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->''"Hola DEA!"''
-->-- '''The Cartel, through Tortuga and his tortoise'''

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* SerendipitousSurvival: Hank was lucky that he wasn't able to look at Tortuga's head for too long, if he had stayed where he was standing instead of going to the car, he would have gotten injured or worse in the ensuing explosion.


While Jesse and Jane bond, Hank meets with his colleagues on the Mexican border as they conduct a stakeout. He sees something in the distance: it appears to be Tortuga. When the team investigates, they discover that it's actually Tortuga's severed head attached to the back of a tortoise (Tortuga's Spanish namesake) with "HOLA DEA" ("Hello, D.E.A.!") painted on its shell. Hank begins to feel ill as his colleagues laugh about the poetic justice that had been wrought on Tortuga, but the laughter comes to an end with bombs attached to the tortoise go off, killing one DEA agent and maiming three others.

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While Jesse and Jane bond, Hank meets with his colleagues on the Mexican border as they conduct a stakeout. He sees something in the distance: it appears to be Tortuga. When the team investigates, they discover that it's actually Tortuga's severed head attached to the back of a tortoise (Tortuga's Spanish namesake) with "HOLA DEA" ("Hello, D.E.A.!") painted on its shell. Hank begins to feel ill as his colleagues laugh about the poetic justice that had been wrought on Tortuga, but the laughter comes to an end with bombs attached to the tortoise go off, killing one DEA agent and maiming three others.
others (and the tortoise).

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* {{Irony}}: Hank likes to pretend that he's much more macho than he really is, pretending that the firefight with Tuco isn't affecting him and often being as loud and obnoxious as possible to cover up his fears and nervousness. It's this very same squeamishness that saves his life when he has to walk away from Tortuga's head before it explodes.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Walt briefly freaks out when he thinks Jesse was the one who killed Spooge.


* {{Jerkass}}: Vanco, who is so much of a jerk he can't even insult Hank to his face, preferring to say them in Spanish to his colleagues

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* {{Jerkass}}: Vanco, who Vanco is so much of a jerk he can't even insult Hank to his face, preferring to say them in Spanish to his colleaguescolleagues
* KilledOffscreen: Played with. Tortuga's death happens offscreen, but we'll see it in a later episode.



* MeaningfulName: Tortuga invokes this: "I take my time, but I always win."
* SteelEardrums: Averted; when the Tortuga bomb goes off, the audio is dampened to cue to us that Hank has been temporarily deafened by the blast.

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* MeaningfulName: Tortuga invokes this: "I take my time, but I always win."
" The cartel then invoke this in another way by sending his severed head on top of a tortoise.
* SteelEardrums: Averted; when the Tortuga bomb goes off, the audio is dampened to cue to us that Hank has been temporarily deafened by the blast.blast.
* TemptingFate: "What's the matter, Schrader? You act like you never saw a severed human head on a tortoise before!"
* VomitingCop: Hank is visibly trying not to throw up when seeing Tortuga's severed head.


* EarlyBirdCameo: Tortuga makes several appearances throughout the ColdOpen music video before he's introduced properly within the episode.



* EarlyBirdCameo: Tortuga makes several appearances throughout the ColdOpen music video before he's introduced properly within the episode.


* EarlyBirdCameo: Tortuga makes several appearances throughout the ColdOpen music video before he's introduced properly within the episode.



* SteelEardrums: Averted, when the Tortuga bomb goes off, the audio is dampened to cue to us that Hank has been temporarily deafened by the blast.

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* SteelEardrums: Averted, Averted; when the Tortuga bomb goes off, the audio is dampened to cue to us that Hank has been temporarily deafened by the blast.


* DeadStarWalking: Tortuga is murdered by the cartel after a single scene in the hotel.

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* DeadStarWalking: Tortuga is murdered by the cartel after a couple of appearances in the ColdOpen and a single scene in the hotel.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Vanco mocks Hank for suffering a HeroicBSOD and fleeing from Tortuga's severed head... seconds before it explodes, resulting in his leg being severed.


Meanwhile, Skyler applies for a data-entry job at Beneke Fabrications, using her friendship with the owner Ted Beneke to get her old bookkeeping job back. At the same time, Hank meets with "Tortuga", a cartel informant, in El Paso. He is annoyed with his colleagues acquiescing to his every request and demands Tortuga cooperate, but Tortuga explains that he's a patient man and he will take his time to get what he wants.

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Meanwhile, Skyler applies for a data-entry job at Beneke Fabrications, using her friendship with the owner Ted Beneke to get her old bookkeeping job back. At the same time, Hank meets with "Tortuga", "Tortuga" (Creator/DannyTrejo), a cartel informant, in El Paso. He is annoyed with his colleagues acquiescing to his every request and demands Tortuga cooperate, but Tortuga explains that he's a patient man and he will take his time to get what he wants.

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[[caption-width-right:350:"''But that homie's dead/He just don't know it yet.''"]]


* DareToBeBadass: Walt gives another to Jesse telling him to use the incident from the [[Recap/BreakingBadS2E6Peekaboo previous episode]] to incite Jesse to expand their business. Doubles as a {{Crowning Moment of Funny}}.

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* DareToBeBadass: Walt gives another to Jesse telling him to use the incident from the [[Recap/BreakingBadS2E6Peekaboo previous episode]] to incite Jesse to expand their business. Doubles as a {{Crowning Moment of Funny}}.SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}.

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: When Jesse offers to let Jane over to see his flat-screen TV (the first step towards them having a relationship), church bells are heard in the background.

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: MeaningfulBackgroundEvent:
** At the atomic bomb museum, after Walt learns how everyone believed Jesse killed Spooge and that the news was driving up business, the sound of a bomb going off is heard as he walks away, signifying his intent to play up the rumor for all it was worth.
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When Jesse offers to let Jane over to see his flat-screen TV (the first step towards them having a relationship), church bells are heard in the background.

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