Breaking Bad

Season 3 Episode 4

Green Light

14
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 11, 2010 on AMC
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8.8
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5

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Episode Summary

Hank continues to ignore his call to El Paso by scoring a lead in the Heisenberg case. Walt breaks down as Skyler continues her affair. Jesse wants to get back to work.

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  • Green Light for an improvement in quality

    7.0
    Breaking Bad gets a bit better with "Green Light", but still suffers from the flaws the first couple of episodes of season three are so abuzz with. Hank and his 'own' story arc are currently what's bugging me the most because I simply take no stock in his character and the writers spend way too much time on it, while Walt's outrage is understandable, yet feels a bit ridiculous.



    For the positive parts though, I really enjoyed seeing Jesse in this episode as he, for the first time ever, gets more sympathetic than Walt in the outstanding car conversation they have. Generally though, Jane's death seemingly transformed Jesse into a way nicer guy and that together with his difficult current situation makes him unexpectedly entertaining to watch in "Green Light". However, my favorite part about this episode is the network behind Walt and Jesse's work, mainly consisting out of Saul, Gus, and Mark. Not only are these three portrayed by incredibly talented actors, the entirely different way things are done now is reason enough to make this story part great. That is reassured with the final scene (giving the episode its title), in which Gus's ingenious way of addressing the current drug problem creates the perfect premise for the next episode.moreless
  • When is this season actually going to start?

    4.5
    I've never actually done a review for anything but here goes.



    Having watched the first two seasons of this show over the weekend after hearing how great it is, I got rather hooked. Season one and two had great episodes and had lots of action with Walt and Jesse. Lots of cooking and lots of what I wanted to see. There were bad episodes, sure, and the supporting cast were terrible but it was still great.



    Then season two ended in the biggest anti-climax I've seen on TV for a long time, and it hasn't picked back up yet. I just want to know when is it going to get good again?



    So not a review of the episode but more a review of the series so far.moreless
  • Green Light

    7.0
    I was reading another forum and a plethora of users were commenting on how this was the best show on television. I do not agree with that sentiment, but it would be hard to argue against Breaking Bad being one of TV's elite dramas.



    That being said, this really felt like filler to me. When did Jesse decide to start cooking again? Wasn't he crying at the end of the last episode or did I miss something?



    I was also disappointed by the lack of the twin cousins here. Without saying a word they have managed to become two of the best characters on television.



    Hank getting closer to catching Jesse and Walt was the only advancement of any major storyline here. I'm definitely going to think twice the next time I do something illegal in front of an ATM!



    Good episode, but certainly not great.moreless
  • 304

    8.5
    Great episode of Breaking Bad, and the drama is getting more intense as the season continues, this season definitely had a very slow start, and it looks like things are starting to pick up a bit, with Hank getting one step closer to getting Jesse & Walt to the very intriguing ending. Jesse starts to cook again, and starts using Walt's "formula", meanwhile Walt & Skyler continue to argue, and Walt has a confrontation with Ted. Later he finds out that Jesse is using his formula to cook meth, resulting in him getting half of Jesse's money in the very end.



    Not a lot happened here in the two main plots, as a matter a fact, did Walt really do anything in this episode? The supporting cast of Breaking Bad has always been rather weak, but Hank kept us intrigued here.



    I was on the edge of my seat when Hank was questioning Kara, the girl from the gas station. Great tie in with the ATM machine too. Slow paced, but still great episode of Breaking Bad.moreless
  • Out of the fire, into the frying pan

    8.5
    This week on Breaking Bad, Walt attempts to take his anger out on Beneke for Skyler's betrayal and stirs up some waves both there and at work but not without warning from Saul and Mike (scary bald dude) and he finds out that they've been bugging his house. Jesse gets and intro to Gus through Saul but only gets half, and Hank avoids El Paso like the plague with the Heisenberg case as his excuse. Overall, a little of a foot on the brakes after last week but it doesn't defer from the storytelling in any way. Especially like how easily everything in Walt's life is turned upside down over the course of about one day. A superior episode indeed and hope to see Walt get back into the biz soon and cook us some more you know what.moreless
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Jolene Purdy

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Jeremiah Bitsui

Jeremiah Bitsui

Victor

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Catherine Haun

Catherine Haun

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Christopher Cousins

Christopher Cousins

Ted Beneke

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Steven Michael Quezada

Steven Michael Quezada

Steven Gomez

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Carmen Serano

Carmen Serano

Carmen

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