Crazy Handful of Nothin’

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Walt and Jesse cook more meth although Walt is plagued by the side effects of chemotherapy. Jesse’s accomplice, Skinny Pete, makes an important introduction, and Walt strikes a surprising deal. The DEA’s investigation intensifies.

Breaking Bad Season 1 Episode 6 “Crazy Handful of Nothin’” – [Official Text Credit amctv.com]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Walt Jr line – “[upon seeing Walter’s shaved head] Bad ass, dad”

Favourite Skyler line – “And recently, these afternoons, when you’re coming home so late and we’re just left wondering where you are?”

Favourite Hank line – “Damn, chicks got an ass like an onion, makes me want to cry”

Favourite Gomey line – “What’s it say”

Favourite Marie line – “Ohhhh.. A handful o’ nothin'”

Favourite Skinny Pete line – “Two nuts in a ball sack, yo!”

Favourite Tuco line – “Partner? Oh yeah, I remember that little bitch! So you must be his daddy. Let me get this straight…I steal your dope, hmm? I beat the piss out of your mule boy, and then you walk in here, and you bring me more meth? That’s a brilliant plan, ese. Brilliant.”

Favourite Walt line – “You got one part of that wrong. This is not meth.”

Favourite Jesse line – “I’m out there making fat stacks man, chill”

Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange –

Walter: – “Yes. Yes, that’s what we need. We need a distributor now. Do you know anyone like that?”

Jesse: – “Yeah. I mean, I used to until you killed him.”

Favourite scenes –

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The scene with Hank and Gomey is special not because of the scene or what is going on, but as the cast put it in the commentary track – a happy accident with these birds.

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They even showed up in the rear vision mirror of Gomey’s car.

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The poker scene because we start to see that Walt is learning to lie a heck of a lot better than he once did.

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Bad Ass is right, Walt Jr. 🙂 Once Walt shaves his head, he is truly transformed.

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We witness the birth of Heisenberg..

Tuco: What’s your name?
Walter: Heisenberg.
Tuco: Heisenberg. OK, have a seat, Heisenberg.
Walter: I don’t imagine I’ll be here very long.

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Special fashion mention – the shirt Tuco is wearing in the Jesse meets Tuco scene, how pretty is that with all the sparkly silver? 🙂

Notable Music – The slinging crystal montage is set to “It is Such a Good Night” (on youtube) by The Charlie Steinmann Orchestra and Choir (lyrics Paul Rothmann).

Ending Song – Catch Yer Own Train (on youtube) by The Silver Seas – Another brilliant song pick and one well worth listening to.

Jesse Lightbulb Moment #4 – Noticing the cancer treatment dots – and finally Jesse begins to piece together why Walt wants to earn the money – “I get it now. That’s why you’re doing all this. You want to make some cash for your people before you check out.”

Notable Shots –

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The opening shot which is dust motes dancing in the light shining through the bullet holes in the door of the RV. The shot took a few takes to get the right amount of dust and light.

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This fantastic shot – amazing reflection of everything in the glass top of this perfume bottle.

Episode Running Time on DVD – 46min 09secs

DVD Extras – Commentary track by Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, and writer George Mastras; Inside Breaking Bad – Turning The Tables

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

Snoskred Notes –

This is one of those episodes where they give us the ending at the start, and then we spend the rest of the episode working towards the ending. I personally love these episodes. We know where we are going, we are told all the information we need to know over the course of the episode, and the ending cashes in all those little nuggets we stored up.

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I also *adore* Tuco. How can you not love a guy who snorts meth from a knife?

There is so much to love in this episode. Seriously, I took over 20 screenshots, the highest number yet for any episode here. Of course I’m not going to use them all because that would be way too many images. 🙂

The commentary track on this episode is fantastic – as they usually are. A lot of insight into how shots are done, happy accidents, and quotable quotes. Here is my favourite one from this commentary track –

Vince Gilligan – “Walt always thinks he can dictate to the universe, and he’s always wrong”

The science of Breaking Bad – Crazy Handful of Nothin’

Episode Count –

Six episodes down – 56 episodes to go.

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