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'Breaking Bad' recap: Episode 5, 'Dead Freight'

'Breaking Bad' recap: Episode 5, 'Dead Freight'

"Breaking Bad" could have mined the familiar territory of rapidly deteriorating relationships all the way to the finish line, but that would have felt too easy and lopsided. Last week, after Skyler channeled Virginia Woolf and made a slow walk into a swimming pool her most obvious cry for help, it was time for "Breaking Bad" to get back to its increasingly complicated drug business. 

When Walt "defeated" Gus, he believed he had conquered the biggest hurdle to controlling the Southwest meth trade. "It's over," Walt infamously told Skyler after Gus had been blown to bits. For Walt, it was now time to make a lot of meth and a lot of...