Buyout

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Walt, Jesse, and Mike struggle over the future of their business, as occupational hazards weigh on Jesse.

Breaking Bad Season Five, Episode Six “Buyout” – [Official Text Credit: amctv.com]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Skyler line – “Did you also tell him about my affair? May I please be excused.”

Favourite Hank line – “Where’d you get your law degree Goodman, the same clown college you got that suit?”

Favourite Marie line – “I know you think I have a big mouth sometimes..” Understatement of the century, Marie!

Favourite Gomez line – “You don’t need a warrant to follow somebody through a public place, theoretically”

Favourite Saul line – “I don’t know what it is you find so interesting about my client and I’m not here to judge, different strokes and all, but sadly, he’s just not that into you.”

Favourite Mike line – “To ensure that, you and I are going to spend the rest of the night together in this office, like its my birthday.”

Favourite Walt line – “Jesse, you asked me if I was in the meth business or the money business. Neither. I’m in the empire business.”

Favourite Jesse line – “Good work on your shopping then, because these are.. choice.”

Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange –

Walter: “I have not been working this hard just to sell out.”

Jesse: “Its not selling out.”

Walter: “Yes, it is, Jesse. I.. We, have suffered and bled, literally for this business. And I will not throw it away for nothing.”

Jesse: “I don’t know how else to say it, Mr White. 5 million dollars isn’t nothing.”

Favourite Mike/Jesse Exchange –

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Jesse: Mike, I’m serious!

Mike: 1…2…

Jesse: It’s a great idea! Look, you get your $5 million, we both do, and he gets his methylamine. All right? Just hear him out!

Favourite scenes –

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This episide is full of uncomfortable scenes. The most uncomfortable cigarette break.

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The most uncomfortable meeting.

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The most uncomfortable dead drop. I can imagine the interview. So, Mike, do you routinely leave fuck you notes to your crew members in dead drops?

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Then a quite uncomfortable family scene, where an important “secret” about Ted is exposed.

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The most uncomfortable dinner party, ever. Aaron Paul is amazing in this scene. Anna Gunn had been looking forward to it since.. well, the last time they got to work together in Season 1. Long time!

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And then an uncomfortable office waiting scene..

Notable Music – “Radiator” by Dave Porter plays as Walt escapes from being tied to the radiator. (On Youtube)

Ending Song – The Breaking Bad theme composed by Dave Porter

Jesse Lightbulb Moment –

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Wanting out of the empire business.

Notable Shots –

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I love this shot.

Episode Running Time on DVD – 47 m 25s

DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – Buyout; Inside Breaking Bad – Making of Buyout; Deleted Scene: “Babe Ruth”; Extended Scene: “We’ll Be Careful”; Commentary with Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Melissa Bernstein, Gennifer Hutchison, Colin Bucksey and Werner Hahnlein

Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 506 “Buyout” with Vince Gilligan, Dave Porter, Jenny Hutchinson, Betsy Brandt. Running time 01h41m30s 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 –

Aaron Paul was nominated for an Emmy for supporting actor for his performance in this episode.

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This is probably my least liked teaser, for obvious reasons. If you listen to the podcast you will find out some interesting things about the young man who played that role and yes, that was his hand in the dirt. Said young man absolutely loved being on the show, even this scene.

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Hank, Gomez, Mike, Saul. Those four in a room together, EPIC.

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Welding as a surprise! Love Walt chewing on those wires, like a rat..

Some really interesting discussions in this podcast. In particular, 1 hour into the podcast, a fascinating discussion which begins with Vince Gilligan saying “Do you feel sorry for Walt in that moment?” And then Kelley Dixon saying “I still want Walt to win” – then a discussion of how people feel about things overall.

Vince says at one point “it’s experimental television in a sense, we’re trying to do something different and the experiment is, at what point do you shake everybody loose, you know, sympathy wise.”

The science of Breaking Bad – Buyout

Episode Count –

Fifty-two episodes down, 10 to go

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