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* InVinoVeritas: When Walt is drowsy thanks to his sleeping pills, he opens up about how he should be dead by now and would have preferred to succumb to his cancer. He also ''almost'' tells Jesse his role in Jane's death, but it's subverted when Jessie misunderstands what he was saying.

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* InVinoVeritas: When Walt is drowsy thanks to his sleeping pills, he opens up about how he should be dead by now and would have preferred to succumb to his cancer. He also ''almost'' tells Jesse his role in Jane's death, but it's subverted when Jessie Jesse misunderstands what he was saying.


* BreatherEpisode: It's also a self-contained episode that doesn't advance any story arcs, and acts as a soft cushion before [[Recap/BreakingBadS3E11Abiquiu all of the subsequent drama]] that is about to ensue.

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* BreatherEpisode: It's also a self-contained episode that doesn't advance any many story arcs, arcs beyond Walt's suspicion that Jesse is pocketing some of the pocket, and acts as a soft cushion before [[Recap/BreakingBadS3E11Abiquiu all of the subsequent the]] [[Recap/BreakingBadS3E12HalfMeasures subsequent]] [[Recap/BreakingBadS3E13FullMeasure drama]] that is about to ensue.

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* BreatherEpisode: It's also a self-contained episode that doesn't advance any story arcs, and acts as a soft cushion before [[Recap/BreakingBadS3E11Abiquiu all of the subsequent drama]] that is about to ensue.

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* FlyCrazy: Walt goes to comical lengths to get the fly out of his lab.


%%* PestEpisode: A fly set the episode in motion.

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%%* * PestEpisode: A lone errant fly set in the lab sets the whole episode in motion.


After Jesse punches out for the day, [[PestEpisode Walt notices a fly in the superlab]]. Concerned for contamination, Walt tries to kill the fly, but his every attempt fails, with one attempt causing him to fall flat on his ass and get winded and the fly landing on one of the lenses of his glasses, almost as if taunting him...

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After Jesse punches out for the day, [[PestEpisode Walt notices a fly in the superlab]].superlab. Concerned for contamination, Walt tries to kill the fly, but his every attempt fails, with one attempt causing him to fall flat on his ass and get winded and the fly landing on one of the lenses of his glasses, almost as if taunting him...


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%%* PestEpisode: A fly set the episode in motion.

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* WorthyOpponent: The titular insect, according to Jesse.
-->'''Jesse:''' He's got skills, yo. I'll give him that.


After Jesse punches out for the day, Walt notices a fly in the superlab. Concerned for contamination, Walt tries to kill the fly, but his every attempt fails, with one attempt causing him to fall flat on his ass and get winded and the fly landing on one of the lenses of his glasses, almost as if taunting him...

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After Jesse punches out for the day, [[PestEpisode Walt notices a fly in the superlab.superlab]]. Concerned for contamination, Walt tries to kill the fly, but his every attempt fails, with one attempt causing him to fall flat on his ass and get winded and the fly landing on one of the lenses of his glasses, almost as if taunting him...


* ForWantOfANail: During the MotiveDecay moment listed below, Walt says that he should never have left home and went to Jesse's apartment. He then quietly states that things could've been different if that were the case.

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* ForWantOfANail: During the MotiveDecay moment listed below, Walt says that he should never have left home and went to Jesse's apartment. He then quietly states that things could've been different if that were the case. Jesse, however, points out that doesn't necessarily mean things would have have turned out ''better'', and that he and Jane would likely have ended up either dying from an overdose, or being killed for their money.


Walt and Jesse continue their work at Gus's superlab. Walt's calculations on their meth yields seem to be off, though: they're coming up consistently short. Jesse suggests spillage, evaporation, and other causes for their product's yield being low, but none of them make sense.

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Walt and Jesse continue their work at Gus's Gus' superlab. Walt's calculations on their meth yields seem to be off, though: they're coming up consistently short. Jesse suggests spillage, evaporation, and other causes for their product's yield being low, but none of them make sense.


* BottleEpisode: With the exception of the opening and closing scenes, the entire episode takes place inside the lab. Only Walt and Jesse appear in it, although we also hear Skyler's voice through the baby monitor. And even then, it's reused audio from "Phoenix."

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* BottleEpisode: With the exception of the opening and closing scenes, the entire episode takes place inside the lab. Only Walt and Jesse appear in it, although we also hear Skyler's voice through the baby monitor. And even then, it's reused audio from "Phoenix." "[[Recap/BreakingBadS2E12Phoenix Phoenix]]".



* StuntDouble: Walt's fall from the balcony onto the tank and then the floor was accomplished via a stunt double. The crew used photographs to get Bryan Cranston into the same position as the double; when the camera approaches Walt, it seamlessly looks like it was actually Cranston who took the fall.


* InVinoVeritas / WhamLine: Subverted when Walt, becoming drowsy thanks to sleeping pills, comes ''this'' close to telling Jesse about his role in Jane's death.
** However, it's also played straight when Walt reveals that he should be dead by now.
--->'''Walt''': I'm saying I've lived too long.

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* InVinoVeritas / WhamLine: Subverted when Walt, becoming InVinoVeritas: When Walt is drowsy thanks to his sleeping pills, comes ''this'' close he opens up about how he should be dead by now and would have preferred to telling succumb to his cancer. He also ''almost'' tells Jesse about his role in Jane's death.
** However,
death, but it's also played straight subverted when Walt reveals that Jessie misunderstands what he should be dead by now.
--->'''Walt''': I'm saying I've lived too long.
was saying.


Walt reminds Jesse that he is in remission and, as the sleeping pills begin to take effect, confides in Jesse his desire to die. He was wracked with guilt and sorrow over the lies he had to tell, and the fact that he cannot seem to make Skyler understand that he is cooking meth for the sake of his family. Furthermore, he had met Jane's father on the night that she died: the universe may be random, but how could it be random that he wound up in the exact same bar as Donald Margolis on the very night that Jane overdosed? As he becomes drowsy, he recalls hearing his wife singing a lullaby to their daughter and thought that, if he had just passed away at that moment, it would've been perfect...

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Walt reminds Jesse that he is in remission and, as the sleeping pills begin to take effect, confides in Jesse his desire to die. He was wracked with guilt and sorrow over the lies he had to tell, and the fact that he cannot seem to make Skyler understand that he is cooking meth for the sake of his family. Furthermore, he had met Jane's father on the night that she died: the universe may be random, but how could it be random that he wound up in the exact same bar as Donald Margolis on the very night that Jane overdosed? As he becomes drowsy, he recalls hearing his wife singing a lullaby to their daughter and thought that, at the time, he had made all of the money he had aimed to make and leave for his family; if he had just passed away at that moment, it would've been perfect...


Jesse feigns ignorance before he leaves.

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Jesse feigns ignorance before he leaves. Later that night, Walt lies in bed, seemingly unable to sleep, when all of a sudden, a familiar irritating buzzing reaches his ears...

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* DeathGlare: As seen in the page image, Walt gives the fly in the lab a ''really mean'' look when it lands on his glasses.

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