a little thing i like about breaking bad: the characterization of skyler as a “storyteller”. it’s touched on in the first season that she’s an aspiring novelist, and her talents at this come in when helping walt with the cover up- it’s her who is dedicated to the story, making it true to life down to the details, even writing up dialogue for them both. this fits in so perfectly with her writing hobby. it’s like she’s telling a story, except now it has real life consequences.
“That was a great scene to write and one we were all excited about, because we’ve seen Jesse being manipulated by Walt often and kind of just take it. We wanted a scene where he says, “I know you’re not telling me the truth, just level with me.” Of course Walt is able to break through that by sheer force of will. If Walt had continued to argue with him at the end of the scene, it wouldn’t have worked, but stepping forward and pulling Jesse in [for the hug] did, since he’s so raw.” - Gennifer Hutchinson, BrBa writer