A blank-faced German man in a suit is sitting in an industrial kitchen. In front of him is a glass platter with dollops of six or seven types of dipping sauces, and a glass bowl full of…tater tots. In Germany? OK! It makes sense. This is the fast food division of a multinational conglomerate that makes food items for American markets, we learn.
A scientist is explaining all the different sauces to the man in the suit, as the man in the suit tries each one, starting with the honey mustard. Presumably the guy in the suit is one of the higher-ups at Madrigal. His name is Herr Schuler. The scientist is showing Schuler all the new dipping sauces they’ve developed for the US Midwestern market. There’s a half-Ranch, half-French concoction called “Franch”.
I like that better than their working title, “Lobster Jizz”
Then there’s something called “Cajun Kickass”. And finally there’s regular ketchup. And so on. The scientist rattles off a bunch of facts about the various chemicals that went into each one, but Schuler is just munching away, seemingly not even registering anything.
Then, an admin comes in and whispers a message to Schuler. There are “three this time”. What the hell does that mean? Visitors? Schuler tells her to tell them he’ll be with them in a moment.
He motions for the rest of scientists to leave him, and he polishes off the tots.
MADRIGAL FOOD COURT
Schuler steps out into a polished, futuristic kind of food court with a variety of different restaurants. Some workers are taking down the sign on one of the units. It’s for Los Pollos Hermanos. Schuler watches this happen, looks a little disappointed.
He walks toward a reception area and spots three cops waiting to see him. In the office, the camera finds a framed photo of Schuler with Gus.
Rather than join them, Schuler takes a blue portable defibrillator off the wall.
Schuler goes into the bathroom and strips to his waist. The admin knocks outside. The cops are getting impatient. Then one of the cops knocks and insists they be let in. Schuler ignores all this. He wires up the defibrillator onto his body—one paddle on his chest, the other in his mouth—and turns it on. The electricity courses through his body and sends him to the floor
WALT AND SKYLER’S HOUSE
Two things going on here. A phone conversation is playing between Walt and Jesse, having to do with the ricin cigarette. (If you’ll remember to last season, when Gus and Walt were at odds, Walt and Jesse were going to kill Gus with the ricin, but Jesse got cold feet because he was starting to turn over to Gus’s side. Then the cigarette went missing, and shortly after that, Brock was in the hospital with poisoning. Jesse suspected Walt took the ricin and gave it to Brock and confronted him about it, but Walt managed to convince Jesse that Gus was behind it, not Walt himself. So Jesse and Walt teamed up to take Gus down. Later, Jesse learned that Brock hadn’t even ingested ricin, but Lily of the Valley, a common houseplant. So it was all a big misunderstanding. Or so Jesse thinks.
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