Cancer Man


Hank starts looking for the new drug kingpin. Walter reveals that he has cancer at a family barbecue. Jesse goes to visit his family.

Breaking Bad Season 1 Episode 4 “Cancer Man” – [Official Text Credit]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Walt Jr line – “Then why don’t you just fucking die already? Just give up and die”

Favourite Skyler line – “Ask him..”

Favourite Hank line – “So be on notice. We got new players in town. We don’t know who they are, where they come from, but they possess an extremely high skill-set. Me personally? I’m thinking Albuquerque just might have a new kingpin.”

Favourite Gomey line – “I’ll be thinking Operation Breath Mint”

Favourite Marie line – “We find you the best, the oncology dream team.”

Favourite Walt line – “I have cancer. Lung cancer. It’s bad”

Favourite Jesse line – “Right on, little bro! Making mad in-roads with the business community.”

Favourite Ken line – “Call somebody! Call the fire people!”

Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange –

Walter: – “Who sent you? You wearing a wire? You setting me up?”

Jesse: – “A wire? You want a wire? I got a wire. [grabs crotch] Speak into the mic, bitch! What the hell’s wrong with you? A wire”

Favourite scenes –


Hank with the naming of the operation; Walter will be happy to know he is making the purest meth ever seen with a 99.1% purity.


the scene with Jesse and our two new characters Skinny Pete and Combo;




Our introduction to Ken;


You know, if Walter White is looking at you like this –


Then you ought to flee the state as a matter of great urgency. 😉


Jesses parents and his little brother;


Jesse stuck in the lawn furniture;


once again we have the evil beeping noise when listening to the doctor;


the fiery ending;


And Ken Loses. His BMW.

Notable Music – “Fly” on Youtube by The Pack (myspace page) – playing during the scene with Jesse, Skinny Pete and Combo.

Ending Song – Didn’t I on Youtube by Darondo (Wikipedia page).

Jesse Lightbulb Moment #4 – When the paranoia gets to be too much, under your parents roof is the best place to be.

Notable Shots –


The time lapse of the Jesse house – as time goes on time lapse will become something we see more often on the show.

Episode Running Time on DVD – 46min 17secs

DVD Extras – Ken Loses – on disc 3 of the dvd set.

Links to other reviews of this episode – AV ClubAlan SepinwallThe TV Critic

Snoskred Notes –

$90,000 out of pocket. To possibly live. Yeah, not certain how awesome that is. 😦

The casting team have done a really wonderful job across all 5 seasons of Breaking Bad, and they did exceptionally well finding Jesse’s family. You could easily believe that Jesse was the genetic offspring of these people.

The science of Breaking Bad – Cancer Man

Episode Count –

Four episodes down – 58 episodes to go.


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