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YMMV / Breaking Bad S 2 E 2 Grilled

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  • Catharsis Factor: Admit it; by the end, you can't help but cheer on during Tuco's Humiliation Conga.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • Walt complaining to Tuco that he can't just uproot his life and abandon his family so suddenly is going to seem even more depressing upon viewing "Ozymandias", which ends with Walt having to leave the state upon Hank's death and his remaining family turning on him.
    • Early in the episode, Tuco offhandedly laughs about how his uncle Hector gets upset when he's deprived of his "Mamacitas", implying his Dirty Old Man nature. This becomes significantly less funny after Better Call Saul revealed that Hector's crippled status became permanent because he chose to pervertedly glance at a nurse that was assisting him, resulting in Gustavo Fring cancelling all hospital treatment for Hector after realizing he'd be easier to deal with in his current state.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: Tuco's devotion to his grandfather despite his apparent frustration with his bizarre behavior becomes much more meaningful after Better Call Saul revealed that Hector forced Tuco to serve a stint in prison for not respecting his elders (aka: beating up Mike Ehrmantraut). Seems that Tuco certainly learned his lesson.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Tuco's plan to set up Walt and Jesse in a "superlab" in Mexico. While he may have been too skittish and psychotic to pull off the plan himself, the following season showed, courtesy of Gustavo Fring, that Tuco actually was onto something (albeit Better Call Saul would later show that Fring actually had the idea for the superlab years earlier, while Tuco was in prison, and due to various mishaps and obstacles wasn't able to get it up and running until after Tuco's death).