Open House

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Events spiral out of control at Jesse’s place. Skyler reluctantly asks for Saul’s help. Marie returns to an old pastime and a friend asks Hank for help.

Breaking Bad Season Four, Episode Three “Open House” – [Official Text Credit: amctv.com]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Skyler line – “I’ve left you like, 23 messages.”

Favourite Hank line – I must’ve said Cheetos like ten times. You need me to write it down for you?

Favourite Marie line – “No, and I don’t need you to be mean about it either, Mr. Grumpy.”

Favourite Saul line – “All we have to do is think of a non violent, unsuspicious way to purchase the carwash that protects the innocent and doesn’t cost 20 million dollars. Don’t everybody speak at once.”

Favourite Walt line – “Saul. Bogdan is Romanian.”

Favourite Jesse line – “Money!!!”

Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange –

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Jesse: “You wanna do something?”

Walter: “Do something? Like what?”

Jesse: “Go Karts?”

Walter: “Go Karts? What?”

Favourite scenes –

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Walt takes a moment to savor the coffee, and his win.

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The moment does not last long – Oh dears, Walt is on camera. And he is Not.A.Fan.

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Of course there is someone wrapped in glad wrap at Jesse’s house. Of course.

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I love Jennifer Hasty as this real estate sales lady.

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Love the Hank watching *ahem* scene and nearly getting caught by Marie.

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Bogdan upped it to 20 million – nice negotiating says Saul! And then Huell needs the bathroom, lol. You might want to sell the house afterwards, Walt. This whole scene is gold, including Saul’s outfit.

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J’adore the EPA scenes. I love that Skyler is in his ear. Wonderful to see Bill Burr guest starring as Kuby. Don’t worry, he will return!

Notable Music – “If I Had A Heart” by Fever Ray (on youtube) plays while Jesse go karts.

Ending Song – The Breaking Bad theme composed by Dave Porter

Jesse Lightbulb Moment – Inviting Walt to Go Karts!

Notable Shots –

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I love what is going on with that chandelier back there.

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And what is happening here with the lighting.

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I love this shot with the car wash in the background.

Episode Running Time on DVD – 44m 20s

DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – Open House; Deleted Scene – Go Karting; Commentary on “Open House” with Betsy Brandt, Melissa Bernstein, Sam Catlin, Thomas Golubić

Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 403 “Open House” with Vince Gilligan, Sam Catlin, Thomas Golubić, Skip MacDonald, Bryan Cranston. Running time 40m04s. 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 –

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Betsy Brandt as Marie is fantastic this episode. It doesn’t matter how much purple she crams into her house, Hank is not getting any nicer. 😦 Is it any wonder she feels the need to make up stories and steal things? I think, no.

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More awesome Jesse scenes – I especially loved the light on his face in this shot. Aaron Paul has always been amazing to watch, but everything he does this season is just mesmerizing. I am real worried about the company he is keeping, though.

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Have you noticed the clothes of Jesse are not quite so baggy and ill fitting just lately?

The science of Breaking Bad – Open House

Episode Count –

Thirty-six episodes down, 26 to go

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