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This article is about Breaking Bad episode. For the Navajo reservation, see Tohajiilee Indian Reservation. For the track by Dave Porter, see Breaking Bad: Original Score From The Television Series, Vol. 2.

"To'hajiilee" is the thirteenth episode of the fifth season of Breaking Bad and the fifty-ninth episode altogether.



Jack, Kenny and Lydia observe the final stage of Todd's cook at Jack's compound. Todd measures the meth at 76% purity, but Lydia is unimpressed and complains that the product does not bear the signature color of Blue Sky. Jack begins a long discussion of a strained perception of blue, with which everyone except Lydia eventually agrees. Later, Todd brings her tea and says he can get better at cooking with practice. Uncomfortable with how close Todd is standing to her, Lydia says that she needs to catch a flight. As she walks away, Todd longingly contemplates a lipstick mark she left on the mug. Just then, he receives the phone call from Walt, requesting Jack's services for "another job." Walt divulges the name of the target: Jesse Pinkman.

Act I[]


Gomez listens to Jesse's plan

Hank and Gomez discuss their options after the failed sting. Jesse tells them that they need solid evidence of Walt's criminal activities, but he got rid of all such evidence except one thing: his money. Jesse admits he doesn't know where the money is, but there may be someone who does. At the Schrader residence, Gomez brings a package of meat and new information: Huell has been taken into witness protection. Gomez is worried that Huell will contact Saul; if he does, Gomez will have to stop the investigation. Hank presents the package's contents, a shredded animal brain, and tells Jesse that he's up.

At a DEA safe house, Hank and Gomez tell Huell that Walt is getting rid of anyone connected to the poisoning of Brock and that Huell himself is next on the hit list. When Huell calls Hank's bluff, he is shown a fake picture of Jesse with his brains blown out. Huell panics and says that he and Kuby collected Walt's money, which was put into seven barrels and left inside a van; after Walt came back, Huell and Kuby cleaned the van and returned it to a rental agency. Hank and Gomez now have information on which van it was and where it was rented. The two agents leave, with Hank warning Huell not to use his cell phone or leave the safe house.

Walt contracts Jack and Kenny to kill Jesse, telling them that he regards Jesse as like a member of his family and that he wants Jesse's death to be quick and painless. He offers to pay triple of what he paid for the prison job, but Jack forgoes any monetary payment and instead asks Walt to oversee a few cooks with Todd instead. When Jack refuses to do the hit otherwise, Walt reluctantly agrees to one more cook, and only after Jesse is killed. When Jack refers to the job as "rat patrol", Walt maintains that Jesse is no rat. Jack asks where he can find Jesse; Walt doesn't know but knows a way to lure him out.

Act II[]

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Walt visits Andrea

Walt pays a visit to Andrea, telling her that he and Jesse got into an argument and that he now can't find him, suggesting that he is using drugs again. Andrea gives Jesse a call and leaves a voicemail asking to call her back. When Walt returns to his car, he calls Kenny and another member of Jack's gang, who are staking out Andrea's house, and tells them that Jesse may show up soon. He asks them to remove Jesse's body before Andrea or Brock can see it.

Hank, now in possession of Jesse's cell phone, intercepts the call from Andrea; he is aware that Walt is attempting to set a trap for Jesse and deletes the call. Gomez tells Hank that the rental agency does not install GPS trackers on their vans. Jesse urges them not to give up on finding the money. Hank says that it is very possible that Walt buried his money somewhere in the desert, and Gomez immediately says that there is no way they can simply find out where it is buried. Hank comments that they know that the van didn't have a GPS tracker, but Walt doesn't.

Act III[]


Skyler and Walt Jr. talking to Saul

At the car wash, Skyler is teaching Walt Jr. how to ring customers up when Saul arrives to have his car serviced. Skyler is quietly furious at Saul's presence, while Junior is starstruck. Outside, Saul tells Walt that Huell has disappeared, believing Jesse killed him; Walt notices that Saul is wearing a bulletproof vest. Having watched the conversation, Skyler asks if they have had any "progress" with Jesse. When she returns to the cash register, Walt watches her and his son, afraid for their lives. Moments later, he receives a photo message of a barrel full of money buried in dirt, followed by a taunting phone call from Jesse. He says he's going to burn all of the money if Walt doesn't come to meet him.

Walt rushes to his car and speeds to Tohajiilee Indian Reservation, where he has buried his money. Continuing the phone call for the entire reckless drive, Walt makes a number of incriminating statements, insisting that he only poisoned Brock to have Jesse on his side to kill Gus, and states that he committed other murders, naming Emilio Koyama, Krazy-8, and the rival dealers, — to save Jesse as well as himself. Arriving at the reservation, Walt sees no sign of Jesse anywhere around the area where the money is buried; he has been lured into a trap.


Walt spots a vehicle approaching

Walt sees an SUV approaching through the desert. He hides behind a rock and contacts Jack, assuming that Jesse has sent a hit squad to kill him. Jack signals his men to prepare for combat while Walt gives him the GPS coordinates. Walt then realizes that Jesse has come with Hank and Gomez. Not wanting Hank to be killed, he immediately tells Jack to call off the assault. As Hank calls out for him, Walt stares in silence and sadness, knowing that Jesse betrayed him and ensured his defeat.

Act IV[]

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Walt calls Jesse a coward

Walt emerges from his hiding spot, gun in hand, while Hank and Gomez command him to surrender. He follows each of their instructions until Hank finally handcuffs him and reads him his rights. Walt sees Jesse and calls him a "coward," to which Jesse responds by spitting in his face; the two try to fight but are separated by the agents. After putting Walt in the SUV, Hank calls Marie to share the news of the arrest and says that while the following weeks are going to be hard for them, it will get better. Marie is overjoyed that Walt has been caught. Hank hangs up.

Inside the SUV, Walt sees Jack's gang arriving in two vehicles and tries to alert Hank. Jack, Kenny, Todd and three other neo-Nazis get out of the vehicles and draw their weapons; Hank and Gomez draw theirs in response. When Hank declares that they're police, Jack demands to see a badge, which is never produced. Jesse takes cover inside Walt's car, while Walt screams at Jack not to shoot, muted by the SUV's closed windows. The agents and the neo-Nazis continue in the standoff before Kenny opens fire, resulting in a massive shootout. Hank and Gomez find temporary safety behind the SUV but are badly outnumbered and outgunned. Walt tries to get down as bullets start to hit the SUV.

Official Photos[]


  • Tohajiilee is the name of a Navajo reservation in New Mexico. It was the site of Walter and Jesse's first cooking session ("Pilot"), as well as the burial place of Walt's money. ("Buried")
  • The handshake Walt shares with Jack, where Walt only reciprocates after a tense period of time, leaving Jack hanging, is near identical to a handshake he shared with Mike in "Madrigal", except the parties are swapped; Walt was the one left hanging back then.
  • The mug that Todd gives to Lydia for her tea has a picture of an American flag, and says "These colors do not run," ironic given that it takes place immediately after a scene in which Todd fails to impart a blue coloration to the meth he cooked.
  • Jack suggests they use blue food coloring to color the meth Todd cooked the proper blue color and better pass off the meth as authentic Blue Sky. Declan used the same technique to the same end. Many meth dealers in real life also used this technique as the show grew in popularity.
  • While Walter comes to see Jesse when he thinks he is burning his money, Jesse calls Walter "Walt" instead of Mr. White, which is the name he usually calls him. This is the second, and last time in the series that Jesse call's Walter "Walt," the first being in the season 2 episode, Breakage.
  • When Hank finally arrests Walt, he does exactly what he told Walt that he promised to do to Heisenberg when he thought Gale may be Heisenberg. ("Bullet Points") Hank 'slaps the handcuffs' on Walt and then waves to him the exact same way he does in 'Bullet Points'. The wave mimics Gene Hackman to Frog One in The French Connection.
  • Walt raising his arms to surrender resembles Gus raising his arms to taunt Gaff to shoot him in "Bug." 
  • This is the first and only time that Walter Jr. and Saul Goodman have met.
  • The warning Jesse gives Hank and Steve about how dangerous Walt is comes to pass, saying "Whatever–whatever you think is supposed to happen–I’m telling you, the exact reverse opposite of that is going to happen, okay?" Indeed, just when it seems Hank finally beat Walt, the tables were completely turned on him.
    • In addition, it was always intended for Walt and Jack's White Supremacist Gang to carry out the hit and have Jesse Pinkman dead. Ironically, the exact opposite later happens where Jesse is the sole survivor out of all of them, whilst Walt and Jack's Gang all end up dead instead. ("Felina")
  • This is the last time Gustavo Fring, Krazy-8, Emilio Koyama and the Rival Dealers are mentioned in the series.



Featured Music[]

  • "Oh Sherrie" by Steve Perry (playing in the warehouse as Todd delivers Lydia's tea)
  • "Thunder Island" by Jay Ferguson (playing from the warehouse as Todd traces Lydia's lipstick on the mug)
  • "She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby (Todd's ringtone)
  • "Hello Kitty Wonderland" by M3m (Once again, from Andrea's message Jesse's ringtone is heard)
  • "Smiles" by James Tayor (at the carwash)
  • "Movin' On" by Frank Josephs (at the carwash)
  • "To'hajiilee" by Dave Porter (as Walt races to Tohajiilee)
  • "Hank's Last Stand" by Dave Porter (during the stand-off between Hank, Gomez & the White Supremacist Gang)

Memorable Quotes[]

"Open your eyes! Can't you see that I needed you on my side to kill Gus. I ran over those gang bangers, I killed Emilio and Krazy-8, why? I did all of things to try and save your life as much as mine! But only you're too stupid to know it!"
―Walt to Jesse about how much he cares for him.

"Walter White, you have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney and have an attorney present during questioning. If you can’t afford an attorney, one will be provided for you at the government’s expense. Do you understand these rights as I have just recited them to you?"
―Hank reading Walt his Miranda right’s as Walt stares at Jesse.