With Tuco dead, the biggest fuzz for Walt and Jesse is over. However, the two still have to think up believable excuses for their abstinence the one to his family and doctors, the other to the police. Logically, there's less thrill than in the last episode, but "Bit by a Dead Bee" still provides us with outstanding dialogues and acting performances.
Other than the awesome pre-credits sequence (I find myself saying that in virtually every single review for a Breaking Bad episode, but it's just true), this episode is the origin of a temporary style of the show that I do not approve of: lots of talking and barely any doing. Don't get me wrong, the show always has a great screenplay, yet that can't ever keep up with scenes like we've seen them in "Grilled" just one episode ago. Anyway, since I'll focus on this critic point quite a lot in reviews for episodes after this one, why not emphasize the positive parts of these 50 minutes. Bryan Cranston, for one. There's not one episode of the show in which he isn't good, but when he portrays a character that actually portrays another character in front of his family (hope you get what I mean), he's extraordinarily good. In a conversation with a psychiatrist, a telephone call with Jesse, or a nocturnal promenade Cranston always manages to keep his character the center of attention.
The suspicion of Skyler was not what I'd call entertaining to see, but at least it contributed to the realism of Breaking Bad and same goes for the Jesse story part. Altogether though, I enjoyed "Bit by a Dead Bee" almost just as much as its preceding episode.