Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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There is a fly loose in the lab. Walt and Jesse must do whatever they can to kill it before it contaminates the meth.


Rian Johnson


Vince Gilligan (created by), Sam Catlin | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview:
Bryan Cranston ... Walter White
Anna Gunn ... Skyler White (voice)
Aaron Paul ... Jesse Pinkman
Dean Norris ... Hank Schrader (credit only)
Betsy Brandt ... Marie Schrader (credit only)
RJ Mitte ... Walter White, Jr. (credit only)


Walt is suffering from insomnia, worried about the choices he has made and the direction his life has taken. Unaware that Jesse has been skimming a bit of their product, he also worried that the numbers in his formulas don't add up and that they always seem to somewhere between 4 and 8 ounces short of what the batch should have produced. The meticulous Walt is also concerned - to the point of paranoia - when he discovers a housefly in the lab. Worried about contamination, he goes to extreme lengths to kill it. Jesse comes to his rescue in an interesting way. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Voted by as the single best bottle episode ever made, however it received the least favorable rating (7.8) in the entire series by over 21,000 IMDb contributors. See more »


Jesse talks about a TV show on hyenas that he saw. He says the head hyena was "the Man" and how gross it was that the other pack members had to "lick his junk" to show respect. Either Jesse or the script writer didn't realize that among hyenas the females are actually dominant, including the leader of the pack. They are larger than the males and have other marked masculine physical traits due to a naturally high level of testosterone. If Walter knew that, he didn't bother to correct Jesse's mistake. See more »


Jesse Pinkman: Gatorade me bitch!
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »


Hush, Little Baby
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Performed by Anna Gunn
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A Very Bizarre Episode!
12 September 2014 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This is the tenth episode of the third season of Breaking Bad and while seen as a filler episode, it is very bizarre and very interesting. I thought it was going to be boring, but then the famed fly came into play. Based off many of the reviews, people seemed to dislike this episode a lot. Well, not me. This is a testimony of how great Cranston's and Paul's acting is, because they practically carried the entire episode.

In this episode, "Fly," Walt begins to suffer from extreme paranoia and insomnia. Walt believes his formula doesn't add up to the amount of meth they are producing. But when a housefly is located in the lab, Walt becomes so paranoid that he goes to any length to kill the fly.

Overall, I found this to be a good psychological case study. It shows how the emotions of Walt are starting to catch up with him. It's very funny to see how Walt tries to kill the fly. I can understand why people would hate this episode, but I certainly didn't. I rate this episode 9/10.

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Release Date:

23 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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