his crew are an easy mark.|
|13||6||"Peekaboo"||Peter Medak||J. Roberts & Vince Gilligan||April 12, 2009|
|Jesse decides to confront the couple who ripped off Skinny Pete. He soon realizes that he isn't a very effective enforcer, and finds himself in over his head. Walt goes back to work, but not all is going smoothly. Walt's story starts to unravel when Skyler gets a call from Gretchen Schwartz and Skyler thanks her for paying for Walt's treatment. Gretchen doesn't reveal the truth, but Walt's bitterness at their past relationship—personal and business—comes out. Jesse has been overpowered and held hostage by the drug-addicted couple, but the female addict kills her partner, Spooge, by unbalancing a stolen ATM he is working on, crushing his head in retaliation for his repeatedly calling her a "skank". Jesse recovers the meth and cash from the ATM, calls the police and flees the scene.|
|14||7||"Negro y Azul"||Felix Alcala||John Shiban||April 19, 2009|
|Walt has trouble getting in touch with Jesse, who's been avoiding him since his encounter with Spooge. Jesse is also not providing product to his dealers, so Walt arranges to deliver it. He learns that the word on the street is that Jesse killed Spooge and, due to his new reputation as a cold-blooded killer, they're having no problem at all collecting payment. Walt decides the time has come to expand their territory and put Jesse's new reputation to good use. Skyler decides to get a job and goes back to her old employer. Hank starts his new job on the task force. He has told his wife Marie it's just a desk job, but he is on the front lines and very soon learns just how dangerous it can be.|
|15||8||"Better Call Saul"||Terry McDonough||Peter Gould||April 26, 2009|
|Walt and Jesse have yet another problem to deal with when one of their dealers, Jesse's friend Badger, is arrested by the Albuquerque police. They end up hiring a shady lawyer, Saul Goodman, who has a unique way of ensuring that Badger gets off with a light sentence without having to give away Jesse or Walt's identity. As Walt learns however, it may come at a very high price. Following the bombing in Juarez, Hank returns to his old job as a DEA Agent and is suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. He puts on a brave face but is having trouble just getting out of bed in the morning. Walt decides to cheer him up and tells him to move on. Through a private investigator, Saul tracks down Walt at the school and offers his services for a cut of the profit.|
|16||9||"4 Days Out"||Michelle MacLaren||Sam Catlin||May 3, 2009|
|Walt is convinced that his medical condition is deteriorating. He continues to have coughing fits and is now coughing up blood. After his attorney/adviser Saul crunches the numbers, Walt realizes that there isn't much money left for his family. With an excuse of visiting his mother, he and Jesse set off for the desert for a marathon cooking session over an extended weekend. Jesse continues to cause trouble for them, this time by leaving the keys in the ignition and inadvertently draining the RV's battery. They find themselves stuck in the middle of the desert, cold and without food and water. Walt's knowledge of chemistry again saves the day.|
|17||10||"Over"||Phil Abraham||Moira Walley-Beckett||May 10, 2009|
|Despite the good news about his condition, Walt is feeling out of sorts and is generally unhappy, verging on anger. Skyler decides to throw a party to celebrate the news and thank all of their friends for their support, but Walt gets drunk and then into an argument with Hank that puts a damper on things. He is embarrassed about his behavior and tries to make amends all around, but it's proving to be a challenge. He tries to channel his energies but eventually realizes what the problem is. Walt also tells Jesse the good news and tells him that he is finished with their little enterprise. Jesse's relationship with Jane continues to grow, but he is taken aback when her father drops in to see her and she doesn't introduce him as her boyfriend. The ensuing confrontation clarifies their relationship.|
|18||11||"Mandala"||Adam Bernstein||George Mastras||May 17, 2009|
|After one of their dealers is murdered by a rival gang, Saul proposes new distribution method for Walt and Jesse's product. Under stress, Jesse tells Jane what he does. Saul puts Walt in touch with a meth distributor named Gus, who agrees to purchase Walt's product. However, Gus expresses concern about Jesse's drug problem, which has escalated into heroin use due to Jane's relapse. Skyler finds out that her boss at work, Ted, has been stealing from the firm, but due to their past relationship, she decides not to report it. Walt receives a large offer for the short-notice delivery of the remainder of their inventory, but at the same time receives a call from Skyler, notifying him of her imminent labor.|
|19||12||"Phoenix"||Colin Bucksey||John Shiban||May 24, 2009|
|Walt delivers the inventory in time, but misses his daughter's birth. Jesse confronts Walt about his share of the payment, but Walt refuses to disburse the funds until Jesse can prove his sobriety. Jesse and Jane's addiction is discovered by Jane's father, Donald, who agrees to give her one day to settle her affairs before going to rehab. In an effort to minimize the cost of Walt's upcoming surgery, Walt Jr. sets up a website to gather donations for his father's medical expenses. It is quickly used by Saul as a way to forward Walt's earnings without raising suspicion. After discovering Jesse's payday, Jane blackmails Walt into delivering Jesse's share. By chance, Walt goes to a bar and meets Jane's father. Later, Walt returns to Jesse's to attempt to make amends and to help him break his addiction. He finds Jesse and Jane passed out in bed after a drug binge, both lying on their sides. He tries to shake Jesse conscious and as he does so, Jane flops over onto her back. Jane vomits and begins to suffocate. Although the episode has established that Walt knows exactly what to do in such an emergency, he simply stands and watches his would-be blackmailer die.|
|20||13||"ABQ"||Adam Bernstein||Vince Gilligan||May 31, 2009|
|Jesse awakens, discovers Jane is dead, and contacts Walt. Walt contacts Saul, who sends his PI/cleaner Mike (Jonathan Banks) to mitigate Jesse's involvement with Jane's death. Thinking Jane's death was his fault, Jesse gets depressed and runs away. After finding him in a crack house, Walter takes Jesse to rehab. Walt's funds are funneled into his son's website, which attracts the attention of the media, causing Walt to be overcome with guilt. Walt's secretive behavior is made prominent once again when he accidentally references a second cell phone while under the initial effects of anesthesia moments before his surgery. This prompts Skyler to investigate deeper, thereby revealing many of Walt's lies, which spurs her to leave him. Jane's father, an air traffic controller, distraught from his daughter's death (which Walt deliberately refused to prevent), causes a mid-air collision, resulting in debris and human remains raining down onto the Whites' residence, as well as the rest of Albuquerque.|
|No. overall||No. in season||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|21||1||"No Más"||Bryan Cranston||Vince Gilligan||March 21, 2010|
|All of Albuquerque is in shock in the aftermath of the mid-air plane collision. Walter White is living in his home alone, at least for a while longer. His wife Skyler has moved out with their son and newborn daughter to give Walt a chance to pack his things. She speaks to a divorce lawyer about making the split permanent but seems unsure when the attorney says she will uncover any money Walt may have hidden. When she confronts Walt about the divorce, she also learns for the first time just how he made his money. Walt's former business partner, Jesse Pinkman, is in rehab trying to overcome his drug addiction and come to terms with Jane's death. He feels remorse over the events that led to the mid-air collision and learns not to shy away from them. Walt decides to get out of manufacturing and tells his principal contact, Gus, that he's getting out of the business. Gus has a very attractive offer, however, which Walt briefly considers. Meanwhile, two dangerous looking cousins cross over into the US from Mexico in search of Heisenberg.|
|22||2||"Caballo Sin Nombre"||Adam Bernstein||Peter Gould||March 28, 2010|
|Walt is having difficulty adjusting to his new life. He doesn't want to be the bad guy and refuses to get into drug manufacturing again. He has an encounter with a police officer but manages to avoid charges, courtesy of brother-in-law Hank's intervention. Skyler still won't let him set foot in the house, and Walt, Jr. in particular is having trouble understanding how his mother can treat his father this way. Walt's sleazy lawyer-partner Saul Goodman wants him to start producing meth again and takes steps to encourage him in that direction. Unbeknownst to Walt, the Mexican cousins now know where he lives. Jesse, meanwhile, stops by his old house and discover that his parents have had it renovated and have put it up for sale. Relations are still cool between them, but Jesse approaches Saul to buy the house from his parents.|
|23||3||"I.F.T."||Michelle MacLaren||George Mastras||April 4, 2010|
|Walt moves back into the house and tells Skyler he has no intention of leaving. She won't hear of it, but Walter, Jr. is thrilled that his dad is back. It doesn't stop her from calling the police, however, in an attempt to have Walt thrown out. She also decides to pursue her own interests. Jesse is still having trouble coming to terms with his girlfriend's death but has moved back into his house, and seems ready to get down to work. Unbeknownst to Walter, Gus has arranged a meeting with his Mexican cartel counterparts and makes it clear that he wants Walt left alone, at least for now. Hank is still stressed and lashes out in a bar. Walt explains to Skyler that he committed all of his illegal activities for the sake of the family, and asks Skyler to accept the drug money. Later, Skyler seduces her boss Ted. That night, when Walt asks Skyler if she has decided to accept the money, she informs him of her infidelity.|
|24||4||"Green Light"||Scott Winant||Sam Catlin||April 11, 2010|
|Jesse gives meth to a cashier in exchange for gasoline. Meanwhile, Walt makes a scene at Skyler's workplace while confronting Ted, but Mike removes Walt before police can arrive. Saul tries to convince Walt to continue producing meth, but Walt refuses the offer and loses Saul's help laundering money. Walt loses his job and is met by Jesse, who has produced a new batch of meth on his own. Walt rejects Jesse's product as "substandard", and Jesse resolves to sell the product to Gus himself. Gus reluctantly agrees to the purchase, anticipating that Walt's pride and financial need may convince him to accept his business proposition. Jesse only receives half the payment, while the second half is delivered to Walt. Meanwhile, Skyler continues her affair with Ted, and Hank forgoes his transfer to El Paso in order to pursue a new lead at a gas station.|
|25||5||"Más"||Johan Renck||Moira Walley-Beckett||April 18, 2010|
|Gus tries to lure Walt back into the business with a high-tech superlab. Skyler doubts her new relationship with Ted. Marie is concerned for Hank's well-being. Meanwhile, Skyler finds a signed divorce contract by Walter. Walter leaves the house with the bag of money. He also decides to cook meth again. Hank finds a link between the R.V. and Jesse.|
|26||6||"Sunset"||John Shiban||John Shiban||April 25, 2010|
|Walt settles into his new surroundings and takes a liking to his new lab assistant Gale. Walt, Jr. wants answers about his parents' relationship. Walt realizes that Hank has discovered where Jesse has kept the R.V. and therefore meets up with Jesse; however, Hank finds the R.V. with both Walt and Jesse locked inside. The two "cooks", with the assistance of Saul Goodman, trick Hank to keep him from entering and finding Walt inside. Gus, realizing that Tuco's two cousins definitely want to kill Walt, successfully turns their attention instead to Hank, as Hank had been the one who actually pulled the trigger on Tuco.|
|27||7||"One Minute"||Michelle MacLaren||Thomas Schnauz||May 2, 2010|
|When Hank realizes he's been bamboozled, he confronts Jesse and knocks him out cold. Skyler pressures Walt to make a deal. The D.E.A. confiscates Hank's gun, due to his attack on Jesse, and the unarmed Hank receives an anonymous call telling him he has one minute before someone comes to attack him. Tuco's two cousins arrive and shoot Hank multiple times. An injured Hank manages to wound one of the cousins and kills the other.|
|28||8||"I See You"||Colin Bucksey||Gennifer Hutchison||May 9, 2010|
|As Jesse is leaving the hospital, after Hank's attack on him, he sees Hank being admitted in critical condition with four gunshot wounds. Hank's wife Marie is not taking it well and lashes out at Hank's boss and partner, when she hears they had taken his gun away, leaving him defenseless. She's also less than happy with Walt, whom she blames for getting Hank on Jesse Pinkman's case in the first place. Back at his new underground lab, Walt has to tell Gale that he's no longer required. With Walt spending his free time at the hospital, Jesse is left on his own in the lab, whose equipment he is unfamiliar with, and he's growing increasingly worried about meeting their quota. At the hospital, Walt sees one of the Mexican cousins recovering from his wounds and realizes they were probably after him as well. Gus decides to pay a visit to the hospital.|
|29||9||"Kafkaesque"||Michael Slovis||Peter Gould & George Mastras||May 16, 2010|
|Walt and Jesse are now in full production in the new lab and are easily producing the 200 lbs per week of meth, as agreed. In fact, they're producing a few pounds more than required, and Jesse can't quite understand why they're just "giving it away". He decides to take advantage of the situation. Walt's brother-in-law Hank is still recovering in the hospital, and Marie is at a loss about what to do when she learns that their health plan will not provide the quantity and the quality of physical therapy Hank requires to fully recover the use of his legs. Skyler proposes that she and Walt pay the bills and relates an interesting explanation for how they can afford it. Walt realizes that his life was in danger, and it was only Gus' intervention that saved him.|
|30||10||"Fly"||Rian Johnson||Sam Catlin & Moira Walley-Beckett||May 23, 2010|
|Walt is suffering from insomnia, worried about the choices he has made and the direction his life has taken. Unaware that Jesse has been skimming a bit of their product, he is also worried that the numbers in his formulas don't add up; they recently seem to be somewhere between a quarter and half a pound short of what the batch should have produced. The meticulous Walt is also concerned - to the point of paranoia - when he discovers a housefly in the lab. Worried about contamination, he goes to extreme lengths to kill it. Jesse comes to his rescue in an interesting way. Near delirium from sleeplessness and the sleeping pills Jesse put in his coffee, Walt repeatedly refers to Jane and the night she died, but stops short of telling Jesse that he witnessed her death and took no actions to save her life. While Walt sleeps Jesse cooks the batch on his own.|
|31||11||"Abiquiu"||Michelle MacLaren||John Shiban & Thomas Schnauz||May 30, 2010|
|Skyler gets the first of Hank's hospital bills and decides the time has come to get more involved in Walt's business affairs. She's particularly concerned that the money be laundered correctly and that it absolutely cannot be traced back to Walt's illegal activities. Walt introduces her to Saul, his lawyer, but she thinks the investment Saul's lined up is ludicrous and has a better idea. Jesse, meanwhile, is still trying to peddle the meth he's been skimming at the lab and, fed up with Badger and Skinny Pete's low sales, decides to show them how it's done. At the hospital, Marie is thrilled at the prospect of Hank's returning home, but he doesn't seem anywhere near as pleased. Walt's employer, Gus, invites him to dinner and dispenses sage advice.|
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|34||1||"Box Cutter"||Adam Bernstein||Vince Gilligan||July 17, 2011|
|Walt and Jesse are held in the lab by Victor and Mike, anxiously awaiting Gus' reaction to the murder of Gale. Skyler fears the worst when she can't get hold of Walt. Saul is paranoid about bugs, wiretaps, and surveillance, and hires a personal bodyguard. Hank struggles with life at home after his injury, snapping at Marie and becoming more preoccupied with collecting and cataloging minerals. Gus arrives, sees Victor is cooking, changes into a lab suit, slits Victor's throat with a box cutter, then changes back to his work clothes and tells Walt and Jesse to get back to work.|
|35||2||"Thirty-Eight Snub"||Michelle MacLaren||George Mastras||July 24, 2011|
|Walt illegally buys and begins carrying a snubnosed revolver, but Mike soon tells Walt he'll never see Gus again. Jesse, in an attempt to distract himself from having murdered Gale, buys an elaborate stereo system and throws an ongoing party with Badger and Skinny Pete. Hank continues to push Marie away. Skyler attempts to buy the car wash that employed Walt earlier (in season 1) but the owner angrily refuses. Walt follows Mike to a bar, tells Mike that he might be in danger as well, then asks Mike to get him in a room with Gus and Walt will "do the rest", but Mike out of either fear or loyalty to Gus, beats up Walt and walks away.|
|36||3||"Open House"||David Slade||Sam Catlin||July 31, 2011|
|Walt is furious about a motion-detecting surveillance camera installed in the lab. Skyler convinces Walt in a meeting with Saul to buy the car wash. The misguided owner promptly sells to her, agreeing to an even lower price than her original offer. Jesse continues to open his house up for all-night drug fueled parties, deliberately throwing piles of money in the midst of the chaos. Marie renews her kleptomania. Hank obtains from an interested colleague a copy of the notebook found in Gale's apartment.|
|37||4||"Bullet Points"||Colin Bucksey||Moira Walley-Beckett||August 7, 2011|
|Walt and Skyler plan to tell Hank that they paid for the car wash with illicit gambling winnings. Hank reveals to Walt that Gale was the cook of the high-grade blue meth. Jesse's detached complacence leads to over seventy thousand dollars in cash being stolen from his house. Mike reports to Gus that Jesse has become "incautious" and something needs to be done.|
|38||5||"Shotgun"||Michelle MacLaren||Thomas Schnauz||August 14, 2011|
|Mike takes Jesse on collections, and assures Walt that he is safe. Walt and Skyler purchase the car wash, after which Skyler asks Walt to move back into the house. When Hank suggests to an intoxicated Walt that Gale was a genius, Walt tells Hank that he believes Gale more likely copied another's work. Because of that Hank's pursuit of the case is renewed, and he finds a Los Pollos Hermanos napkin in Gale's belongings.|
|39||6||"Cornered"||Michael Slovis||Gennifer Hutchison||August 21, 2011|
|After arguing over Walt's behavior at dinner the night before, Skyler walks out. Walt buys a flashy new car for Walt Jr. Skyler reappears and asks Walt to return the car, lest he blow their cover story. Walt tells Jesse that he suspects Gus is driving a wedge between him and Jesse, while Jesse proves himself useful to Mike.|
|40||7||"Problem Dog"||Peter Gould||Peter Gould||August 28, 2011|
|Skyler is unsure how she'll launder Walt's meth-lab earnings through the car wash successfully. Walt convinces Jesse to kill Gus and concocts a ricin poison in the lab that Jesse then hides in one of his cigarettes. Jesse hesitates and doesn't poison Gus. The cartel offers Gus an ultimatum, which he rejects. Jesse returns to the 12-step group. Hank visits Gus' restaurant with Walt Jr. and obtains Gus' fingerprints from a cup.|
|41||8||"Hermanos"||Johan Renck||Sam Catlin & George Mastras||September 4, 2011|
|In a flashback, Gus visits Hector (a.k.a. Tio, Tuco's uncle) in a nursing home and informs him of the death of his nephews after their attempt to kill Hank. In the present, Gus is questioned by Hank and the DEA. Hank gets Walt to plant a tracking device on Gus' car. Walt tells Jesse to poison Gus as soon as possible. Gus visits Hector again. In another flashback, Gus and his business partner Max meet Hector in 1989 when they approach drug kingpin Don Eladio. Gus and Max offer to produce high-quality meth for Don Eladio, with Max as the cook and Gus as the businessman. At Don Eladio's instruction, Hector shoots and kills Max as a warning to Gus.|
|42||9||"Bug"||Terry McDonough||Moira Walley-Beckett & Thomas Schnauz||September 11, 2011|
|Ted tells Skyler that the IRS is auditing him. Hank's research uncovers Gus' depot, so Jesse is brought in to help clean and move all the product out of it. Gus calls the cartel, giving in to their demands and asks Jesse if he can cook Walt's formula. Walt and Jesse get into a major fight over their trust issues.|
|43||10||"Salud"||Michelle MacLaren||Peter Gould & Gennifer Hutchison||September 18, 2011|
|Skyler has Saul concoct a story about an inheritance to give Ted enough money to pay off his back taxes. Ted initially refuses to pay the IRS with the money. Jesse, Mike and Gus fly to the cartel's meth lab in Mexico. After a cook, Jesse is informed that he now belongs to the cartel. When Jesse, Mike, and Gus go to Don Eladio's estate to celebrate their alliance, Gus poisons Don Eladio and kills all of his men.|
|44||11||"Crawl Space"||Scott Winant||George Mastras & Sam Catlin||September 25, 2011|
|Gus recovers from imbibing the poison. Gus tells Jesse he can run the lab now, but Jesse tells him not to kill Walt. Ted refuses to pay the IRS with the money from Skyler, until Saul's henchmen intimidate him. Walt drives Hank to the industrial laundry, but causes an "accident" on the way. A desperate Walt prepares to have the family "disappear", but suffers a breakdown when he realizes he does not have enough money (because Skyler gave it to Ted). Skyler takes a call from Marie about sudden police-protection of Hank after a tip that the cartel's gunning for him.|
|45||12||"End Times"||Vince Gilligan||Thomas Schnauz & Moira Walley-Beckett||October 2, 2011|
|Skyler, Walt Jr., and Holly go into DEA protection at Hank and Marie's insistence. Andrea calls Jesse to the hospital because her son Brock is in critical condition with a mysterious flu-like illness. Jesse finds the ricin vial missing. Walt tells Jesse that Gus must be behind the poisoning. Walt attempts to kill Gus with a car bomb, but Gus is able to get away from his vehicle.|
|46||13||"Face Off"||Vince Gilligan||Vince Gilligan||October 9, 2011|
|Detectives question Jesse about Brock. Walt, Jesse and Saul realize that Gus may be vulnerable if he visits Hector at the nursing home. Walt visits Hector and offers him a chance for revenge against Fring. When Gus visits, Hector detonates a bomb, mortally injuring Gus, his bodyguard but also killing himself in the process. Walt and Jesse destroy the lab.|
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|47||1||"Live Free or Die"||Michael Slovis||Vince Gilligan||July 15, 2012|
|In a flash-forward, a ragged bearded Walt has breakfast at a Denny's restaurant in Albuquerque, on his 52nd birthday (a little over a year into the future). In the present, news of the three deaths at the senior center Casa Tranquila spreads as Walt heads over to see his family. Walt uses a giant magnet to destroy evidence of his and Jesse's activities stored on Gus Fring's laptop in the police superlab. Mike acts as third man with location information.|
|48||2||"Madrigal"||Michelle MacLaren||Vince Gilligan||July 22, 2012|
|A German businessman commits suicide to evade questioning about his ties to Gus Fring. The DEA filters through various leads in hopes of finding something. In order to rebuild their lives and form a new profitable drug business, Walt and Jesse decide to look to Mike as a new partner. A Madrigal executive named Lydia becomes Mike's methylamine supplier.|
|49||3||"Hazard Pay"||Adam Bernstein||Peter Gould||July 29, 2012|
|Walter moves back into the house, to Skyler's dismay. Walter, Mike, and Jesse meet with Saul to discuss finding a new place to "cook." They use a pest control business as a cover, cooking in the houses that have been tented over. When it comes time to divide the earnings of their first cook, Walter is upset about the amount of money going to Mike's former men, whose assets were seized when they were arrested. Walter hints to Jesse that he may consider an attempt to remedy this situation.|
|50||4||"Fifty-One"||Rian Johnson||Sam Catlin||August 5, 2012|
|Lydia offers up her own employee to the DEA and Mike offers her a replacement - Jesse. Together, she and Jesse spot a tracking device on a barrel of methylamine. Mike believes she placed the device herself. Since Walt admits cooking again to Skyler, they discuss the safety of the children.|
|51||5||"Dead Freight"||George Mastras||George Mastras||August 12, 2012|
|Mike and Lydia work to get the methylamine delivered for the operation. Walt and Jesse try to work through several ideas to keep undercover. The heist goes almost as smoothly as planned, but Todd notices a young boy stopping by on his dirtbike and immediately kills him, much to Walt and Jesse's dismay.|
|52||6||"Buyout"||Colin Bucksey||Gennifer Hutchison||August 19, 2012|
|Walter, Jesse, Mike, and their associate deal with the aftermath of the methylamine train heist. Mike is experiencing increased pressure because he is under constant DEA surveillance. Mike strikes a buyout deal, which Jesse phones Walter to discuss. Walter invites Jesse to his home to talk, and confides in Jesse his regret about selling out of Gray Matter for $5,000 and his plans to build another empire. When Skyler arrives, Walter insists Jesse dine with them. At dinner, Skyler reveals she knows that Walter told Marie about her affair with Ted Beneke. Talking after dinner, Walter tells Jesse that Skyler sent their children to live elsewhere and is waiting for his "cancer to come back", and that he intends to continue cooking meth at all costs, because "the business" is all he has left.|
|53||7||"Say My Name"||Thomas Schnauz||Thomas Schnauz||August 26, 2012|
|Walter, Jesse and Mike meet with Declan, so that Walter can negotiate a deal to cook with Jesse and pay off Mike. Jesse decides to quit instead and so Walter employs Todd as his assistant. Told to end his pursuit of Mike, Hank instead follows the lawyer, Dan Wachsberger, who is laundering Mike's money. Dan gives in to the DEA, but Walter finds out and warns Mike. When they meet, Walter demands that Mike tell him the names of the nine people in prison whose silence Mike has been paying for. Mike refuses, so Walter shoots and kills him just before he is able to drive away, immediately regretting the decision when he realizes Lydia would give him the names.|
|54||8||"Gliding Over All"||Michelle MacLaren||Moira Walley-Beckett||September 2, 2012|
|Walter meets with Lydia to obtain the names of Mike's associates. Lydia partners with him to expand his distribution overseas to the Czech Republic. Walter takes the names to Todd's uncle, who has ties with Aryan Brotherhood gangs operating in the prisons. The nine prisoners and Mike's lawyer, including at least one ready to flip for Hank, are killed. Walter's meth production runs profitably and uninhibited. Skyler makes another effort to convince Walter to give up meth production, and Walter ultimately relents. Walter pays back Jesse his cut of the planned methylamine sale, and ceases the production and distribution of his methamphetamine. The Whites' children move back in, and the family seems to be back in order. During a family cookout, Hank (Dean Norris) flips through Leaves of Grass in Walt's bathroom and discovers that it is dedicated to "W.W." by "G.B." As Hank recalls a conversation with Walt regarding the initials from his earlier investigation, surmising that "G.B." is Gale Boetticher, he realizes that Walt is Heisenberg.|
|55||9||"Blood Money"||Bryan Cranston||Peter Gould||August 11,2013|
|In a flashforward, Walter arrives at his dilapidated and fenced off abandoned house to grab the vial of ricin. In the present, Hank requests all files of the Fring case and matches the handwriting in Walter's copy of Leaves of Grass with that of Gale. Meanwhile, Jesse throws his money away in a residential neighborhood. Walt's cancer returns and after a chemo treatment, he finds his copy of Leaves of Grass missing. Walt immediately searches for and finds a GPS tracker on his car. Walt confronts Hank, and Hank reveals that he knows Walter is Heisenberg.|
|56||10||"Buried"||Michelle MacLaren||Thomas Schnauz||August 18,2013|
|Hank reaches Skyler before Walt. He attempts to obtain a statement from Skyler, but she refuses because she's worried that she'll be caught for her part in getting Ted injured. Walter buries his money in the desert at the Tohajiilee Indian Reservation. Lydia tries to convince Declan to use Todd as his chemist, but when he refuses, Uncle Jack's gang kills Declan and his associates and take the equipment. Hank, unable to obtain information from Skyler or Walt, returns to his office at the DEA to learn that Jesse is being detained and questioned.|
|57||11||"Confessions"||Michael Slovis||Gennifer Hutchison||August 25,2013|
|Jesse refuses to cut a deal with Hank. At an arranged meeting in public, Walt, Skyler, Hank, and Marie try to negotiate. When Walt's attempts to negotiate with Hank fail, he leaves Hank and Marie with a DVD of Walt implicating Hank as the mastermind of the methamphetamine business. Walt offers Jesse money to leave town for good and assume a new identity. Jesse agrees, until he realizes that Saul took the ricin cigarette from him so that Walt could poison Brock. Jesse lapses into a rage and breaks into the White home and douses it with gasoline.|
|58||12||"Rabid Dog"||Sam Catlin||Sam Catlin||September 1,2013|
|Walt finds Jesse's car crashed in his driveway, and his house unoccupied and doused in gasoline. He leaves a message on Jesse's voice mail to meet in order to explain himself. Skyler pushes Walt to kill Jesse. Backtracking, Hank is seen stopping Jesse from torching the Whites' house. Jesse agrees to cooperate with Hank, who videotapes Jesse's confession. Jesse goes to meet Walt while wearing a wire. He instead calls Walt, refusing to meet and threatening to "get him where he really lives." Walt calls Todd to say he has another job for his uncle.|
|59||13||"To'hajiilee"||Michelle MacLaren||George Mastras||September 8,2013|
|Walt calls Todd to negotiate a hit on Jesse. Todd's uncle agrees on the condition that Walt cook again so that Todd can observe him. Hank attempts to learn the whereabouts of Walter's money through Huell. Huell doesn't know but stays at his place so he is MIA. Saul mentions to Walt that he has no idea where Huell is and can't seem to reach him. Walt attempts to lure Jesse out of hiding by having Andrea call him, but Hank intercepts the message. Aware that Walt has buried his money somewhere, Hank stages a photo to convince Walt that Jesse found the money. Walt panics and frantically drives to To'hajiilee, where the money is buried, pleading with Jesse by phone not to burn the money, and unintentionally confessing to various murders. Walt calls Todd's uncle and demands that he and his crew come to his rescue. Upon seeing Hank and Gomez with Jesse, however, he orders them off. Walt surrenders, but Todd's uncle and his crew arrive. Walter begins screaming at them to leave, but seeing that Walt is in custody, they draw their weapons. After a standoff, both sides open fire as Jesse, in Walt's vehicle, and Walt, in Gomez's Yukon, cower down and attempt to avoid the fusillade of bullets.|
|60||14||"Ozymandias"||Rian Johnson||Moira Walley-Beckett||September 15,2013|
|Jack and his team remain unscathed while Agent Gomez lies dead and Hank has been shot in the thigh. Walt begs Jack not to kill Hank, offering Jack $80 million in cash in exchange for Hank's life. Nonetheless, Jack executes Hank and his men dig up all seven barrels, leaving one for Walt. At Todd's suggestion, they take Jesse as a hostage in order to get information from him about how much he told the DEA. As Jesse is taken away, Walt tells him that he watched Jane die. Marie tells Skyler that Hank has Walt in custody, and Skyler agrees to tell the truth to Walt Jr. When they return home, they find Walt packing and insisting the family leave immediately. Skyler suspiciously asks Walt where Hank is while Walt doesn't answer. She immediately knows that Hank is dead and decides not to go with Walt. Skyler resists, holding a knife to defend herself. Skyler and Walt fight over the weapon, with Walt Jr. defending his mother and eventually calling the police on his father. Walt escapes with Holly. After taking full responsibility for the meth business during a call to Skyler that is monitored by the police, he leaves Holly at a fire station and assumes a new identity through Saul's contact. After being beaten and tortured for information, Jesse is forced by Todd to help him cook meth when he sees a picture of Andrea and Brock in the lab.|
|61||15||"Granite State"||Peter Gould||Peter Gould||September 22,2013|
|Walt relocates to a cabin in New Hampshire, and Saul leaves for Nebraska. After being interrogated by the DEA, Skyler is threatened by Todd not to talk about Lydia. Jesse tries to escape from the Aryan Brotherhood's compound, but is caught. He's then held bound and gagged and taken to Andrea's house in a van to witness Todd killing her. Walt calls Walter Jr., but Walter Jr. gets enraged and hangs up the phone after telling his father that he should just die. Walt then calls the DEA to turn himself in. While sitting at the bar, Walt watches Charlie Rose interview Elliott and Gretchen; both deny Walt has any serious claim to or history with Gray Matter. The police encircle the bar, but he has already left.|
|62||16||"Felina"||Vince Gilligan||Vince Gilligan||September 29,2013|
|Walt locates Gretchen and Elliott and gives them the money to give to Walt Jr. when he turns 18, threatening that he has hired hitmen who will kill them should they fail to do so. He then crashes a meeting between Lydia and Todd, putting the ricin in Lydia's stevia. He travels to Skyler's new apartment and admits he continued his pursuits in meth production for his own satisfaction and ego, rather than for the benefit of his family as he had always asserted. He then drives to the Aryan Brotherhood's headquarters with the M60 machine gun which he has jury rigged in the trunk. When Jack brings Jesse in from cooking to show him to Walter, Walt tackles Jesse to the ground and triggers the M60, which wounds Walt and kills the Aryan Brotherhood members, except for Todd, whom Jesse strangles to death, and Jack, whom Walt finishes. Jesse refuses to kill Walt, though Walt asks him to. Lydia calls Todd and Walt answers, telling her within earshot of Jesse that she has been poisoned by the ricin he had placed in her stevia during their impromptu meeting that morning. Jesse climbs into Jack's car and drives away, simultaneously laughing and crying with joy and relief. Walt spends his final moments in the meth lab, taking one last nostalgic look around before collapsing and dying. Police find his body in the lab moments later.|