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Over (Breaking Bad)

"Over" is the tenth episode of the second season of the American television action drama series Breaking Bad. It was written by Moira Walley-Beckett and directed by Phil Abraham.

"Over"
Breaking Bad episode
Episode no.Season 2
Episode 10
Directed byPhil Abraham
Written byMoira Walley-Beckett
Featured music
Cinematography byMichael Slovis
Editing byLynne Willingham
Original air dateMay 10, 2009 (2009-05-10)
Running time47 minutes
Guest appearance(s)
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Plot summaryEdit

Following his discovery that he is in remission, Walt takes Skyler's advice to take the week off from work, but secretly meets with Jesse. He tells Jesse the good news, and that he is out of the drug trade now that he no longer has to pay for treatment. During Skyler's party celebrating the remission, Walt pours Walt Jr. some tequila that he and Hank are drinking. After Walt keeps pouring, Hank takes the bottle away from him. Walt angrily demands it back, leading to a tense standoff which is broken as Walt Jr. vomits into the pool.

The next day, Skyler refuses to answer Walt's calls in which he tries to apologize. In order to distract himself, he goes on a home improvement spree, replacing their water heater. At work, Skyler confides in Ted about Walt's condition. When Ted notices that she is purposefully staying late, she breaks down, saying that she doesn't feel optimistic because she knows that Walt still has cancer. Ted understands, having suffered physically while caring for his dying father. They tenderly hold hands. The next day, as Ted is leaving, Skyler creates a distraction in order to spend more time with him.

At the hardware store, Walt notices the cart of a young man buying materials to make drugs. He offers advice about what ingredients to get, causing the man to run away. Outside in the parking lot, he sees the young man with his partner; Walt orders the two to stay out of his territory. Meanwhile, Jesse clumsily makes breakfast for Jane and tells her they can spend the day together. She admires his drawings of superheroes, which she points out all look like him. They hear knocking on Jane's door, which turns out to be her father, the owner of the property. When Jesse goes outside to speak with him, Jane acts like she does not know him. Later, she tells him she was protecting him from her overbearing father, but Jesse is upset that she does not take their relationship seriously. He smokes meth to comfort himself, but brightens when Jane slides a drawing under his door: a superhero called "Apology Girl" that looks like her.

Title meaningEdit

This episode's title is the third to reference the Wayfarer 515 disaster that occurs in the episode "ABQ". When placed together, the first, fourth, tenth, and thirteenth episodes' titles from this season read "Seven Thirty-Seven Down Over ABQ".

ProductionEdit

The episode was written by Moira Walley-Beckett, and directed by Phil Abraham. It aired on AMC in the United States and Canada on May 10, 2009.

Critical receptionEdit

The episode was well received. Donna Bowman, writing for The A.V. Club, gave the episode an A rating. She praised the show's ability to create a contrast between "intensity" and "quieter character moments".[1]

In 2019 The Ringer ranked "Over" 45th out of the 62 total Breaking Bad episodes.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bowman, Donna (May 10, 2009). "Breaking Bad: "Over"". A.V. Club. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.theringer.com/tv/2019/9/30/20885880/breaking-bad-episodes-ranking

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