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JESSE PINKMAN
The thing is, if you just do stuff and nothing happens, what's it all mean? What's the point? Oh right, this whole thing is about self-acceptance.
GROUP LEADER
Kicking the hell out of yourself doesn't give meaning to anything.
JESSE PINKMAN
So I should stop judging and accept?
GROUP LEADER
It's a start.
JESSE PINKMAN
So no matter what I do, hooray for me because I'm a great guy? It's all good? No matter how many dogs I kill, I just, what, do an inventory and accept?! I mean, you backed your truck over your own kid and you, like, accept?! What a load of crap!
GROUP LEADER
Hey, Jesse, I know you're in pain...
JESSE PINKMAN
No, you know what, why I'm here in the first place, is to sell you meth! You're nothing to me but customers! I made you my bitch! You okay with that? Huh? You accept?
GROUP LEADER
No.
JESSE PINKMAN
About time.
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WALTER WHITE
Jesse, look at me, you are a blow fish.
JESSE PINKMAN
What?
WALTER WHITE
A blow fish, think about it. Small in stature, not swift, not cunning, easy prey for predators, but the blow fish has a secret weapon, doesn't he? Doesn't he? What does the blow fish do, Jesse? What does the blow fish do?
JESSE PINKMAN
I don't even know what...
WALTER WHITE
The blow fish puffs up, okay? The blow fish puffs himself up four, five times larger than normal but why? Why does he do that? Because it makes him intimidating, that's why. Intimidating so that the other scarier fish are scared off and that's you. You are a blow fish. Don't you see? It's just all, all an illusion. It's nothing but air. Now, who messes with the blow fish, Jesse?
JESSE PINKMAN
Nobody.
WALTER WHITE
You're damn right.
JESSE PINKMAN
I'm a blow fish.
WALTER WHITE
You are a blow fish. Say it again.
JESSE PINKMAN
A blow fish!
WALTER WHITE
Say it like you mean it!
JESSE PINKMAN
I'M A BLOW FISH! BLOW FISH! YEEEAAAH! BLOW FISHIN' THIS UP!
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JESSE PINKMAN
Yo, I get I shouldn't call, but I'm in a situation over here, and I need my money.
WALTER WHITE
I just gave you $600.
JESSE PINKMAN
Yeah, and thanks, Daddy Warbucks, but that was before my housing situation went completely testicular on me, okay?
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WALTER WHITE
Did you learn nothing from my chemistry class?
JESSE PINKMAN
No. You flunked me, remember? You prick! Now let me tell you something else. This ain't chemistry – this is art. Cooking is art. And the shit I cook is the bomb, so don't be telling me.
WALTER WHITE
The shit you cook is shit. I saw your set-up. Ridiculous. You and I will not make garbage. We will produce a chemically pure and stable product that performs as advertised. No adulterants. No baby formula. No chili powder.
JESSE PINKMAN
No, no, chili P is my signature!
WALTER WHITE
Not anymore.
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JESSE PINKMAN
So, you plan to, uh, ice Gonzo, like...future tense?
TUCO
What?
WALTER WHITE
You're saying, Tuco, you're saying Gonzo is currently operating as a police informant as far as you know? [Tuco nods] I'm very sorry to hear that. That's disappointing.
JESSE PINKMAN
Yeah. I would waste him, too, yo.
TUCO
Shut up.
JESSE PINKMAN
Okay.
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JESSE PINKMAN
What's the point of being an outlaw when you got responsibilities?
BADGER
Darth Vader had responsibilities. He was responsible for the Death Star.
SKINNY PETE
True that. Two of them bitches.
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JESSE PINKMAN
For what it's worth, getting the shit kicked out of you? Not to say you get used to it, but you do kinda get used to it.
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JESSE PINKMAN
The game has changed, yo. This is our city, alright? All of it. The whole damn place. Our territory. We're staking our claim. Yo, we sell when we want, where we want. We're gonna be kings, understand? Well, I'm gonna be king and you guys will be, like, princes or dukes or something.
BADGER
I wanna be a knight.
JESSE PINKMAN
But first things first: we gotta get more dealers, y'know, foot soldiers, alright? Now they'll be working for you, you're working for me, and I'm working for you. You follow me? Layered, like nachos. Exponential growth. That's success, with a capital S.
SKINNY PETE
Straight up, straight up.
COMBO
Fo' shizzle.
BADGER
Friggin' awesome.
JESSE PINKMAN
Well, we're set. Boys are ready. Gonna make some mad cheddar, yo. [Walter looks at Jesse] Cheddar, Mr. White. Fat stacks. Dead Presidents. Cash money. We're gonna own this city.
WALTER WHITE
We're not charging enough.
JESSE PINKMAN
What?
WALTER WHITE
Corner the market, then raise the price. Simple economics.
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WALTER WHITE
And now, what shall we use to conduct this beautiful current with, hm? What one particular element comes to mind, hm? [Walter holds up a copper wire] Hmm?
JESSE PINKMAN
Ooooh, wire.
WALTER WHITE
...Copper.
JESSE PINKMAN
Oh, I mean...
WALTER WHITE
It's copper.
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JESSE PINKMAN
Gatorade me bitch!