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Skyler gets more involved in Walt’s business, much to his chagrin. Hank struggles with his recovery. Jesse takes an active role in his new enterprise, leading him to a startling discovery.

Breaking Bad Season Three, Episode Eleven “Abiquiu” – [Official Text Credit: amctv.com]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Hank line – Pain is my foot in your ass, Marie.

Favourite Marie line – Hey, if you could get your leg up that high, I say go for it.

Favourite Skyler line – “Do you even know Walt? I mean, how would he of all people buy a lazer tag business? It doesn’t add up.”

Favourite Saul line – “It adds up perfectly. Walt’s a scientist, scientists love lazers. Plus, they got bumper boats, so…”

Favourite Badger line – “It’s like shooting a baby in the face”

Favourite Skinny Pete line – “Homie, Im on like, step 5”

Favourite Gus line – “We are working together. Why not break bread together?”

Favourite Walt line – “I’ll admit he comes across as a circus clown”

Favourite Jesse line – “Alright, just wanted to give you a heads up, it’s gonna get a little slower smuggling product with Grandpa Anus watching every move I make. Don’t worry, I’ll keep it flowing.”

Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange –

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No words necessary – just looks – In the lab with Jesse beating up the product and Walt watching him very closely. These two really do not need words to tell us what is going on with them.

Favourite scenes –

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Walt, Skyler and Saul in the office.

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I love Skylers look of death at Saul when he says she is attractive.

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Saul not taking very long to discover just how non attractive her personality is, and telling her off.

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Jesse meeting Brock.

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Jesse and Brock in Taco Sal’s with the science and fireworks discussion.

I love that Jesse is so great with kids. I love this new relationship for him. But why can’t any relationship for him not be used as an incredible plot point!!

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First Jane, who we were reminded of at the start of this episode.

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Now Andrea telling Jesse the story of Tomas killing his friend Combo. It brings back what Walt was saying in the last episode. How could that be random? Of course, it is not random, it is written.

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And of course, Walt not being divorced as a surprise.

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Plus, our surprise visit to the universe of Gus and discovering that he is a bit of a food nerd.

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If an outfit can ever speak volumes, it is the outfit Jesse wears to meet Tomas. A black peace sign, on his t-shirt? There cannot possibly be any peace that comes out of this meeting, can there?

Notable Music – “Shake a Bone” by Son of Dave (on youtube) plays in the lab when Walt takes over from Jesse weighing the meth.

Ending Song – The Breaking Bad theme composed by Dave Porter

Jesse Lightbulb Moment – Figuring out that Tomas killed Combo.

Notable Shots –

Note how these two situations mirror each other –

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Each shot with the person in charge at the same spot of the table – Walt in charge with his family, Gus in charge with Walt.

Episode Running Time on DVD – 45m 22s

DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – Abiquiu –

Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 311 “Abiquiu” with Vince Gilligan, Editor Skip Macdonald, Writer Tom Schnauz, Director Michelle MacLaren – Running time 37m30s. 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 –

From the Breaking Bad Wikia – The title of the episode refers to the town of Abiquiu, New Mexico where Georgia O’Keeffe lived for 39 years.

The science of Breaking Bad – Abiquiu

Episode Count –

Thirty-one episodes down, 31 to go (You’re halfway home!!! :))


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