'Breaking Bad' Episode Recap: Skyler Is 'Buried' In A Tide Of Family Fury

In the second half of the final season of Breaking Bad, the writers are holding no bars in destroying the fictional lives of their characters. In last night's episode 'Buried', Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) family are certainly not united. We've seen the White's and the Schrader's ups and downs over the years and the show's five seasons: from family barbeques to Hank Schrader's (Dean Norris) realisation that his brother-in-law is a prolific meth dealer.

Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston at the Film Society of the Lincoln Center's Celebration of Breaking Bad

The episode opens with Walt attempting to reach Skyler (Anna Gunn), only to realise that Hank has rung first. He assumes Hank will inform Skyler about his meth cooking activities, but we see Hank and Skylar meeting up to discuss Walt. Skyler refuses to leave Walt, despite Hank's pleadings, even dragging his wife into the mix and promising "your best interest and mine are the same." 

Skylar is unaware that Walt's cancer is back and is perplexed when Hank mentions it. Hank assumes Walt is lying about the disease. Despite Hank's pleadings and revelation, Skyler is unwilling to leave her husband and claims Hank is merely intent on destroying her husband. 

Anna Gunn
Anna Gunn at the Breaking Bad celebration.

Hank continues using Marie (Betsy Brandt) as a means of enforcing his point to Skyler. He takes Marie to see Skyler, and after Marie promises not to leave until she is admitted into the White household, Skyler agrees to see her. Skyler refuses to talk until Marie questions her point-blank about Hank's shooting. Sklyer breaks down after Marie slaps her. 

Marie walks away, attempting to take Holly with her. She calls to Hank who convinces her to leave the child. Sitting outside in the car, Marie has turned completely against her brother-in-law declaring to Hank, "you have to get him."

Breaking Bad has four episodes left before its finale on September 29th. Things are certainly coming to a head, with Walt's family divided and some intent on his destruction.

Dean Norris
Dean Norris at the Lincoln Center celebration.


Tags: Bryan Cranston - Anna Gunn - Dean Norris - Betsy Brandt


More Bryan Cranston

Rachel McAdams In 'True Detective 2' Talks & Other Cast Rumours

Rachel McAdams is rumoured to be in talks with the makers of the second series of True Detective. The 35-year-old Canadian actor is not the...

Lena Dunham, Bryan Cranston, Sarah Hyland: Best Pictures from the Emmys 2014

In an Emmy awards that most agree was a stone-cold classic, AMC's meth-drama 'Breaking Bad' was the big winner, taking home most of the night's...

'Breaking Bad' Is King of the Emmys as 'True Detective' Falls Short

Breaking Bad's explosive fifth and final season dominated the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, picking up most of the major drama prizes ahead...

Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 -Breaking Bad Predictably Dominates Drama

The Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Monday evening (25th August) in Los Angeles and there was stiff competition in every category although the results...


The 66th Prime Time Emmy: Who’s In Line To Make History?

The 66th Prime Time Emmys are kicking off tonight at 8pm EDT on NBC, and with plenty of long-running shows still in the mix to...

Breaking Bad Breaks Out A Scavenger Hunt

There are times when everything about a T.V. show is just simply brilliant. It doesn’t happen very often when a long-running series is the whole...

Aaron Paul On Jesse Pinkman And The Moment He Thought His Career Was Over

Having landed the role of a lifetime as Jesse Pinkman – Breaking Bad’s lovable surrogate child to Bryan Cranston’s Walter White – a summer aged...

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston in 'Breaking Bad' Reunion for Emmys Spoof

Julia Louis-Dreyfus attempted to sell her Primetime Emmy Award to Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, who now work as owners of a seedy pawnshop called...



Bryan Cranston Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Bryan Cranston

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All