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Fly 

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 »
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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)
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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

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Voted by Watchmojo.com as the single best bottle episode ever made, however it received the least favorable rating (7.6) in the entire series by over 16,000 IMDb contributors. 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

Jesse Pinkman: So that's your... flysaber?
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Breaking Bad Main Title Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Dave Porter
Performed by Dave Porter
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Absolutely Riveting Television
7 March 2016 | by mrnoahandrewSee all my reviews

I feel bad for this episode. Not that so many people hate it; people are entitled to their opinions. I feel bad that what I think is a masterfully executed episode is, in the popular opinion, the lowest rated episode of the entire series.

While the beginning starts off a tad bit slow, the payoff is all worth it in the long scene towards the middle/end of the episode where Walt and Jesse are having a lengthy conversation. The whole scene is splendid. The camera angles that provide a bit of an uneasy feeling (like when the frame is shaky when it is looking directly at Walt). The lighting that is, as per usual, superb and is just beautiful. And the background music, even though it is minimal, adds to the tension. Just so many things go right to make this an excellent episode.


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