Enjoy unlimited streaming on Prime Video
Thousands of other titles available to watch instantly.
Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
7.6/10
16,404
47 user 14 critic
There is a fly loose in the lab. Walt and Jesse must do whatever they can to kill it before it contaminates the meth.

Director:

Rian Johnson

Writers:

Vince Gilligan (created by), Sam Catlin | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
Bryan Cranston ... Walter White
Anna Gunn ... Skyler White (voice)
Aaron Paul ... Jesse Pinkman
Dean Norris ... Hank Schrader (credit only)
Betsy Brandt ... Marie Schrader (credit only)
RJ Mitte ... Walter White, Jr. (credit only)
Edit

Storyline

Walt is suffering from insomnia, worried about the choices he has made and the direction his life has taken. Unaware that Jesse has been skimming a bit of their product, he also worried that the numbers in his formulas don't add up and that they always seem to somewhere between 4 and 8 ounces short of what the batch should have produced. The meticulous Walt is also concerned - to the point of paranoia - when he discovers a housefly in the lab. Worried about contamination, he goes to extreme lengths to kill it. Jesse comes to his rescue in an interesting way. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

16 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the only episode in the entire series where Skyler White, played by Anna Gunn, does not appear. See more »

Goofs

Jesse talks about a TV show on hyenas that he saw. He says the head hyena was "the Man" and how gross it was that the other pack members had to "lick his junk" to show respect. Either Jesse or the script writer didn't realize that among hyenas the females are actually dominant, including the leader of the pack. They are larger than the males and have other marked masculine physical traits due to a naturally high level of testosterone. If Walter knew that, he didn't bother to correct Jesse's mistake. See more »

Quotes

Walter White: I've been to my oncologist, Jesse. Just last week. I'm still in remission. I'm healthy.
Jesse Pinkman: That's good. Great.
Walter White: No end in sight.
Jesse Pinkman: That's great.
Walter White: No. I missed it. There was some perfect moment that passed me right by, but I had to have enough to leave them. That was the whole point. None of this makes any sense if I didn't have enough. And it had to be before she found out. Skyler. It had to be before that.
Jesse Pinkman: Perfect moment? For what? To drop dead? Are you saying you want to die?
Walter White: I'm saying that I lived...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Edited from Breaking Bad: Phoenix (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Hush, Little Baby
(uncredited)
Written by Traditional
Performed by Anna Gunn
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Awesome!
8 June 2010 | by cheme_2See all my reviews

Well i know many people don't agree that this episode is by far one of the smartest and best episodes of the series. God i feel bad not been able back up my theory without any spoirlers . All i'm gonna say is that this is one of the best writings in an episode of TV i've seen in a while, It is truly wonderful how Vince Gilligan and all his writers can come up with so much out of something so little.... A FLY!! I recommend this episode to anyone who has been a fan of the series from the beginning and enjoys the dark-comedy aspect of the show and specially anytime we see the twisted, goofy & great partnership of Walt and Jesse together on screen for a long time.


44 of 81 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 47 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed