Peekaboo

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Walt returns to work. Skinny Pete gets ripped off and when Jesse steps in to “handle it,” he gets more than he bargained for. Skyler finally gets to thank Gretchen for paying for Walt’s treatment.

Breaking Bad Season 2 Episode 6 “Peekaboo” – [Official Text Credit amctv.com]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Walt Jr line – “Damn Dad, check it out”

Favourite Skyler line – “I can’t begin to thank you and Elliot for what you have done”

Favourite Gretchen line – “Let me just get this straight: Elliott and I offered to pay for your treatment, no strings attached – an offer which still stands by the way – and you turn us down out of pride, whatever. And then you tell your wife that in fact we are paying for your treatment. Without our knowledge, against our will, you involve us in your lie, and you sit here and tell me that that is none of my business?”

Favourite Walt line – “What would you know about me, Gretchen? What would your presumption about me be exactly? That I should go begging for your charity, and you waving your checkbook around like some magic wand is going to make me forget how you and Elliott – how you and Elliott – cut me out?”

Favourite Spooge line – “Me and the slit just boosted it, yo. She’s like an ant man, she can lift ten times her own weight.”

Favourite Spooge’s Woman line – “Ain’t No Skank” THUD.

Favourite Jesse line – “Alright, tell you what. Both of you pull it out your butts right now, or I go grab a flashlight and some pliers and go exploring.”

Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange – Jesse and Walt do not interact in this episode – this is the first episode ever where they do not have any scenes together.

Favourite scenes –

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All the scenes with Spooge and his woman – who has not been named – and Jesse are great.

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All the scenes with Jesse and the child are incredible.

Notable Music – “By the Numbers” by John Coltrane in the scene where Walt and Gretchen talk in the restaurant.

Ending Song – The Breaking Bad Theme composed by Dave Porter

Jesse Lightbulb Moment – Protecting that child the way he does.

Notable Shots –

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Looking up at Jesse from the perspective of the bug – this is a new angle for us.

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Another awesome shot.

Episode Running Time on DVD – 45min 26 secs

DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – Peekaboo –

Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 6, “Peekaboo” with creator Vince Gilligan, writer J Roberts, and star Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman) Running time 45m09s. 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 –

Massive props to the two kids Dylan and Brandon who play “young boy” in this episode. Gorgeous, heartbreaking, stunning. That scene where the woman whacks Jesse over the head, and the kids reaction to it.. the way he raises his hand to his head. Incredible!

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What an amazing opening scene with Jesse and Skinny Pete. The highlights of course being –

Jesse: Yeah? Jesus, how the hell do you spell “street” wrong? S-T-R-E-A-T?

Skinny Pete: Hey, man, I’m slingin’ mad volume and fat stackin’ benjis, you know what I’m sayin’? I can’t be all about, like, spelling and shit.

The science of Breaking Bad – Peekaboo

Episode Count –

Thirteen episodes down – 49 episodes to go.

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