Dead Freight

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Walt’s team must get creative to obtain the materials they need to continue their operation.

Breaking Bad Season Five, Episode Five “Dead Freight” – [Official Text Credit:]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Lydia line – “Lydia. Rodarte. Quail.”

Favourite Walt Jr line – “Are you seriously kicking me out of my own house? Are you seriously doing that?”

Favourite Skyler line – “Out burying bodies?”

Favourite Walt line – “Robbing a train.”

Favourite Hank line – “Please tell me you guys didn’t do something as lame brained as put a GPS tracker on the outside of a barrel of methylamine?”

Favourite Todd line – “Well, I get why we want the tank for the methylamine, but why this other one for the water?”

Favourite Gomez line – “Somebodys gotta go chase the bad guys”

Favourite Mike line – “Everyone sounds like Meryl Streep with a gun to their head.”

Favourite Jesse line – “It’s all about the weight, yo.”

Favourite scenes –

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Walt manipulating Hank into leaving his office..

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The incredibly amazing Lydia handcuffed last chance scene.

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Aww, how cute is Hank with Holly?

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Jesse yelling MR WHITE! Will he never call him Walt?

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The celebration.. followed by the utter shock of that ending. Todd’s wave. Jesse’s NOOOOOOO. Wow. Just, wow.

Notable Music –

There is only one piece of music this episode – “Dead Freight” composed by Dave Porter (on youtube)

Ending Song – The Breaking Bad theme composed by Dave Porter

Jesse Lightbulb Moment – What if..

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Jesse is truly turning out some genius ideas this season!

Notable Shots –

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Look at this gorgeous Lydia shot.

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The riot of colour in this shot is amazing.

Episode Running Time on DVD – 48m 03s

DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – Dead Freight; Inside Breaking Bad – Making of Dead Freight; Deleted Scene: “Jesse James”; Commentary with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Michael Slovis, George Mastras and Christian Diaz de Bedoya; Special Feature “Nothing Stops this Train”. Special Feature runtime 15m38s

Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 505 “Dead Freight” with Vince Gilligan, George Mastras, Dianne Mercer, Jenn Carroll. Running time 1h21m16s. 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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33:30 into the episode, the most tension filled 13:30 minutes of Breaking Bad ever to grace our screens begins. I remember the first time I watched this, I was yelling at the screen so loud, the other half arrived to find out wtf is going on. And then he was stuck here, too. could. not. move. And then when the good samaritan turns up.. both of us were screaming at the teevee.

Now when I watch it, I have the jitter feet. Even though I know how it is going to turn out!

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The most incredible thing about this episode – by the time we get to the train heist, we have completely forgotten about the teaser that we saw, and the young kid on his motorbike. Even now on a rewatch, knowing what happens at the end of this episode, the train heist is such a deeply engaging and thrilling sequence that everything else is forgotten while it is happening.

It is a great podcast for this episode, especially the story of the original plan using helicopter Elvises!

Also, the terrifying story of Tarantula Migration. Don’t google it. Just trust me, ok? Ok if you really must, make sure it is in daylight hours, and you have thoroughly searched the house for eight legged creatures. 🙂

The science of Breaking Bad – Dead Freight

Episode Count –

Fifty-one episodes down, 11 to go


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