Green Light

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Walt loses control as he reacts to Skyler’s news, endangering his job and relationships with Saul and Jesse. Hank throws himself into his blue meth investigation. Jesse enacts a new plan.

Breaking Bad Season Three, Episode Four “Green Light” – [Official Text Credit:]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Walt Jr line – “These eggs are good, Mom”

Favourite Ted line – “They’re all fired, effective immediately.”

Favourite Skyler line – “Oh, aren’t you the answer man.”

Favourite Hank line – “I once had a guy try to explain the dope balloon up his butt on bad Thai food”

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Favourite Gus line – “I do not believe fear to be an effective motivator. I want investment. For now, I’m simply interested in time frame. He will live for the foreseeable future, yes?”

Favourite Mike line – “Hmm, foreseeable. Couple of years at least, barring acts of God or men with axes”

Favourite Saul line – “Let’s not get lost in the who, whats and whens. The point is we did our due diligence and she didn’t talk. She kept quiet, she stood by you, Walt. Which, if you ask me, is the ironical silver lining here. I mean, on the one hand, sure, she snuck off the reservation to get some dirty damp and deep.”

Favourite Walt line – “You think this will get me to move out? You can screw Ted, you can screw the butcher, the mailman, whoever you want! Screw them all! I’m not going anywhere.”

Favourite Jesse line – “Hey, you know what? Eat me!”

Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange –

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Walter: “This is very shoddy work, Pinkman. I’m actually embarrassed for you.”

Jesse: “What? No way. I gave out samples and everyone said it was the bomb.”

Walter: “Oh, they said it was the bomb? And who are they, I wonder? A bunch of meth heads?”

Jesse: “Yeah, and they should know, right?”

Favourite scenes –

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Mike and Saul listening to the recording

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Walt throwing the pot plant

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Saul and Walt fighting

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It was an M name, though. Definitely had tan pants.

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Hank intimidating the service station girl.

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Walt and Jesse at the school. Let me take a moment to mention the Gag Reel of Season 3 here. Note there are some spoilers for upcoming season 3 episodes so you may want to wait until we are done with s3. I am mentioning it now because of the scene with Walt and Jesse at the school. Season Three Gag Reel – from 1.49 to 1.59

Notable Music – Buddy Stuart – “In the Valley of the Sun” (on youtube) plays when Walt switches the radio station from the Breaking News Update.

Ending Song – The Breaking Bad theme composed by Dave Porter

Jesse Lightbulb Moment – Dropping by the school to chat with Walt.

Notable Shots –

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A lovely wide shot.

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Did you spot something in this airport shot? Season 2 still reverberates through.

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I love that Naked Skyler is reflected in this photo of Ted.

Episode Running Time on DVD – 45m 21s

DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – Green Light –

Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 304 “Green Light” with Vince Gilligan, Writer Sam Catlin, Actress Betsy Brandt (Marie) Running time 42m01s 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 –

Breaking News – Donald Margolis rushed to an area hospital with a self inflicted gunshot wound, on the radio right before Walt gets his half. We do not hear whether he survived.

The science of Breaking Bad – Green Light

Episode Count –

Twenty-four episodes down, 38 to go


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