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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The filming of the scene where Walt falls from the railing utilized a unique process. A stunt double initially fell and members of the crew took pictures of his landing. Cranston then assumed the same exact position and close-ups were taken of his face. 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: Possum. Big, freaky, lookin' bitch. Since when did they change it to opossum? When I was comin' up it was just possum. Opossum makes it sound like he's irish or something. Why do they gotta go changing everything?
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Connections

References Breaking Bad: Bit by a Dead Bee (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Simplemente Amame
(uncredited)
Written by Cumbre Norteña
Performed by Cumbre Norteña
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Incredible, and perhaps the best episode of the series yet....
17 March 2011 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I could tell that Fly was not going to be a regular BB episode. From the opening, you know that this will be bizarre. I loved it.

I thought that the writing in this episode was magnificent. It is also a nice stand-out, and it reveals a lot of Walt's hidden feelings. It reminds me of Mad Men's recent episode called 'The Suitcase' (which is also the show's finest hour) in which is only really has two characters throughout. Breaking Bad's for sure only has two actors throughout the entire episode, and both Paul and Cranston are up to the game. This is an episode many will dislike, but for me it is certainly up there. I thought no episode would perhaps equal or be better than 'Phoenix' and 'One minute', but I was wrong.


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