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* {{Pride}}: This episode marks the turning point where Walter's pride becomes his master. Heisenberg's growing ego leads to him making more and more rash, or poorly thought out descisions. This is exemplified by the iconic "one who knocks" speech, where Walter's response to Skyler reasonable request for police help is to rebuke her and hype himself up as a hardened gangster.


* TaughtByExperience: The Jeuraz Cartel learn a thing or two about how Gus protects his trucks, and don't make the same mistake this time.

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* TaughtByExperience: The Jeuraz Juarez Cartel learn a thing or two about how Gus protects his trucks, and don't make the same mistake this time.


* PetTheDog: Mike giving Jesse his dinner.




* PetTheDog: Mike giving Jesse his dinner.


->''"You clearly donít know youíre talking to, so let me clue you in. I am not in danger Skyler. I '''am''' the danger."''

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->''"You clearly donít know youíre talking to, so let me clue you in. I am not in danger danger, Skyler. I '''am''' '''I am''' the danger."''

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* TaughtByExperience: The Jeuraz Cartel learn a thing or two about how Gus protects his trucks, and don't make the same mistake this time.


* {{Call Back}}: The episode opens on [[Recap/BreakingBadS4E4BulletPoints another scene]] of people riding in the back of one of Gus's refrigerated trucks to protect the meth. In fact, some of the camera angles and cinematography are identical. This truck's driver/guardians aren't nearly so fortunate as Mike was.

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* {{Call Back}}: The episode opens on [[Recap/BreakingBadS4E4BulletPoints another scene]] of people riding in the back of one of Gus's Gus' refrigerated trucks to protect the meth. In fact, some of the camera angles and cinematography are identical. This truck's driver/guardians aren't nearly so fortunate as Mike was.



* DareToBeBadass: Jesse puts this one on himself, apparently having achieved Gus's favor and Mike's protection. He tells Walt in no uncertain terms that he sees himself as a hero of Gus's empire, and that he plans to continue being one.

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* DareToBeBadass: Jesse puts this one on himself, apparently having achieved Gus's Gus' favor and Mike's protection. He tells Walt in no uncertain terms that he sees himself as a hero of Gus's Gus' empire, and that he plans to continue being one.



* GasChamber: A bunch of Cartel hitmen kill two of Gus's guys by redirecting the exhaust fumes of the truck into the storage compartment. Which, incidentally, is a method actually used by the Nazis before they switched to Zyklon-B.

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* GasChamber: A bunch of Cartel hitmen kill two of Gus's Gus' guys by redirecting the exhaust fumes of the truck into the storage compartment. Which, incidentally, is a method actually used by the Nazis before they switched to Zyklon-B.



--> '''Skylar''': Yes, once again his bitch mother takes away something his loving father gave him, so thanks for that.

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--> '''Skylar''': '''Skyler''': Yes, once again his bitch mother takes away something his loving father gave him, so thanks for that.

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** The guards shot up the doors in an effort to escape, the resulting holes (of which there were many) would have broken the seal and allowed the exhaust gases to circulate freely.

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->''"You clearly donít know youíre talking to, so let me clue you in. I am not in danger Skyler. I '''am''' the danger."''
-->-- '''Walter White'''



* KickTheDog: After buying out the car wash from Bogdan as a means to launder money, Walt refuses to let him hang onto his framed first dollar he had made. Once he walks away, Walt breaks out the dollar and uses it to buy a coke.

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* KickTheDog: KickTheSonOfABitch: After buying out the car wash from Bogdan as a means to launder money, Walt refuses to let him hang onto his framed first dollar he had made. Once he walks away, Walt breaks out the dollar and uses it to buy a coke.


While cartel men hijack a Los Pollos Hermanos truck carrying fry batter (one bucket of which concealed blue meth), Skyler listens to the voicemail Walt left her telling her he loved him while looking up what information she could on [[Recap/BreakingBadS3E13FullMeasure Gale Boetticher's murder]]. Afterwards, she questions Walt about his drunken proclamation to Hank that Gale wasn't smart enough to have been Heisenberg, his suspicious voicemail, Gale's murder, and his employers' involvement in it. Walt, no longer drunk on wine but heavily hungover and still drunk on his growing ego, dismisses her concerns. When Skyler suggests Walt could be in danger of opening his door and being shot on his front step like Gale, he lays down the cold hard facts as he sees it:

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While cartel men hijack a Los Pollos Hermanos truck carrying fry batter (one bucket of which concealed blue meth), Skyler listens to the voicemail [[Recap/BreakingBadS4E5Shotgun voicemail]] Walt left her telling her he loved him while looking up what information she could on [[Recap/BreakingBadS3E13FullMeasure Gale Boetticher's murder]]. Afterwards, she questions Walt about [[Recap/BreakingBadS4E5Shotgun his drunken proclamation to Hank that Gale wasn't smart enough to have been Heisenberg, Heisenberg]], his suspicious voicemail, Gale's murder, and his employers' involvement in it. Walt, no longer drunk on wine but heavily hungover and still drunk on his growing ego, dismisses her concerns. When Skyler suggests Walt could be in danger of opening his door and being shot on his front step like Gale, he lays down the cold hard facts as he sees it:


Walt and Jesse meet outside the superlab, where Walt grills Jesse about his jobs with Mike. Walt finds it hard to believe that Jesse is being made to guard Mike. Jesse acknowledges that the situation probably started with Mike needing to "babysit" him to keep him from being a liability, but claims that he saved Mike from a robbery and is proud of his work. But Walt states that the real reason Gus is having Jesse work with Mike is because Gus can't kill Jesse, since Walt won't work without him. Thus, instead of having Jesse killed, he's trying to drive a wedge between them and must have set up the robbery to make Jesse feel like a hero. Jesse, upset by Walt's self-centeredness, doesn't believe him and skulks off to the lab.

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Walt and Jesse meet outside the superlab, where Walt grills Jesse about his jobs with Mike. Walt finds it hard to believe that Jesse is being made to guard Mike. Jesse acknowledges that the situation probably started with Mike needing to "babysit" him to keep him from being a liability, but claims that he [[Recap/BreakingBadS4E5Shotgun saved Mike from a robbery robbery]] and is proud of his work. But Walt states that the real reason Gus is having Jesse work with Mike is because Gus can't kill Jesse, since Walt won't work without him. Thus, instead of having Jesse killed, he's trying to drive a wedge between them and must have set up the robbery to make Jesse feel like a hero. Jesse, upset by Walt's self-centeredness, doesn't believe him and skulks off to the lab.


Walt goes to the car wash by himself in order to complete the [[Recap/BreakingBadS4E3OpenHouse transfer of ownership from Bogdan to himself]]. Bogdan tries to explain to Walt that a boss has to be tough on his workers, like he had been on Walt when he worked for him. Before leaving, Bogdan takes a picture frame containing the first dollar he had ever made. Walt, however, tells him that the agreement they made was for him to buy the car wash "as is", forcing Bogdan to relinquish his one memento of his business to Walt. Once Bogdan has left, Walt cracks the picture frame open, takes Bogdan's first dollar, and squanders it on a can of cola.

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Walt goes to the car wash by himself in order to complete the [[Recap/BreakingBadS4E3OpenHouse transfer of ownership from Bogdan to himself]]. Bogdan tries to explain to Walt that a boss has to be tough on his workers, like he had been on Walt [[Recap/BreakingBadS1E1Pilot when he worked for him.him]]. Before leaving, Bogdan takes a picture frame containing the first dollar he had ever made. Walt, however, tells him that the agreement they made was for him to buy the car wash "as is", forcing Bogdan to relinquish his one memento of his business to Walt. Once Bogdan has left, Walt cracks the picture frame open, takes Bogdan's first dollar, and squanders it on a can of cola.


Walt goes to the car wash by himself in order to complete the transfer of ownership from Bogdan to himself. Bogdan tries to explain to Walt that a boss has to be tough on his workers, like he had been on Walt when he worked for him. Before leaving, Bogdan takes a picture frame containing the first dollar he had ever made. Walt, however, tells him that the agreement they made was for him to buy the car wash "as is", forcing Bogdan to relinquish his one memento of his business to Walt. Once Bogdan has left, Walt cracks the picture frame open, takes Bogdan's first dollar, and squanders it on a can of cola.

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Walt goes to the car wash by himself in order to complete the [[Recap/BreakingBadS4E3OpenHouse transfer of ownership from Bogdan to himself.himself]]. Bogdan tries to explain to Walt that a boss has to be tough on his workers, like he had been on Walt when he worked for him. Before leaving, Bogdan takes a picture frame containing the first dollar he had ever made. Walt, however, tells him that the agreement they made was for him to buy the car wash "as is", forcing Bogdan to relinquish his one memento of his business to Walt. Once Bogdan has left, Walt cracks the picture frame open, takes Bogdan's first dollar, and squanders it on a can of cola.


As Skyler is torn between whether to take Holly and run away or to stay in New Mexico, Mike and Jesse make their way to a house occupied by tweakers who had gotten a batch of blue meth, but not from Gus. Mike tells Jesse that they are to watch the house, but Jesse insists on getting the meth back quickly. He first tries knocking on the door and asking for the meth, pretending to be an addict himself; but is rebuffed. Insisting that he knows junkies to Mike, Jesse then gets a shovel and starts to dig a hole in the front yard. When one of the tweakers sees what he's doing, Jesse convinces him to keep digging, distracting him so he can go inside. Another junkie is inside, and points a shotgun at Jesse in his paranoia. When Mike enters from the back door and distracts him, however, Jesse gains the upper hand and knocks him out.

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As Skyler is torn between whether to take Holly arrives at the Four Corners Monument with Holly. She flips a coin at the center of the monument and run away or to stay it lands in Colorado. Disappointed, she flips it again, and again it lands in Colorado. After a moment of hesitation, Skyler drags the coin back into New Mexico, Mexico with her foot.

Mike and Jesse make their way to a house occupied by tweakers who had gotten a batch of blue meth, but not from Gus. Mike tells Jesse that they are to watch the house, but Jesse insists on getting the meth back quickly. He first tries knocking on the door and asking for the meth, pretending to be an addict himself; but is rebuffed. Insisting that he knows junkies to Mike, Jesse then gets a shovel and starts to dig a hole in the front yard. When one of the tweakers sees what he's doing, Jesse convinces him to keep digging, distracting him so he can go inside. Another junkie is inside, and points a shotgun at Jesse in his paranoia. When Mike enters from the back door and distracts him, however, Jesse gains the upper hand and knocks him out.


While cartel men hijack a Los Pollos Hermano truck carrying fry batter (one bucket of which concealed blue meth), Skyler listens to the voicemail Walt left her telling her he loved him while looking up what information she could on Gale Boeticcher. Afterwards, she questions Walt on the voicemail, Gale, and his employers. Walt, no longer drunk on wine but heavily hungover and still drunk on his growing ego, dismisses her concerns. When Skyler suggests Walt could be in danger of opening his door and being shot on his front step, he lays down the cold hard facts as he sees it:

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While cartel men hijack a Los Pollos Hermano Hermanos truck carrying fry batter (one bucket of which concealed blue meth), Skyler listens to the voicemail Walt left her telling her he loved him while looking up what information she could on [[Recap/BreakingBadS3E13FullMeasure Gale Boeticcher. Boetticher's murder]]. Afterwards, she questions Walt on the about his drunken proclamation to Hank that Gale wasn't smart enough to have been Heisenberg, his suspicious voicemail, Gale, Gale's murder, and his employers.employers' involvement in it. Walt, no longer drunk on wine but heavily hungover and still drunk on his growing ego, dismisses her concerns. When Skyler suggests Walt could be in danger of opening his door and being shot on his front step, step like Gale, he lays down the cold hard facts as he sees it:



At a diner, Mike is having a meal while Jesse drinks coffee. Mike notices Jesse's hands trembling and asks how he's doing. Jesse states he "isn't using": he is struggling with withdrawal. Mike lets Jesse have his meal, then receives a phone call and departs. Jesse offers to accompany Mike, but Mike says he can handle this.

Back at home, Junior is moody over Skyler's being angry at Walt, assuming she's angry with him because of his "gambling addiction". While driving Junior to school, Walt decides to lighten the mood and take a detour, so that he can buy a car for his son. Junior, taking advantage of Walt trying to "buy him off", uses the opportunity to ask for the car of his dreams: a red 2009 Dodge Challenger.

Walt and Jesse meet outside the superlab, where Walt grills Jesse about his jobs with Mike. Walt finds it hard to believe that Jesse is being made to guard Mike at face value. Jesse is excited about his work, and how it helps him stay clean; but Walt states that the real reason Gus is having Jesse work with Mike is because Gus can't kill Jesse, since Walt won't work without him. Thus, instead of having Jesse killed, he's trying to drive a wedge between them. Jesse, displeased with Walt's selfishness, skulks off to the lab.

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At a diner, Mike is having a meal while Jesse drinks coffee. Mike notices Jesse's hands trembling and asks how he's doing. Jesse states he "isn't using": he is struggling with withdrawal. Mike lets Jesse have his meal, then receives a phone call and departs. Jesse offers to accompany Mike, but Mike says he can handle this.

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Back at home, Junior is moody over Skyler's being angry disappearance and anger at Walt, assuming she's angry with him because of his [[Recap/BreakingBadS4E4BulletPoints "gambling addiction".addiction"]]. Walt tells him that his "addiction" doesn't control him and that he stands by the choices he made. While driving Junior to school, Walt decides to lighten the mood and take a detour, so that he can buy a car for his son. Junior, taking advantage of Walt trying to "buy him off", uses the opportunity to ask for the car of his dreams: a red 2009 Dodge Challenger.

Walt and Jesse meet outside the superlab, where Walt grills Jesse about his jobs with Mike. Walt finds it hard to believe that Jesse is being made to guard Mike at face value. Mike. Jesse acknowledges that the situation probably started with Mike needing to "babysit" him to keep him from being a liability, but claims that he saved Mike from a robbery and is excited about proud of his work, and how it helps him stay clean; but work. But Walt states that the real reason Gus is having Jesse work with Mike is because Gus can't kill Jesse, since Walt won't work without him. Thus, instead of having Jesse killed, he's trying to drive a wedge between them. them and must have set up the robbery to make Jesse feel like a hero. Jesse, displeased with upset by Walt's selfishness, self-centeredness, doesn't believe him and skulks off to the lab.



As Skyler is torn between whether to take Holly and run away or to stay in New Mexico, Mike and Jesse make their way to a house occupied by tweakers who had gotten a batch of blue meth, but not from Gus. Mike tells Jesse that they are to watch the house, but Jesse insists on getting the meth back quickly. He first tries knocking on the door and asking for the meth, pretending to be an addict himself; but is rebuffed. Insisting that he knows junkies to Mike, Jesse then gets a shovel and starts to dig a hole in the front yard. When one of the tweakers sees what he's doing, Jesse convinces him to keep digging, distracting him so he can go inside. Another junkie is inside, and points a shotgun at Jesse, being frighteningly paranoid. When a noise from outside distracts him, however, Jesse gains the upper hand and knocks him out.

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As Skyler is torn between whether to take Holly and run away or to stay in New Mexico, Mike and Jesse make their way to a house occupied by tweakers who had gotten a batch of blue meth, but not from Gus. Mike tells Jesse that they are to watch the house, but Jesse insists on getting the meth back quickly. He first tries knocking on the door and asking for the meth, pretending to be an addict himself; but is rebuffed. Insisting that he knows junkies to Mike, Jesse then gets a shovel and starts to dig a hole in the front yard. When one of the tweakers sees what he's doing, Jesse convinces him to keep digging, distracting him so he can go inside. Another junkie is inside, and points a shotgun at Jesse, being frighteningly paranoid. Jesse in his paranoia. When a noise Mike enters from outside the back door and distracts him, however, Jesse gains the upper hand and knocks him out.

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