Breaking Bad: I See You   Rewatch 
November 6, 2014 6:43 AM - Season 3, Episode 8 - Subscribe

The family waits for news about Hank. While Jesse covers at the lab, Walt attempts to placate Gus. After witnessing a disturbing outburst, Walt worries he and his family are in danger.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
There's a lot of waiting in this episode but it still manages to build and maintain tension.

I love that little smile after Skyler walks up on Walt's phone call with Jesse in the hall. It's like she's saying "oh, are you going to come up with some elaborate lie for this? How cute."

Does Gus not have cameras in the Superlab at this point? After he agrees to remove Gale and let Walt bring in Jesse, he hangs up and looks at his monitor but we don't see what's on it. He must know that Walt's lying about the quality of Gale's work, since he also knows that Walt's lying about trying to cook meth rather than being at the hospital with his family. I'm curious how he expected Gale to learn Walt's process once they were no longer working together.
posted by johnofjack at 3:21 PM on November 6, 2014 [2 favorites]


Does Gus not have cameras in the Superlab at this point?

They get installed at a later episode, one of the many things that come to piss Walt off. Again, gotta feel sorry for Gale here, who (as we learn later) sowed the seeds of his own destruction. If only Walt had never come along, Gale would have happily made meth for Gus, and everything would have been fine (well, as fine as the illegal drug industry ever can be!)
posted by Cannon Fodder at 12:30 AM on November 7, 2014


I love that little smile after Skyler walks up on Walt's phone call with Jesse in the hall.

Oh god, yes!
Him: "Hey, you'll never guess who that was!"
Her: [silence] [incredulous smile] [walks away]
One of my favorite exchanges, hands down.
posted by psoas at 11:00 AM on November 7, 2014 [3 favorites]


I noticed more this time through just how much Gus has orchestrated this as a move against the cartel, and specifically as a move to unseat Juan Bolsa. Still unclear to me if he expected Hank to survive, and if he expected the Cousins to die; but he certainly capitalizes on the outcome he got.

Gus's conversation with Walt in the hospital is so great: it's all polite surface but so much going on underneath it. Walt looks poleaxed by it: without ever saying it explicitly, Gus has demonstrated how much knowledge and control he has. (And I think also there's a clear insinuation by Gus that he'll deal with the remaining Cousin: "it's doubtful he'll live.") It feels like an echo of Walt's "don't bullshit a bullshitter" speech to his student.

(Also, a nice echo in the hospital room of the cold open of the season premiere, with the Cousins crawling to the shrine.)
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 12:44 PM on November 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


I'm watching the series for the first time, and man - The Cousins never fail to scare the crap out of me. Even when there's only one, and there's no way he'll get to do anything to Walt while they're surrounded by cops. They're a much more frightening version of the ghost twins in 'The Shining'.
posted by Fig at 1:22 PM on December 26, 2014


I think also there's a clear insinuation by Gus that he'll deal with the remaining Cousin: "it's doubtful he'll live."

Rewatching again: yes, I think this is absolutely the case; and that "now thank me and shake my hand" is really "you should be grateful to me for taking care of this."

Pretty much everything Gus says in the hospital has subtext: his conversation with the family is social civility on the surface but is really all about telling Walt that he knows all about him.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 11:40 AM on January 12, 2018


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