Description of “Breaking Bad” episodes that were first released on AMC March 21, 2010 – June 13, 2010; ganre – crime.
Breaking Bad overview of episodes (season 2)
1(21) episode Breaking Bad description
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. When all is said and done, 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.
2(22) episode Breaking Bad description
“Caballo Sin Nombre”
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. Unbeknown 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 with a plan to buy the house from his parents.
3(23) episode Breaking Bad description
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.
4(24) episode Breaking Bad description
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.
5(25) episode Breaking Bad description
Gus tries to lure Walt back into the business with a high-tech superlab. Skyler doubts her new relationship and attacks a man with a weapon. 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.
6(26) episode Breaking Bad description
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 want to kill Walt, successfully turns their attention instead to Hank, as Hank had been the one who actually pulled the trigger on Tuco.
7(27) episode Breaking Bad description
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.
8(28) episode Breaking Bad description
“I See You”
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.
9(29) episode Breaking Bad description
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.
10(30) episode Breaking Bad description
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.
11(31) episode Breaking Bad description
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.
12(32) episode Breaking Bad description
Jesse is ready for revenge when he realizes that the drug dealers who killed his friend are not only peddling his and Walt’s blue meth, but are using Andrea’s 11-year-old brother Tomas as a hit man and drug dealer. Jesse’s prepared to kill them and wants Walt to help him out. Walt refuses, but realizing the danger Jesse has put himself in, takes steps to protect him. Jesse’s demand that the gangsters stop using children leads to unintended and tragic consequences. At home, Walt tries to lay down the law as it pertains to his role in the family, but Skyler holds her ground and refuses to give him everything he wants. Hank, meanwhile, is still reluctant to leave the hospital and go home, even though his doctors have told him he’s free to leave at any time. Marie gets him to agree. Jesse learns that the drug dealers have chosen to end Tomas’s involvement in their activities by killing the boy, and Jesse decides to finish the two dealers off. Walt hears about the boy’s death on TV and realizes Jesse is up to something. Jesse confronts the dealers, and as he and the dealers get their guns ready, Walt shows up in his car and runs the dealers over. A shocked Jesse stands watching, as Walt jumps out of his car, picks up a gun, and shoots one of the dealers in the head, telling Jesse to “run”.
13(33) episode Breaking Bad description
In the aftermath of killing the drug dealers, Walt has a tense meeting with Gus, who makes it clear that his patience has reached its limit. Walt professes not to know the whereabouts of Jesse, who, he claims, has fled the state. Gus chooses Walt’s new assistant, who turns out to be Gale. Walt knows that as long as he’s the only cook available, Gus will have to keep him alive.
Breaking Bad overview of episodes (season 4)