Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Jesse is brought to the FBI for questioning on his knowledge of ricin. In a last effort to kill Gus, Walt must ask for help from an old enemy.


Vince Gilligan


Vince Gilligan (created by), Vince Gilligan





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
Giancarlo Esposito ... Gustavo 'Gus' Fring
Jonathan Banks ... Mike Ehrmantraut (credit only)
Mark Margolis ... Tio Salamanca
Steven Michael Quezada ... Steven Gomez
Michael Shamus Wiles ... ASAC George Merkert
Ray Campbell ... Tyrus Kitt
Myra Turley ... Caregiver
Gonzalo Menendez ... Detective Kalanchoe


Having failed to blow up Gus Fring's car, Walt has to come up with a new plan. Unable to find Saul Goodman, he turns to a surprising source to help him out. Jesse meanwhile is taken in for questioning by the police who want to know how and why he told doctors that Brock was poisoned with ricin. Still under DEA protection in his home, Hank learns that former Cartel member Hector Salamanca is at the DEA office but will only speak to Hank. When Hank goes to the office, Salamanca has little of use to say. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

9 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, 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?


This episode was originally written as a series finale because it was unclear if they were to be renewed for a new season. See more »


Walter asks his former neighbor if she "still" has keys for Skyler's house. She does, however, Skyler had changed the locks earlier in the season. See more »


Skyler White: What happened?
Walter White: I won.
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References Breaking Bad: Bit by a Dead Bee (2009) See more »


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Foreshadowing the Darkness
10 October 2011 | by Marlo_SpencerSee all my reviews

Wow! I was blown away by season 4's finale. What I love about this show (and what keeps me awaiting the next episode) is how every little detail foreshadows what's to come. And it isn't until things are revealed through the journey of each of the show's characters do things fall nicely into place. I didn't see any of what went down coming in this episode. I know I sound vague, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet. I will say each story line is like a game of chess and the payoff is always worth the wait of anticipation. I suspect the next season is going to pick up where the I.R.S. incident left off, but at this point who can really know. Every award 'Breaking Bad' has been nominated for/won is deserved in my humble opinion. This show is spectacular and I hope it keeps going for a few more seasons.

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