It’s just another day at the office for Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) on “Breaking Bad.” Except for the part where Walt bums a cigarette, and they talk about killing Gus.
In the scene from Sunday’s (Sept. 11) episode, “Bug,” Walt is unsurprisingly getting impatient that Jesse has not yet taken a chance at bumping off Gus (Giancarlo Esposito). But the way he expresses it to Jesse — shoehorning it in while trying to feign a friendly conversation between colleagues for Gus’ cameras — is a little bit ha-ha funny and more than a little sad-funny. As close as they are, Walt still doesn’t really know Jesse that well.
Note to both Walt and Jesse: Any shooting-the-breeze conversation that includes the phrase “Don’t you have enough cancer already?” and ends with “We’re both dead men anyway” isn’t really the best kind of small talk.