Grilled

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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 amctv.com]

~ 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 –

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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 –

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The second cellphone scene.

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Hank sitting down with Mrs Pinkman.

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

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

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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 –

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

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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.

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

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(photo credit amctv.com)

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

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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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