Bit by a Dead Bee

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Walt and Jesse cover their tracks, but as a result, both of their financial situations suffer. Meanwhile, Hank and his DEA colleagues may have a break in their meth investigation.

Breaking Bad Season 2 Episode 3 “Bit by a Dead Bee” – [Official Text Credit amctv.com]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Walt Jr line – “The nurse said you have to stay hydrated.”

Favourite Skyler line – “Walt, do you have a second cell phone?”

Favourite Hank line – “You? No. Only shooting that you do is into a Kleenex”

Favourite Marie line – “He was naked naked in a supermarket. It wasn’t Whole Foods, was it?”

Favourite Gomez line – “Senor, are we on the planet Mars? Are we on the planet Saturn? Are we on the planet Earth? [Hector rings the bell] Senor, is today Friday? Is today Monday? Is today Tuesday? [Hector rings the bell]”

Favourite Badger line – “Sail me down your chocolately river of meth!”

Favourite Walt line – “Doctor, my wife is seven months pregnant with a baby we didn’t intend. My fifteen-year old son has cerebral palsy. I am an extremely overqualified high school chemistry teacher. When I can work, I make $43,700 per year. I have watched all of my colleagues and friends surpass me in every way imaginable. And within eighteen months, I will be dead. And you ask why I ran?”

Favourite Jesse line – “My rainy day fund, $68,000, okay? Cue ball son of a bitch laughed in my face. Now I got, like, 80 bucks to my name.”

Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange –

Jesse: “You still wanna cook? Seriously?”

Walter: “What’s changed, Jesse?”

Favourite scenes –

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Jesse VS Hank

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Jesse Vs Hank, some more. These were fantastic scenes.

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Gomez, Hank, the nurse, and Hector.. and that bell. How much do we love the bell, everyone? 🙂

Notable Music – “Waiting Around To Die” (on youtube) by The Be Good Tanyas plays while Walt rides the bus and returns to the hospital – another song on my favourite music from Breaking Bad list.

Ending Song – Another different version of the Breaking Bad theme composed by Dave Porter

Jesse Lightbulb Moment # – We can’t be sure if the many things that happen in this episode was Walt and Jesse together or Jesse on his own. So for this episode, I’m going with Funyuns and a hot pocket from the vending machine when Jesse realises Hank could check into whether they got take out food.

Notable Shots –

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Many of those awesome wide shots in this episode.

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Plus, two different time lapses combined into one time lapse sequence.

Episode Running Time on DVD – 45mins 05secs

DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – Bit by a Dead Bee –

Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 3, “Bit by a Dead Bee” with creator Vince Gilligan and writer Peter Gould Running time 31m:09s. Click here for the MP3 file. Click here for podcasts via the Apple iTunes store – podcasts are free.

Links to other reviews of this episode – AV ClubAlan SepinwallThe TV Critic

Snoskred Notes –

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At the start of this episode, Jesse and Walt have now been wearing the same clothes for 3 episodes. And this episode contains a scene from the gag reel which is probably my favourite scene on the gag reel, with Jesse and Walt after they flag down a truck.

I will put a link to the gag reel here but Please Do Not Watch if you have never seen season 2 in full before, as it may contain spoilers. Said spoilers may make no sense to you as yet so if you’re ok taking the risk, or if you have already seen Season 2 in full, click here for the Season 2 gag reel on youtube.

From 1:16-2:20 Do you really think this will work, Mr White? – you will note the line they ended up using is nothing like the one Aaron Paul had so much trouble with. 🙂 What he ends up saying is “Its a bold plan, Mr White, You sure this is the way to go?”

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Do we think Skyler believes Walt, about not having a second cell phone? I’m going with no.

The science of Breaking Bad – Bit by a Dead Bee

Episode Count –

Ten episodes down – 52 episodes to go.

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