Breaking Bad

Season 4 Episode 11

Crawl Space

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 25, 2011 on AMC



  • Trivia

    • In the podcast, Aaron Paul mentions that he hated driving the RV. It was so sensitive to the wind he says, swaying with the direction of it.

    • When the writing team were coming up with Saul and Walt's frantic interaction near the end of the episode concerning the man who could make Walt disappear, Vince decided that it might be slightly better to have Saul mention this previously. Luckily, the fourth episode was in filming and it was running a bit short, so they had Moira (one of the writers) add in a short scene with Saul telling Walt about this option.

    • When Ted hits his head, the oranges that are on the counter roll off. The color orange has been used to symbolize death before.

    • Goof: Skyler tells Ted to make the cheque payable to the IRS, but for business taxes, the money is actually sent to the United States Treasury and then mailed to the IRS.

    • Mike's full name is Michael Ehrmantraut. His blood type is mentioned to be O negative. Jesse's blood type is A negative.

  • Quotes

    • (The doctors ignore an injured Mike and work on Gus)
      Jesse: (About Mike) Hey! This man needs help!
      Head Doctor : (About Gus) This man pays my salary.

    • Gus: Hello, Hector. Gus takes out Don Eladio's necklace All of them, Hector. Don Eladio, Don Paco, Cesar, Reynaldo, Ortuno, Cisco, and Luis. Escalara. All dead. As is your grandson, Joaquin. Do you know who killed Joaquin? Would you like to see? This young man (Points to Jesse). Do you remember him? That young man shot Joaquin to death while I made my escape. I believe you have met him before. It was just you and Joaquin. He was the only family you had left. Now the Salamanca name dies with you. Will you look at me now? Look at me, Hector. Look at me.

    • Kuby: I'll tell you what this is about Mr. Beneke. This is about you and me doing our best to keep Huell happy.
      Ted Beneke: Huell? Who's Huell?
      Kuby: This is Huell. Huell, you happy?
      Huell: Reasonably.
      Kuby: What would make you unhappy?
      Huell: This little mofo not doing what he's told.

    • Gus: You are done. Fired. Do not show your face at the laundry again. Stay away from Pinkman, do not go near him, ever. Are you listening to me?
      Walt: Or else you'll do what?
      Gus: What did you say?
      Walt: Stay away from Pinkman or else you'll do what? If you you could kill me, I'd already be dead. But you can't. You can't kill me because Jesse wouldn't cook for you if you did. That's it, isn't it? No matter how hard you'd try to turn him against me, to screw with his head, so that he would hate my guts – and he still won't let you do it.
      Gus: For now, but he'll come around. In the meantime, there is the matter of your brother-in-law. He is a problem you promised to resolve. You have failed, now it's left for me to deal with him.
      Walt: You can't.
      Gus: If you try to interfere, this becomes a much simpler matter. I will kill your wife, I will kill your son, I will kill your infant daughter.

    • Walt: Jesse, Jesse, have you agreed to replace me? He will kill me.
      Jesse: You brought your brother-in-law to our lab, what the hell is wrong with you?
      Walt: That's not my fault, Jesse. Just [listen], you gotta help me, please!
      Jesse: Last time I asked for your help, you said I hope you end up buried in a barrel in the Mexican desert.

    • Gus: You did well down here and you also proved a point. I think you can run the lab by yourself. Don't you --
      Jesse: No. (Stops walking) Let Mr. White go. Pay him off or fire him. Don't kill him.
      Gus: You know that won't work.
      Jesse: Then you got a problem.

    • Walt: I don't want to talk about it. To you or to anyone else. I'm done explaining myself.

  • Notes

    • According to the podcast, the scene at the end of the episode featured a camera set-up that climbed up a production pole using a chain. The crew were going for a smooth pull-away but they couldn't get the wobbling to stop. In addition, the score mixer Dave Porter, created the static-like sound at the end in a creative way, feeding the sound into itself so that it became louder and louder. The result is the brilliant ending you see on the screen.

  • Allusions