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* StressVomit: Walter ends up throwing up when he realizes that hes killed Krazy-8 ([[Recap/BreakingBadS1E2TheCatsInTheBag citation needed]]) and Emilio.

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* StressVomit: Walter ends up throwing up when he realizes that hes in all likelihood killed Krazy-8 ([[Recap/BreakingBadS1E2TheCatsInTheBag citation needed]]) and Emilio.

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* CompartmentShot: Used when Walt fishes laundered money out of a washing machine.


* FromNobodyToNightmare: Walt begins his baby steps to become a Nightmare in this episode.



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Hank is the one who originally offered to take Walter on a ride-along to a meth lab, claiming he should get a little excitement in his life. If he hadn't, Walter probably wouldn't have asked to go on one, he wouldn't have been reunited with Jesse and a lot of death and destruction wouldn't have happened. This includes both of Hank's fatal shootings. Poor Hank's own BoisterousBruiser tendencies helped pave the way for Heisenberg.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Hank is the one who originally offered to take Walter on a ride-along to a meth lab, claiming he should get a little excitement in his life. If he hadn't, Walter probably wouldn't have asked to go on one, he wouldn't have been reunited with Jesse and a lot of death and destruction wouldn't have happened. Perhaps Walt would have settled for grudgingly working for Elliot to pay his cancer bills. This includes both of Hank's fatal shootings. Poor Hank's own BoisterousBruiser tendencies helped pave the way for Heisenberg.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: Walt is told by the doctor when he got cancer in his birthday, that in the best case scenario, he has only two years to live. Walt dies exactly two years later, just not by cancer.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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Walt is told by the doctor when he got cancer in his birthday, that in the best case scenario, he has only two years to live. Walt dies exactly two years later, just not by cancer.cancer.
** The amount of vindictiveness Walt shows to the bullies in the clothing store shows just how sadistic Walt can be, which becomes more and more apparent as the show goes on.


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* RightForTheWrongReasons: The punk that Walt attacks had no idea how right he would turn out to be when he called Walt a psycho for attacking him.

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* FailedASpotCheck: Hank and Gomez are supposedly elite DEA agents and yet somehow fail to notice that the car with the license plate 'The Capn' parked right next to their van despite knowing that the suspect's alias is 'Cap'n Cook'. As such, they arrest Emilio, believing him to be the suspect.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: When Hank and Gomez are about to go into Jesse's meth lab, Hank calls Gomez 'Frank' while it will be later established that Gomez's first name is 'Steve'.


* StressVomit: Walter ends up throwing up when he realizes that hes killed Krazy-8 and Emilio.

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* StressVomit: Walter ends up throwing up when he realizes that hes killed Krazy-8 ([[Recap/BreakingBadS1E2TheCatsInTheBag citation needed]]) and Emilio.



%%* VomitDiscretionShot

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%%* VomitDiscretionShot* VomitDiscretionShot: StressVomit or no, you still don't actually ''see'' Walt vomit.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: To deal with the punks making fun of Walt Jr., Walt exits the store from the back and then enters it through the front to sneak up on them, as though Walt is exiting and Heisenberg is entering.


* SuicideByCop: Walter initially wants to do this, until he decides that he is {{Driven to Suicide}} instead. Neither one works.

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* StressVomit: Walter ends up throwing up when he realizes that hes killed Krazy-8 and Emilio.
* SuicideByCop: Walter initially wants to do this, until he decides that he is {{Driven to Suicide}} DrivenToSuicide instead. Neither one works.

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* MacGyvering: Walt pulls this off when he realizes that Krazy-8 and Emilio fully intend to kill him and Jesse. The lab is set up for cooking crystal meth. But he's quick enough on his feet to improvise a plan that involves luring them into the RV on the promise of showing them a new meth recipe, beginning the concoction of poisonous phosphine gas banking on the fact that his captors will lack the chemistry knowledge to recognize what he's doing, and then completing the final step that results in a gaseous explosion. The final point, and the resultant surprise it causes for his captors, gives him just the split second he needs to bolt out of the RV and hold the door against his victims.


* BilingualBonus: As we first see Walter as a car wash worker, there's a guy in the background speaking angrily on the phone. He speaks Romanian and it means, "What I said, you idiot, is you have to be here at eight in the morning. You make me sick! Go to hell!

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* BilingualBonus: As we first see Walter as a car wash worker, there's a guy in the background speaking angrily on the phone. He speaks Romanian and it means, "What I said, you idiot, is you have to be here at eight in the morning. You make me sick! Go to hell! hell!"


Their partnership settled, Walt steals a box full of chemistry equipment from his own classroom at the high school, while Jesse purchases an RV for them to use as a lab. They drive into the desert and cook, with Walt in his underwear to keep the smell out of the clothes. Jesse declares Walter "an artist", and is clearly impressed with his technical abilities. Jesse takes a sample to his acquaintance Krazy-8, cousin of Emilio. Emilio then walks out of the bathroom, out of jail on bail. The two threaten Jesse for turning them in and ask where he obtained the excellent sample. The three drive out to the RV where Walt is, and when Emilio recognizes Walter from the bust, the two pull their guns on Jesse and Walt. Jesse tries to run away, but falls on a rock and is knocked out, as Emilio and Krazy threatens to kill them both, but Walter, picking on Krazy's admiration of his craft, talks them into sparing him and Jesse, if he teaches them his recipe. He begins cooking, but deliberately mixes the wrong chemicals to cause an explosive cloud of gas and runs out of the RV, holding the door shut as the two inside are poisoned. Walter suddenly notices that the prairie is on fire from a stray cigarette butt, and frantically puts gas masks on himself and Jesse and drives off.

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Their partnership settled, Walt steals a box full of chemistry equipment from his own classroom at the high school, while Jesse purchases an RV for them to use as a lab. They drive into the desert and cook, with Walt in his underwear to keep the smell out of the clothes. Jesse declares Walter "an artist", and is clearly impressed with his technical abilities. Jesse takes a sample to his acquaintance Krazy-8, cousin of Emilio. Emilio then walks out of the bathroom, out of jail on bail. The two threaten Jesse for turning them in and ask where he obtained the excellent sample. The three drive out to the RV where Walt is, and when Emilio recognizes Walter from the bust, the two pull their guns on Jesse and Walt. Jesse tries to run away, but falls on a rock and is knocked out, as Emilio and Krazy threatens to kill them both, but Walter, picking on Krazy's admiration of his craft, talks them into sparing him and Jesse, if he teaches them his recipe. He begins cooking, but deliberately mixes the wrong chemicals to cause an explosive cloud of gas and runs out of the RV, holding the door shut as the two inside are poisoned. Walter suddenly notices that the prairie is on fire from a Emilio's stray cigarette butt, and frantically puts gas masks on himself and Jesse and drives off.



** Walter's chemistry lecture to his students about how life is about growth, decay, and transformation is equally establishing, [[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain summing up both the series and especially Walter perfectly.]]* FanDisservice: Creator/BryanCranston makes the first of many appearances in his tighty whiteys, and it is not pleasant...

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** Walter's chemistry lecture to his students about how life is about growth, decay, and transformation is equally establishing, [[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain summing up both the series and especially Walter perfectly.]]* ]]
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FanDisservice: Creator/BryanCranston makes the first of many appearances in his tighty whiteys, and it is not pleasant...


* UnwillingInstigatorOfDoom: Hank is the one who originally offered to take Walter on a ride-along to a meth lab, claiming he should get a little excitement in his life. If he hadn't, Walter probably wouldn't have asked to go on one, he wouldn't have been reunited with Jesse and a lot of death and destruction wouldn't have happened. This includes both of Hank's fatal shootings. Poor Hank's own BoisterousBruiser tendencies helped pave the way for Heisenberg.

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* UnwillingInstigatorOfDoom: UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Hank is the one who originally offered to take Walter on a ride-along to a meth lab, claiming he should get a little excitement in his life. If he hadn't, Walter probably wouldn't have asked to go on one, he wouldn't have been reunited with Jesse and a lot of death and destruction wouldn't have happened. This includes both of Hank's fatal shootings. Poor Hank's own BoisterousBruiser tendencies helped pave the way for Heisenberg.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Walt is told by the doctor when he got cancer in his birthday, that in the best case scenario, he has only two years to live. Walt dies exactly two years later, just not by cancer.


** As if his cheesy TV commercial wasn't enough, the first time Saul appears in the flesh, he wipes the floor with a gawky cop that was interrogating Badger.
** In his first couple of scenes, Todd appears to be a competent, unfailingly polite henchman. [[spoiler:Then he unhesitatingly kills a child in cold blood.]]

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