Breaking Bad

Season 3 Episode 9

Kafkaesque

18
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 16, 2010 on AMC

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  • Quotes

    • Skyler: Walt, we could always pay their bills.
      Marie: Please, it's tens of thousands of dollars.
      Skyler: We have the money. More than enough. Walt earned it.
      Walt: Skyler --
      Skyler: I think Marie should know the truth.
      Walt: Skyler, I really don't think this is a good idea. I... think that –-
      Skyler: He earned it gambling. We have the money.
      Marie: How much money?
      Skyler: Walt?
      Walt: Well, it's into seven figures.
      Marie: Oh, Holy Mary mother of God.
      Walt: What can I say? I did very well.

    • Skyler: Somehow, something tells me Hank is here because of you. And I'm not forgetting that.

    • Jesse: What good is being an outlaw when you have responsibilities?
      Badger: Darth Vader had responsibilities. He was responsible for the Death Star.
      Skinny Pete: Yeah. Two of them bitches.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: March 4, 2013 on Nova Cinema

    • Featured Music:
      "Veneno" by Chuy Flores
      "Bossa For Laura" by Jimmy Dunn Band
      "New Song" by Howard Jones
      "Mr. Money Man" by Rod Taylor

    • Los Pollos Hermanos: Although this wording is grammatically possible in Spanish, a more correct translation to "The chicken brothers" should be "Los Hermanos Pollo".

    • Episode Title: Kafkaesque means that something is disturbing. According to The New Yorker, the term has also been described as "marked by a senseless, disorienting, often menacing complexity: Kafkaesque bureaucracies" and "marked by surreal distortion and often a sense of impending danger: Kafkaesque fantasies of the impassive interrogation, the false trial, the confiscated passport ... haunt his innocence".

  • Allusions

    • Rain Man (1988)
      When explaining how Walt raised money by gambling and counting cards to win at blackjack, Marie says "What, like Rain Man?", an allusion to the Oscar-winning film.

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