Blood Money

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As Walt and Jesse adjust to life out of the business, Hank grapples with a troubling lead.

Breaking Bad Season Five, Episode Nine “Blood Money” – [Official Text Credit: amctv.com]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Lydia line – “You are putting me in a box here. You know what could happen.”

Favourite Walt Jr line – “If Bowling is off, can I get a late curfew?”

Favourite Skyler line – “Just wondering who washes a rental car.”

Favourite Hank line – “That call I got telling me Marie was in the hospital? That wasn’t Pinkman. You had my cell number.”

Favourite Marie line – “You are the devil”

Favourite Min-Ye line – “Barn Door Open” (Remember, Saul likes to be adjusted to completion! s3e5 Mas)

Favourite Saul line – “Scratch that. I don’t know, and I don’t wanna know.”

Favourite Walt line – “If that’s true – if you don’t know who I am – then maybe your best course would be to tread lightly

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Favourite Jesse line – “You doing what you did, offing Mike’s guys.. if he was out there, you’d have to look over your shoulder the rest of your life and that’s not how you do things, so I think he’s dead, and I think you know that.”

Favourite Badger line – “Space”

Favourite Skinny Pete line – “‘Cause he’s a doctor, bitch! Look it up, it’s science!”

Favourite Francesca line – “PINKMAN. He’ll see you now.”

Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange –

Walter: “Do you have any explanation at all?”

Jesse: “Blood Money”

Walter: “What?”

Jesse: “It’s like you said, it’s.. it’s blood money”

Favourite scenes –

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That moment when the camera pans out to show Heisenberg written on the wall in the teaser – I literally screamed. In that moment I – We – knew that somehow people are going to find out who Walt really is.

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Love the moment Hank opens the bathroom door, forever changed.

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This look at the man he has been hunting all this time.

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Love this call back to season one – guess they finally got the beige memo!

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Did we just witness the birth of Skysenberg? Kicking Lydia out of her territory?

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The whole garage scene is quite epic..

Notable Music – “Wordmule” by Jim White (on youtube) plays during the evidence layout montage with Hank.

Ending Song – The Breaking Bad theme composed by Dave Porter

Jesse Lightbulb Moment – Agreeing to believe Mike is still alive.

Notable Shots –

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I love this shot of Lydia with her bumble bee glasses on – and check out the reflection of Skyler in them! Great shot..

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Episode Running Time on DVD – 45m 27s

DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – Inside Blood Money; Inside Breaking Bad – Making Blood Money; Commentary with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Bob Odenkirk RJ Mitte, Peter Gould, Michelle MacLaren and Melissa Bernstein; Special Feature: “Blood Money Table Read” –

Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 601 “Madrigal” with Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Melissa Bernstein, Michelle Maclaren, Bryan Cranston, as well as a segment with Aaron Paul. Running time 1h14m02s 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 –

If you want to see an animated version of Badger’s Star Trek Script, click here.

Episode note – this episode was directed by Bryan Cranston.

When writing for this episode began in July 2012 – they wanted to have no house there when Walt arrived, but then they couldn’t work out why Walt would go there, it was too soft. And hence the Ricin. And yet, they still did not know why, or if they were going to do anything with it. The same goes for the M60.

If you would like to know more about that, listen to the first 7 minutes of the podcast. (it gets discussed again around 11:50)

I have to say I am surprised by how Hank reacts. I love how he takes that sideways look at Walt. I get the anxiety attack.. however I would have thought throwing up might have happened while he is holding onto that fence, or maybe once he compares the writing and thinks he has a match.

Ooh, interesting side note – did you spot the address for Gale on the file Hank grabs? 6353 Juan Tabo Boulevard – remember this for the upcoming episode Confessions.

Feliz cumpleaños = Happy Birthday. This, the fact that he knows when one of his workers birthdays is just off the top of his head, and the discussion of the display of air freshener scents.. this gives you the concept that Walt is going to micromanage this car wash enterprise just as hard as he micromanaged the meth lab.

The science of Breaking Bad – Blood Money

Episode Count –

Fifty-five episodes down, 7 to go

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