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'''Skyler:''' For the cancer to come back.

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'''Skyler:''' For the cancer to come back.back.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Jesse pushes back hard against Mike's decision to kill Lydia.

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* SherlockScan: Gomez doesn't suspect Lydia of any involvement, but Hank catches that she mismatched her shoes, a mistake that suggests a level of stress that doesn't come from a clear conscience.


* ADayInTheLimelight: More Skyler-centric than most episodes. This is the same episode that Anna Gunn won an Emmy for Breaking Bad. Probably not a coincidence.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: More Skyler-centric than most episodes. This is the same episode that Anna Gunn Creator/AnnaGunn won an Emmy for Breaking Bad. Probably not a coincidence.



* WebcomicTime: Lampshaded by Marie:
--> '''Walt:''' It was almost exactly a year ago that I got my cancer diagnosis.
--> '''Marie:''' It seems like longer.
* ContinuityNod: To "Pilot", when Skyler arranges the bacon to form a "51" for Walt's birthday, albeit reluctantly this time.

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* WebcomicTime: Lampshaded by Marie:
--> '''Walt:''' It was almost exactly a year ago that I got my cancer diagnosis.
--> '''Marie:''' It seems like longer.
* ContinuityNod: To "Pilot", "[[Recap/BreakingBadS1E1Pilot Pilot]]", when Skyler arranges the bacon to form a "51" for Walt's birthday, albeit reluctantly this time.


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* WebcomicTime: Lampshaded by Marie:
--> '''Walt:''' It was almost exactly a year ago that I got my cancer diagnosis.
--> '''Marie:''' It seems like longer.


* CallBack: When Walt and Skyler are arguing about how the children aren't safe:
--> '''Walt:''' Gus Fring is dead. And he was the threat. He was the danger.
--> '''Skyler:''' I thought [[Recap/BreakingBadS4E6Cornered you were the danger.]]



* WebcomicTime: Lampshaded by Marie:
--> '''Walt:''' It was almost exactly a year ago that I got my cancer diagnosis.
--> '''Marie:''' It seems like longer.



* DissonantSerenity: The suicide scene

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* CoolCar: Walt and his newly-inflated ego buy a Chrysler 300 for himself and a Dodge Challenger for Walt Jr. (the same model he bought him in [[Recap/BreakingBadS4E6Cornered "Cornered"]] last season).
* DissonantSerenity: The suicide scenepool scene.


* CatharticScream: After the DEA's visit, Lydia retreats to her office, close the blinds and screams in a pillow before calling Mike.

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* CatharticScream: After the DEA's visit, visit at Madrigal, Lydia retreats to her office, close closes the blinds and screams in a pillow before calling Mike.

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* CatharticScream: After the DEA's visit, Lydia retreats to her office, close the blinds and screams in a pillow before calling Mike.


Back home, Walt had rescued Skyler from her apparent suicide attempt. After Hank and Marie go home, Walt chastises Skyler for being "shortsighted". Skyler adamantly demands that the children not be at home with them while Walt conducts his illegal enterprise. Walt asks Skyler how she intends to keep his own children away from him. Skyler suggests she hurt herself and tell the police Walt abused her, but Walt shoots down that suggestion, stating that learning his father was a wife-beater would destroy Junior. Skyler claims she'll send Junior to boarding school, but Walt questions the wisdom in having Junior uproot his entire school life so late in the school year and be separated from his friends.

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Back home, Walt had rescued rescues Skyler from her apparent suicide attempt. After attempt and, after Hank and Marie go home, Walt chastises Skyler her for being "shortsighted". Skyler adamantly demands that the children not be at home with them while Walt conducts his illegal enterprise.enterprise, in spite of Walt's assurances that they were the safest they had ever been now that he was in charge. Walt asks Skyler how she intends to keep his own children away from him. Skyler suggests she have another self-injurious incident like at the pool, to which Walt counters that he would have her placed in a mental institute and raise the children by himself. Skyler states she will hurt herself and tell the police Walt abused her, but Walt shoots down that suggestion, stating that learning his father was a wife-beater would destroy Junior. Skyler claims she'll send Junior to boarding school, but Walt questions the wisdom in having Junior uproot his entire school life so late in the school year and be separated from his friends.



"Bide your time for what?" Walter asks.

"''Wait until the cancer returns.''" Skyler answers.

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"Bide your time "Wait for what?" what? What are you waiting for" Walter asks.

"''Wait until "''For the cancer returns.to come back.''" Skyler answers.


Walt meets with Jesse and Mike. Jesse went to Madrigal's office in Houston some days earlier to pick up a barrel of methylamine, only to find that a GPS tracker had been placed on it. He talked the matter over with Mike, who states that the bug planting was too sloppy to be the DEA, thus, he suspects the bug to be planted by Lydia. Mike prepares to leave to kill Lydia once and for all, but Jesse stops him and insists the three take a vote. Walt plainly states that the flow of methylamine was not to stop: they were going to proceed as usual, to Mike's chagrin.

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Walt meets with Jesse and Mike. Jesse went to Madrigal's office in Houston some days earlier to pick up a barrel of methylamine, only to find that a GPS tracker had been placed on it. He talked the matter over with Mike, who states that the bug planting was too sloppy to be the DEA, thus, he suspects DEA. Most likely, Lydia put the bug tracker on the barrel herself, to be planted by Lydia.make them suspect that the DEA was tracking them so they would not try to use her as their connection. Mike prepares to leave to kill Lydia once and for all, but Jesse stops him and insists the three take a vote. Walt plainly states that the flow of methylamine was not to stop: they were going to proceed as usual, to Mike's chagrin.


Walt takes his son with him to a mechanic to have his van fixed up. After retrieving and donning his pork pie hat, Walt decides to sell the van to the mechanic for pennies on the dollar. Junior wonders why, and finds out when Walt buys a new car to replace it: a pitch-black 2006 Chrysler 300. Junior is impressed, but implies that Walt can do better, so Walt one-ups himself by trading in Junior's SUV for a red-hot 2012 Dodge Challenger, father and son revving their engines in their driveway and having a grand time of it.

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Walt takes his son with him to a mechanic to have his van fixed up. After retrieving and donning his pork pie hat, Walt decides to sell the van to the mechanic for pennies on the dollar. Junior wonders why, and finds out when Walt buys gets a new car to replace it: a pitch-black 2006 Chrysler 300. Junior is impressed, but implies that Walt can do better, so Walt one-ups himself by trading in Junior's SUV for a red-hot 2012 Dodge Challenger, father and son revving their engines in their driveway and having a grand time of it.



Back at the White residence, Walt and Junior brag about their new cars at dinner as Skyler silently eats her dinner, still fearful of her husband. The following morning, she almost neglects the family tradition of breaking Walt's bacon to form the number of his age on his birthday: "51".

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Back at the White residence, Walt and Junior brag about their new cars (both of which Walt leased instead of buying outright to maintain his cover of having modest income) at dinner as Skyler silently eats her dinner, still fearful of her husband. The following morning, she almost neglects the family tradition of breaking Walt's bacon to form the number of his age on his birthday: "51".


Skyler considers packing up the kids and leaving. Walt and Jesse's ongoing plan may be foiled by a new team member.

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Skyler considers packing up Walt takes his son with him to a mechanic to have his van fixed up. After retrieving and donning his pork pie hat, Walt decides to sell the kids van to the mechanic for pennies on the dollar. Junior wonders why, and leaving. finds out when Walt buys a new car to replace it: a pitch-black 2006 Chrysler 300. Junior is impressed, but implies that Walt can do better, so Walt one-ups himself by trading in Junior's SUV for a red-hot 2012 Dodge Challenger, father and son revving their engines in their driveway and having a grand time of it.

In Houston, Lydia, working at Madrigal's US office, receives a tip-off from Mike about the DEA coming to question her. Lydia manages to evade suspicion by selling out her patsy, Ron Forenall, with Mike promising to get her a replacement after the DEA leave.

Back at the White residence,
Walt and Jesse's ongoing plan may Junior brag about their new cars at dinner as Skyler silently eats her dinner, still fearful of her husband. The following morning, she almost neglects the family tradition of breaking Walt's bacon to form the number of his age on his birthday: "51".

At the DEA, Hank and Gomez go over diagrams of Gus's drug empire as they have hit a dead end: none of the men on Gus's payroll are saying anything, and "Blue Sky" is appearing on the streets once more. Hank is pulled aside for a moment by the standing Assistant Special Agent in Charge, who offers to promote Hank to ASAC in light of his having broken the case with Gus wide open, a promotion that Hank accepts.

Walt heads home early from a cook site with Jesse to celebrate his birthday. When he arrives home, he finds, to his disappointment, that Skyler brought home a pre-cooked dinner instead of cooking for him. Hank and Marie join them, and while Walt talks about how he has coped with cancer and how Skyler was a big support to him, Skyler slowly walks into the pool, as if to drown herself.

Back home, Walt had rescued Skyler from her apparent suicide attempt. After Hank and Marie go home, Walt chastises Skyler for being "shortsighted". Skyler adamantly demands that the children not
be foiled at home with them while Walt conducts his illegal enterprise. Walt asks Skyler how she intends to keep his own children away from him. Skyler suggests she hurt herself and tell the police Walt abused her, but Walt shoots down that suggestion, stating that learning his father was a wife-beater would destroy Junior. Skyler claims she'll send Junior to boarding school, but Walt questions the wisdom in having Junior uproot his entire school life so late in the school year and be separated from his friends.

Skyler finally breaks down and admits she doesn't know what to do, that she can't even do anything. "I can't go to the police!" she cries. "I can't stop laundering your money, I can't keep you out of this house, I canít even keep you out of my ''bed''! All I can do is wait. That's it, that's the only good option, hold on, bide my time, and ''wait''."

"Bide your time for what?" Walter asks.

"''Wait until the cancer returns.''" Skyler answers.

Walt meets with Jesse and Mike. Jesse went to Madrigal's office in Houston some days earlier to pick up a barrel of methylamine, only to find that a GPS tracker had been placed on it. He talked the matter over with Mike, who states that the bug planting was too sloppy to be the DEA, thus, he suspects the bug to be planted
by Lydia. Mike prepares to leave to kill Lydia once and for all, but Jesse stops him and insists the three take a vote. Walt plainly states that the flow of methylamine was not to stop: they were going to proceed as usual, to Mike's chagrin.

Before Walt returns home, Jesse gives him a late birthday present:
a new team member.
watch. Walt flaunts the watch to Skyler when he returns home, bragging of how Jesse wanted to kill him a few weeks ago, but how he managed to bring him back around, just like he believes he'll bring Skyler around.


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-->Walt: For what [are you waiting for]?
-->Skyler: For the cancer to come back.

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-->Walt: -->'''Walt:''' For what [are you waiting for]?
-->Skyler:
for]?\\
'''Skyler:'''
For the cancer to come back.


* DrivenToSuicide: Skyler fakes an attempt so she can get Walt Jr. and Holly away from Walt.

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* DrivenToSuicide: Skyler fakes an attempt so she can get Walt Jr. and Holly away from Walt. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Or was it faked?]]


[[caption-width-right:350:"Hey-O. Pool party."]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"Hey-O. [[caption-width-right:350:"[[BlackComedy Hey-O. Pool party."]]party!"]]]]


* CallBack: To "Pilot", when Skyler arranges the bacon to form a "51" for Walt's birthday, albeit reluctantly this time.

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* CallBack: ContinuityNod: To "Pilot", when Skyler arranges the bacon to form a "51" for Walt's birthday, albeit reluctantly this time.

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