Problem Dog

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A frustrated Walt gambles on a risky new plan. Skyler’s business venture hits a snag. Hank recruits Walter, Jr. for an unusual outing.

Breaking Bad Season Four, Episode Seven “Problem Dog” – [Official Text Credit: amctv.com]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Walt Jr line – “You must really like chicken.”

Favourite Skyler line – “Please just don’t.. don’t tangle with anyone”

Favourite Hank line – “Gustavo Fring, blue meth…Whole thing is off-the-map nuts. I ought to be wearing a tinfoil hat, you know? Except I can’t seem to wrap my mind around this one little thing, and that is, what are Gustavo Fring’s fingerprints doing in Gale Boetticher’s apartment?”

Favourite Marie line – “Let people know they are not going to have to face the eyebrows of DOOM when they come in.”

Favourite Saul line – “That’s what the kids call epic fail.”

Favourite Mike line – “If I had to put it in a word, I’d guess loyalty. Only maybe you got it for the wrong guy.”

Favourite Walt line – “Unless you can help me find a third party.. someone who can ameliorate the situation”

Favourite Jesse line – “About time.”

Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange –

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Jesse: “Drop the sales pitch. I’ll do it.”

Walter: ” You’ll do what?”

Jesse: “I’ll kill him. First chance I get.”

Favourite scenes –

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Love when Skyler is the Boss of returning the car.

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Love when Walt is all, kthx no, I refuse!

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I love that this time, Jesse is carrying the snacks.

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This is a lovely scene with Hank, Walt Jr, and Gus.

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But you gotta know this isn’t going to end well..

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And you would be 100% right.

Notable Music – “Boots of Chinese Plastic” by The Pretenders (On Youtube) while Walt destroys the Challenger.

Ending Song – The Breaking Bad theme composed by Dave Porter

Jesse Lightbulb Moment – NOT using the Ricin Cigarette.

Notable Shots –

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Making Ricin In The Lab Cam

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Ricin Cigarette Cam

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Cleaning The Lab Cam

Episode Running Time on DVD – 47m 09s

DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – Problem Dog; Inside Breaking Bad – The Car Explosion; Commentary on “Problem Dog” with Vince Gilligan, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Peter Gould and Andrew Ortner;

Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 401 “Problem Dog” with Vince Gilligan, Melissa Bernstein, Peter Gould, Michelle MacLaren, Betsy Brandt, Dean Norris. Running time 48m22s 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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Great teaser. I don’t know why but I love it when they flash different colours at Aaron Paul. Loved it with the sound system, love it with this teaser.

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And now the pacing really slows right down – except for the part where Walt smokes up some tyres and BOOM..

The location is here – http://www.flickr.com/photos/24869473@N02/6571357449/in/photostream/ – on google maps there is no burnout marks, so I am guessing they really did clean the blacktop. 🙂 That is a great flickr – it has a lot of BB locations.

The science of Breaking Bad –

Episode Count –

Forty episodes down, 22 to go

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