Breaking Bad 5.12 "Rabid Dog" Review: Old Dogs, New Tricks Read more at

While the first three episodes of Breaking Bad’s final run have been absolutely explosive, tonight’s episode, “Rabid Dog,” while still exciting, took a little pause from the nonstop action to set the stage for Breaking Bad’s endgame. However, the positioning of these final pieces was not any less exceptional than Hank and Walt’s confrontation in the garage or Jesse’s realization about what a deceitful manipulator Walt is. The slower pace of “Rabid Dog” allowed for Breaking Bad to provide us with some extremely gratifying moments, such as Hank and Jesse’s teamwork, Skyler’s continued descent into darkness, and, in what was tonight’s best scene, Jesse’s enjoyment and satisfaction over finally having the upper hand over Walt. Overall, it was another tremendous episode in what is shaping up to be one of the best final seasons of television that I’ve ever seen.

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