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Breaking Bad: Fifty-One

Walt celebrates his fifty-first birthday, and decides to do so in style. He buys himself and Walt Jr. new sports cars, and generally flaunts his wealth. Walt's new associate Lydia freaks out when the DEA searches the offices of Madrigal. Skyler insists the children stay with Hank and Marie. Hank is offered a promotion to ASAC.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x4
Airdate: Sunday August 05th, 2012

Director: Rian Johnson
Writer: Sam Catlin

Alternate Airdates:

AU (FX) May 21, 2014

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (16 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Laura Fraser
As Lydia Rodarte-Quayle
Steven Michael Quezada
As Steven Gomez

Co-Guest Stars
Todd Terry
As S.A.C. Ramey
Russ Dillen
As Ron
Melissa McCurley
As Secretary
John Ashton (3)
As Mechanic (Benny)
Main Cast
Bryan Cranston
As Walter White
Anna Gunn
As Skyler White
Aaron Paul
As Jesse Pinkman
Dean Norris
As Hank Schrader
Betsy Brandt
As Marie Schrader
RJ Mitte
As Walter White Jr.
Jonathan Banks
As Michael 'Mike' Ehrmantraut
Episode Notes
This episode marks exactly one year elapsed in the story line from the pilot to now.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Easterling & GildersleeveGood and LonelyWalt gets a rundown of repairs to the Aztec
Knife PartyBonfireWalt and Junior revving their new cars
Pier BranchMy Good Thing's GoneWalt sells the Aztec for $50

Episode Quotes
Skyler: I don't have any of your magic, Walt. I don't know what to do. I'm a coward. I... I can't go to the police, I can't stop laundering your money, I can't keep you out of this house, I can't even keep you out of my bed! All I can do is wait. That's it, that's the only good option, hold on, bide my time, and wait!
Walter: Wait for what? What are you waiting for?
Skyler: For the cancer to come back.

Michael: Lydia planted this thing, not the cops. She's thinking if she makes it look like her inventory's being watched that we'll leave her alone and take our business elsewhere. And she's right, we will be taking our business elsewhere, right after I leave her alone in a ditch.

Warning: Breaking Bad season 5 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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