Breaking Bad: Season 2 (2009)

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Season 2
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Breaking Bad continues to soar, thanks to its artsy style and suspenseful thrills.

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Critic Ratings: 35

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Episodes

Air date: Mar 8, 2009

After witnessing Tuco murder one of his junkies, Walt and Jesse fear that he will kill them next, to tie up loose ends. Unless they kill Tuco first.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2009

Tuco takes Walt and Jesse prisoner.

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Air date: Mar 22, 2009

Walt and Jesse try to come up with alibis for their disappearances.

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Air date: Mar 29, 2009

Skyler keeps mysteriously leaving without talking to Walt. Jesse's parents throw him out of his own house.

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Air date: Apr 5, 2009

Walt and Jesse decide to start their own little empire with the help of Jesse's friends: Skinny Pete, Combo, and Badger. Meanwhile, Hank tries to pull himself together after his encounter with Tuco.

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Air date: Apr 12, 2009

After Skinny Pete gets ripped off, Walt makes Jesse go get the money. Meanwhile, Walt's cover story on how Elliott and Gretchen are paying for his medical treatment is on the verge of collapsing.

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Air date: Apr 19, 2009

Rumor is spreading that Jesse killed the man that ripped Skinny Pete off. Walt uses this to his advantage on expanding their territory. Meanwhile, Hank has been promoted to the El Paso office. But it's not all he hoped it would be.

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Air date: Apr 26, 2009

Badger is caught by the DEA. Walt and Jesse hire the best criminal lawyer in town, Saul Goodman.

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Air date: May 3, 2009

Walt and Jesse become stranded out in the middle of the desert after cooking more crystal.

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Air date: May 10, 2009

Walt's cancer has greatly improved. Time to celebrate! Meanwhile, Jesse and tries to meet his new girlfriend's father.

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Informed he has terminal cancer, an underachieving chemistry genius turned high school teacher uses his expertise to secretly provide for his family by producing the world's highest quality crystal meth.

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Critic Reviews for Breaking Bad Season 2

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (20)

This brilliant second season of "Breaking Bad" is starting to earn a place in any discussion of the classics of the genre.

Feb 17, 2009 | Full Review…

"Breaking Bad" works as an unabashedly bold story about a man in extremis, told with the iconographic and ironic sensibility of Quentin Tarantino.

Feb 17, 2009 | Full Review…

"Breaking Bad" unfolds like a modern Western with a dark, absurd view of the world. It echoes "No Country for Old Men," yet there are unexpected moments of tenderness and comedy.

Feb 17, 2009 | Full Review…

Bryan Cranston's Walter remains one of the best-played characters on television, and he's surrounded by a strong cast that, knowingly or unknowingly, plays off his desperation.

Feb 17, 2009 | Full Review…

"Breaking Bad" is extraordinary, and if the rest of the season matches Sunday's premiere, an Emmy nomination for best drama seems certain.

Feb 17, 2009 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Episode for episode and scene for scene, season two is a great example of how to intensify personal stories with images that have metaphoric dimensions but don't push too hard, instead letting their meanings emerge through spectacle.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Breaking Bad's second series is a haunting exploration of unintended consequences from well thought-out actions.

Feb 12, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Even stronger than the superb first run. It takes all the elements that worked and cranks them up... adding an almost Vonnegut-esque sense of bleak whimsy to the increasingly surreal proceedings.

Oct 17, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Scary, funny, dramatic, and honestly moving, Breaking Bad is remarkable television that pulls off that amazing trick of feeling both genuine and completely original at the same time.

Oct 17, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A drama on the order of The Sopranos or The Shield, it's not about things -- and people -- getting better so much as it is about the struggle for survival.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

I found [the season finale] to stretch way beyond the show's established believability (and viewers' trust therein)... It's a bleak and ridiculous "cosmic" twist on par with a doctor accidentally replacing Tony Soprano's heart with an ape's.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

So many scenes in this beautifully filmed series are so disturbing that they overwhelm the occasional moments of dark humor. But the performances make it interesting and intense viewing that is as hard to look away from as a tragic car accident.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 2

  • Oct 05, 2020
    Better than the last season.
  • Aug 05, 2020
    This season improves significantly on the previous season, and that's saying a lot. We get more of an emotional attachment to the main characters, especially Jesse and his relationship with Jane. Also, Saul Goodman was a great addition.
  • Jul 25, 2020
    "SE EMPIEZA A COCINAR ALGO MAS GRANDE" En la segunda temporada, ya vemos mas construidos todos los personajes, intenciones y contexto que la serie nos ofrece y es mas increíble saber que en las temporadas que vienen logra volarnos con sorpresas que no podríamos ni aun hoy en dia, entender como se les ocurrió algo tan espectacular.
  • Jul 15, 2020
    Breaking Bad Season 2 | Detailed note: 9.2
  • Jul 10, 2020
    The second season of Breaking Bad is a tense, amazingly acted, and really emotional season. The story is really good, it makes you sympathize characters you shouldn't and dislike characters you should like. Once again, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul give fantastic performances as the lead men, and not only them, the whole cast is on point. The first season felt like a setup for this and it totally paid off. The ending of the season isn't something spectacular, it's just a swift transition to the third, which totally gets rid of the cliffhanger endings that we all grew to have a love/hate relationship with. I'm hooked on this and I suppose it will get only better.
  • Jul 07, 2020
    A 10/10 .............
  • Jun 16, 2020
    if you haven't seen it yet, where the fuck were you?
  • Jun 04, 2020
    The second season of this hit, hilarious sc'fi adventure is better than the prior season and the conclusion propels the show forward into the next season rather nicely. Instead of the jump from the first season to the second feeling like a direct continuation.
  • May 28, 2020
    really good and its absolute fresh
  • May 23, 2020
    One of the best starts to a season with 3 suspenseful episode and that bell was perfect the rest of the season was perfect character building for jesse and saul

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