9:30pm – Thursday, December 16 on ABC1
Thursday, 16 December 2010 As the frustrating search for a legitimate job lands Jesse (Aaron Paul) in a new drug dealing partnership with his friend, Badger (Matt Jones), Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Skyler (Anna Gunn) are invited to a birthday party at the estate of his former research partners, Elliott and Gretchen Schwartz.
No one feels more out of place at the lavish event than Walt, especially after he sees the trappings of wealth and fame accumulated by his old friends. He’s put at ease, however, when Elliott is genuinely touched by the cheap package of ramen noodles that he gave him in honour of their many years together as struggling young chemists.
Meanwhile, Jesse finds that Badger isn’t the kind of business partner that he’s grown accustomed to, and when Walt, Jr. (R. J. Mitte) is threatened with arrest after soliciting an off- duty cop to buy beer, he turns to Hank (Dean Norris), and not his dad, for help.
With her son’s predicament forcing Skyler to reveal that her husband admitted to smoking marijuana, she decides that the only way to get Walt to accept Elliott’s offer to pay for his cancer treatments is by staging an intervention. Surprised to find his family waiting for him, Walt has no choice but to hear them out.
After listening to everyone, Walt announces that he doesn’t want to go ahead with something that might only keep him alive for a year or two longer, but he has second thoughts about his decision. And now that he’s facing a huge medical bill, Walt arrives at Jesse’s house offering to renew their business arrangement.