Inside a bleak industrial building fringed with grime and barbed wire, the hitman is not happy.
''Where is it?'' barks Mike (Jonathan Banks), striding across the stained carpet and shoving his gun against the head of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), the meek-mannered high school chemistry teacher--turned--ruthless meth kingpin on Breaking Bad. Walt does not panic. He just sits there. Demanding to know where Walt has hidden a multi-multimillion-dollar cache of something spoiler-y, Mike starts counting to three while Walt's right-hand man, Jesse (Aaron Paul), pleads for compromise. ONE... ''Mike, hold on, okay? Mr. White's got an idea!'' TWO... ''Mike, I'm serious! It's a great idea! Just hear him out!''
Mike pauses without easing off the trigger. ''That true, Walter?'' he drawls.
Walt looks squarely at Mike, then utters two simple words ''Everybody wins'' that undoubtedly raise the stakes of this dangerous poker game yet again.
Take after tense take is filmed in the decaying office, which is being cooked by the unforgiving Albuquerque sun. (At one point, a crew member applies ice packs to the leather-jacket-clad Paul.) Decompressing after their scenes, Cranston and Paul take a moment to not quite explain today's action. ''I accused Mike of taking office supplies home paper clips, toilet paper and he was upset,'' Cranston says with a shrug. ''It happens in every workplace.''
''Guns get drawn,'' agrees Paul.
Seriously, guys. How Bad are things about to get?
''We know that something's going to crank up. Tightly,'' offers Cranston.
''Some s--- is about to hit the fan,'' hints Paul.
''It's a giant fan,'' says Cranston.
''And a big piece of s---,'' adds Paul.