Breaking Bad

Season 3 Episode 6

Sunset

19
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 25, 2010 on AMC
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9.0
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Episode Summary

Jesse gets ready to do business again but he and Walt have a close encounter with Hank that could jeopardize everything. Gus gets some unwanted pressure but comes up with a new target.

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  • Unexpectedly, a great episode for once again

    9.0
    Though the opening scene of "Sunset" is really great, you could have never guessed from it how intense the episode's final moments would be. Without any action, just with the means of television drama, writer and director Josh Shiban manages to glue you to the screen and keep you hooked with two outstanding cliffhangers that will get intertwined in the succeeding episode.



    But back to "Sunset": Season three's sixth episode picks up from a point in the series, in which the entertainment factor is rather low and brings Breaking Bad back to former magnitude just by taking some of the parts everyone loved about the first two season (the process of cooking meth, Walt and Jesse being in peril together) and adorning them with some new aspects. Two of the show's newer parts, Giancarlo Esposito and the Mercada brothers, also get to share a scene together and impress with their extraordinary acting talents. The two scenes with Skyler and Walter Jr. were sub-par, but that doesn't carry too much weight since as I said there are only two scenes with them. Besides that, "Sunset" got me excited about the show again and definitely had some rememberable moments for me, these were the introduction of Walt's new assistant Gale (played by David Costabile), the destroying of the RV, which was executed in the most fantastic manner, and, of course, the intense moments at the junkyard.

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  • Softly the evening came with the sunset

    7.5
    Did anyone notice that badger is back?? or that the cousins actually spoke for the first time?? none of you noticed this? i think its worth mentioning. thats what made the episode great in my opinion. when hank showed up at the junkyard, i had that same feeling back in season 2 when hank shows up in the desert looking for jesse (oh, am i again the only one that noticed this?) i want to see more guns in this show. i feel like last time i saw a firearm was when tuco got shot. man i miss that guy.moreless
  • Sunset

    8.3
    Wow, now this is what Breaking Bad is all about! Unbelievably, intense showdown between Walter and Jesse and Hank. Everytime you think that Walter has run out of breaks, he gets another, but how much longer will that last? Things are really starting to heat up on this AMC series and the fans are being treated to high-quality TV. Plus, there was very little Skylar tonight, and that is never a bad thing.



    Although it is sad to see the RV destroyed and an era truly end on this show, Breaking Bad is entering a new chapter and I have a feeling this season will close with a bang.moreless
  • It has been a while since I reviewed an episode, but since the direction and writing of this episode was of such a high caliber I decided to indulge myself.

    9.5
    Exquisite composure. If this website allowed me to review an episode with two words I would have left it at that. Yet it does deserve a little more than two words. Honestly the beauty of this episode was that it just had the perfect level of inclination in terms of its storyline. A wonderful picture was painted for us in terms of how the rest of the season will pan out, but then again with this show you don't know when a twist will emerge. This episode had a heavy dose of solid production, all the way from its deft script to the wonderful aesthetics we got from a number of shots. Its quite easy to get lost in this episode with all the things that are going on at once, and it was about time. Not to be a cynic but I wasn't too pleased with the season up to this point, the pace of the show was somewhat offbeat, but with the previous episode and this one, the show went from the first gear to the last. This one had the power of a finale yet the show is just halfway through the season, can't wait to finish the rest.moreless
  • 306

    10
    Breaking Bad is finally back on track after we get our first actually perfect episode of the season. All of the past episodes have had their flaws, but this episode was what it was: perfect. I was beginning to think that this show was in a rut, as if the writers didn't know what to do next.



    With Walt not having a reason to cook meth, episodes solely focused on Walt & Skylar's relationship, and Jesse becoming a side character with hardly any interactions between the two main characters, Walt & Jesse. This episode completely proved me wrong. The past five episodes of the season were just amazing buildup to this amazing payoff.



    As this episode finished, I was thinking how amazing it was that I was introduced in to this show, we got some of the best scenes on TV here, just history in the making, and it shows. This episode kept me at the edge of my seat just about the whole time, closes some chapters and brings us new beginnings.



    I've been waiting for Hank to fly off the handle, and I got to say, all this waiting has been worth it. When Walt & Jesse were in the RV, that has to be one of the best scenes in this entire series. The editing and direction when Hank frantically ran in to the hospital, amazing.



    Just don't miss out on this amazing show, give it a second chance, if you've given up on it. Watch this episode, watch Breaking Bad!moreless
Larry Hankin

Larry Hankin

Old Joe

Guest Star

Tom Kiesche

Tom Kiesche

Clovis

Guest Star

Tina Parker

Tina Parker

Francesca

Guest Star

David Costabile

David Costabile

Gale Boetticher

Recurring Role

Charles Baker

Charles Baker

Skinny Pete

Recurring Role

Matt L. Jones

Matt L. Jones

Brandon "Badger" Mayhew

Recurring Role

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