Walt and Jesse find themselves in close quarters with an unhinged Tuco. Marie and Hank comfort Skyler, who is distraught over Walt’s disappearance. Hank pays a visit to Mrs. Pinkman on some not-so-official business.

Breaking Bad Season 2 Episode 2 “Grilled” – [Official Text Credit]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Walt Jr line – “I got my cell if you need me.”

Favourite Skyler line – “He was agitated, upset.”

Favourite Hank line – “Grow tumescent with anticipation!”

Favourite Marie line – “Somebody would have smelled something by now.”

Favourite Gomez line – “Holler if you need me”

Favourite Tuco line – “MY TIO DOES NOT LIE!!!”

Favourite Walt line – “We tried to poison you. We tried to poison you because you are an insane, degenerate piece of filth and you deserve to die.”

Favourite Jesse line – “Yeah, yeah, yeah, that’s it. While you were cooking, you know, he was watching one of those, uh, those, uh, telenovels, y’know, with all those ripe honeys on it? Y’know, he was really into it. I told you not to change the channel, man! Y’know, dude needs his eye candy. That’s it!”

Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange –


Walter: “We need a plan.”

Jesse: “Think, think. Let’s just bum rush him, man. You know, you crack him over the head with something and I’ll go for his gun.”

Walter: “Crack him over the head with something?” [Walter sarcastically holds up a fly swatter]

Jesse: “You got the C, man, alright? You’re as good as checked out already, okay? You should be all like sacrificial, jumping on a grenade, yo. Just…”

Walter: “Oh, so my life is not the priority here because I’m gonna be dead soon anyway? That’s your point?”

Jesse: “Uh, yeah?”

Favourite scenes –


The second cellphone scene.


Hank sitting down with Mrs Pinkman.


That smile on Tio’s face when Tuco takes them outside.


The fight scene when Jesse and Walt get the upper hand.


Hank taking aim, and firing. The concentration on his face is intense.

Notable Music – “Red Moon” (on youtube) by The Walkmen for the Skyler handing out flyers montage.

Ending Song – Tio’s bells, with the Breaking Bad theme composed by Dave Porter

Jesse Lightbulb Moment – Grabbing Tucos gun and shooting him.

Notable Shots –


There are a lot of the gorgeous wide shots Breaking Bad is well known for in this episode.


Episode Running Time on DVD – 46min 00secs

DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – Grilled –

Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 2, “Grilled” with creator Vince Gilligan and editor Skip MacDonald. Running time 31m:37s. 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 –

Very short teaser but extremely gripping.

Montage recap – So far we have seen the cooking meth montage, the cooking ricin montage, and now the Skyler handing out have you seen Walter White flyers montage.

I love the end music of this episode with the bell dings of Tio.


It is a sad goodbye to Raymond Cruz who was absolutely incredible as Tuco.


(photo credit

It is also a sad goodbye to the 1982 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that Jesse has been driving.


However it is a happy hello to Mark Margolis as Hector – though we will not see him again for a little bit.

The science of Breaking Bad – Grilled

Episode Count –

Nine episodes down – 53 episodes to go.


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