As Hank’s hospital bills stack up, Skyler hatches a plan. Walt and Gus come to a better understanding. Jesse, looking for more independence, pursues a new opportunity.
~ Favourites ~
Favourite Skyler line – “I learnt from the best. Somehow, something tells me Hank is here because of you. And I’m not forgetting that.”
Favourite Marie line – “Cheese sticks”
Favourite Hank line – “Well three cheers for me.”
Favourite Gomez line – “I’ve been keeping an eye on this blue meth of yours.”
Favourite Gus line – “Then you have it. Three million for three months, that was our agreement. Extended annually, twelve million a year. Call it fifteen. Open ended. Would that be agreeable?”
Favourite Badger line – Darth Vader had responsibilities. He was responsible for the Death Star.
Favourite Skinny Pete line – True that. Two of them bitches.
Favourite Saul line – “Where’s the Maestro, what is he, out parking the minivan?”
Favourite Walt line – “I know I owe you my life, and more than that, I respect the strategy”
Favourite Jesse line – “So you want me to buy this place so I can pay taxes. I’m a criminal, yo.”
Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange –
Walter: We ship it as is.
Jesse: What are you, running a charity?
Favourite scenes –
The framing of the scene with Walt and Gus – very interesting how one side of each face is in shadow.
I love that any meeting with Gus at the chicken shed involves carrot sticks and healthy snacks.
Jesse and his woodwork story.
Jesse and Saul in the nail salon. LOL! Saul and his demonstration of money laundering.
Notable Music – “Mr. Money Man” by Rod Taylor (On Youtube) plays in Jesse’s earphones in the lab.
Ending Song – The Breaking Bad theme composed by Dave Porter
Jesse Lightbulb Moment – Wanting to keep back the extra – why should the overage go to Gus for free?
Notable Shots –
This shot is quite interesting.
Episode Running Time on DVD – 45m 22s
DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – Kafkaesque –
Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 309 “Kafkaesque” with Vince Gilligan, Michelle MacClaren, Actor Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman) – this is another great listen well worth taking the time. Running time 48m17s Click here for the MP3 file. Click here for podcasts via the Apple iTunes store – podcasts are free.
Snoskred Notes –
The definition of Kafkaesque for those who are interested – Basically it describes a nightmarish situation which most people can somehow relate to, although strongly surreal. With an ethereal, “evil”, omnipotent power floating just beyond the senses.
I love the teaser for this episode – love the chicken brothers ad, plus I like having that background info of what happens with the meth once it leaves the lab.
I also love the outfit Jesse wears for much of this episode, great tee and hoodie with a lot of awesome detail. I am such a fan of his outfits overall.
The science of Breaking Bad – Kafkaesque
Episode Count –
Twenty-nine episodes down, 33 to go