Fun Factoids: The episode was dedicated to Shari Rhodes, who is credited for location casting and fulfilling her lifelong dream of a career speaking role on screen. She passed away in 2009, after a long battle with breast cancer.
Walt: “I’ve done a terrible thing. But I’ve done it for a good reason. I did it for us. That [points to the duffel bag of money] is college tuition for Walter Jr. And Holly, eighteen years down the road. And it’s health insurance for you and the kids. For Jr.’s physical therapy. His SAT tutor. It’s money for groceries, gas, for birthdays and graduation parties. Skyler, that money is for this roof over your head. The mortgage that you are not going to be able to afford on a part-time bookkeeper’s salary when I’m gone.”
Skyler: “Walt, I-“
Walt: “Please. Please. This money, I didn’t steal it. It doesn’t belong to anyone else. I earned it. The things I’ve…done to earn it…they…the things I’ve had to do…I’ve got to live with them. Skyler, all that I’ve done, all the sacrifices that I’ve made for this family, all of it, will be for nothing if you don’t accept what I’ve earned. Please. I’ll be here when you get home from work. You can give me your answer then.”
Fun Factoids: Dean Norris has had previous martial arts experience. The actor explains in an interview, “I earned a black belt when I was in high school. And I did a lot of boxing and full contact karate in college. It kind of stays with you. I didn’t have any stunt guys in that bar scene and it was great working with [UFC fighter] Keith Jardine. I said, ‘Hey man, I’m generally pretty good at this but I just hope — don’t move. I’d hate to hit you.’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, you can hit me. It doesn’t matter.’ That’s the kind of dudes we need on the fights all the time. If I make a mistake it doesn’t matter. He’s been hit by a lot worse.”
Juan Bolsa: “I don’t tell you how to fry your chickens, Gustavo. You should really leave matters of my organization’s politics to me.”
Gus: “Do I not run my own territory?”
Juan: “Of course you do. And I will advise them to be patient. But I recommend you finish your business with the man quickly. Or you risk losing the good graces of the cartel. That would not be wise. And those boys inside, I cannot guarantee that they will listen. They are…not like you and I.”