A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal


Walt becomes more comfortable with his new criminal identity. Jesse, still reeling from what has transpired under his roof, decides to sell his house. Skyler’s sister, Marie throws Skyler a baby shower and gives a questionable gift.

Breaking Bad Season 1 Episode 7 “A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal” – [Official Text Credit amctv.com]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Walt Jr line – “Esmerelda?”

Favourite Skyler line – “Its SPARKLY”

Favourite Hank line – “I dropped her off at the curb, then I married Shania Twain and lived happily ever after.”

Favourite Marie line – “I have aged shockingly well, haven’t I?”

Favourite Carmen line – “No, please, No-one said anything about LSD”

Favourite Tuco line – “TIGHT, tight tight, YEAH.”

Favourite Walt line – “People sometimes do things for their families”

Favourite Jesse lines – “I got two dudes that turned into raspberry slushie then flushed down my toilet. I can’t even take a proper dump in there. I mean, the whole damn house has got to be haunted by now.”

Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange –

Jesse: A junkyard? Let me guess, you picked this place?

Walter: What’s wrong with it? It’s private.

Jesse: This is…This is like a…a non-criminal’s idea of a drug meet. This is like, “Oh, I saw this in a movie. Ooh, look at me.” (Love the way he says this!)

Walter: Yeah, so…so where do you transact business? Enlighten me.

Jesse: I don’t know. How about Taco Cabeza? Half the deals I’ve ever done went down at Taco Cabeza. Nice and public. Open 24 hours. Nobody ever gets shot at Taco Cabeza. Hell, why not the mall? You know, wait at the Gap. “Hey! It’s time for the meet!” You know, I’ll put down the flat-front khakis, head on over, grab an Orange Julius. Skip the part where psycho lunatic Tuco, you know, comes and steals my drugs and leaves me bleeding to death.

Favourite scenes –

This is another episode where picking out favourite scenes is virtually impossible because they are all just awesome. Every single line Jesse has is incredible, especially in the RV scene.


“Without even talking to me, you, you told this insane assclown, dead eyed killer that uh, that we would give him two pounds a week?”


The junkyard scene, epic for so many reasons.


But especially epic for this Jesse Pinkman face.


An iconic Jesse line – “So you do have a plan! Yeah Mr. White! Yeah science!” – Know your meme.


The scene where Skyler tries to return the bracelet.


And Hello & welcome to our Heisenberg Hat!

Favourite scene of Season One –


The robbery scene. Seriously hilarious. For so many reasons. Especially these ski masks.

Notable Music – Beautiful Emilie (on youtube) by Keziah Jones plays while Marie and Skyler have the confrontation at the store. Another case of lyrics matching perfectly to the situation “I need an explanation Right now Some good communication Somehow”

Ending Song – “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul” (on youtube) by Gnarls Barkley – They chopped this song up a little, the lyric “I know I’m outta control now” which plays right after the screen goes black and the credits roll is more towards the end of the actual song. And that particular lyric is a great place to end Season One – though I do not think Walt knows he is out of control.

Jesse Lightbulb Moment #7 – Taking the house off the market mid open house.

Notable Shots –


Check out the colourful out of focus sparkly paradise behind Skyler during the Sparkly Tiara scene.


Another time lapse – this time of the mountains.

Episode Running Time on DVD – 45min 49secs

DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal.

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

Snoskred Notes –

Breaking Bad was initially given a nine-episode order for its first season, but due to the Writers Guild of America strike, only seven episodes were written and produced. Therefore this episode is the season finale of episode one.

Another trivia note – it was intended that Jesse Pinkman would be killed in season one! But everyone loved the character and Aaron Paul so much, they decided to keep Jesse long term.


If you need a pep talk, Walter White is probably not the man you are looking for to provide it. “Today is the first day of the rest of your life. This is the first day of the rest of your life. but what kind of life will it be, huh? Will it be a life of fear, of oh no no no, I can’t do this, of never once believing in yourself? Listen. These things, we need them. And only you can get them for us.”

The science of Breaking Bad – A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal

Episode Count –

Seven episodes down – 55 episodes to go.


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