2x06 - Peekaboo

Previously The hospital bill came.

$13,000 and counting.

I can create a network.

Cut out the middle man.

Run our own game.

This is a big opportunity.

He flat-out offered to pay for my treatment.

Have you been in touch with Elliott? I haven't seen a check from him.

Is this about you and me? Gretchen, I really appreciate the offer.

I am covered.

Your guy got robbed.

It doesn't matter.

You're sweating me over a grand? I want you to handle it.

What up? Damn, bitch.

Got something for me? Yeah, I found them.

Is this a 5 or an S? No, wait.


Yeah, a 5.

Jesus, how the hell do you spell "street" wrong? S-T-R-E-A-T? Hey, man.

I'm slinging mad volume and fat-stacking Benjis, you know what I'm saying? I can't be all about, like, spelling and sh1t.

So they got names? Hers is, like, I don't know.

She's just this woman is all.

Him they call Spooge.

Spooge? Not Mad Dog, not Diesel? So let me get this straight.

You got jacked by a guy named Spooge? Yo, what's his name matter? All's I saw was that knife he stuck in my face, like that big! But if you're looking for a reason not to go do this thing - Did I say that? - 'Cause I'll go do it myself, right? It's just I'm on probation and all.

So you gonna do it? Good.

Right on.

'Cause these two, they need to get got.

Where's my money, bitch? Where's my money? That's good.

Come on.

I will mess you up.

Is that how you want to play this? Your call.

Your funeral, Jack.

Do not mess with me.

I will bury you 'cause I'm crazy.

You know.

Mucho loco.

Do not test me.

Good morning! - Good morning.

Honey, you blocking the mailbox.


I think it's gonna be a nice day, huh? Yeah, High 70s.

You have a great day.

Right on.

You too.

God! sh1t! Anybody home? Tonight, you will receive the ultimate fixture of cutlery.

Tonight, in this steel knockout Yo, is anybody else home? Where's your folks? They here? What's your name? My name's Diesel.

Yo, don't you want to watch something other than this? Like, I don't know, Mr.

Rogers? So when your folks coming home? Your dad, Mr.

Spooge? When is he getting back? I'm hungry.

Hey there, you three.

Just wanted to wish Walt a good first day back.

We'll be thinkin thinking about you teaching valences and covalences and Okay, that's officially all I remember.

Good luck.

Skyler, give me a call when you get a chance.

Hi, Walt and Skyler.

This is Gretchen Schwartz, just calling to say hello.

I'm down from Santa Fe today, and I was just thinking about you both, hoping everything's well.

I tried Walt's cell, and it said the number had been disconnected, so I'm just hoping that everything's okay.

Call me if you can, whenever's convenient.

This is Skyler White.

Am I catching you at a bad time? No, not at all.

It's so good to hear from you.

How is everybody? Very well, thank you.

Walt is actually at work today.

It's his first day back at work, and he lost his cell phone quite a while back.

And I really hope we didn't worry you.

I'm just so glad to hear that everybody's fine.

That's wonderful.

I'm so very, very long overdue in telling you this, and I just have to take Walt at his word that he's been passing it along for me.

I mean, he's been so adamant about wanting to handle this whole thing by himself.

But I have picked up the phone about a hundred times.

I just - What is it? - I can't begin to thank you and Elliott for what you've done.

The money for Walt's treatment, it's just It's saved us.

I don't know if I Walt keeps saying, "Don't bother them.

It's no big deal.

" But it is a big deal.

To me.

And to all of us.

So I just finally wanted to say thank you.


End of speech.

So, I do hope we get to see you soon.

Truly, anytime you're in town, anytime at all is good for us.

How about this afternoon? Monoalkenes, diolefins, trienes, polyenes.

The nomenclature alone is enough to make your head spin.

But when you start to feel overwhelmed, and you will, just keep in mind that one element.


Carbon is at the center of it all.

There is no life without carbon.


That we know of in the universe.

Everything that lives, lived, will live.


Carmen is carbon.


Assistant Principal Carmen.

Did you I like to think of it I like to think that the diamond and the woman who wears it on her finger are both formed from the same stuff.

Or, say the diamond and the man who invented it.

That got your attention, right? The man who invented the diamond.

All right.


Tracy Hall.

Write this name down.


Hall invented the first reproducible process for making synthetic diamonds.

I mean, this is way back in the '50s.

Now, today, synthetic diamonds are used in oil drilling, electronics, multi-billion dollar industries.

At the time, Dr.

Hall worked for General Electric.

And he made them a fortune.

I mean, incalculable.

You want to know how GE rewarded Dr.

Hall? A $10 US Savings Bond.


A Savings Bond printed on carbon-based paper paid to a carbon-based man for something he made out of carbon.

It's so nice to have you back with us, Walt.

And you're looking great, by the way.

A little skinnier.

Which is definitely no tragedy.

And then there's the hair thing.

I actually like that.

That's a great look for you.

But you're feeling good? Absolutely.


I'm glad to be back at work.

I'm glad to I'm happy to be here.


We're happy too.

And I just It's good.

It's great.

Is everything okay? Just please feel comfortable coming to me with any problems, any issues.

Anything at all.

You know, completely confidential.

See you tomorrow, Flynn.

See you, Jeffrey.


Let me see it.

Dad, let me see it.

Don't worry about it.

Let's go.



Ah, man.

You stay right here, all right? I mean it.

You shut up! - You shut up! You're the one who dropped it.

I didn't drop it! I didn't drop sh1t! - You dropped it! - Shut the hell up about it.

You shut up! - No, you shut up! Get up! Shut up! Both of you! You know who might have done it? I have an idea.

Here's what I think.

You ID 'em.

And then together, you and I put a bag over their heads.

We tie 'em up, drive 'em way out into the desert, strip 'em naked, then bury them up to their necks on a huge mound of fire ants.

Saw it in that old Western.

You with me? Scorpions? Scorpions are good.

Very nice.

Damn, Dad.

Check it out.

Who is this? So, this is Walter Jr.

Or Flynn.

He likes to go by Flynn these days.

Mom - What? I'm just offering the choice.

This is Mrs.

Schwartz, whom you've heard so much about.

Very nice to meet you, Flynn.

Nice to meet you, too.

Look who's here.

Always nice to see you.

What a nice surprise.

Look at you.

You're looking good.

Though a bald head is a bit of a shocker.

I know it was for me.

You have a good shaped head.

May I? - Oh, sure.

For good luck.

Right? - Exactly.

Here's hoping.

We could use some of that, huh? Mrs.

Schwartz? Thank you so much for what you've done for my dad.

It was a really good thing.

You're very welcome.

We're going to find a way to repay you.

We don't want to ever hear that.

You know what? I hate to say it, but I really need to get going.

That's too bad.

You can't stay for dinner? I wish I could, but unfortunately I have to try to beat the traffic.

Well, I hope we get a chance to to catch up real soon.


Your purse.

Good to see you.

And you and Elliott are welcome any time.


And I, for one, am gonna be much better about keeping in touch.

It's so good to see you.

And you.

Nice meeting you.


Bye now.

Drive safely.

What am I thinking? I should walk her to her car.


I'll be right back.

What did you We need to talk.

Can you not do or say anything to anyone until then? Please.


Where's my money, bitch? I ain't going to keep asking nice! Yo, all right? I want my money and my dope! Come on! - I just want to say, man - What? What do you want to say? I just want to go on record.

You hit me really, really hard.

I think I'm seeing double.

Maybe I need to go see a hospital.

Shut up! - Serious, I might have a concussion! - Don't fall asleep, baby.

Subdural hematoma.

Don't fall asleep.

Shut up.

Empty your pockets.

Turn them out, everything on the table.

Do it! All right, turn around.

Turn around! Turn out your back pockets.

Come on.

All right.


Give them here.

I told you, Diesel, we ain't holding any We shot it all.

Shot an ounce in a day and a half.

All right, tell you what.

Both of you pull it out of your butts right now or I grab a flashlight and some pliers and go exploring.

What's it going to be? Come on!

There you go.

All right, come on.

On the table.

So what? You hold the crystal, and she holds the H, huh? Division of labor.

All right, there's maybe an 8-ball here.

Where's the rest of my meth? Yo, for real? She up and lost it, yo.

You shut up! - Shut up, skank.

Shut up! Stop it! This really isn't getting any better.

It's turning cranial.

You see this gun, huh? It's got five bullets.

One for each kneecap, plus an extra round for your cranial, for being such a pussy.

Hey, baby.

Come here, baby.

Come here, baby.

All right.

You two are never getting high again.

I will make it my life's mission.

Not another needle, not another ball, not one toke, not till I get what's mine.

We got you covered, man, sure.

It just so happens we got your money, man, plus interest.

You're damn right, plus interest.

Where? Backyard.

Right hand to the man, dog.


Go check it out.

Get - Hurting.


Me and your old man, we're just playing a game, all right? Don't move.

Come on! See? Me and the slit just boosted it.

She's like ant, man.

She can lift a hundred times her own weight.

For real.

What the hell am I supposed to do with this? Help me break it open.

Take out the money, get paid.

Get high.

That's my bank.

So? It's FIDC insured.

It's a victimless crime.

Where the hell did you get this? - Bodega.

Way across town.

In, out, like bam.

It was smooth as silk.

What, nobody saw you? What about witnesses, dumb ass? We roll like the breeze, for real.

All we did, we just walked in all smooth-like.

Nobody even noticed.

Nobody noticed? - For real? - I'm telling you.

A victimless crime.

Jesus! Come on already! It's about to give, man.

I'm sensing it.

You don't know what you're doing.

I thought you told me you boosted, like, six of these.


It's not like he ever got one open.

At least I got persistence.

The law of averages, lucky number 7.

Don't listen to that skank.

Stop calling me that! I ain't no skank! Skank, skank, skank ass skank! Sit.

All right, I swear to God I will shoot you both in the face! Now chill! You, get that thing open.

You sit the hell down, and no throwing things.

Where's the kid? The kid! The little kid! What are you asking me for? What the hell kind of mother are you? How about you feed the kid a decent meal every now and then? Give him a bath.

Put some baby powder on him.

Get him some decent TV to watch.

What is this sh1t? Are you serious? You give me one hit, and I'll be any kind of mother that you want.

Diesel, this whole thing would go easier if we all had a little taste, man.

Get out of the way.

Get out of the way! So you didn't tell anyone.

You didn't tell Elliott.

Not yet.

What does that mean? It means what it means.

It's a determination I have yet to make.

All right.

Fair enough.

I can appreciate that.

All right.

First let me say I very much regret involving you in this.

This was This entire thing was unfortunate.

Unfortunate? And I apologize deeply.

Now please tell me why you did it.

That's not really at issue here.

You told me your insurance was covering it.

Was that a lie? If you won't take our money and your insurance isn't covering it, how are you paying for it? This is not an issue that concerns you, Gretchen, okay? Excuse me.

It does concern me.

It concerns me greatly.

You tell your wife and son that I am paying for your cancer treatment.

Why are you doing this? I will clear this up with them.

The look on Skyler's face She's sitting there, tears in her eyes, thanking me for saving your life.

Why would you do that to her? As I said, I will clear this up.

Just please allow me to do this in my own way in my own time.

All right? I will explain the whole thing to them.

And while you're at it, explain it to me.

I don't owe you an explanation.

I owe you an apology, and I have apologized.

I am very sorry, Gretchen.


I've apologized twice now.

I'm humbly sorry.

Three times.

Let me just get this straight.

Elliott and I offer to pay for your treatment, no strings attached an offer which still stands, by the way and you turn us down out of pride, whatever, and then you tell your wife that in fact we are paying for your treatment.

Without our knowledge, against our will, you involve us in your lie.

And you sit here and tell me that that is none of my business? That's pretty much the size of it.

What happened to you? Really, Walt.

What happened? Because this isn't you.

What would you know about me? What would your presumption about me be, exactly? That I should go begging for your charity? And you waving your checkbook around, like some magic wand, is going to make me forget how you and Elliott cut me out? What? That can't be how you see it.

It was my hard work, my research, and you and Elliott make millions off it.

That cannot be how you see it.


That's beautifully done.

You left You are always the picture of innocence.

You left me.

The picture of innocence.

Just sweetness and light.

You left me.

Newport, 4th of July weekend.

You and my father and my brothers, and I go up to our room, and you're packing your bags, barely talking.

What? Did I dream all that? That's your excuse to build your little empire on my work? How can you say that to me? You walked away.

You abandoned us me, Elliott.

Little rich girl just adding to your millions.

I don't even know what to say to you.

I don't even know where to begin.

I feel so sorry for you, Walt.

f*ck you.

Little man, you hungry? What are you doing? Spooge, I got him, I got him.

Baby, get up and help me! Call me a bad mother.

I'll show you a bad mother, bitch.

Get up, damn it! Get our dope! Bedtime.

Here we go.

Who's the big tough guy now? Is that you? You're the big man? Try and hit me now, bitch! Try and hit me now! Try and hit me now, bitch! Should I ask where you've been? Never mind.

We're long past that, I suppose.

Gretchen called about an hour ago.

We need to talk.

Just say it.

They're cutting off the money.

What did she say, exactly? Not much.

It was abrupt.

She said something like "I'm sorry "to have to do this, but Elliott and I "can no longer continue to pay for Walt's treatment.

"I wish you the very best.

" And that was it.

She sounded apologetic.

I guess, it was quick.

She got right off the phone.

I was so stunned, but I called her back, and she didn't pick up.

So what do you know about this? She and I had a perfectly nice visit this afternoon, and then you come home, and all of a sudden she's in a big hurry to leave, and then the two of you are talking in the driveway.

What do you know that I don't? Where were you tonight? I drove up to Santa Fe.

I was with Gretchen Well, Gretchen and Elliott.

She just couldn't bring herself to tell you today.

I mean, she couldn't tell me, either, really.

There was a lot of hemming and hawing and beating around the bush from both of them What Tell us what? There was a lot of business phraseology being tossed around, Things like "cash poor" and "leveraged" and "quarterly decline," yada, yada, yada.

But what they were truly saying, in my opinion They're broke.

You are kidding me.

I mean, the economy's in the toilet.

We all know that.

And all these big banks and Fannie Mae and Apparently, Gray Matter is no more immune than anyone else.

That is Jesus, that's She could have just told me herself.

Well, they're prideful people.


Not to sound selfish, but as far as we go, we'll get through this, okay? They've already paid for most of my treatment, right? We're going to make it.

All right? I promise.

And yet she still drives a Bentley.

Keeping up appearances or I don't know.

Who knows? Baby, that don't make any sense.

Of course it makes sense.

Every safe's got its weak spot, right? Say you're designing a safe.

Where are you going to put your weak spot? Nowhere.

I made it, like strong.

Jesus! On the bottom, that's where.

You put your weak spot on the bottom.

Baby, that H is bringing me down.

You took too much.

I told you.

I need I need to even out.

Let me get a hit of that crystal.

Hell, no.

You've lost your share.

Come on, baby.

It's all I need is just a little hit.

Shut the hell up, you dumb skank.

I'm trying to concentrate.

I ain't no skank.

I would appreciate an apology.

What? I am trying to take the high road here.

Are you going to do right? - Listen to me, stupid.

I am in the middle of some very important work.

I am on the verge here, all right? So shut your skank ass pie hole and assist me and shut up! I ain't no skank.

Skank, skank, skank ass skank! Skank ass skank! Skank ass skank! You listening to me skank? You hear me, skank? You are a skank ass skank! I ain't no skank.

Don't! I ain't no skank.


Remember peekaboo? Can you go peekaboo like this? Can you keep your eyes closed? You keep them closed.

That's good.

That's real good.

All right.

You keep them closed just like that.

It's a little game we're going to play.

Look at me.

You wait right here.

Okay? It's just part of the game.

You wait right here, and Look, just just don't go back inside.

All right? You stay right here.

Okay? You have a good rest of your life, kid.