Live Free Or Die

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As Walt deals with the aftermath of the Casa Tranquila explosion, Hank works to wrap up his investigation of Gus’ empire.

Breaking Bad Season Five, Episode One “Live Free Or Die” – [Official Text Credit:]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Old Joe line – “Why would anybody want to put a metal ring through the end of their prick?”

Favourite Walt Jr line – “Uncle Hank was after this guy all along. He didn’t tell us, but he was. He—he even took me to his restaurant one time. Just—just, like, totally toying with the guy. Just like, ‘I got my eye on you.’ Like that. They—they figure Mr. Fring was the one who put the hit on—on Uncle Hank. Just somebody got to him first!”

Favourite Skyler line – “Hey Ted” – wow her hair grows quick! Hairstyle continuity error, I think. But poor Ted!

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Favourite Ted line – “I will never breathe one word of this.”

Favourite Hank line – “Fring you magnificent bastard.”

Favourite Gomez line – “Apparently the teeth do this popcorn thing when they get too hot, so they tell me”

Favourite Saul line – “I try my best, ethically”


Favourite Mike line – “You know, I can foresee a lot of possible outcomes to this thing and not a single one of them involves Miller time.”

Favourite Walt line – “May I?”

Favourite Jesse line – “Yeah bitch! Magnets, Ohhhhhhhhhhhh”

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Favourite Mike/Jesse Exchange –

Jesse – “He’s got something you need to hear, alright?”

Mike – “What’d you do Jesse? Do you even know? Do you even know what you’ve done?”

Favourite scenes –

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Notice all the duct tape Hank and Gomey have used to seal up their suits. Is the DEA too cheap to get them real hazmat suits?

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The magnet at the police station, with all the lights moving and the trike wheeling itself..

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What happens to the truck.. awesome scene.

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Solving one problem has caused another..

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“Keys, scumbag. Its the universal symbol for keys.”

Notable Music –

“Love is Running Through Me” by Javaroo (on youtube) plays during the teaser in Denny’s.

Ending Song – The Breaking Bad theme composed by Dave Porter

Jesse Lightbulb Moment –

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While Walt and Mike argue, Jesse in the background – “What about a magnet. Yo, what about like a magnet? A magnet though, maybe like.. OR WHAT ABOUT A MAGNET”

Notable Shots –

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Mike goes from feeding chickens to playing chicken in the desert.

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Another great time lapse

Episode Running Time on DVD – 42m 58s

DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – Live Free or Die; Inside Breaking Bad – Making of the Season 5 Premiere; commentary with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, RJ Mitte, Michael Slovis, and Dennis Milliken

Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 501 “Live Free Or Die” with Vince Gilligan, Tom Schnauz, Diane Mercer. Running time 58m53s. 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 –

We have another flash forward –


Fifty Two?


Walt is looking quite.. hairy. 🙂

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And hello, this is the first time I noticed.. Walt is driving a Volvo. In memory of Gus perhaps? Because it is safer, lol!

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So this teaser is where I think my lack of knowledge of Scarface kinda affects my knowing what is going on. I get that this is a gun used in the movie, but that is really all I know. I went looking for the Scarface DVD at the shops but was unsuccessful thus far.

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I liked seeing Mike with the chickens, I hope if they do the Saul prequel, Mike gets him some chicken pets.

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The first scene at the junkyard, Jesse is wearing an outfit which I think is totally out of character for him. I am pretty sure that is a Canterbury jacket. That is a bit too preppy for him at this stage of his costume transformation.

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The plaid jacket in the yeah bitch magnets scene is a lot more Jesse style.

The science of Breaking Bad – Live Free Or Die

Episode Count –

Forty-seven episodes down, 15 to go


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