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[[caption-width-right:350:Jesse takes a ride with Mike.]]


* ButHeSoundsHandsome: After listening to Hank extol Gale's genius and wonder aloud how much good he could have done with a mind like that, Walt butts in to suggest that the real "genius" might still be out there.



* VillainBall: On the last of his pick-ups, Mike leaves Jesse in the car to allow the execution implied by the situation to happen, but leaves his keys in the ignition and the car running. Jesse uses this oversight to escape. [[SubvertedTrope Mike did it intentionally, however.]] See the BatmanGambit and XanatosGambit entries on this page.

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On the last of his pick-ups, Mike leaves Jesse in the car to allow the execution implied by the situation to happen, but leaves his keys in the ignition and the car running. Jesse uses this oversight to escape. [[SubvertedTrope Mike did it intentionally, however.]] See the BatmanGambit and XanatosGambit entries on this page.



* XanatosGambit: Tied to the BatmanGambit above. What goes unspoken by Mike is that, had Jesse not evaded the hit as planned, he'd have been killed, and as far as Gus is concerned that would take care of the issue just as well.

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* XanatosGambit: Tied to the BatmanGambit above. What goes unspoken by Mike is that, had Jesse not evaded the hit as planned, he'd have been killed, and as far as Gus is concerned that would take care of the issue just as well.well.
* YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood: Hank wonders aloud how much good Gale could have done for humanity if he'd used his "genius" mind for something other than making meth. The only part that seems to register with Walt is someone else getting the credit for his work.


The following morning, Hank confides in Marie that he had been looking into the Heisenberg case for a while. He takes another look at the crime scene photos, and notices something peculiar: a Los Pollos Hermano napkin in Gale's apartment.

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The following morning, Hank confides in Marie that he had been looking into the Heisenberg case for a while. He takes another look at the crime scene photos, and notices something peculiar: a Los Pollos Hermano Hermanos napkin with a serial number written on it in Gale's apartment.


The following morning, Hank confides in Marie that he had been looking into the Heisenberg case for a while. He takes another look at the crime scene photos, and notices something peculiar: a Los Pollos Hermano leaflet in Gale's apartment.

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The following morning, Hank confides in Marie that he had been looking into the Heisenberg case for a while. He takes another look at the crime scene photos, and notices something peculiar: a Los Pollos Hermano leaflet napkin in Gale's apartment.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: As Mike is stopping the car on the alleyway outside his destination, his car radio is set on the frequency 50.5. It being a digital display, these 3 numbers look like "SOS". Needless to say, there's an attempted robbery a minute or so later.

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* DramaticIrony: Hank doubts that Jesse is capable of having killed Gale.


* BaitAndSwitch: It looks like Mike is hauling Jesse away to execute him -- he drives Jesse out to a remote spot in the desert, then gets a shovel out of his trunk. Turns out he's just making a cash pick-up, and needed to dig up the stash.

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* BaitAndSwitch: It looks like Mike is hauling Jesse away to execute him -- he drives Jesse out to a remote spot in the desert, then gets a shovel out of his trunk. Turns out he's just making a cash pick-up, and needed to dig up the stash. Eventually zig-zagged as, during the final pick-up, two men on Gus and Mike's payroll come intent to kill Jesse, but Jesse managed to evade them and prove his worth to them (see BatmanGambit and XanatosGambit below).

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* DefrostingIceKing: Mike is sufficiently impressed with the way Jesse handled his assailants that he cracks a rare smile and permits him to smoke in the car.


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* ForgottenFallenFriend: An implied aversion. Mike makes a comment that suggests the "guy" he ''used'' to have around to watch his back during errands was the late Victor.

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* ParentalSexualitySquick: During a fit of spontaneous sex, Walt and Skyler hear Jr. walking into the house. They try to sheepishly play it off as he approaches their room, but halfway there, he realizes what is going on, gets disgusted, and leaves.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: If Walt hadn't gotten drunk on his pride and suggest to Hank that Gale wasn't his man, Hank wouldn't have redoubled his efforts into investigating his death, wouldn't find the link between Gale and Gus, and thus would've saved himself a boatload of trouble.


* DoubleMeaningTitle: Jesse rides shotgun with Mike, then later has to make a hasty getaway from an assailant wielding a shotgun.



* MeaningfulTitle: Jesse rides shotgun with Mike, then later has to make a hasty getaway from an assailant wielding a shotgun.

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* MeaningfulTitle: Jesse rides shotgun with Mike, then later has to make a hasty getaway from an assailant wielding a shotgun.

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** An AlcoholInducedIdiocy example in Walt's case.


This makes little since: Gale was a vegan...

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This makes little since: Gale was a vegan...
"Since when do vegans eat fried chicken?"


Instead, however, Mike hands Jesse the shovel and instructs him to dig. Jesse does as told, and digs up a bag of money, which he places in Mike's trunk. He's not going to die: instead, he is to help Mike pick up various dead drops around New Mexico, of which there are still six...

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Instead, however, Mike hands Jesse the shovel and instructs him to dig. Jesse does as told, and digs up a bag of money, which he places in Mike's trunk. He's not going to die: instead, he is to help stand watch as Mike pick picks up various dead drops around New Mexico, of which there are still six...

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