Breaking Bad

Season 5 Episode 2

Madrigal

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 22, 2012 on AMC
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    We knew the day would come when we started to hate one-time hero Walter White, but now that it's here, it's very unsettling.

  • Episode Summary

    Walt and Jesse try to restart the business venture with Mike on their side. Meanwhile, Hank and the DEA explore new leads after understanding more about the explosion at the senior's centre.

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    Norbert Weisser

    Norbert Weisser

    Herr Schuler

    Guest Star

    Carrington Vilmont

    Carrington Vilmont

    Chief Food Technician

    Guest Star

    James Ning

    James Ning

    Chow

    Guest Star

    Steven Michael Quezada

    Steven Michael Quezada

    Steven Gomez

    Recurring Role

    Michael Shamus Wiles

    Michael Shamus Wiles

    ASAC Merkert

    Recurring Role

    Wolf Muser

    Wolf Muser

    Herr Herzog

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (5)

      • The Madrigal "set" was really a newly built high school that had not yet opened. Michelle MacLaren chose the place based on it's never-been-used kitchen and the hallway where the companies brands could be placed. In the hallway shot, there is a place called BurgerMatic which is the same name of the restaurant in Vince Gillian's first movie "Home Fries".

      • The set location for Lydia's house was owned by an architect. Michelle MacLaren explained that they originally wanted to find a trendy high-rise apartment but it was difficult getting the shots and pertaining that the house was actually set in Houston. Vince also decided against using a legend to indicate the change of location, but they had never used legends before. Vince stated that viewers initially might not realize the Houston location but it would eventually come together in latter episodes.

      • The last scene, described as creepy by viewers, was actually a part of a longer sequence. It was cut down due to runtime, but Walt and Skyler go to bed and Walt starts trying to initiate sex with Skyler but Skyler is further mortified and does not want to participate so she pleasures him in another way.

      • Goof: Despite what the opening sequence depicts, an AED will only deliver a shock if the heart is in arrhythmia. It will not deliver a shock if there is a regular heart beat or in flat line.

      • Madrigal Electromotive GmbH is the multifaceted company that is headquartered in Germany and owns Los Pollos Hermanos. The GmbH is a common German suffix for companies with a limited liability.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Saul: Can I offer a thought? Say a guy wins the lottery. Ten million bucks. The very next day, what's the one thing he does not do? He does not go buy another lottery ticket. Right? He counts his lucky stars and he sails off into the sunset. Which, it seems to me, all due respect, is some advice you two might take...
        Walt: What lottery did I win exactly?
        Saul: Hey, you're alive... I mean, as far as I'm concerned that's the Irish sweepstakes.

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