Skyler and Walt collide in the season finale as her frustration with his secrecy finally comes to a head. Jesse self-destructs after a personal blow, forcing Walt to come to his aid. Donald’s grief leads to tragedy.

Breaking Bad Season Two, Episode Thirteen “ABQ” – [Official Text Credit: amctv.com]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Walt Jr line – “He’s just decent. And he always does the right thing and that’s how he teaches me to be.”

Favourite Skyler line – “Lies on top of lies on top of lies.”

Favourite Hank line – “Home brewed to silky perfection.”

Favourite Marie line – “So, I went for it.”

Favourite Gomez line – “Smallest donation gets two six-packs”

Favourite Mike line – “Do I need to state the obvious? I was not here”

Favourite Walt line – “If I tell you the truth, will you stay? Stay and I will tell you everything.”

Favourite Jesse line – “I woke up. I found her. That’s all I know.”

Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange –

Jesse: “I deserve this.”

Walter: “What?”

Jesse: “What you said in the desert, I get it. What you meant. I deserve whatever happens.”

Favourite scenes –


That heartbreaking scene with Jesse and Jane..


and Walt so coldly waiting for that call, holding his daughter, knowing what he is going to say already.


Walt so irritated about the money coming in. The little ching sound each time a payment arrives. And to make matters worse, the media is interested in this as a story.


We hear Jane’s voicemail for the first time.


The return of Schraderbrau


Mike and Walt meeting. A Bald Tale.


Overdress much, Marie? It’s SPARKLY! 🙂

Notable Music – “Life” (on youtube) by Chocolate Genius Inc (on Wikipedia) plays during Walt’s surgery – this song is another favourite of mine.

Ending Song – The Breaking Bad theme composed by Dave Porter

Jesse Lightbulb Moment – Jesse is way too upset this week for a lightbulb moment.

Notable Shots –


I love this shot of Walts feet during the surgery montage.

Episode Running Time on DVD – 45m 39s

DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – ABQ –

Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 13, “ABQ” with creator Vince Gilligan, producers Melissa Bernstein and Karen Moore, and editor Lynne Willingham. Running time 47m 56s. Click here for the MP3 file. Click here for podcasts via the Apple iTunes store – podcasts are free.

Seriously this is one podcast you *must* listen to. The tale of weather balloons and cameras (do not be eating or drinking when they get to this bit, just trust me on this) is pure gold. Take some time out of your day today and listen to it, you will not regret it.

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

Snoskred Notes –

This is the final episode of Season 2.


At the start of the episode, we get the reveal of the van in particular what is written on the top of it. But we still do not know how, or why, yet.

We finally can reveal the episode title meanings.

In each episode which contained an opening tease of the bear, when you put the titles of those episodes together, you get –

Seven-Thirty-Seven Down Over ABQ – (ABQ=alberqueque airport code)

And that of course is where we have been heading, all season. What is so intelligent about it is, each episode made sense with the title it had, and then it makes sense across the whole season when you put it together like this, too.


And finally, another place we’ve been heading, though we arrived here thanks to some powerful drugs – and that alone is quite ironic, isn’t it? Finally, the massive confrontation – Skyler really lets it all out.

The science of Breaking Bad – ABQ

Episode Count –
Twenty episodes down, 42 to go


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