Breaking Bad is one of the most critically acclaimed television shows of all time; it received widespread praise from viewers and critics alike. While almost every single episode drew admiration, there is one that has polarized opinions and divided fans. “Fly” is the tenth episode of Season 3 and has caused much debate among viewers, due to the fact that it is so distinctive from the rest of the series.
“Fly” is a bottle episode, which means it focuses on a limited cast in just a few locations in order to save money. Generally, these episodes are produced on a much cheaper budget with few effects and sets in order to allow money to be spent on other, more expensive episodes in the season. The Breaking Bad "Fly" episode is no different - it features just the main two characters, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, and takes place almost entirely in the laboratory where they make their meth.
Although many fans simply disregard the less action-orientated episode as filler, “Fly” is full of intrigue, emotion, and drama, and some of the most evil things Walter White does throughout the series. It deserves to be counted among Breaking Bad's best episodes.
It Was Visually Stunning And Had Distinctive CinematographyPhoto: AMC
It Acted As A Sort Of Calm Before The Storm To Prepare You For The Season FinalePhoto: AMC
It Demonstrated How Walt Was Losing Control Of His LifePhoto: AMC
It Foreshadowed Walt's Slow Advance Toward InsanityPhoto: AMC
It Had Some Of The Best Dialogue In The Entire SeriesVideo: YouTube
There Are Some Rare Comedic Moments That You Don’t Find Elsewhere In The ShowPhoto: AMC