Seven Thirty-Seven

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Walt and Jesse are vividly reminded of Tuco’s volatile nature, and try to figure a way out of their business partnership. Hank attempts to mend fences between the estranged Marie and Skyler.

Breaking Bad Season 2 Episode 1 “Seven Thirty-Seven” – [Official Text Credit amctv.com]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Skyler line – ” But OH, I see! Now I’m supposed to go, “Hank, please, what can I possibly do to further benefit my spoiled, kleptomaniac bitch sister who somehow always manages to be the center of attention?” ‘Cause God knows she’s the one with the really important problems!” – Probably my favourite Skyler line and scene ever

Favourite Hank line – “Old Stumpy here.. make sure you get the stump in there.”

Favourite Marie line – “Do you think that people in China ever just feel like American, you know, and they go out and get little take out boxes with mashed potatoes and meatloaf and try and figure out how to use the little knives and forks. I wonder if that ever happens.”

Favourite Gomez line – “Kind of stuff you see in a James Bond movie”

Favourite Tuco line – “Get in”

Favourite Walt line – “How can you suggest that we kill a man, and you can’t even open the gun?”

Favourite Jesse line – “Beans?” – “Are we just gonna grow a magic beanstalk? Huh? Climb it and escape?”

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Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange –

Walter: Could you just state the facts?

Jesse: Alright, fine, facts in. Fact A: my phone rang like eight times last night. Dead air, hang-ups everytime. Second fact? Like three in the morning, I saw that black Caddy of his cruising my neighborhood. No headlights.

Walter: No, if he wanted to kill us, he would have done it at the junkyard.

Jesse: What is that? Conjecture? Are you basing that on that he’s got a normal, healthy brain or something? Did you not see him beat a dude to death for like nothing? And that way, that way he just kept staring at us. Saying, “You’re done.” You’re done?! You wanna know what that means? I will tell you what that means! That means exactly how it sounds, yo! Alright, we are witnesses, we are loose ends! Right now, Tuco’s thinking, “Yeah, hey, they cook good meth, but can I trust them?” What happens when he decides “no”?

Favourite scenes –

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Jesse watching the “Smart” Walt do CPR.

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The face cream on the fridge;

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Marie driving over the remote controlled car;

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LOVE the video footage of the robbery scene and Hank’s commentary;

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Love Hank sitting down in the rocking chair and getting right up again & Hank comforting Skyler;

Notable Music – “They’re Gonna Take My Thumbs” (on youtube) by Holy Fuck

Ending Song – Silence, then The Breaking Bad theme composed by Dave Porter.

Jesse Lightbulb Moment – Figuring out how to use the gun. Yay Jesse!

Notable Shots –

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Walt putting the knife away.

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How gorgeous is this shot?

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Jesse with the head and tail of the dog on either side. Love this shot!

Episode Running Time on DVD – 45min 20secs

DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – Seven Thirty-Seven – Do not watch this extra if you have not seen the whole of Season 2 – and that may go for all the extras, if you are trying not to be spoiled. Save them for when you have viewed all of Season 2.

Commentary track on the Season 2 dvd with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston (who directed this episode), Aaron Paul, RJ Mitte, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 1, “Seven Thirty-Seven” with creator Vince Gilligan in her weekly Insider Podcast. Running time 32m:58s Click here for the MP3 file. Click here for podcasts via the Apple iTunes store – podcasts are free.

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

Snoskred Notes –

What is up with the teaser? A floating toy eyeball? A floating teddy bear? This does not get resolved by the end of the episode and that is not something we have experienced before on this show, so on a first viewing one has to ask what the heck is going on here.

If you want to know more about what is up with the teaser *without* being spoiled, the best thing to do is listen to the podcast – see link above. Vince talks about non-linear storytelling in the podcast, as well as the writing process, and do you need to know a lot about chemistry to do a show with so much chemistry in it?

On a second viewing one already knows where we are going. 🙂 Please be careful if you make a comment not to spoil upcoming episodes as there may be people reading here who have not seen the series.

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We have seen several cooking meth montages thus far, and now we have seen the cooking ricin montage.

The science of Breaking Bad – Seven Thirty Seven

Episode Count –

Eight episodes down – 54 episodes to go.

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