Gliding Over All

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"Gliding Over All" is the eighth episode of the fifth season and the mid-season finale of the American television drama series Breaking Bad, and the 54th overall episode of the series.wikipedia
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Michelle MacLaren

Written by Moira Walley-Beckett and directed by Michelle MacLaren, it aired on AMC in the United States on September 2, 2012. Michelle MacLaren was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for directing this episode.
She was nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards, all for Breaking Bad: one for directing the episode "One Minute" (season 3, episode 7) in 2010, one for directing the episode "Gliding Over All" (season 5, episode 8) in 2013, and the other four in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 for Outstanding Drama Series, on which she served as an executive producer, winning in 2013 and 2014.

Moira Walley-Beckett

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Written by Moira Walley-Beckett and directed by Michelle MacLaren, it aired on AMC in the United States on September 2, 2012.
For the fifth season, Walley-Beckett wrote "Gliding Over All" and "Ozymandias"; the latter received universal praise from critics, and has since been called one of the greatest episodes of television ever broadcast.

Breaking Bad

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"Gliding Over All" is the eighth episode of the fifth season and the mid-season finale of the American television drama series Breaking Bad, and the 54th overall episode of the series.
The mid-season finale of season five, "Gliding Over All", is titled after poem 271 of Leaves of Grass.

Breaking Bad (season 5)

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"Gliding Over All" is the eighth episode of the fifth season and the mid-season finale of the American television drama series Breaking Bad, and the 54th overall episode of the series.
Nominations included Bryan Cranston for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Jonathan Banks and Aaron Paul for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, George Mastras and Thomas Schnauz for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series ("Dead Freight" and "Say My Name"), and Michelle MacLaren for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series ("Gliding Over All").

Leaves of Grass

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The episode is named after poem 271 in Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, a book which is featured prominently in the series.

Pick Yourself Up

Nat King Cole's version of the song was also featured in an episode of Breaking Bad, titled "Gliding Over All."

Blood Money (Breaking Bad)

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In the present, Hank Schrader reels from finding Gale Boetticher's handwritten dedication found in Walt's copy of Leaves of Grass, finally realizing that Walt, his brother-in-law, was Heisenberg all along.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

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Michelle MacLaren was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for directing this episode.

Tommy James and the Shondells

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In 2012, "Crystal Blue Persuasion" was used in the eighth episode of the fifth season of Breaking Bad, "Gliding Over All", during a montage depicting the process involved to bring main character Walter White's methamphetamine operation and its signature blue crystal meth to an international level.

Crystal Blue Persuasion

In 2012, "Crystal Blue Persuasion" was used in the eighth episode of the fifth season of Breaking Bad, "Gliding Over All", during a montage depicting the process involved to bring main character Walter White's methamphetamine operation and its signature blue crystal meth to an international level.

Up the Junction (song)

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It also appears in the TV series Breaking Bad, in the season five episode Gliding Over All.

AMC (TV channel)

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Written by Moira Walley-Beckett and directed by Michelle MacLaren, it aired on AMC in the United States on September 2, 2012.

Walt Whitman

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The episode is named after poem 271 in Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, a book which is featured prominently in the series.

Walter White (Breaking Bad)

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At Vamonos Pest, Walt and Todd prepare a barrel of hydrofluoric acid for Mike's dead body.

Hydrofluoric acid

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At Vamonos Pest, Walt and Todd prepare a barrel of hydrofluoric acid for Mike's dead body.

Jesse Pinkman

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When Jesse arrives, Walt informs him that Mike is "gone."

Hazard Pay

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When asked by Jesse how they will deal with Mike's nine henchmen now that they will not be receiving their hazard payments, Walt bluntly tells Jesse that he is no longer involved in the business and that Walt is "handling it."

Czech Republic

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Suspecting that Walt will see her as a liability and kill her, Lydia proposes a partnership in which Walt expands his distribution overseas to the Czech Republic, which has a high percentage of meth users.

Gus Fring

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When asked why she didn't pitch this to Gus, she claims that he had approved her idea before he was killed.

Ricin

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After Lydia leaves, Walt removes his hat from the table, revealing the vial of ricin from his and Jesse's plot to kill Gus, which he then re-hides in his house.

White supremacy

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Walt asks Todd to meet with his uncle, Jack Welker, who has ties with white supremacist gangs operating in various prisons.

Hank Schrader

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When Hank learns of the deaths, he is crushed and tells Walt that he yearns for a simpler job that does not involve "chasing monsters".

Money laundering

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After explaining to a stunned Walt that there is simply too much money to launder, Skyler pleads with him and asks him how much money will be enough before she can have her children back.

RJ Mitte

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Walt Jr. (RJ Mitte) and Holly move back in with Walt and Skyler, and the family seems to be in repair, with everything now perfect for Walt.