Breaking Bad s03e11 Episode Script

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[sighs] Yo, I thought I was going to see some, like, vaginas.
I didn't say she actually painted vaginas.
I said some of her paintings looked like vaginas.
Uh, seriously? [whispers] Not even close.
[chuckles] Georgia O'Keeffe painted all kinds of stuff.
Huh.
Everyday items, her surroundings.
Some of it evoked an erotic nature.
[snickers] It's who she was.
Not like any vagina I ever saw.
This chick have medical issues? This particular painting-- Mmm.
is of a door.
Any other doors we can check out? Like, real ones or [groans] You know, I-I-I don't get it.
Why would anyone paint a picture of a door over and over again, like, dozens of times? But it wasn't the same.
Uh, yeah, it was.
It was the same subject, but it was different every time.
The light was different.
Her mood was different.
She saw something new every time she painted it.
And that's not psycho to you? Well, then, why should we do anything more than once? Should I just smoke this one cigarette? Maybe we should only have sex once if it's the same thing.
Whoa, no-- Should we just watch one sunset? Or live just one day.
Because it's new every time.
Each time, it's a different experience.
Okay, fine.
I guess the cow skull pictures were cool, but a door? I will say it again.
[chuckles] A door.
[snores] [chuckles] Why not a door? Sometimes you get fixated on something, and you might not even get why.
You open yourself up and go with the flow, wherever the universe takes you.
[snickers] Okay, so the universe took her to a door, and she got all obsessed with it and just had to paint it No, I wouldn't say that.
Nothing's perfect.
Yeah? Well Oh, yeah.
Some things.
[giggles] Oh, that was so sweet, I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit.
[laughs] You can't admit just for once that I'm right.
Come on.
That O'Keeffe lady kept trying over and over until that stupid door was perfect.
No.
That door was her home, and she loved it.
To me, that's about making that feeling last.
[machine whirring] All right, here we go.
You ready? [labored breathing] Come on, give me a step.
Give me one step.
[exhales] Nope.
Nope, that's it.
Take me up.
You can do this, Hank.
Come on, it's supposed to hurt.
Pain is weakness leaving your body.
Pain is my foot in your ass, Marie.
Hey, if you can get your leg up that high, I say go for it.
Take me up.
Take me up.
All right, coffee break.
We're gonna let you rest for a minute, and then we're gonna try it again.
Never mind about your coffee break.
Take me up.
I'm done.
I'm done.
[grunts] [machine whirrs] Come on, Uncle Hank.
You can do it.
How else are you going to get out of here? Don't you have any friends? I mean Jesus, find something better to do.
I don't need everyone staring at me hanging here like a camel's ball sack.
Hank, he just wants to be supportive.
It's all right.
All right, I'll be right back.
Okay? I'll be right back.
You gonna get me out of here sometime today? [machine whirring] Honey-- We got our first bill, and, you know, if you're still insistent-- I am.
Prepare yourself.
[whispers] Yeah.
They're gonna start coming in weekly like that, so Okay.
You're sure you can do this? Yeah.
[scale beeps] I'll do that.
[scale beeps] What the hell, man? What, I can't work a scale now? This is bullshit.
Just say it.
Just say the words.
You think I'm stealing.
Shh.
[Group leader] Walk with who you are.
That was a phrase my sponsor used to use with me back when I first started coming to meetings.
It's probably just a different way of saying "Be yourself.
" Right? But this idea of "walk" also tells me that I have to move forward.
Always good advice, at least for me.
I see we have some new people here at group, a couple new faces.
Let's see some hands.
First time? Great.
Welcome.
Maybe we can go around, introduce ourselves.
Say whatever's on your mind.
How about you? You want to start us off? [clears throat] Yeah.
My name is Andrea and, uh We don't bite.
No judgments.
You can be as open and honest as you want to be.
Honestly, I don't want to be here.
All right.
Fair enough.
Who else had their hand up? Hey.
'Sup? My name's Jesse.
Why, hello.
My name is Brandon.
And this is, I believe, Peter? Right.
I'm Peter.
How are you? Look, I just wanted to give you a heads up.
It's gonna get a little slower smuggling product with Grandpa Anus watching every move I make.
But don't worry.
I'll keep it flowing.
Great.
Right on.
Yeah.
So how's it selling? Mad volume? Yeah.
It's, uh You know, it's, um It's not so good.
What do you mean? How much have you sold? I sold a teenth.
One teenth? That's it? Yeah.
To who? To him.
Look, it's not so easy selling to these people.
They're here trying to better themselves.
Yeah, there's, like, positivity and stuff going on here.
I'm out risking my ass to get product for you two, and you're too pussy to sell? You're pathetic.
You know what? I want it back.
All of it.
I'll sell it myself.
Come on, man.
Don't be like that.
Selling to these people, it's like shooting a baby in the face.
It's not natural.
Yeah, Jesse, it's not easy like you think.
I'll show you exactly how easy it is.
Oh, hey.
Sorry.
No.
Go ahead.
It's Andrea, right? Yeah.
Hey, um, my name's Jesse, and, uh, I don't really want to be here, either.
Oh, um-- Sorry.
[chuckles] Thanks.
Aunt Marie's coming to dinner? No.
Your dad is.
[Walter, Jr.
] How'd you get her to sleep so quick? Are you that boring? I'm comforting.
I'm a comforting presence.
[whispers] There we go.
Shh, shh.
Hey, so check it out.
Huh? See what that means? Check out the date.
Next Thursday is officially six months that I have had my learner's, which means I can get my provisional and start driving by myself.
Since when? You don't turn 16 for two more months.
It doesn't matter.
It's a provisional.
Look it up.
They changed the law, like, 10 years ago.
Oh, yeah? Well, I didn't vote for that.
Doesn't matter if you voted for it.
It's the law.
So both of you start thinking about what kind of car you want to buy me.
Mmm.
I think I'd be good with either an old IROC or a 'Stang.
Ah, a 'Stang.
Hmm.
Mm-hmm.
How about something with playing cards in the spokes? Makes a nice motor-y sound, you know? [imitates motor clicking] [chuckles] [both laughing] Yeah, yeah.
You're not gonna get off that easy.
Well, I-- I think that this is, um-- We should probably table this discussion for later.
Your dad and I have a couple things we need to talk about, so-- Okay.
A 1971 Mach 1 fastback in Grabber Lime with a shaker hood.
Mmm.
'Stang.
I want to write that down so I don't forget.
Oh, darn it.
No pencil! [groans] [laughing] What is Ice Station Zebra Associates? It's a loan-out.
It's fine.
Whose loan-out? It's fine.
Really.
Ihave a guy.
Okay.
Um, does your guy know the tax code and regulations in New Mexico? 'Cause there's very specific paperwork that has to be submitted quarterly on this.
Yes.
My guy is a top guy.
Who is he? Uh.
What's his name? What are his qualifications? Walt, this money has to be unimpeachable when it reaches Hank and Marie.
And it is.
It will be.
But how do I know that? I mean, apparently, you can't even tell me the man's name.
Oh.
Jesus.
Skyler, do you really want to know? I mean, do you really want to know? Really? [man coughing] [coughing continues] [door closes] [Saul] Hello.
Welcome.
What a pleasure it is to have you.
I'm just gonna call you Skyler, if that's okay.
It's a lovely name.
Reminds me of a big beautiful sky.
Walt never told me how lucky he was-- prior to recent unfortunate events.
Clearly, his taste in women is the same as his taste in lawyers-- only the very best with just the right amount of dirty.
[laughs] That's a joke.
That's a joke.
It's funny because you are so clearly very classy.
Here.
Please, sit down.
So Walt tells me that you have some concerns I can alleviate.
Uh, yes, I do.
I have concerns.
If we're going to go down this road, and clearly we are for the sake of my brother-in-law.
I've heard about him.
He's an American hero.
At any rate, I need some assurances that we're gonna go about this in a manner that is extremely safe and cautious.
Fair enough.
I'll walk you through the process.
First step is something we like to call money laundering, all right? Take your money, represented by, say, these jelly beans.
You know, I'm a bookkeeper-- Then I-- so I actually know what money laundering is.
Uh-huh.
Well Yeah.
And, as with most things, the devil is in the details.
So to begin with, what are we saying is the source of this money? That's simple.
Walt here actually came up with a great story about gambling winnings.
Blackjack, right? Some card counting? Well, actually, that was Skyler's idea.
[clears throat] Well, you grow more gorgeous by the minute.
Well, there you have it.
I'll generate false currency transaction reports out the wazoo.
As well as the necessary W-2Gs.
I know a couple casino managers who will jump at the chance to report false losses.
It's a win-win for everyone.
Yeah, but you can't sell that for very long.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Way ahead of you.
We declare just enough so as not to arouse suspicion, then Walt's one-time winnings become seed money for an investment.
Investment in what? Drum roll please.
Wait for it.
Laser tag.
Laser tag.
of rollicking fun in the heart of northern Bernlillo County.
Laser tag? Yeah.
There's guns and glow lights and-- Kids wear the vests, and they have to split into teams-- Right.
No, actually, I know what it is.
It's just that in relation to Walt, it's-- I mean, it doesn't make any sense.
It makes more sense than you two being together.
I'm still trying to figure out how that happened.
Do you even know Walt? I mean how would he of all people buy a laser tag business? It doesn't add up.
It adds up perfectly.
Walt's a scientist.
Scientists love lasers.
Plus they got bumper boats, so-- Hey, everybody.
Walt suddenly decided to invest in laser tag.
Just out of the blue.
Really? That's what we're supposed to tell people, our family, our friends, the government? Let me bottom line this for you.
You don't need to be involved.
Because I've been doing this for a lot of years-- successfully, believe it or not-- without your help.
So thank you for stopping by.
You want a beer or something? Or something.
What do you mean? [laughs] Like beer.
[laughs] I'm clean out of anything else.
Even if I wasn't, we're not supposed to.
Yeah.
I've heard it over and over and over again.
You know, don't you think it's ridiculous that society says beer is okay and a little hit of something sweet is wrong? I mean what's the point of shutting yourself off completely from something that lifts you off the ground? I spend so much energy fighting the urge not to use, and I feel like crap because of it.
I know.
It's just What? I can't get caught using again.
See, the thing is [whispering] not to get caught.
You ever try that blue stuff that's going around? [exhales] Just a little gas in the tank, and suddenly everything is interesting.
Man, I wish I can make that feeling last.
Like I said, I got nothing here.
What if I could get some? [door opens] Mommy! Mommy! Hey, B! Oh, your Nana brought you home early.
Grandma, I thought you were keeping Brock today.
I was.
Then I saw your car.
I thought you had a meeting.
I did, but we changed the time.
Grandma, this is Jesse.
He's from the meeting.
He's like a sponsor.
Jesse, this is Grandma.
[speaks Spanish] [speaking Spanish] Jesse, this is Brock.
So, you, uh-- You have a kid, huh? What's up? Brock, huh? That's a cool name.
Here.
Give it up.
Brock is almost 6.
You okay with kids? What? Yeah, he's cool.
Okay, Brock is gonna go play in his room while the big people talk.
He's gonna go play with his Legos and his cars Say "Bye, Jesse.
" Bye, Jesse.
Safe and cautious, that's all I'm asking, and that man is neither.
I'll admit, he comes across like a circus clown.
But he actually knows what he's doing.
Safe and cautious is you not being involved in this at all.
Well, it's a little late on that.
This is what happens when you decide to pay our bills with drug money.
Skyler, this isn't just about what happened before.
My involvement in this is ongoing.
Understand? I can't just quit.
I have something of a contract.
It's all very safe and professional and structured.
I can't simply quit.
Where are you going? If you're gonna launder money, Walt, at least do it right.
You worked here four years.
It's a business you understand.
It's a story people will believe.
Not laser tag.
This.
This is what we buy.
You.
This is what you buy.
[muttering] Hey, uh, Jesse, right? Brandon.
Peter.
How goes it? Hanging in there? Please, just-- Dumb ass.
Sorry, man.
I was trying to keep it on the DL.
So you and that girl, you do the deed yet? Do what? You know, sell to her.
What are you two even doing here? What do you mean? You can't get your nut up to sell.
What's the point of even coming? Homie, I'm on, like, step 5.
Deuce, yo.
I'm catching up.
Whatever.
Later.
Dude needs to come into the fold.
[Badger] Yep.
Oh, you know, I have magical powers.
You want to see? Ready? That's not real.
[laughs] [whispers] It is real.
All right, do you want to see something that's real? Look at this.
Watch this.
Ready? You like that? That's science and stuff.
Makes it do that.
Do it again.
Let Jesse eat his dinner, Brock.
It's okay.
It's okay.
Want to see it again? Could you do a trick with firecrackers? Firecrackers.
You know, I don't have any firecrackers on me.
Who does tricks with firecrackers? Tomás.
Tomás does tricks with firecrackers, huh? Who's Tomás? He's my kid brother.
Yeah? And we don't talk about him.
Come on.
Eat your food, Brock.
[Jesse] Can I have a chip? I'm gonna steal your chip.
[Brock] Hey, that's mine.
[Saul] That's it? That's what you want to buy? [Walt] People will believe it at least.
[chuckles] I worked here for four years.
Wax on, wax off.
Was that you? Hey, how come you guys always get with the air freshener, huh? I explicitly say I want no air freshener, and every time I drive away smelling like an Alpine w3-- house.
All due respect, I don't see it.
So I vote no.
Makes a better story than your laser tag.
Is that you talking or Yoko Ono? She has a point.
It makes more sense that I invest right here.
Based on her years of experience in money laundering, I suppose.
Let me tell you something.
If you're committed enough, you can make any story work.
I once convinced a woman that I was Kevin Costner.
And it worked because I believed it.
It has nothing to do with the story.
Besides, this dump isn't gonna work because it doesn't have a Danny.
Okay? There's no Danny here.
What in God's name is a Danny? Danny runs the laser tag.
Danny is the guy who had a vision.
Where others saw a dirt lot, he saw black lights, rubber aliens, teenagers running around with ray guns, right? It was like Bugsy Siegel in the desert.
And when the stock market took a shit and Danny got into trouble, he went searching for exactly the type of situation that we're offering.
Danny will look the other way to keep his dream afloat.
In other words, Danny can be trusted completely.
That guy-- the guy with the eyebrows that won't quit-- is he a Danny? [no audible dialogue] You buy this place, all you got is a big building that squirts water.
You got no Danny here.
You want to stay for dinner? Yeah.
Thanks.
What time is it? Early still.
So [chuckles] What? I thought maybe, if you're holding, we can do something.
What? You know, that blue stuff you were talking about? Maybe you had a line on some.
Wait.
Whoa.
What? I thought you said the kid is coming home.
Yeah, in a few hours.
And you seriously want to get high? I don't know what you're getting so pissed about.
You're the one who brought it up the other day.
Yeah, that was before I found out you got a kid.
What kind of mother are you? What? You heard me.
What kind of mom gets wasted with a little kid to take care of? Nobody can say I don't take care of my son.
You gonna come in my house and judge me? Like you got no responsibility, so it's okay for you to get high.
Look, I-- What do you know about me? I take care of my baby.
I'll do anything for him.
The day Brock was born, I swore I won't let what happened to Tomás happen to my son.
I'll die first.
Sorry.
I-- I just-- Look, I'll get out of here if you want.
That's what you want to do, then go.
It's not what I want.
Look, I was out of line talking about that stuff.
We both were.
You're right.
I don't know what you've been through.
You can tell me if you want.
This whole neighborhood is run by gangs.
They run the drugs, control the streets.
And they sort of took Tomás in.
No dad around.
they got Tomás slinging.
Part of some crew.
Then, when he was 10 for some initiation or something they made him kill somebody.
I heard the rumors.
I didn't believe it at first.
[exhales] But then I saw him, like, a weekater.
He told me, yeah, he did it.
They gave Tomás a gun.
Gave him a choice.
Him or some dude.
So he did it.
Told me all about it like it was nothing.
Who did he say he killed? Some dealer [smacks lips] from some outside crew.
Right around the corner from here, over off the Central.
Just rode up on his bike and shot him.
Off the Central? Like, over by the train tracks? When was this? A few months back.
What else did he tell you? He shot the guy right through the neck.
Shot him dead.
Just because he was working the wrong corner.
It won't happen again.
Not to my son.
[monitor beeping] Guess what.
People who say "Guess what" and then actually expect you to guess-- I hate those people.
Well, I just heard about a certain patient named Schrader-comma-Hank who is going to be released at the end of this week.
Isn't that fantastic? Are they planning on rolling me out the front door at least, or they'll put me on a greased plank and, uh, slide me out the window? Hey.
Listen, I don't care what any damned insurance company thinks.
I'm not leaving here until I'm well.
Hank, this isn't about insurance.
I've talked to everybody, and they all say that you are healthy enough to go home.
Oh, I'm healthy enough, huh? Yeah.
Hank, you get stronger every day.
You don't need to be in a hospital.
In this condition, yeah, I do.
You'll be just as comfortable at home as you are here.
You'll have all the same equipment-- All the same equipment? What-- The equipment-- does that mean? that you have here that you need.
Short term.
You'll do your PT at home, and it'll be great because you'll be home.
Wait till you see the bedroom.
I had them move the plasma in.
I know that's how you always wanted it, and you only had to get shot to get it, right? I got you a new bed.
A hospital bed? Well-- You put a hospital bed in my bedroom? Hank, you'll be home.
You get that out of my house.
You hear me, Marie? Today.
Hank-- I leave this hospital when I walk out of here, you understand? And not before.
[Skyler scoffs] What's a Danny? Danny is an accomplice, someone who's in on the scheme, who knows about laundering, who's paid to look the other way.
Now, while I agree with you that laser tag is a hard sell, without a Danny, the car wash isn't really an option.
And he can't get you another Danny to run the car wash? Easier said than done, if we're looking for someone trustworthy.
What about me? What about you? Me.
I'll be the Danny.
No.
No.
No, Skyler.
That is not a good idea.
I'm perfectly capable of managing a small business.
A legal business, not this.
Who else could we trust? No.
Walt.
I'm in this.
And if I'm in it, I'm going to do it right.
You are not in this.
You are not-- We're married.
How am I not in this? We are not married, Skyler.
We're divorced.
Right? I never actually got around to filing the papers.
Married couples can't be compelled to testify against one another.
So there's that.
Jesse! Jesse.
Respirator.
Right.
[phone rings] [ring] [ring] [ring] Yes? Uh-huh.
Yes.
All right.
Okay.
I'll be there.
What was that? An invitation.
[doorbell rings] Ah.
Walter.
You're right on time.
Please, come in.
I hope you like paila marina.
It's a fancy name for fish stew.
It sounds like a cliché, but indeed, it's just like my mother used to make it.
Come on.
You can help me cook.
This is a Chilean dish that I love, but I never get to make it.
The kids won't eat it.
But, uh you know how that is.
Sure.
Do you mind? Would you slice the garlic? Oh.
Very thin.
Why did you invite me here? We're working together.
Why not break bread together? Now the garlic.
Mm.
Mmm.
It always amazes me the way the senses work in connection to memory.
I mean, this stew is simply an amalgam of ingredients.
Taken separately, these ingredients alone don't remind me of anything.
Hmm.
[chuckling] Not very much at all.
But, in this precise combination, the smell of this meal instantly-- it brings me back to my childhood.
How is that possible? Basically, it all takes place in the hippocampus.
Neural connections are formed.
The senses make the neurons express signals that go right back to the same part of the brain as before, where memory is stored.
That's, uh, something called relational memory.
Uh don't quote me on that.
I-- I'm rusty on my biology.
That's very interesting.
Walter, I would like to help you, if I could.
Help me how? Well, when I first started out, I made a lot of mistakes.
[sigh] More than I care to admit.
I wish I'd had someone to advise me-- [chuckle] because this life of ours, it can overwhelm.
You are a wealthy man now.
And one must learn to be rich.
To be poor anyone can manage.
What advice do you have for me? Never make the same mistake twice.
Hey.
What's up? You, uh, you Tomás? Heard you were the man.
Yeah? What you want? Crystal.
You think you could hook me up? For a teenth? Shit, come on, yo.
Tch.
Hey, what's up? Hey.
[whistles] Bounce.
[breathing heavily]