This episode didn’t have as many distinctly western elements as the previous week’s episode, but Breaking Bad continues to offer fascinating character studies. Marie goes into three different open houses and tells intricate fictional stories of her life. She escapes the personal hell that she has at home with Hank just for a fleeting moment. Marie also steals items from the homes in a bid to actually take a piece of that reality home. The camera focuses in on a small figure that she takes in the opening scenes of the episode. A similar shot was used on the box cutter in the premiere.
Jesse also continues to sink deeper into despair. He asks Walt to go race go-carts with him, but Walt refuses due to a meeting with Saul. When Jesse gets home, his home resembles a circle of Dante’s hell. I feel Jesse’s narrative is building. There is no way for him to end the open house.