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Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Ozymandias 

Walt goes on the run. Jesse is taken hostage. Marie convinces Skyler to tell Walter, Jr. the truth.

Director:

Rian Johnson

Writers:

Vince Gilligan (created by), Moira Walley-Beckett
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

16 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The episode's title gets its name from the famous poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, which alludes to a crumbled empire. Bryan Cranston read the poem in a promo for season 5B. See more »

Goofs

In the opening (flashback) sequence, Walt steps out of the RV under an overcast sky. Jesse's elbow does not cast a shadow on the open door. However, a second later from a long shot they are under bright sunshine and Jesse's elbow does cast a shadow on the open door. See more »

Quotes

Walter White: I watched Jane die. I was there. I watched her overdose and choke to death. I could have saved her. But I didn't.
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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 »

Connections

Edited from Breaking Bad: Pilot (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Breaking Bad Main Title Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Dave Porter
Performed by Dave Porter
Performed by Dave Porter
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I Guarantee You Will Cry
16 September 2013 | by keelan_rulsSee all my reviews

47. 47 minutes exactly was the length of this entire episode, and without a doubt if you're a hardcore fan of this show - you will cry. You will cry in every single minute of this episode. I guarantee it - you will cry.

The acting was brilliant and delivered so well. The setting is always perfect and the conflict is just unpredictable. Walt IS legendary in this brilliant episode. We are now seeing that Walter White is no doubt, "The King".

The end is during nearer everybody, and the episodes are getting better and better. If I could, I would give this episode a 11/10 - perfect beyond reason.

All hail the King!


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