Caballo Sin Nombre

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As tension increases among the Whites, Walt takes drastic action to bring his family back together. With Saul’s help, Jesse makes an unexpected investment.

Breaking Bad Season Three, Episode Two “Caballo Sin Nombre” – [Official Text Credit: amctv.com]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Walt Jr line – “You don’t even care.”

Favourite Skyler line – “I saw a pizza on our roof. Would you know anything about that?”

Favourite Hank line – “2 day drive from the nearest ocean and you’re eating raw fish, that’s all I’m saying”

Favourite Marie line – “Enlighten me.”

Favourite Mrs Pinkman line – “Poor Jake had his heart set on going to Space Camp.”

Favourite Gomez line – “We’re waiting on that famous blue meth of yours. 29 days since we saw it last.”

Favourite Saul line – “It’s me, we may have a wife problem”

Favourite Mike line – “It’s me. There’s something he should know about.”

Favourite Walt line – “I’ve got dipping sticks.”

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Favourite Jesse line – “I bought the place”

Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange –

There is no Jesse and Walt scene this episode. 😦

Favourite scenes –

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Let us talk for a minute about a scene with no words at all. Just a ouija board, and a bell. And yet, so powerful and well acted.

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How amazing was the Saul VS Jesses parents & their lawyer scene.

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Walt throwing the pizza.

Notable Music – America, “Horse With No Name” (on youtube) – This truly is an epic sing along song. It has the la la la bit, if you don’t know the words you can always sing the la la la bit.

Ending Song – The Breaking Bad theme composed by Dave Porter

Jesse Lightbulb Moment – This one is EPIC, the buying of the house and scamming his parents out of a bunch of money as repayment for how they’ve treated him.

Notable Shots –

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A couple from our teaser – the rear view mirror shot –

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And this lovely wide shot. I love that Breaking Bad knows we do not need to be in close to always know what is going on. Sometimes a scene played from a wide shot can be a thing of great beauty.

Episode Running Time on DVD – 45m 19s

DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – Caballo Sin Nombre –

Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 302 “Caballo Sin Nombre” with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Dave Porter. Running time 38m47s 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 –

Caballo Sin Nombre = A horse with no name.

Ted explaining why he is cooking the books – and Skyler seems to understand what he is saying, like it is ok for Ted to do illegal things for his family, but not ok for Walt to do illegal things. This is a tiny bit frustrating, isn’t it?

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This is the third time we have seen Pollos as a text message. It was seen previously in “Mandala” and “No Mas“. And so, the cousins take their axe and leave as silently as they appeared.

Saul makes an important point this week, about Skyler. I’ll let him tell you –

“She’s not going to the cops, she’s not telling a living soul. You wanna know why? One word: blowback. If she blabs, it’ll be a disaster – for her. That DEA brother-in-law? Screwed! You were right under his nose. He’ll be lucky if they let him bust glue sniffers at the hobby shop. The kids? Paging Dr. Phil! “My daddy’s a drug dealer and my mommy turned him in!” And the house? Gone! The feds will come in and RICO her and the kids out on the street. Good luck arguing with them on that, noooo. It’s not gonna happen. She’s bluffing. And she knows it.”

The science of Breaking Bad – Caballo Sin Nombre

Episode Count –

Twenty-two episodes down, 40 to go

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