Breaking Bad

Season 2 Episode 10

Over

18
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 10, 2009 on AMC
8.7
out of 10
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Episode Summary

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With Walt's disease in remission, the Whites throw a party for all those who've supported him through the ordeal, but the mood is ruined when Walt and Hank argue. Skyler is worried about Walt's emotional state as Walt tries various home improvement projects to occupy himself. Jane continues her relationship with Jesse but keeps this secret from her father.moreless

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  • Breaking Bored

    9.0
    i feel like an opportunity was missed for a niftier title. I liked this episode. A lull in the pace of things a moment to catch their breath before invariably more bad things happen. A minute for the watcher to realize why you don't wish for characters to make better choices or have better luck (because holy crap things get boring quick!) Very good episode. Should be renamed!
  • Excuse the Obvious Pun, But I Was Happy Once Over Was Over

    3.5
    After having seen all five seasons of Breaking Bad, I can undoubtedly state that this is the worst episode of the show. I mean seriously, how can anyone genuinely like this? Besides the disappointing absence of newly introduced Saul Goodman, Walt ranging between worst father imaginable to most boring character imaginable, and Jesse and Jane having high school love problems, there isn't a lot left to talk about.



    The opening sequence once again shows the ominous one-eyed teddy bear, this time getting fished out of the White's swimming pool. In the same scenery, some other mysterious signs suggest that a catastrophe has happened. Of course, we still don't get a solution to this, but it's definitely a nice build-up. After that, "Over" quickly loses thrill and only got me emotional when television's most uncomfortable to watch scene ever came on if you've seen the episode, you know what I'm talking about. I get their intention with this one, but I'm sure that they could've portrayed it in a less embarrassing and enraging way. Subsequently, relatively nothing happens and the show gets unbelievably boring. There are no signs of betterment until the final scene eventually one that isn't the most unnecessary. I won't spoil it for you, but it's definitely an important one for Walt (or rather Heisenberg) and Bryan Cranston absolutely kicks ass in it.



    Thus, without exaggeration, the only good scenes in "Over" are the first and the last one, which is a really miserable result. As the next episode isn't very good or eventful either, I completely don't get why the writers separated these two. In fact, if I were to cut out the scenes that are unnecessary in my opinion, there wouldn't be ten minutes left of "Over".moreless
  • 80% Cancer Remission, 100% Breaking Bad!

    9.5
    After receiving the results of is CT scan back Walt becomes depressed as his last escapade in the desert seems pointless to him now. Walt seemed ready to die and in the last episode how he took out his anger of the news on a paper towel dispenser and making his knuckles raw thinking, "How dare you dispense me towels?" He and Hank get into a heated argument and Walt keeps himself busy with various fixer upper jobs around the house and he conquers many deposits of mold, rot, etc. Also Jesse and Jane further their relationship with a cool superhero drawing subplot. Even though Jane pretends that there is nothing happening between the two of them in front of her father this pisses Jesse off and they make up later on Jesse's new bed. Although this episode reeks of midseason filler it still has that signature Breaking Bad finesse that leaves you satisfied, curious, and overall wanting more of what you just saw.moreless
  • The character development truely Kicks in...

    9.0
    After last weeks episode where Walt learnt of his cancer's remission I wondered how the series would continue. Surely without the fear of impending death, Walt would have no need to continue the lifestyle he has entered into.



    Well this episode deals with just that. We experience his anger firstly, with the outbreak he has at his party. Lashing out at the ones closest to him is the way he is dealing with the fact he now has to live on, dealing with the things he has done.



    Then comes the distraction. Walt invests himself into fixing the foundations of his house, with problems that don't even require immediate attention. This is to focus his mind on other things, simply put, to distract himself from dealing with any of his other problems, his family, the Heisenberg side of his life, the fact he still has cancer and the worry of it returning.



    The ending truely makes this episode though. Walt realises that he wants the lifestyle that he has started. He wants to be a Meth Dealer. This episode has been great character development and I can't wait to see what Walt does next.moreless
  • 210

    8.5
    Breaking Bad keeps me intrigued with a hell of a cold opening, over the coarse of season 2, we've been getting glimpses of the future in the cold openings, and everything has been adding up quite smoothly. I cannot wait for what I think will be the season 2 finale when these glimpses of the future unravel.



    In this great installment of Breaking Bad, we've got 2 body bags right next to Walt's car, with broken windows, with Walt's belongings in the evidence file. The purple bear remains a mystery, but I'm definitely getting more & more hooked on this show with every episode.



    As for the episode overall, it was a bit of a filler, but it wad an enjoyable hour of television, much like many of the other Breaking Bad fillers. We've got Skylar taking interest in her boss, which was just about the most uninteresting. Then we've got Jesse and his relationship troubles, which was entertaining, but not as exciting.



    It nearly broke my heart when Walt said it would be "over", the business. Jesse's reaction was sad, after all they've been through, wow, great scene. Speaking of great scenes, I must say Walter's remission party was excellent, and it portrays what a lot of cancer patients go through after they realize they have more time to live after pretty much knocking on death's door. Walter tries to take up time by fixing things around the house, but at the end, he realizes his true calling: cooking meth, which got me cheering for joy. Season finale nearing, anticipation rising. Great episode.moreless
Carl Savering

Carl Savering

Bob

Guest Star

Shannon McCormick

Shannon McCormick

Tweaky Dude

Guest Star

K A Beesler

K A Beesler

Thug Buddy

Guest Star

Carmen Serano

Carmen Serano

Carmen

Recurring Role

Krysten Ritter

Krysten Ritter

Jane Margolis

Recurring Role

Steven Michael Quezada

Steven Michael Quezada

Steven Gomez

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Walter: (to the young guy in the DIY superstore after telling him how to handle his "shopping supplies") Are you following me here? (silence, guy walks away, leaves his shopping cart) He, he.

    • Walt: I owe you an apology most of all. I should have used better judgment all around. I mean, having you drink in the first place - it wasn't right and for that I'm sorry.
      Walt Jr.: But I kept up, right? You and Uncle Hank - I drank three.

    • (Walt approaches two drug dealers in a carpark and slowly says)
      Walt: Stay out of my territory.

    • Walter Jr.: Is the whole house gonna collapse or something?
      Walt: Not if I can help it.

    • (preparing some eggs)
      Jesse: This is your brain.
      (when the eggs starting to cook)
      Jesse: This is your brain on drugs.

    • Walter: It's kind of funny. When I got my diagnosis, cancer, I said to myself, "Why me?" And then, the other day, when I got the good news... I said the same thing. (long pause) Anyway, thank you for coming and enjoy.

    • Jesse: I thought maybe you... Might have, you know, kicked. Signed off. I was even checking the obits.
      Walter: No such luck.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: April 2, 2011 on Nova Cinema

    • Featured Music:

      "Dance Hall Days" by Wang Chung
      "Heard It in a Love Song" by The Marshall Tucker Band
      "Every Kinda People" by Robert Palmer
      "Zungguzungguguzungguzeng" by Yellow Man
      "My Rims" by Chops
      "DLZ" by TV On The Radio

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