Breaking Bad episodesSeason 4 episodes
Skylers past mistakes come back to haunt her. Gus takes action to thwart his rivals. Jesse seeks Walts help, with mixed results.
Bugis the ninth episode of thefourth seasonofBreaking Badand the forty-second episode altogether.
In a flash-forward, we hear heavy breathing and see a broken pair of eyeglasses on the floor. Blood drips onto the floor and on to a familiar pair of Wallabee shoes. A mans hand struggles to pick up the glasses. Upon retrieving them, he slowly stumbles away.
Walter WhitedrivesHank SchradertoLos Pollos Hermanos. Though hes unawareTyrus Kittis tailing them, Hank senses Walts anxiety and attempts to lighten the mood by humming the theme song fromRocky III. Walt retrieves the GPS locator fromGustavo Frings car but refuses to enter the restaurant this time, much to Hanks annoyance who was hoping for a vanilla milkshake. Backhome, Hank curses when the GPS data reveals that Gus only made trips between home and oneLos Pollos Hermanoslocation. Hes either squeaky clean, suspiciously so, or very careful. How do I get this guy? Hank wonders aloud. Yeah, echoes Walt, wondering precisely the same thing, in a different ma. How? Leaving Hanks house, Walt spots Tyrus surveilling them. He pulls up toTyrus carand calls 911 to report a suspicious man in the neighborhood, forcing Tyrus to leave.
Outside theLavandera Brillante, Walt is mildly taken aback whenJesse Pinkmansays that hes already started the cook. Walt bums a cigarette and sees thericinstill in Jessespack. Jesse insists that he still intends to poison Gus. Walt lights his cigarette over Jesses disapprovalnot the smartest move for a cancer patient. Walt shrugs it off: Were both dead men anyway, he replies.
That evening,Skyler Whitecalls Walt from thecar washand suggests that they buyWalter White Jr.a used car for his sixteenth birthday. Walt agrees without enthusiasm. Skyler then reports that the profits are so good that Walt could begin preparing an exit strategy from his second job. Walt, however, knows that theres no way out as long as Gus is alive. The next morning, Hank calls Walt and proposes a drive out to what Hank theorizes is Gus meth distribution center. Knowing that Hank means theLos Pollos Hermanos Factory Farm, Walt feigns illness and convinces Hank to delay the trip; he then calls and warnsMike Ehrmantraut. At the factory farm, Mike directs Jesse and other operatives to hide all evidence of meth distribution.
Meanwhile at the car wash, Skyler makes false purchases between actual customers, to help account for all the extra money Walts giving her.Ted Benekethen visits Skyler and tells her that the IRS is auditing his business. As the bookkeeper of record, Skyler realizes that a criminal investigation would permit agents to monitor her mail and phone calls, and probably open the books at the car washa disaster across the board.
Gus standing before the Cartels sniper.
Back at the farm, Jesse muses to Mike about the potential fallout that offing Hank could give, given his connections to both the DEA and to Walt, who would surely stop cooking. Mike asks if Jesse would have a problem if something happened to Hank. Jesse replies that no one cares what he thinks. Outside, a sniper suddenly kills one of Mikes operatives. Furious, Gus walks straight toward the gunfire as bullets continue to explode around him, with it being obvious that the sniper is deliberately missing. Mike calls for him to stop, but Gus instead stalks toward the gunmans position, defiantly raises his arms, and stands in plain view. The shooter turns out to beGaff, the thug who delivered the Cartels ultimatum, armed with a Remington 700(Problem Dog). He stops shooting, and smiles.
That night in his Los Pollos Hermanos office, Gus receives a call. Tell them my answer is yes, he says in Spanish. Mike and Jesse arrive at thesuperlabto dispose of the shooting victims body. Walt sarcastically asks if corpse disposal is a new sideline before launching into a diatribe against Gus, whom he assumes ordered the man dead. Mike in response tells him to shut up and warns him against ever calling the police on one of his men again or he will be killed. Outside the laundry, Jesse asks Mike why Gus pulled that Terminator shit at the farm. Mike explains that Gus knew the Cartel wouldnt kill him, because they need his distribution system. Jesse takes this to mean that he and the rest of Gus operatives are open season. Mike suggests that Jesse speak with Gus directly about any questions he has.
Skyler and Ted Beneke at the IRS building withSpecial Agent Picarus.
The next day, at the IRS building, Ted is in a meeting with his investigator,Special Agent James Picarusof the Criminal Investigative Division. Ted fumbles his way through his audit until Skyler unexpectedly appears. Dressed in a revealing outfit and playing the dumb blonde, Skyler explainsBeneke Fabricatorsunreported income: As a paper person, she didnt record electronic payments because there wasnt a physical check. But the moneys there, she assures James as she rubs up to Ted, to imply theyre having an affair. James assumes as Skyler intends and buys the act. Outside the building, Skyler says that her stunt spared Ted jail time because ignorance doesnt constitute criminal fraud. He just has to pay the back taxes and penaltiesto the tune of several hundred thousand dollars. I dont have any assets, Ted confesses. When she sees that his car is aused subcompactinstead ofhis BMW, Skyler realizes that hes not kidding.
That evening, Jesse has dinner atGus house. While Gus chops vegetables, Jesse stands next to the pot of stew with the ricin cigarette in his hand, but cant bring himself to go through with it. Over dinner, Gus agrees to address Jesses concerns, but only after Jesse answers one question: Can you cook Walters formula? Jesse accuses Gus of playing the part of his buddy so Jesse can take over after Gus murders Walt. You kill Mr. White, Jesse says, youre gonna have to kill me too. Gus calmly responds that is not what he meant, then explains he needs Jesses help to prevent an all-out war with the Cartel. Jesse is not sure what he means, but listens…
Unable to sleep that night, Skyler looks pensively at the vacuum-sealed bags of money under the house. After work at the superlab the next day, Walt removes a GPS locator that he planted onJesses car. Atthe condo, Walt examines the data, which reveals the trip to Gus house. Meanwhile, Jesse leaves a message on Walts voicemail that he has something important to tell Walt. Walt drives to Jesses house, where Jesse in a panic announces that to avert an all-out war, Gus wants him to travel to Mexico and teach Cartel chemists Walts formula. Fearing that hell fail and be killed, Jesse begs Walt to coach him. Walt asks several times if Jesse has seen Gus, which Jesse guiltily denies. Walt grabs the cigarette pack out of Jesses pocket and finds the ricin still there. Two hours and eighteen minutes and you couldnt figure out a way to give it to him? asks Walt, before producing the GPS device.
Jesse yells at Walt for bugging him after all Ive done for you. Walt argues that Jesse has only signed Walts death warrant. And now you want my advice? he asks. Go to Mexico and screw up like I know you will. And wind up in a barrel somewhere! Jesse snaps and throws the GPS device at Walt, leaving a deep wound on his brow. Walt lunges at Jesse and a vicious, brutal fight ensues. Jesse eventually gains the upper hand, pinning Walt to the floor and repeatedly punching his face, breaking his eyeglasses. Weve now caught up with the flash-forward teaser. The fight over, Jesse asks if Walt can walk. When Walt nods yes, Jesse stares at him coldly and says, Then get the fuck out of here and never come back. As a bloodied Walt exits, he looks over at Jesse, who turns away without a word.
The Lily of the Valley plant can be seen in Skylers office before she calls Walt to discuss Walter Jrs birthday party.
Skyler is seen creating fake receipts, in order to speed up the money laundering process.
This episode features the longest, and roughest fight between Walt and Jesse.
Aaron Paulactually grazedCranstonon the tip of the nose while filming the fight scene.
Gilliganstated he wanted to make their fighting look sloppy by having them putting fingers in each others mouths, breathing heavily, grabbing objects to desperately use to hit one another, etc.
Hank has Walter come over to plant a tracking device on Gustavos vehicle. Twice in this episode Walter visits hanks house located at4901 Cumbre Del Sur Court Northeast
Jesse visits Gustavos chicken farm where a sniper starts shooting. The main building still exists but the chicken hatcheries are gone (2017).9615 Broadway BlvdGoogle Satellite view 2017 you can see where the rows of chicken coups used to be.
The IRS Audit Office Beneke & Skyler visit is actually One Executive Center an office building located at8500 Menual Blvd NE.
Time Lapse of street between the body in the barrel at the laundromat scene and the IRS audit scene was filmed at 4400Central Ave. The neon archway still exists in 2017 but the island with trees has been removed. Firestone automotive can be seen in the background as well as the bank building in the distance. Loyolas is right behind the sign (filming location for the diner meeting scenes.
2nd Time Lapse – Is 1 block down just past the Firestone. In the shot you can see the Zia Motor Lodge (which appears in many shows). The starburst sign can be seen in front of the sky scraper. The sign is still there, the lot empty in 2017.
Jesse goes to dinner at Gustavo Frings house which is located at1300 Jefferson St NE. The address 1312 over the door is the actual address & the door is still red (2017).
by Survivor performed byDean Norris
(as Walt drives Hank to Pollos Hermanos)
by Thomas Dolby (in the carwash when Ted visits)
by Nat Adderley (as Gus prepares dinner for Jesse and himself)
by Patrick Prouty (as Jesse and Gus eat)
So, what? Is this going to be a regular thing now? Meth cooking and corpse disposal? Jesus…
Just grab us a spare barrel, Walter.
What was it this time? What did this poor bastard do to piss off Gus? Or did Gus just need to send another message?
Shut your mouth! You shut your mouth or Ill shut it for you. I dont want you talking to me or Jesse. Just get the barrel. And if you ever plan on calling the cops on one of my guys again, you go ahead and get two barrels.
Walter and Mike after Mike and Jesse brought into the lab the body of a henchman shot by the Cartel.
Oh, I am so sorry I am late! I got lost. Hey, Ted.
Whew, this building is so confusing! There are doors everywhere! Hi. You are?
Skyler playing the dumb blonde at Teds IRS audit.
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Meanings of the title names of every episode
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