Breaking Bad

Season 5 Episode 4

Fifty-One

18
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 05, 2012 on AMC

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    • The watch that Jesse gives Walt is the Tag Heuer Monaco, the same one that Steve McQueen wore in the movie "LeMans" (1977). Steve McQueen was later diagnosed with an inoperable form of lung cancer. walt also has lung cancer.

    • The scene in the bedroom near the end of the episode was originally planned with Skyler staying stationary on the bed. However, Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, and Rian Johnson decided to convey Walt's "cornering" of Skyler a bit more by having Anna move around the bedroom with Bryan slowly closing in on her after each move. Vince Gilligan was greatly impressed with this "blocking" technique.

    • During the smoking scene and serious talk with Walt, Anna Gunn was hiding her nausea from the herbal cigarettes. She used to be a smoker, but had to take Gravol and cough drops in order to keep the scene going. Rian Johnson, the director, avoided filming her face because of Gunn's difficult time during that scene.

    • Chrysler paid for the product placement, this time. But Michelle MacLaren mentions on the podcast that she told Rian Johnson (the director) to at least show off these cars a bit. Michelle says Rian hit it out of the park by doing the low-level trolley camera play between the two cars with the engines roaring.

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