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* RealityEnsues: Knowing that he will have to drink the tequila he poisoned, Gus swallows a pill beforehand and then induces vomiting to get the tequila out of his system. Despite these preventative measures, Gus is still badly effected by the poison and nearly dies without the proper medical care he receives in the next episode.

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* RealityEnsues: Knowing that he will have to drink the tequila he poisoned, Gus swallows a pill beforehand and then induces vomiting to get the tequila out of his system. Despite these preventative measures, Gus is still badly effected affected by the poison and nearly dies without the proper medical care he receives in the next episode.


--> '''Jesse''': So, what? Do I not get a choice? What the hell's going on?\\
'''Mike''': Let's just say that either all of us go home or none of us do.

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--> '''Jesse''': So, what? Do What is this shit? I not don't get a choice? What the hell's going on?\\
vote? I'm supposed to just stay down here forever?\\
'''Mike''': Let's just say that I promise you this: either we're all of us go going home or none of us do.are.

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* RealityEnsues: Knowing that he will have to drink the tequila he poisoned, Gus swallows a pill beforehand and then induces vomiting to get the tequila out of his system. Despite these preventative measures, Gus is still badly effected by the poison and nearly dies without the proper medical care he receives in the next episode.
* RecoveredAddict: Gus purposely invokes this trope to Don Eladio to prevent Jesse from drinking the poisoned tequila, saying that Jesse's a former addict and needs to be kept sober to keep him cooking. Eladio takes the drink out of his hand, indirectly saving his life.
* RefugeInAudacity: Jesse is not surprised by Fuentes knowing how to speak English and continues to boldly insult him to his face. It disarms Fuentes enough that Jesse quickly gains the upper hand in the conversation and gets to cook for the Cartel.
--> '''Fuentes''': I speak English.\\
'''Jesse''': Then you know what 'asshole' means


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* SkewedPriorities: Having purposefully drank a poison, Gus makes himself vomit to get the poison out of his system. Before working towards literally saving his own life, however, he still takes the time to remove his jacket, fold it properly, and then place a towel on the floor under his knees, and then he finally vomits.


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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: All but {{lampshaded}}.
--> '''Jesse''': So, what? Do I not get a choice? What the hell's going on?\\
'''Mike''': Let's just say that either all of us go home or none of us do.


%%* AssholeVictim: Every last one of the dons.

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%%* * AssholeVictim: Every last one of the dons.dons, who drop dead thanks to Gus' UnspokenPlanGuarantee with the poisoned tequila.


"Don Eladio is dead! His capos are dead! You have no one left to fight for! Fill your pockets and leave in peace...or fight me, and '''die'''!"

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"Don Eladio is dead! His capos are dead! You have no one left to fight for! Fill your pockets and leave in peace...or fight me, and '''die'''!"
''die''!"



* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: Beforehand, Gus took an antidote and later activated his gag reflex to avoid the effects of the poisoned drink. Subverted, as he was still weakened by its effects.
* AllThereInTheScript: Feuentes' full name isn't stated in the episode.
* TheAllegedCar: Junior tries valiantly to hide his disappointment, but he's clearly not thrilled by the gift of a PT Cruiser.
* AssholeVictim: Every last one of the dons.

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* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: Beforehand, Gus took an antidote and later activated his gag reflex to avoid the effects of the poisoned drink. Subverted, Downplayed, as he was is still weakened by its effects.
* AllThereInTheScript: Feuentes' Fuentes' full name isn't stated in the episode.
* TheAllegedCar: Junior tries valiantly to hide his disappointment, but he's clearly not thrilled by the gift of a PT Cruiser.
*
%%* AssholeVictim: Every last one of the dons.



-->Don Eladio is dead. His capos are dead. You have no one left to fight for. Fill your pockets and leave in peace, '''or fight me and die!'''
* BaldOfEvil[=/=]BeardOfEvil: Most of the dons.
* BullyingADragon: Joaquin goes after Gus, Jesse and Mike even though Gus warned the Cartel they'd die. Subverted in that he [[NotSoHarmlessVillain wounds Mike]], one of the most dangerous members of Gus' crew.

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-->Don Eladio is dead. His capos are dead. You have no one left to fight for. Fill your pockets and leave in peace, '''or ''or fight me and die!'''
* BaldOfEvil[=/=]BeardOfEvil: Most of the dons.
die!''
* BullyingADragon: Joaquin goes after Gus, Jesse Jesse, and Mike even though Gus warned warns the Cartel they'd die. Subverted in that he [[NotSoHarmlessVillain wounds Mike]], one of the most dangerous members of Gus' crew.die.



* CompletelyUnnecessaryTranslator: Gus is acting as translator between the English-speaking Jesse and the Spanish-speaking cartel men. That is, until Jesse calls the cartel's chief chemist an asshole. This prompts the chemist to reveal that he can speak English. Jesse is unfazed and [[RefugeInAudacity still intimidates the men into complying with]] ''his'' method of cooking Walt's meth.
* DecapitationStrike: Gus obliterated the cartel's entire leadership in one fell swoop, leaving the members left with no one to fight for. Most of them took the hint and scooted off.

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* CompletelyUnnecessaryTranslator: Gus is acting acts as translator between the English-speaking Jesse and the Spanish-speaking cartel men. That is, until Jesse calls the cartel's chief chemist an asshole. This prompts the chemist to reveal that he can speak English. Jesse is unfazed and [[RefugeInAudacity still intimidates the men into complying with]] ''his'' method of cooking Walt's meth.
* DecapitationStrike: Gus obliterated obliterates the cartel's entire leadership in one fell swoop, leaving the surviving members left with no one to fight for. Most of them took take the hint and scooted off.flee.



* EvilGenius: Feuntes ought to be this, since he's the cartel's lead meth chemist, but he doesn't match up to Jesse.
-->'''Fuentes:''' ...he's no chemist, I'll tell you that.
-->'''Don Eladio:''' I don't care if he's a pig farmer. He cooks better meth than ''you'' do, with all your fancy college degrees.
* InsufferableGenius: Feuntes, emphasis on the insufferable over the 'genius'. He's grievously offended when Jesse arrives on the scene.
-->'''Jesse:''' Don't you have standards? I mean, this place is disgusting. All right, we're gonna scour every vat, every tank, every cook surface. We clean up every possible source of contamination. And then we cook.
-->'''Fuentes:''' Who do you think you are?
-->'''Jesse:''' I'm the guy your boss brought here to show you how it's done. And if this is how you run your lab, no wonder. You're lucky he hasn't fired your ass. Now, if you don't want that to happen I suggest you stop whining like a little bitch, and do what I say.
* KickTheSonOfABitch:
** Don Eladio gives Benicio Fuentes, the cartel's main chemist, a ''thorough'' put down, pointing out that Jesse could cook way better meth than him despite his lack of college degrees.
** Gus poisons all the cartel members.

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* EvilGenius: Feuntes ought to be this, since he's the cartel's lead meth chemist, but he doesn't match up to Jesse.
-->'''Fuentes:''' ...he's no chemist, I'll tell you that.
-->'''Don Eladio:''' I don't care if he's a pig farmer. He cooks better meth than ''you'' do, with all your fancy college degrees.
* InsufferableGenius: Feuntes, emphasis on the insufferable over the 'genius'. He's grievously offended when Jesse arrives on the scene.
-->'''Jesse:''' Don't you have standards? I mean, this place is disgusting. All right, we're gonna scour every vat, every tank, every cook surface. We clean up every possible source of contamination. And then we cook.
-->'''Fuentes:''' Who do you think you are?
-->'''Jesse:''' I'm the guy your boss brought here to show you how it's done. And if this is how you run your lab, no wonder. You're lucky he hasn't fired your ass. Now, if you don't want that to happen I suggest you stop whining like a little bitch, and do what I say.
* KickTheSonOfABitch:
**
KickTheSonOfABitch: Don Eladio gives Benicio Fuentes, the cartel's main chemist, chemist who is hostile and arrogant toward Jesse, a ''thorough'' put down, pointing out that Jesse could cook way better meth than him despite his lack of college degrees.
** Gus poisons all the cartel members.
degrees.



* LeeroyJenkins: Even after witnessing Gus poisoning Joaquin's bosses, and when Gus was giving the opportunity for any surviving cartel members to leave, Joaquin still chooses to attempt to kill Gus, Jesse, and Mike. Subverted in that he actually manages to surprise Mike and wound him and would have killed both him and Gus were it not for Jesse.
* PerfectPoison: Gus uses the same bottle of tequila to dispatch Don Eladio and all his capos at once.
* PetTheDog: When told that Jesse is a recovering addict, Eladio refuses to let him have a drink. However, this could very well be because Eladio [[PragmaticVillainy didn't want Pinkman (who is his presumptive new cook) to develop any habits that might impede his cooking]].
* ProperlyParanoid: Before Don Eladio even opens Gus' "gift" he looks at Gaff to make sure the case is safe to open. He then makes Gus take the first shot of the rare tequila, in case if it was poisoned. [[SelfPoisoningGambit It was. Gus drank it anyway]]. (Earlier, he's seen taking some pills that likely slowed or dulled the poisons working, and when he uses Eladio's bathroom later, he induces himself to vomit, thus preventing the poison from running its course.) And finally, when Gus is going to leave his sight, he has his bodyguard go with Gus to keep an eye on him. Eladio ''really'' didn't trust Gus and was trying to be careful not to give Gus any opening to use against him. He was right to be paranoid, he just wasn't quite paranoid enough.
* RefugeInAudacity: Lot of this going on here. First Jesse betting that Don Eladio will put up with him talking trash to his henchmen if he can make a superior product, and then Gus's XanatosGambit to poison the Don--by poisoning himself as well.

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* LeeroyJenkins: Even after witnessing Gus poisoning Joaquin's bosses, and when Gus was giving the opportunity for any surviving cartel members to leave, Joaquin still chooses to attempt to kill Gus, Jesse, and Mike. Subverted in that he actually manages to surprise Mike and wound him and would have killed both him and Gus were it not for Jesse.
Mike.
* PerfectPoison: Gus uses the same bottle of tequila to dispatch Don Eladio and all his capos at once.
* PetTheDog: When told that Jesse is a recovering addict, Eladio refuses to let him have a drink. However, this could very well be because Eladio [[PragmaticVillainy didn't want Pinkman
capos. Not only do they all die instantly and virtually simultaneously, but Gus (who also partakes of the poisoned tequila in order to allay suspicion) is able to time the onset of the poison so perfectly as to allow him to excuse himself to induce vomiting and purge the poison from his presumptive new cook) to develop any habits that might impede own system, ensuring his cooking]].
survival.
* ProperlyParanoid: Before Don Eladio even opens Gus' "gift" he looks at Gaff to make sure the case is safe to open. He then makes Gus take the first shot of the rare tequila, in case if it was is poisoned. [[SelfPoisoningGambit It was. is. Gus drank drinks it anyway]]. (Earlier, he's seen taking some pills that likely slowed or dulled the poisons working, and when he uses Eladio's bathroom later, he induces himself to vomit, vomiting in himself, thus preventing the poison from running its course.) And finally, when Gus is going to leave his sight, he Eladio has his bodyguard go with Gus to keep an eye on him. Eladio ''really'' didn't trust Gus and was trying tries to be careful not to give Gus any opening to use against him. He was is right to be paranoid, he just wasn't isn't quite paranoid enough.
* RefugeInAudacity: Lot of this going on here. First Jesse betting that Don Eladio will put up with him talking trash to his henchmen if he can make a superior product, and then Gus's XanatosGambit to poison the Don--by poisoning himself as well.
''enough.''



* SelfPoisoningGambit: Gus brings a rare and expensive bottle of tequila (which is of course poisoned) to the meeting with the heads of the Cartel where they think Gus is going to surrender to them. Don Eladio, who is ProperlyParanoid, refuses to drink until after Gus does so. Gus apparently anticipated this, as shortly before the toast he took a pill of some kind and shortly afterward he excuses himself, goes to a bathroom, and tries to vomit up the poison. [[DeconstructedTrope Gus is still affected by the poison and would have died without prompt medical care]], but he fares better than the heads of the Cartel, who drop like flies within minutes.
* ShutUpHannibal: Feuntes gets two of these. One from Jesse when Fuentes insults both his poor understanding of Spanish (and he subtly insults Gus when asking if Jesse as chemist was a joke) and his lack of basic chemistry knowledge. He gets a second one from his own boss later on, who says that even with Fuentes's college degrees, Jesse still cooks better meth.
--> '''Jesse:''' Tell this asshole if he wants to make my product, he's got to do it my way. The ''right'' way.\\
'''Fuentes:''' I speak English.\\
'''Jesse:''' So you understand what ''asshole'' means. Now go get me my phenylacetic acid, ''asshole''.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Feuntes is so arrogant that you get the feeling he still would've acted the same way had Walt or Gale been there instead of Jesse (though Walt or Gale would at least have been able to make phenylacetic acid).

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* SelfPoisoningGambit: Gus brings a rare and expensive bottle of tequila (which is of course poisoned) to the meeting with the heads of the Cartel where they think Gus is going to surrender to them. Don Eladio, who is ProperlyParanoid, refuses to drink until after Gus does so. Gus apparently anticipated this, as shortly before the toast he took takes a pill of some kind and shortly afterward he excuses himself, goes to a bathroom, and tries to vomit vomits up as much of the poison.poison as possible. [[DeconstructedTrope Gus is still affected by the poison and would have died without prompt medical care]], but he fares better than the heads of the Cartel, who drop like flies within minutes.
* ShutUpHannibal: Feuntes gets two of these. One from Jesse when Fuentes insults both his poor understanding of Spanish (and he subtly insults Gus when asking if Jesse as chemist was a joke) and his lack of basic chemistry knowledge. He gets a second one from his own boss later on, who says that even with Fuentes's college degrees, Jesse still cooks better meth.
--> '''Jesse:''' Tell this asshole if he wants to make my product, he's got to do it my way. The ''right'' way.\\
'''Fuentes:''' I speak English.\\
'''Jesse:''' So you understand what ''asshole'' means. Now go get me my phenylacetic acid, ''asshole''.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Feuntes Fuentes is so arrogant that you get the feeling he still would've acted the same way had Walt or Gale been there instead of Jesse (though Walt or Gale would at least have been able to make phenylacetic acid).



* SmugSnake: Feuntes thinks he's a lot better of a chemist than he actually is.
* TakingYouWithMe: After realizing that Gus has poisoned him, this is clearly the last thought that crosses Don Eladio's mind judging by his DeathGlare and lunge in Gus' direction. However, he succumbs to the poison before he can bring this desire about.



* UnexpectedInheritance: How Skyler lends the money to Ted to fix his problems with the IRS. Saul admits he didn't think that would work. Of course, Saul probably meant it in the sense of "the story wouldn't be believable", not as in "he'll probably not realize that the money is meant to pay his taxes".
* WhamEpisode: Gus singlehandedly wipes out the entire cartel in one move. Walter has an emotional breakdown and calls his son "Jesse".

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* UnexpectedInheritance: How Skyler lends the money to Ted to fix his problems with the IRS.IRS by pretending it's a bequeathal from "great-aunt Birgitte". Saul admits he didn't think that would work. Of course, Saul probably meant it in the sense of "the story wouldn't be believable", not as in "he'll probably not realize that the money is meant to pay his taxes".\n* WhamEpisode: Gus singlehandedly wipes out the entire cartel in one move. Walter has an emotional breakdown and calls his son "Jesse".


** Don Eladio gives Benicio Fuentes, the wannabe chemist, a ''thorough'' put down, pointing out that Jesse could cook way better meth than him despite his lack of college degrees.

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** Don Eladio gives Benicio Fuentes, the wannabe cartel's main chemist, a ''thorough'' put down, pointing out that Jesse could cook way better meth than him despite his lack of college degrees.



--> ''"Gustavo, cheer up, man. Gustavo, I'm not angry. I had to spank you. But what choice did I have? Look, once every twenty years you forget your place. There's no place for emotion in this. You of all people should understand. Business is business."

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--> ''"Gustavo, "Gustavo, cheer up, man. Gustavo, I'm not angry. I had to spank you. But what choice did I have? Look, once every twenty years you forget your place. There's no place for emotion in this. You of all people should understand. Business is business."



* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Fuentes is clearly Spanish, but when speaking English, he talks in Rota's native English (as in, he was born in England) accent. A case of TruthInTelevision, since some people do learn to speak English without their native accent (Or they make take on the accent of the person who is teaching them the language.)



* RuleOfDrama: Eladio is seemingly the last person to succumb to the poison; he of course manages to linger just long enough for Gus to come back out and non-verbally let his nemesis put two and two together before dying.

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* RuleOfDrama: Eladio is seemingly the last person to succumb to the poison; he of course manages to linger just long enough for Gus to come back out and non-verbally let his nemesis put two and two together before dying. He is also [[LargeAndInCharge one of the biggest guys present]], so maybe the dose wasn't big enough to knock him out early.



* SmallRoleBigImpact: Joaquin doesn't even have any dialogue, but if it weren't for his last ditch effort to kill Gus, Mike would have never been wounded and would have been present for Gus's showdown.

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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Joaquin doesn't even have any dialogue, but if it weren't for his last ditch effort to kill Gus, Mike would have never been wounded and would have been present for Gus's Gus' showdown.


* AmbiguousSituation: Right before Mike is shot, [[https://www.reddit.com/r/breakingbad/comments/6i7ztr/in_salud_was_mike_trying_to_kill_jesse_before_he/ it appears that he was about to shoot Jesse]].

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* AmbiguousSituation: Right before Mike is shot, [[https://www.reddit.com/r/breakingbad/comments/6i7ztr/in_salud_was_mike_trying_to_kill_jesse_before_he/ it appears that he was about to shoot Jesse]].

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* VolatileSecondTierPosition: Jesse is arguably the second-most important component of Gus's plan, and the pressure is ''on'' for every minute of the job.

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* LeeroyJenkins: Even after witnessing Gus poisoning Joaquin's bosses, and when Gus was giving the opportunity for any surviving cartel members to leave, Joaquin still chooses to attempt to kill Gus, Jesse, and Mike. Subverted in that he actually manages to surprise Mike and wound him and would have killed both him and Gus were it not for Jesse.

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* BullyingADragon: Joaquin goes after Gus, Jesse and Mike even though Gus warned the Cartel they'd die. Subverted in that he [[NotSoHarmlessVillain wounds Mike]], one of the most dangerous members of Gus' crew.


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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Joaquin doesn't even have any dialogue, but if it weren't for his last ditch effort to kill Gus, Mike would have never been wounded and would have been present for Gus's showdown.

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* TheAllegedCar: Junior tries valiantly to hide his disappointment, but he's clearly not thrilled by the gift of a PT Cruiser.

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* CompletelyUnnecessaryTranslator: Gus is acting as translator between the English-speaking Jesse and the Spanish-speaking cartel men. That is, until Jesse calls the cartel's chief chemist an asshole. This prompts the chemist to reveal that he can speak English. Jesse is unfazed and [[RefugeInAudacity still intimidates the men into complying with]] ''his'' method of cooking Walt's meth.

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* DecapitationStrike: Gus obliterated the cartel's entire leadership in one fell swoop, leaving the members left with no one to fight for. Most of them took the hint and scooted off.

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* RuleOfDrama: Eladio is seemingly the last person to succumb to the poison; he of course manages to linger just long enough for Gus to come back out and non-verbally let his nemesis put two and two together before dying.

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