The season premiere of “Breaking Bad” took on the feel of a heist movie at times, culminating in the scene you can watch up above.
Walt (Bryan Cranston), Jesse (Aaron Paul) and Mike (Jonathan Banks) scheme to recover a laptop the police seized from Gus’s office that contained boatloads of video from the Superlab. Walt wants to make a bomb to blow up the Albuquerque PD evidence room, but Jesse comes up with the idea of using a magnet instead.
Which leads us to the scene in the video: Having made and tested out a makeshift magnet, Walt and Jesse manage to sneak into the APD complex — with Mike having cleared the way — and turn on the juice. It actually works, although Walt can’t resist giving an unnecessary extra blast, breaking the truck’s axle and forcing him and Jesse to escape on foot to Mike’s car.
Mike, naturally, is angry to leave anything behind that the cops might investigate, but Walt is very, very pleased with himself. You’d think the magnet was his idea.
You can read the full rundown of the episode here. What did you think of the caper?