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Ohmyn0
• 2/6/2013

"Fly" ending.

Am I the only one who has ever wondered about the end of the episode "Fly", where it shows Walt in bed and he hears a fly buzzing around. Did anyone think back to Jesse's story about his aunt who had a raccoon removed from under her house but she insisted she still heard it, and this meant the cancer had spread to her brain. Did anyone think that this could elude to the fact that the cancer may of spread to Walt's brain? Please reply with your thoughts.

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Shanethefilmmaker
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Ohmyn0
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• 2/6/2013

"Fly" is one of my favorite episodes. It's a turning-point of the series where you realize Walt's not just doing this for the money and that he is a more deeply flawed individual than just being "morally grey".

Yes, I think there is a connection to the fly's buzzing noise and Walt's cancer. I don't know if it is brain cancer (like Jesse's aunt) but the writers went to the trouble to craft the raccoon story in the same episode. Also, we've seen other points in the series that suggest Walt's may not be entirely gone.

I think it also speaks to the ongoing narrative that Walt's troubles will never truly be gone. The entire series is a whack-a-mole for Walt, trying to bat down one problem but raising several others in the meantime. When everything seems to be smooth sailing, more issues arise.

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• 2/6/2013

I think what you do. This is interesting because he also examines a fly in Gliding Over All. I was wondering that... I didn't know if it was sorta an easter egg for some previous seasons - such as the painting he also saw when talking to Todd's uncle.

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• 10/6/2013

I just love how Captain Ahab-like Walt was in the episode.  His spear being a makeshift fly swatter and Jesse playing Starbuck.

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