Breaking Bad

Season 5 Episode 12

Rabid Dog

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 01, 2013 on AMC
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An unusual strategy starts to bear fruit, while plans are set in motion that could change everything. (Written and directed by Sam Catlin.)

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  • Superb dialogue makes up for a not thoroughly gripping episode

    8.5
    "Rabid Dog" as all Breaking Bad episodes with canine references in its title referring to Jesse is the lull before the storm, preparing the audience for the final quarter of the season. Although lull is quite an understatement, considering that Jesse almost burned Walt's house down just one episode ago and the intensity is still omnipresent.



    Yet for these three quarters of an hour, the immensely talented screenwriting staff of the series got together to bring about a surprisingly amusing and quote-laden episode, whether it's the really good laughs (Jesse's "Yeah, Mr White is gay for me", Marie's psychiatrist's "Last week you were upset about the new parking rules", Saul's "But you got to understand, deep down he loves me") or the alarming, character-defining ones (Hank's "Pinkman gets killed, and we get it all on tape", Skyler's "We've come this far, what's one more?", Jesse's "Mr White he's the devil"). Pardon me for listing all of this, but I really noticed this episode's extraordinarily great dialogue and just wanted to bring up these moments again.



    With the Whites' hotel and a closer look on the Schraders' interior decoration (Loved to see a Deadwood box on their bookshelf), there was also some wonderful set design to enjoy, while Michael Slovis's cinematography was as impressing as all his other work on the series. Thus, while it is one of the less momentous episodes of the final eight and has a couple of scenes that go on for too long, "Rabid Dog" shows other qualities of Breaking Bad more clearly and furthers the excitement for the grand finale.moreless
  • Rabid Dog

    10
    It was slow at parts, especially with how last episode ended, but overall this was another strong addition to the final season of Breaking Bad. Best parts were Skyler telling Walt that maybe he should kill Jesse, the ending, Jesse calling Walt the Devil, and claiming that "No matter what you think will happen, the exact reverse opposite will Is he right? Let's find out
  • Rabid Dog

    7.0
    The episode had its moments, but some parts just moved a bit too slow for my liking. I also think Jesse's behavior is too bizarre and out of place, even for him, someone who has been peculiar since day one.



    I liked the episode, but this little game of cat and mouse with Walt and Jesse/Hank is getting repetitive.
  • Rabid Dog Mind F@$#^& me good!

    9.0
    Rabid Dog was an awesome and excellent episode of Breaking Bad. I liked how the episode was split intwo and the same time line was seen from different points of view. There was a lot of action, drama and intense character development. There were many interesting scenes with lots of character energy. I know the series is coming to an end and I'll be sad. Saul and his Old Yeller reference were great. This episode is a great trbute to lead up to the series finale. I look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • One way tickets

    9.0
    I think Jesse is going to Belize soon!

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