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Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) used to be a successful chemist, but he is now a middle-aged high school chemistry teacher. He is married and has a teenage son with cerebral palsy. Bryan finds out that his wife is pregnant, he has terminal cancer and only has a short time to live. In order to take care of his family after he is gone he decides to use his skills as a chemist to cook crystal meth with one of his former students. The lies begin to accumulate, but Walter will not give up his newfound profession until he feels he has enough money for his family to be comfortable after he dies.
Episode 1: Pilot: Just after his 50th birthday Walter is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. To support his son (played by RJ Mitte) with cerebral palsy and pregnant wife (played by Anna Gunn), Walter teams up with his former student, Jesse (played by Aaron Paul), a drug dealer, to start cooking and selling crystal meth.
Episode 2: The Cat’s in the Bag: Skylar still doesn’t know about Walter’s condition, so she is suspicious about his strange behaviour.
Episode 3: …And the Bag’s in the River: Walter has to make a life or death decision. Walter’s DEA agent brother-in-law Hank (played by Dean Norris) believes that Walter Jr. is smoking pot.
Episode 4: Cancer Man: Walter and Skylar tell the family about his lung cancer. Jesse, while still coming down from a crystal meth high, visits his family.
Episode 5: Gray Matter: Walter refuses to undergo an expensive treatment, so Skylar holds a family intervention.
Episode 6: Crazy Handful of Nothin’: Walter sets up a big crystal meth sale with Jesse’s help with local drug lord, Tuco (played by Raymond Cruz). The DEA begins to suspect that there is big new player on the crystal meth front.
Episode 7: A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal: Walter and Jesse have to search high and low for ingredients to make the stock of crystal meth they owe Tuco.
Episode 1: Seven Thirty-Seven: Walt and Jesse (played by Aaron Paul) decide it is time to cut ties with Tuco (played by Raymond Cruz).
Episode 2: Grilled: Tuco takes Walt and Jesse hostage.
Episode 3: Bit By a Dead Bee: Hank (played by Dean Norris) gets a lead in his meth investigation.
Episode 4: Down: Skyler (played by Anna Gunn) is pulling away from Walt so he tries to get closer to Walter Jr. (played by RJ Mitte).
Episode 5: Breakage: Walt gets some huge medical bills and realizes he has to start cooking meth again.
Episode 6: Peekaboo: Gretchen (played by Jessica Hecht) pays a visit to the Whites.
Episode 7: Negro Y Azul: Hank’s new job in El Paso becomes dangerous.
Episode 8: Better Call Saul: One of Walt and Jesse’s dealers get arrested during a drug bust.
Episode 9: 4 Days Out: Walt’s cancer takes a turn for the worse and he and Jesse head out to the desert to cook some meth.
Episode 10: Over: Jesse and Jane’s (played by Krysten Ritter) relationship goes sour after they run into someone unexpectedly.
Episode 11: Mandala: A rival drug gang comes after Jesse’s dealers.
Episode 12: Phoenix: Walt makes an important decision.
Episode 13: ABQ: Walt has to take control of the business after Jesse has a breakdown after a tragedy happens to him.
Episode 1: No Mas: Walter, whose life is not going well, contemplates an offer from Gus (played by Giancarlo Esposito).
Episode 2: Caballo Sin Nombre: Jesse starts rebuilding his life while Walt shows he will do anything to be reunited with his family.
Episode 3: I.F.T. (Uncensored): Walt refuses to move out of the house so Skylar (played by Anna Gunn) does something unexpected.
Episode 4: Green Light: Hank (played Dean Norris) risks his job in his dogged pursuit of the man behind the blue meth.
Episode 5: Mas (Uncensored): Walt feels threatened by the success of Jesse without him so he thinks of stepping back into the game.
Episode 6: Sunset: Hanks investigation gets close to uncovering Walt and Jesse.
Episode 7: One Minute: The Cartel’s assassins are directed to turn their attention to a completely new target.
Episode 8: I See You: After the attempt on Hank’s life, Walt worries that everyone he loves lives are in danger.
Episode 9: Kafkaesque: Jesse decides to run his own side business and gets a little too greedy.
Episode 10: Fly (Uncensored): Walt will not cook anymore meth until a fly that has gotten into the lab is killed.
Episode 11: Abiquiu: Skylar really begins to insinuate herself into the business.
Episode 12: Half Measures: Problems crop up between Jesse and Gus and Walt is forced to take matters into his own hands.
Episode 13: Full Measure: Jesse is on the run so Walt negotiates with Gus in regards to their safety.
Episode 1: Box Cutter: Victor takes care of Jesse (played by Aaron Paul) who is a Gale’s (played by David Costabile) apartment while Mike (played by Jonathan Banks) is holding Walt (played by Bryan Cranston) at the lab.
Episode 2: Thirty-Eight Snub: Walt is looking to form a new alliance as he is not sure where Gus’s (played by Giancarlo Esposito) allegiances are.
Episode 3: Open House: Things at Jesse’s house go from bad to worse
Episode 4: Bullet Points: Walt and Skyler (played by Anna Gunn) let the family in on a secret.
Episode 5: Shotgun: Walt is really concerned when Jesse disappears.
Episode 6: Cornered: After doing his time at the lab Jesse is still meeting up with Mike.
Episode 7: Problem Dog: Walt and Skyler try to figure out how to launder the drug money through the car wash.
Episode 8: Hermanos: Skyler comes up with a solution to their money problems.
Episode 9: Bug: Jesse turns to Walt for help.
Episode 10: Salud: Jesse, Walt and Gus travel to Mexico where Jesse is going to share the recipe with the cartel.
Episode 11: Crawl Space: Hank’s (played by Dean Norris) plans cause Walt to take action.
Episode 12: End Times: Walt is trying his hardest to protect his family and Jesse gets some bad news.
Episode 13: Face Off: Walt’s family is under protection and he tries to figure out his next move while still protecting them.
Episode 1: Live Free or Die: News of the deaths at the senior home begins to spread around town. Walter (played by Bryan Cranston) goes to see his family, who are under protection.
Episode 2: Madrigal: Walter and Jesse (played by Aaron Paul) try to restart their business with Mike’s (played by Jonathan Banks) help. Hank (played by Dean Norris) and the DEA begin investigating the explosion at the senior home.
Episode 3: Hazard Pay: Marie (played by Betsy Brandt) confronts Walter about his actions. Walter, Jesse and Mike get the business rolling.
Episode 4: Fifty-One: Skylar (played by Anna Gunn) considers taking the kids and leaving Walter. Jesse’s plan might be sabotaged by an unexpected person.
Episode 5: Dead Freight: Walter and Jesse try to come up with a way to keep their business on the down low. Walter goes to see Hank at his new office.
Episode 6: Buyout: Walter is not happy about the way the money is being divided so he tries to do something about it. Jesse and Mike try to figure out a way to get out of the business.
Episode 7: Say My Name: Mike has to clean things up. Walter revels in his new power position in the business.
Episode 8: Gliding All Over: Walter meets with Lydia (played by Laura Fraser) to get the names of Mike’s new crew. Walter leaves Jesse out of the loop.
Episode 9: Blood Money: Walter meets with Jesse in order to work out his adjustment to life without cooking meth. Hank (played by Dean Norris) is still dealing with some loose ends and evidence in his investigation.
Episode 10: Buried: Skyler (played by Anna Gunn) is facing some trouble because of her past while Walter has to cover his tracks. Guilt is still getting the best of Jesse.
Episode 11: Confessions: Jesse decides on a big change. Walter and Skyler have to face something they did not expect.
Episode 12: Rabid Dog: Something begins that could change a lot for several people. Walter puts some feelers out via Saul (played by Bob Odenkirk) to try and find Jesse.
Episode 13: To’hajilee: Hank is still looking for evidence to tie Walter to the drug crimes. Walter tries to pressure Jesse into coming out of hiding but Jesse ends up turning it around on him and Walter ends up returning to the desert.
Episode 14: Ozymandias: Everyone has to deal with big changes in their lives especially Walter who is now on the run. Jesse is taken hostage.
Episode 15: Granite State: Walter is adjusting to his new identity. Jesse plans his escape.
Episode 16: Felina: Walter attempts to tie up some loose ends in Albuquerque. He makes his former business partners an offer they cannot refuse.
Special Features: No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston: Director, Bad Memories, Scene Envy, The Transformation of Walt to Heisenberg, Shocking Moments, More Shocking Moments, How Will It End? Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn and Dean Morris, How Will It End? Aaron Paul, Betsy Brandt, Bob Odenkirk and RJ Mitte, A Look Ahead to the Final Season, Jesse’s Journey: Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, Avenging Agent: Deam Morris as Hank Schrader, Scene Stealer: Betsy Brandt as Marie Schrader, A Criminal Attorney: Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, Skyler Breaks Bad: Anna Gunn on Season Four, Growing Up in the White House: RJ Mitte on Walter, Jr., The Ultimate Chess Match, Ted’s Wipeout, The Truck Attack Storyboard Comparison, Walt and the Challenger Storyboard Comparison, Looking Back: A Season Four Retrospective