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This article is about the insect. For the Breaking Bad episode, see Fly.

The fly that appears in Season 5.

This fly is a major problem for us: It will ruin our batch, and we need to destroy it and every trace of it so we can cook. Failing that, we're dead. There's no more room for error, not with these people.
Walter White.[src]

Flies (Diptera) are common insects that appeared in Breaking Bad. It has been speculated that the fly represents guilt, contamination, irrational obsession, and the loss of control in Walter White's life. When a fly gets into the superlab, Walt embarks on an obsessive quest to destroy it ("Fly").

Fans have also speculated that the fly represents Jane Margolis—as Walt is about to tell the truth (that his passive inaction allowed her to die), he states that the fly will stay up forever, meaning that it was a lie to never let go because of the damage it would cause.

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The fly in "Fly"


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Season 3[]

A swarm of flies are seen hovering over the corpse of Mrs. Peyketewa in the episode "Sunset".

The primary focus of the episode "Fly" is to kill the fly that has "contaminated" the superlab. Later on, at Walter White's condo, he sees a fly above him while he is lying in bed.

Season 5[]

In Madrigal, a fly is shown hovering around the corpse of Duane Chow after he was shot by Chris Mara while Mike held Chris at gunpoint. This could symbolize the guilt that Chris felt once Mike Ehrmantraut arrived to Chow’s House and after killing Chow.

A closeup of a fly is seen at the beginning of the episode "Gliding Over All". This symbolises the further damage Walt has caused after killing Mike Ehrmantraut.



Breaking Bad - Fly

Try to kill the fly