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"Más" is the fifth episode of the third season of Breaking Bad and the twenty-fifth episode altogether.

Summary[]

Teaser[]

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In a flashback to the pilot, Walt hands Jesse all of his remaining life savings, $7,000, to purchase an RV. Instead, Jesse heads to a strip club with Skinny Pete and Combo and blows through most of the cash on a night-long bender filled with lap dances and champagne. Come morning, Jesse panics when he realizes that only $1,400 remains. However, Combo sells him an RV at that price in "a no paperwork-type deal," stealing the vehicle from a driveway.

Act I[]

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In 2009, after another round of sex, Skyler basks in the luxury of Ted's heated bathroom floor, wondering about its cost. Ted offers to let her keep a few things at his house, obviously growing attached.

That evening, Walt sits in Holly's closet, talking on the phone with Jesse. Walt denies dealing with Gus behind Jesse's back, but Jesse demands that Walt hand over his missing other half of the cash payment. Walt counters that it's his formula and he never gave Jesse permission to use it before angrily hanging up.

At a campground, Hank and Gomez surveil an RV with night vision. Hank rejects the suggestion to wait for a warrant before searching the RV. He scales the vehicle and peers through its roof vent, startling an older couple playing canasta in their underwear, causing them to scream about the intruder. After mollifying the outraged couple, Hank suggests following up a few more leads, but Gomez says that he can't as he still needs to pack: he reluctantly says that he's leaving for the assignment in El Paso.

Hank returns home to shower. Marie urges him to share his feelings about Gomez taking the promotion that Hank refused. When Marie tells him that his past experience in El Paso makes it understandable for him not to go back, Hank angrily replies that he's only staying in Albuquerque to pursue important leads in his Heisenberg investigation.

Act II[]

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Walt and Gus at Los Pollos Hermanos.

Walt visits Gus' office in the back of a Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant and chides him for pretending to collaborate with Jesse, someone clearly below Gus' high standards, just to compel Walt to begin cooking again. Gus apologizes for being "so transparent" and invites Walt to take a drive with him, saying that he has something he wants to show Walt. Meanwhile, Skyler receives a call from Marie, who is worried that Hank's brush with death is causing him to change as a person. Skyler contemplates the truth of her words.

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The new state-of-the-art superlab.

Gus drives Walt to Lavandería Brillante, an industrial laundry facility, where a huge washing machine lifts with hydraulic cylinders, revealing the entrance to a secret basement beneath the building. Inside is a vast state-of-the-art superlab for Walt to use. Although very impressed with the equipment Gus has collected for the lab, Walt again declines his offer, saying that he's already made too many bad decisions. Gus counters that if his decisions were made for his family's welfare, they were not bad. "A man provides," Gus tells Walt. "And he does it even when he's not appreciated, or respected, or even loved—because he's a man."

Act III[]

After another tryst with Ted, Skyler fixes her makeup in his bathroom. Ted suggests they head out for some Thai food, but she declines his invitation. Suddenly uncomfortable with the luxurious surroundings of Ted's house, she looks down at the insulated floor, grabs a towel and stands on it. That night, at the White residence, Skyler moves to comfort a fussy Holly. She notices Walt looking at their daughter longingly but not daring to touch her. Skyler reluctantly allows Walt to pick up and comfort the baby; Walt is elated with the peace offering.

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At the DEA field office the next day, Hank is dismayed when his final RV lead hits a dead end. He asks his secretary Janice to check again with the DMV to see if any RVs were overlooked during their first search. At the farewell party for Gomez, Hank hands him a statuette of Jesus Malverde, the patron saint of drug dealers, alluding to his experiences in Gomez's new beat of El Paso. Janice informs Hank that the DMV has indeed discovered an additional RV; its registration wasn't renewed, but the vehicle was never reported as non-operational, destroyed, or stolen.

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At home, Skyler notices Walt's duffel bag containing his drug money on a high shelf in Holly's closet. She pulls the heavy bag down and touches some of the cash before putting it back. She meets with her divorce lawyer, admitting to her affair with Ted and to finding the cash. Skyler's lawyer asks if she is looking for permission to keep the drug money, and warns her that if she will be become an accessory after the fact if she doesn't leave Walt.

Act IV[]

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When Skyler returns home, she's surprised to find Holly's room empty of Walt's possessions, as Walt has moved out, taking his duffel bag with him. He has also signed the divorce papers and left them in Holly's crib. Skyler is taken aback, not quite sure how she feels now that she's gotten what she wanted.

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Meanwhile, at his office, Saul attempts to calm an agitated Jesse. When Walt arrives, Saul offers him ten percent of Jesse's future meth profits as a goodwill gesture, then asks that Walt turn over the other half of the money from Jesse's deal with Gus. Walt hands Jesse the cash, telling him that it will be the last money he will ever earn in the drug business, informing Jesse that Gus was only using him to entice Walt to start cooking again. When Saul learns that Walt has a $3 million deal with Gus, he completely ignores Jesse and negotiates a fee for laundering Walt's new money. Jesse storms out of Saul's office and smashes the windshield of Walt's Aztek with a chunk of concrete.

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Hank collecting evidence at Combo's house.

Hank visits the house the RV was registered to and asks its former owner, Mrs. Ortega, why she never reported it stolen. Mrs. Ortega states that she wanted to spare her son, Combo, from being charged for theft. In Combo's bedroom, Hank spots a photograph of Combo and Jesse, taken the night Jesse blew Walt's money at the strip club.

Official Photos[]

Trivia[]

  • This episode is dedicated to Gwyn Savage who cast extras for fifteen episodes of Breaking Bad and died on January 21, 2010.[1]
  • Uncensored on home video. In the beginning of the episode, when Jesse is seen at the strip club, several nude women are shown, breasts visible. See a detailed analysis of the differences here.
  • This episode marks the last appearance of Combo.
  • The opening episode of season three was called "No Más". This is Spanish for "no more" and was indicative of Walt's desire to remain out of the meth-cooking business. As this is the episode in which he decides to cook again, the episode is named "Más". "Más" could also refer to Hank searching for "more" RVs, and his plea for one more as he reaches the end of his list.

Production[]

Credits[]

Filming Locations[]

Featured Music[]

  • "Alpaca" by Luke Walker & DJ Loki (in the strip club during the teaser)
  • "Rocket Scientist" by Teddybears (feat. Eve) (during the party montage in the teaser)
  • "Satin Lover (A)" by Norman Candler and Jeff Newmann (playing in the kitchen as Hank arrives home)
  • "Timetakesthetimetimetakes" by Peder (as Gus shows Walt the superlab)

Memorable Quotes[]

Gustavo: "Why did you make these decisions?"
Walter: "For the good of my family."
Gustavo: "Then they weren’t bad decisions. What does a man do, Walter? A man provides for his family."
Walter: "This cost me my family."
Gustavo: "When you have children, you always have family. They will always be your priority, your responsibility. And a man–a man provides. And he does it even when he’s not appreciated or respected or even loved. He simply bears up, and he does it because he’s a man."
―Gus trying to convince Walter to work for him.

Jesse: "What in the hell just happened? You're MY lawyer, not his!"
Saul: "It's the way of the world, kid. Go with the winner."
―Saul explaining his worldview to Jesse.

Notes[]

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